Remember when dinner and a movie was the standard? You better get yourself ready for some Netflix and oatmeal, buddy. Pretty much everyone we know is also on an extremely tight budget, which makes the whole “living on the cheap” thing seem so much more do-able. It’s nice to know that all of our closest friends… Continue reading How To Be a Cheap Date
I’m late to everything else in life, and it seems I’m carrying that principle onto the internet… We just celebrated month two of marriage, and I have yet to write about month one. During our first year, I want to share fun moments and things learned, month-by-month. I have always disagreed with the idea that… Continue reading Life Teammates | Months 1 & 2
We are two months into marriage, which seems both like a blink of an eye and forever. I wanted to write a reflection of lessons learned and funny moments from each precious month within our first year, but in typical fashion, the first month completely escaped me. Before I even begin to write about marriage,… Continue reading The Ledbetters. Our wedding day.
Time has both been passing in colossal month sized chunks and has stopped completely. We have less than a month to go until we begin this journey called marriage. Less than a month, friends! I can’t believe it. There’s been a lot of time this summer to reflect and think about all of the change… Continue reading 26 Too Many
Sometimes, while being young and engaged in 2016, you look for things to make you feel a little less weird. Perusing Instagram for acquaintances who are also engaged seems like a great idea to make one feel a bit less out of the ordinary. It’s apparent that what first seems to be a genius idea… Continue reading Not So Perfectly Publicized
The mission has been declared. The troops have assembled. The target has been sighted. This daunting task has been set in motion… It’s time to find a new church home. Lots of weird things change after you find your life partner. Honestly, some of them are not-so-fun. I would love to encourage every engaged couple… Continue reading The New Kid. Again.
I figured out this week that trying to avoid certain cultural norms is just as restricting as trying to fit in them. Getting married at 20 is confusing, and scary, and sometimes miserably lonely. It’s also so beautiful, and exciting, and the most wonderful feeling in the world. The world likes to remind us of… Continue reading Here Comes the Spouse
The greatest reason that I am a terrible fiance is my deep belief that I am the best one. I am often seemingly incapable of being content. My constant dissatisfaction has been praised and encouraged throughout childhood as it often resulted in the highest test scores, level of involvement, and general “go-getter” attitude. America has… Continue reading Confessions of a Perfectionist
Young marriage. Phew, is that a tough one. People who get married young are always the same kind of people- the desperate, the women who don’t want to work, the uneducated, the stupid, the people who get swept up in their emotions, or those in the military. Lots of different people. But certainly never me.… Continue reading Young Marriage (And why you’re an idiot)