random! :: little life update

i'm feeling uninspired lately. which is weird because great things are happening. i just don't feel like writing for some reason. but i want to keep up with my blog and i want to be able to read these posts years from now and see what God was doing in our lives.

my husband is growing out his beard. he's seriously hott. he's very irish looking and now especially with the growing beard. i like to fluff it, but he hates it because it hurts. so i can't. haha poor guy.
he puts up with a lot. i love to cuddle his face with my face.

i love popping my gum. he can't stand it. marriage is all about sacrifice, kids. i can only pop my gum when he's not around. i did the other day at best buy and he looks at me like "woman, i will smack you" and i laugh and laugh..
:)

we keep wanting to go cook dinner for my parents but our schedules are so wanky that we can't find time. but my parents are awesome. dad called the other day just to talk. he told me he really liked my last photo session and that really stuck with me. he helped me get to a pretty bridge to take pictures. he literally knows how to get anywhere. just don't ask him to get you to neil street.
also, about my dad. i was telling a friend the other day that each year for my birthday dad would have my favorite flower delivered to school. really. i knew that day in school when i got the call to the office it was for a good thing. and sure enough, there sat the most beautiful bouquet of flowers ever. and they were all for his little girl. then mom would make my favorite dinner for supper. anything i wanted. they knew how to make a gal feel special. i just feel bad for them because my "favorite" tends to change.. a lot. i'm impossible to keep up with. sorry, loved ones!
also i would get to have a few friends over for a sleepover that weekend following my birthday and it was always awesome. momma would make chocolate chip pancakes for breakfast and tell us they were flies! so we giggled and ate them cautiously.
sometimes when you tell your friends awesome memories you haven't thought about for a long time really helps you appreciate your family. worked for me!

we've been getting in the habit of staying up late and sleeping in late. it sounds like a good time but really it's not. i want to go to bed around 10 again and wake up at 8:30. that sounds just about perfect. but it's been more like 1 or 2 and then sleeping until 10 or 11. makes for icky achy bones the next day. and days.

worshiping has been great lately. i really have been better focused on my music choices and i'm finding time in the day to incorporate worship and it's really making my soul swoon. i'm able to better handle my day when i've been filled with the sound of worship to Jesus.
my heart is literally singing.
i just need to be more bold in public. i'm not very verbal about the goodness of God unless it's a certain situation. i have a friend who just goes on and on to anyone anywhere about the goodness of God and it is incredibly inspiring. i aim to be more like that.

work is going crazy well. many sessions booked. just completely a gift from God.
first wedding coming up this weekend. freaking excited and trying to keep excited and calm my anxious heart.
i'm really realizing that i want to be described as knowing and showing Jesus, and this is really helping me not get overwhelmed with my job. i don't do a good job everyday, but having that as my goal really helps me keep my feet planted firmly on the ground.

ethan's still working hard. i'm so proud to be his wife. he's so good. his honesty and boldness inspire me. he's' the coolest guy i know and i love hearing from his heart.
i'm so selfish and don't think about his needs as much as i need to. i keep thinking i need to focus on his heart more. how he's doing, where his mind and heart are at and how i can encourage him.
he's incredibly patient with me. and he's funny! oh, how he makes me laugh.
the thought of his laughter + smirky grin just makes my knees weak.

family stuff coming up soon! i'm ready.
brother and his family will be here visiting so we're bringing them to church with us! they need to meet our awesome church body and see the good stuff going on.
also, baby boy's birthday is coming up so we'll all be headed to lincoln soon. i can't believe how fast these babies are growing up.
my brother and sister, with their spouses, are fun parents. we're such a sarcastic bunch, these kids don't stand a chance.

currently:

john mark mcmillan station on pandora. wearing jeans and my fave "daughter of the King" sweatshirt. feeling joyful and hopeful. getting my hair colored and then homeschooling this afternoon. editing later tonight while ethan works late detailing. pain is at a 6.5 and i'm determined to eat more than just granola and coffee today.