Saturday, August 27, 2011

Being a Newlywed

Sometimes being a newlywed stinks:

Our apartment, however safe and clean it is, happens to be right next to a railroad track.
This isn't like the locomotive clock that my brother had as a kid that blew its whistle every hour, but had a light sensor and didn't make noise at night. NO, no, no. This railroad track has real trains that come a various hours in the day and night. And they blow their horn a LOT because of the railroad crossings. yay us!

Or, yet again. We are sitting in a hot laundromat, and we're both scrambling on our lap tops while waiting for our clothes because we don't have the internet at home.

While others go out on fancy dates (eating out or a movie), we stay home and watch an old movie or play Wii. 

Other times it's great:

Like today, when I was at work for only 6 hours and I missed my husband. It felt great to walk through our door and say "honey, I'm home!" and get my welcome home kiss.

The 3am train is bearable because he usually wakes up, too. We both sigh from annoyance, and I get another chance to say "I love you".

Because we don't go out for dates or whatever, I've really gotten to know the man I married. We talk and have fun without spending any money. Tonight, for instance, I came home from work and he was cooking me dinner. He made bread and chicken cordon bleu from scratch....for me. :D know, I think I have more fun making dinner with him and watching a movie at home than going out to a movie and dinner (although, I'm dying to go to Joe's Crabshack when we get a little moolah!!!!).

All in all, being a newlywed isn't that bad. I honestly wouldn't trade what I have for anything else.

What's your favorite memory from your newlywed year?

Friday, August 19, 2011

Things I'm Thankful For

  • My husband who loves me (who I'm crazy about).

  • Temple covenants that I have made.

  • My family (old and new) who love me and help keep me sane. 
  • Having a nice safe place to live.
  •  Food on my plate.

  • Air conditioning and other modern "conveniences" (more like a necessity in this 107 heat).

  • Having a job (no matter how much I may complain about it).

  • Feeling safe at night when I close my eyes. 

  • Good Health.

This is just a few things that I decided to remind myself that I'm thankful for. Sometimes I think that we (meaning me) get caught up in the things that we think we want and need and forget all of the things that we do have. It's my goal that when I utter a complaint or an "I wish I/we...." that I make a list in my head of the things that I am grateful for. 

Thursday, August 11, 2011

New Ward

Change is scary. At least I think so. Justin and I have been experiencing a LOT of change. I've basically had my fill of it.

One part of moving that could be/is stressful and/or scary is finding out where your new church is (or, if you aren't LDS,  choosing a new home church). 

Justin and I went to the church website and typed in our address to find out where we're supposed to go. We went to the Shreveport 2nd ward to find out that the next Sunday 3 wards were meeting to create a new ward. That week we found out that we're in the new Bossier City ward. Last Sunday was supposed to be just fast and testimony meeting with a talk from the bishop afterward. Justin & I didn't go because I was awfully sick. So, this weekend is stake conference. Basically our whole experience has been jumbled and we've been shuffling around waiting to get back to a normal routine as far as church goes.

We're trying to just go with the flow. What was the most stressful or worst part of moving to a new place? What was the best part?

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

My Wedding Cake (and other wedding pictures)

Here's my BEAUTIFUL cake! Made by my Mother in law Linda McClure. 
Ms. Linda, as I've probably said before, is the pioneer of electronic cutters for cakes. Visit her website or blog

Here's my handsome husband.

Here's an okay picture of my dessert bar. 
Everyone wiped out our cupcakes, that's why there aren't hardly any on my cake plates (That I MADE). 
I borrowed this cute piece of furniture from my grandma and turned this into a cute display. Remember the banners I made? That's one of them!

Anyways, Justin and I have finally gotten settled in our new apartment, and celebrated our one month anniversary yesterday. We haven't killed each other yet, and my cooking hasn't killed him. LOL

Now that the wedding is over, I'm wondering where to go with this blog. Any ideas?

Because of dietary restrictions, I have to cook with low sodium (salt). Which means that I usually have to make things from scratch (can't used canned sauces, pre-made freezer meals, etc). I've thought about blogging about my adventures with cooking, along with everyday life. What do you think?