I’ve recently discovered that a few people still actually read, or attempt to read, my blog. I’ve decided it would be much more enjoyable for those few people if I actually updated my blog on a more frequent basis than has been my recent blogging habits this year.
So, what has been going on in the world of this green-eyed princess? WOW. Lots.
I have been married for almost 11 months now, and am digging married life! I thoroughly enjoy being a wife, even witht he challenges and growth opportunites I have had over this last year. I have learned I am a selfish woman, and God saw fit to help rid me of my selfishness by blessing me with an equally selfish husband, who is also really good at sharpening me and holding a big mirror in front of my “ugly mug”, in the spiritual sense. That has been my biggest challenge in marriage thus far, I believe: having someone know me so well that he sees every wart on my heart. However, the beautiful flip side is the greatest joy of marriage: haing that same man graciously love me unconditionally despite all those warts. God’s grace is becoming so real, near, and dear to me. It is also a joy learning to extend that same love and grace to my husband, as I see his “ugly mug” and love him anyway. Dave is a great encourager, and an awesome friend and confidant. He is so much fun! We have had many fun times full of laughter. I think he has the best laugh ever!
We move in August to an awesome house in west Fayetteville. We are renting, and have the best landlords ever-our neighbors and family friends. We love our place. It is beautiful and very spacious. Also, Jasper love the fenced-in back yard. 🙂
We became a one-car family this summer as well. Dave currently rides his bike 8 miles round trip to and from work 3 days a week, weather permitting. So far it has worked out nicely. He is getting really good exercise. On the not-so-good weather days, we carpool. Its been working out well, and saves us gas and insurance, not to mention yearly car registration and maintenance.
Speaking of biking, we have been doing a lot of that together for pleasure the last few weeks. Fayetteville has a great city wide trail system that they are continually expanding and improving. Last Sunday Dave and I biked 23 miles up and down the trail. Our dear friend Nicole joined us for most of our excursion. We had an excellent time, and Dave and I fell exhausted into bed that evening.
So as not to make this a too lengthy post, I will close for now. I will try to be more dilligent about updating more frequently, so stayed tuned for more posts coming to the green eyed view soon!