This is installment three of the Marriage Diaries.
Dear Month 3,
I don’t know why, but this month I can’t stop asking you (Kevin) to marry me. When you’re sitting on the couch doing homework and I’m equally hard at work studying my DailyMile stats or scouring Piperlime for the perfect boots, I can’t help but lean over, wrap my toned arms around you, and ask you to marry me. I just love you so much!! I feel like our family would be complete if we had Baylee. Just kidding, honey. Sort of.
Our life this month has been a little different. Yeah, we’re still exploring and seeing new things (especially now that my vision has been restored), but in a way we’ve settled into our little corner of Denver. You’re busier at work which totally bites since I’m mostly alone during the day without the Boykin or all the fam in Minnesota. This is a weird little season of my life where I have obscene amounts of free time, and I spend the majority of it doting on you – which I totally love. I know I get a little crazy with the constant cooking, baking, and cleaning. And yeah, I have a tendency to go a little Martha (the Bible Martha… I’ll never be like Martha Stewart with these thumbs). Thanks for helping me rein that in and helping me focus on what really matters. My 10k pace. Just kidding. I just can’t get through these heartfelt paragraphs without a little lol.
On the other hand, it’s different having to make decisions with us in mind. During one of my daily readings of the entire internet, I found the perfect job for me. Working in an academically rigorous charter school for underprivileged kids – bilingual preferred. My little heart got so excited. But you know what? It wasn’t the perfect job for us. The school day was 8:30-5, and it was a decent commute. And I know myself. Totally new subject/job? I’d be spending at least a few hours a night plus all weekend on that job all the while feeling guilty about not doing your laundry or missing Cookie Friday. Now I’m not saying I’m being limited from my dream career or that it wouldn’t be right for some people. But when we made the heart-wrenching decision that I should move back to the States, I told you that my next mission was being your wife. And you know I don’t like doing things halfway. For now we need this time together. So I’ll be patient, trust in the Lord, and keep looking for a job that will help me keep the proper balance.
One of my favorite, favorite, favorite things about this month was celebrating my 27th birthday with you. It just was, okay? Thanks for making those sweet memories. Besides. It’s so awesome that you’re 3 years older than me. I literally don’t think I’ll ever get sad about getting older since you’re already there!! Haha. Although you have really good hair and men age more gracefully. I guess that makes us even. Another highlight of this month is the way we’ve totally been blessed with our new church family. What an answer to prayer, the way they welcomed us with open arms and continue to encourage us. Even if they have made this poor little introvert play about 15 icebreakers. Ice is good! You can skate on it. Why break it!?!? But it’s okay, because you’re always right there with me.
I hope that next month I get to write that we sold the house, I found the perfect job, and we have both our dogs with us. But if not, hey, we have the peace of God which transcends all understanding. And I have a new Lululemon jacket.
Also I hope we hear something on the radio next month besides Moves Like Jagger.
P.S. Oh man. I’m so ashamed to post this because my inside is still like a cool teenager and this is so pop, but Megan sent me this video and it’s totally been on replay this month!
Fun posts from this month include:
*Yogurtini <—– They featured me on their Facebook fan page – so sweet!
*Sazza Pizza Date <— They also gave me a shoutout for my review.
“Almond Joy” Macaroons —> Big fave with Corrie
Fave Recipes from this month: Lemon Ricotta Pancakes, Whole Wheat Blueberry Pancakes, Superfudge Cake, Fluffy Whole Wheat Biscuits, Old-Fashioned Chicken & Dumplings, Monkey Granola Cookies, Avocado-Corn-Black Bean Pizza, Summer Peach Cobbler Dessert Pizza, & Chunky Monkey Pancakes with Peanut Butter Syrup.