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To Blow off some steam sometimes we have a little fun at the shop! We shared lots of laughing and good times decorating and enjoying our ugly sweaters.
Chris (see the tallest guy in the photo) was the winner this year. Nothing is quite as funny as a belly shirt on a grown man :)
We also all brought a pie. yum. pie!
Custom Hand Carved Rims Ring
Print: Outer Wrap 1
Finish: Polished Rims
I wonder all the time about why in modern culture we get married. It sometimes seems like a lost cause with all the divorce and heart ache you hear about. It certainly took me a long time to determine I wanted to get married. The good news is Brent facing the same struggle I was. We were facing the journey together. I think it was good we waited 6 years to get married. We were immature and self centered. We weren’t sure about wanting to start a family.
In the end he knew it WAS important to me, my family and his family that we get married. It was making a commitment to me, my family and his family. We knew we wanted to be together not with anyone else. We took a leap. We talked about not wanting to get married to end up in divorce. We were afraid of repeating our parents mistakes.
Things I have learned looking back
*There is never a good time to get married. There will always be financial struggles, lost jobs, health issues or cars breaking down.
*Don’t overspend on the day. Do what you want to afford. It isn’t a contest. It is about sharing with your friends, family and each other you are making a commitment. If you want to go crazy do! If you want to have a back yard barbecue do that.
*Your relationship does not need to change just because you get married. You don’t have become a stereotypical 1960’s couple where one does all the house work. If you were a team then you will still be a team. If you do their laundry do it because you want to help them not because you have too. Someone on the team will have to clean the toilet.
*Marriage is creating a team. It isn’t about getting married for you it is about creating a we.
*Only you can control yourself. You create a team and are responsible to honor the promise you made. Only you can hold up your side.
*Marriage is worth it. Even if life slows down, crappy things happen, children make things complicated, still marriage is worth it. You have someone to face the challenges and the joy.
*Compromise. Ya, you are going to need to do that sometimes :)