Sunday, April 25, 2010

Betty Crocker who?

Brian revealed to me today that he thinks I am unmotivated. I started to argue, then realized he may be right. My wife-ly skills, still being as undeveloped as they are, seem to be on hiatus (if that's possible two weeks in). As it turns out, cleaning is not my strong suit (anyone who has lived with me can attest to this). I definitely haven't figured out how one human being -or even two for that matter- are supposed to keep a house clean, laundry done and folded, and make a meal at the end of the day among everything else there is to be done. 

Here in lies the problem: Its all so easy in the beginning. You start dating and only see each other a few times a week. Those nights its super easy to plan a great meal, have the place tidied up, and have everything ready the second your sweetie hits the door. It turns out that mirage for Brian has faded somewhat. It also turns out that I may be the most unorganized type-A personality you have ever met- is this possible you ask? maybe not but that's my story and I'm sticking to it. 

In my defense, I did make a full dinner two nights last week. Yes, I made the same thing twice, but that was only because Brian asked me to. And yes the dishes may in fact have been in the sink until this morning (when Brian loaded them into the dishwasher)- at least I'm trying.

While I'm navigating the rough waters of wife-hood, I'm just thankful to have a husband who loves me even though I let it slip that maybe I don't really have it all together. True love sure is patient, thank God for that.

Saturday, April 17, 2010

My Husband

I am so happy to finally be able to call myself Mrs. Oakes! We had a wonderful time at the wedding but personally I'm glad all of the planning and stress is over with! Week 1 of married life agrees with me very well and I am loving being able to spend all my time with my wonderful husband (I'm still not use to saying that). We honeymooned in Myrtle Beach but decided to come home earlier than we had planned. Waking up to 65 degree rainy, cloudy weather at the beach is no fun, so we called it a day a day early and got headed back home.

Now that we're back home, I'm loving decorating, organizing, and cleaning the place up (ok, maybe not the last part so much) and just making it feel like ours. Already, I'm not exactly sure how my mom kept our house clean all these years. I feel behind already! I'm also very excited to start painting- our house will no longer be filled with blank, white walls! 

Any ideas for redecorating on a budget? Or better yet, are there any volunteer painters out there?? :)

 Stay posted! More pictures from the wedding will be up soon!

Friday, April 9, 2010

Simple Things

Needless to say, my precious baby dog seems to be the only one around here not stressing out even a little bit. Me on the other hand, I wouldn't say I've been a wreck but I've been having trouble sleeping, waking up in the middle of the night, thinking about a wedding detail I may have overlooked. This wedding planning thing is hard work! Tomorrow is when we will see just how organized and planning-savvy I have been (or lack there of) and hopefully the next two days will go off without a hitch (except for my getting hitched to Mr. Oakes of course!). 

I can't wait for a week at the beach with my best friend and new husband. It seems like we have everyday up to the wedding planned out, and the day after seems to be a mystery as to what will happen, and I can't wait to live and experience everything with him! We were talking about the things that we look forward to the most about being married and we were both in agreement that it was the little things that we can't wait for: eating dinner together every night, hanging out at home, and the like. All of these simple things make me so excited to be Brian's wife and I couldn't be more excited about my soon-to-be husband.

Here's to the unexpected and all of the blessings that life brings along the way.