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Friday, September 28, 2012

Engagement Picture Day + 1 Year to Go!

Today is a day that I've anxiously awaited for around 4 months's Engagement Picture Day! Nathan and I are both so nervous, I guess it comes with the territory. When he called this morning he said that today made this all very real to it does me. I can do all the planning in the world, but until something big happens it doesn't feel real to me. Today makes me feel like WOW, I'm really getting married! 

On another big note, we picked a date!


Exactly one year from today, on our 7 year - 5 month anniversary, I will marry my favorite person on the planet. I'm so excited for what this upcoming year holds - picking out my wedding dress, bridesmaid dress shopping, asking a certain someone to be my maid of honor, renovating our house, getting in shape, moving out of my parent's house (which will definitely be the hardest thing I will do this year), and going on our honeymoon. I can't wait for the craziness to begin! 

But most of all I'm excited to be married to this guy for the rest of my days.

365 days to go!

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Quit your moaning & groaning!

Have you ever been in Church and the lesson being preached just hits you like a ton of bricks? Yea, that was me this past Sunday. Our preacher used this verse to really get his point across.

"Do all things without grumbling and disputings"
Philippians 2:14

How many of us our guilty of this? Whining and complaining instead of getting to work and getting things done. When I heard this verse it fit my life in so many ways.

At Home
I'm the biggest clean freak there is, but when it comes down to the actual cleaning - I HATE it. Most of the time I'd rather pull my own teeth out than clean, but there I am each and every my heart out. However, even though I'm cleaning...I'm moaning and groaning the entire time wishing I was done. Instead of complaining the entire time I need to realize how thankful I am that I have a house to clean...and that I'm not living on the street.

At Work
I have my own flow at work and most of my job is repetitive, same thing week after week. I get in my zone and then when someone else comes in and wants something different, I get upset. 99% of the time, I'm super busy...and then when others want something different, it just really bursts my bubble. What I need to do is calm down and realize that I'm lucky to have a job in this economy and that I need to work harder, instead of getting upset. The time spent venting to my coworkers could be spent on actually getting the job done.

Oh how many times I have laid around and thought to myself, "I really need to work out." Most of the time I spent complaining could be spent running or strength training...and I could have a workout done in the time I was griping. If I had only used the time I spent trying to get out of working out, actually working out, I would have a nice workout in. I'm going to make a continuous effort to not talk myself out of working out, but instead working out. This is going to be a real issue for me. I loathe working out. Is there a magical solution to enjoy working out?!

I'm a complete work in progress with the whining and complaining aspect of my life. All we can do is try to do better, right?!