let's just pause today, ok? || love burt living || choosing joy || grateful heart




today is one of those just magical days. 

even tho when i woke up there was still no snow yet. 
it's okay. i forgave snow and moved on. 
we have plenty of winter days left to make that happen. 

so, just from the moment i woke up it was like, i just got it. 
the blessings. 
i'm hit in the heart with how wonderful my life is. 
the way my heart should start every single day. 
in thankfulness. 

and so i needed to post about it. 

i assisted my husband at work today. 
it's always like take your spouse to work day with us and it's one of my very favorite things.
 i never want to forget how incredible this fact is. 

so i was in a someone else's home, while ethan worked. with my shoes off. holding a camera lens and a flash and a stand. and i'm just like wow. 
this is the coolest. 

i enjoy the cold days because my heart is so warm with this love my husband has for me. 
it's the greatest feeling in my chest. 

i'm so thankful for love. 

the good days and the harder days, we are for each other. 

we are best friends who hang out and make fun of each other. 
and then we are lovers who just gaze into each others eyes and get ridiculous over all the details we love about the other person's face. 
we argue and are both convinced in our own way. 
unfortunately, he's actually almost always right.
it grows my character. 

he's strong and he's bold. 
he certainly has his own ideas. 

he's kind and he's gentle. 
he's honest. 
he's dreamy. 
has stupid amounts of charm. 

he does really funny voices. 
and voices that i wish he didn't do. 

he works hard and he plans surprise dates. 

he's always hungry. 
i can't feed him enough. 

he doesn't even like sweets. 
he judges my ice cream habits. 

we work together. 
every day. 
we own this business together and it's such hard work. 


he makes really good financial decisions.
i, do not always.  

he tells me he so proud of me. 
 that he's proud to be my husband. 

i respect him the most so him being proud of me means everything. 

he respects me and honors me and adores me. 

i just want to hit pause on today. 

 as life goes on, things get harder. 
more responsibility. 
more people. 
more work. 
more wrinkles. 
more real life married stuff. 
it's never as simple as it was then. 
i look back at photos and think, ha, we had no idea what was coming! 
and that's true of today, too. 

so i realize that right now i can choose to think that things are a mess.
i can pick out the bad and i can choose to dwell on them.  
so many unknowns. 
so many things not happening yet. 
so much work to be done and money to be made and bills to be paid and babies to be had. 

or, i can pick out the good. and have a grateful heart. and stop complaining. 
yes, i want that instead. 
i'm just going to rejoice in the blessings. 

the now. 
my now is so sweet. 
my marriage is rock solid. 
my husband is a complete and total hottie pants. 
he is somehow intensely in love with this crazy woman that i am. 

so today is about that. 
the choice. 

and today, i choose joy.