Sunday, March 28, 2010

525,600 Minutes...

How do you measure
Measure a year...of marriage?
  • Matt realized my hair is everywhere.  Everywhere!
  • I realized how much harder it is to get up in the morning when my husband doesn't have to.  I used to be able to make all the noise I wanted and watch/listen to the news while getting ready.  Now it's "the quiet game" in the mornings since Matt doesn't have to get up until after I leave the house.
  • Matt realized I like the dirty dishes to be placed into the dishwasher right away and not piled on the counter.
  • I realized I could have worse things to complain about and let it go. 
  • Matt learned how many times I hit snooze before getting up.
  • I learned that Matt doesn't like it when I hit the snooze button so many times.
  • Matt likes that I cook dinner and he hasn't eaten a can of tuna for dinner in over a year.
  • I like having a guinea pig to cook for.
  • We like talking about name possibilities for our future children.
  • Matt says no daughters...we'll just have to see about that.
  • We think it's creepy when we finish each other's sentences or have a "jinx" moment.
  • We think it's annoying when the other isn't paying attention when we're talking.  We are both guilty of that.
  • I've realized this is a lot of house to clean.
  • I love having a garage in which to park my car.
  • Matt has no problem doing laundry :)
We both agree that year one has gone by extremely fast, and it was much easier than many said it would be.  We don't rely on each other to "complete" us or be our "other half".  That's a lot of pressure to place on someone!  We are partners.  We realize we are not perfect.  We are human and, as much as we try not to, we will let the other down at times.  We love God, we love each other, and we will continue to work on our faults as we build each other up.

"In the process of God’s creation woman was not taken out of the man’s head to dominate him, nor out of his feet to be trampled on by him. Instead she was taken out of his side to be equal with him, from under his arm to be protected by him, and from near his heart to be loved by him."
- from our wedding ceremony

March 20, 2009

March 20, 2010

We tried to re-live some moments from our wedding day, including a picture reenactment at Chandler's Cove.  We also ate at Ravish; a new restaurant from the taste buds behind our caterer, Ravishing Radish.  We visited New York Cupcakes for a repeat of mini Red Velvet cupcakes, opened a bottle of champagne received as a wedding gift, and I was going to try on my wedding dress but somehow forgot that one.  How could I forget that?!  Earlier in the day, we went to a shooting range.  I know, doesn't sound too romantic, but it was one of our first dates six years ago.  I impressed Matt with my skilllzzz back then and I'm happy to say "I still have it". 

Next month we celebrate our anniversary in Maui!! 

"Matthew and Amanda, I want to encourage you both as you work together for happiness in your marriage, to be true to the vows you have made to each other and to the Lord. With your marriage, you begin a new kind of life together. You will have larger responsibilities that demand greater understanding and loving adjustments. Never let your voice lose the tender tones of affection, nor your eyes forget the bright rays with which they shone in courtship days. And greatest of all, let God be enthroned above all else at all times."
- Pastor Chris Schneider
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"Lord Jesus, grant that Amanda and Matt may have a true and understanding love for each other. Grant that they may both be filled with faith and trust. Give them the grace to live with each other in peace and harmony.

May they always bear with one another’s weaknesses and grow from each other’s strengths. Help them to forgive one another’s failings and grant them patience, kindness, cheerfulness and the spirit of placing the well-being of one another ahead of self.

May the love that brought them together grow and mature with each passing year. Bring them both ever closer to You through their love for each other. Let their love grow to perfection.”

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