Friday, July 10, 2009

Weekend plans--or not

I am really looking forward to this weekend. The past couple of weekends have been pretty busy for Daniel and me—two weekends ago we stayed with my younger cousins while my uncle and aunt went on a trip to celebrate their tenth wedding anniversary. We had a lot of fun there, first of all because my cousins (ages six, twelve, fourteen, and sixteen) are a lot of fun to hang out with and we love them, and second of all because they have a pool in their yard. That makes for a pretty darn good summer weekend, one that would have been absolutely perfect if Daniel hadn’t gotten sun poisoning on Saturday. Poor thing.

And last weekend, for the 4th of July, we went to the beach with my college roommates. We had an awesome time relaxing and reading on the beach (I’m not a swimming in the Atlantic Ocean kind of girl), and we watched fireworks from a boat out on the bay.

This weekend, though, we have no plans—which by no means implies that we have nothing to do. I’m looking forward to getting some work done on our bedroom and bathroom, or taking our wedding money shopping for some things we still need… like a toaster oven that’s not from the 1980’s. My family is leaving for Georgia on Friday, where another aunt, uncle, and cousin live. This is the first time I won’t be with them when they go down there, which is a little sad for me.

This week, I’m admitting to a case of writer’s block as far as this blog is concerned. I’m hoping to get Daniel to write an entry sometime in the next few weeks. Cross your fingers! But I would love to hear some ideas from you guys—what do you want to read about? Do you have any questions about the wedding planning or the wedding itself that you were hoping I would touch on and never did?


Anonymous said...

I would love to read a "Lessons Learned" post(s) with advice for those of us just starting to plan for a marriage. You have been giving great advice all along but I think your perspective may be different now that you have had a few weeks to reflect. Thanks!


Sarah said...

Hi Sarah, I have been following your blog since I stumbled across it last March. I would like to hear some of Daniel's thoughts about choosing to get married. I am also curious about what his thoughts about marriage were when he was in college. Was he scared of marriage? Lastly, I would love to hear more about how you have built a spiritual life together.

Michelle said...

how about any serious regrets or lessons learned you would like to pass on to those of us who are engaged?

Anonymous said...

Living happily ever after is for Disney characters. I would like to hear about some of the challenges you face as a newly married couple.

Good Thunder said...

Like the Sarah above I would like to hear about how you actually decided that marriage was where God was calling you. Were you one of those girls who was blessed to know since you were 5 or did you have a long hard struggle in vocational discernment? Same for Daniel. Did you ever doubt that God was asking you to marry him? If so, how did you handle that?