ethan and bethany || i want to remember these times forever

10.1.13

just soaking up all the happy lately. 
i'm just so loving this chapter of our lives. 
we are truly living the dream. 

ethan's the sweetest thing. 
we love our photography business, working together, driving everywhere together, dreaming big together, loving watching each other work hard, so on and so on. 

i'm having tons of girl gatherings and e has guys nights. 
friends are awesome. 
doing life with really cool people has just been such fun for us. 
it's new(er) to our life and it's been such a welcome thing, having so many new people to love on and to make a part of our little life. 

we're about to move into a new home. our first home. 
i honestly cannot contain my excitement. 
i'm so very thankful that we will have a home of our own. 
just husband, wife and the cat. that's bliss to me. 

tonight we grilled out at 10pm. 
who does that?
cheeseburgers and fries and beer really late at night. 

being married means having the most fun sleepover every single night.
we really loved dating each other. it was the best dates of our lives (duh, we got married because we didn't want the dates to end). we talk often about our dating life and how different things are now but how much better at the same time. we never have to miss each other for very long. we are so blessed to have so much time to spend together. we get each night and each morning together. that's so much more than some people get. i treasure all my nights and days with him. 

our convo before i left for my movie night with girlfriends :

b : "do you want to have a sleepover with me tonight?"
e: "will you be there?" 
b : "yes"
e : "and i can come, too?" 
b: "yes" 
e : "it'll be the best thing ever" 

and then i laughed but totally melted on the inside. 

being completely swamped with work and having higher pain levels lately has really been bringing me down. also stress with money and where our appliances for the home are going to come from and so on. 

but just remembering that God always provides and 
that there are more important things than work and money. that taking walks and holding hands and being completely goofy with your spouse is the best medicine. 

i don't want to waste my life wanting things. 
sometimes, when i go too long without reading God's Word and having private time with Jesus, i get to wanting. i get real ugly, real quick. 
i only wish to follow hard after God, do work for the kingdom, serve others with a cheerful heart and know that i am taken care of. i don't have to want for anything. He knows my needs and He provides. He has blessed me with an amazing life and the world's greatest husband. honestly, ethan burt is insanely incredible. if you've met him, you know it's the truth. 
i get to just breathe easy and enjoy every single moment with him as my husband. 
it doesn't get better than that. 


fun at work! 
our last wedding had a super fun photo booth. 
photos are the best.