Monday, April 23, 2012

Greetings and Salutations

My first entry on a brand new blog! Let me start with an introduction. First - There's something you need to know about me. I get bored very easily, which means I tend to have my hands in everything and I always have some sort of project going on. I've been that way since I was a wee one. I moved from drama club to cello lessons to flute lessons to trying my hand (mouth?) at harmonica to choir to cross-stitch sewing club (No really, it existed. And I joined.) to Student Council to class treasurer and on and on and on. So, you can see that since the beginning, I've always been a nerd very involved. In everything.

Now, at my ripe old age of 26, I am about to finish graduate school (11 days 'til I walk across the stage. Not that I'm counting). For the last year and a half, my days have been filled with paper writing and research reading. We have already established that I am a nerd through and through, so I actually have enjoyed ::almost:: every minute of the process. But, I am most definitely ready for a new project.

Which brings me to my next important point. I married my wonderful husband, Joey, on July 3rd, 2011. This first year of marriage has been busy, but incredible. I'm excited to start this next phase of our life - a phase I like to call "finally enjoying newly-wedded bliss, sans grad school".

Shortly after Joey and I tied the knot, we read a book called The Most Important Year of a Woman's Life/The Most Important Year of a Man's Life. Sounds like an awkward title, but its because half of the book is written for the wifey, and then when you flip the book upside down and turn it over, the other half is written for hubs. Fancy, I know. But that's not the important part. There's a quote from the book has stuck with me ever since we read it...
“The early investment in building an exceptional marriage costs a fraction of what it will take to keep a lousy one on life support... There is—and should be—something undeniably different about the first year of marriage.”
Granted, we are nearing the end of our first year of marriage, but now is the time to seize the day (Newsies, anyone?)... My new project is to focus on investing in us and the life we are building together. And I am so excited for the adventures we have in store! (Cue the triumphant sound of blaring trumpets.)

I started this blog to document our life with this focus - building an exceptional marriage. I imagine this blog will be filled with anything and everything - the food we eat, the books we read, the movies we watch, the trips we take, the lessons we learn, the ins, the outs, the ups, the downs - the variety of it all. Lots of pictures, plenty of sarcasm, and maybe, just maybe, something worth reading from time to time. Because after all, variety is the spice of life.

1 comment:

  1. Nice to "meet you" Anna! Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving some encouragement. I appreciate it! So refreshing to see that you guys are seeking to build a marriage that honors God. Can't wait to see where He takes you!