Thursday, September 30, 2010

The Important Things

At six days in, I'm almost done with my business trip to the east coast (with the few, the proud, the Marines) which is the start of the longest stretch of time that Daniel and I have ever gone without seeing each other. Ten longgg days. It's rainy here and I've been working a lot. I love visiting this city and work is exciting, but I miss home and I miss Dan. I'll get home on Friday but he is going out of town for the weekend and won't be home until Sunday night, so we won't see each other until Sunday or Monday. Boo hoo. I've been pretty gloomy about it.

The important thing is: Dan and I are spending forever together. Ten days is just a peanut. It's hard to imagine but some day we are going to have to get to a point where 24 hours apart isn't agonizing. For now, I just have to keep reminding myself that we have love and trust and self control and patience... and I have a good job that sometimes sends me to cool cities. I guess I should change my phrasing of a previous sentence: I miss home and I miss Dan, BUT I love visiting this city and work is exciting. My dad always told me (in every way possible of saying it) that attitude is everything. It's really true.

Along those lines (of important things)... marriage prep classes! (UNITAS) They have been so great. I am so so so thankful for the people who take time to serve their community by participating in the marriage preparation ministry for us engaged couples who don't have it all figured out. The topics have been very thought provoking, and have ignited some important conversations between Dan and I. Families of Origin, Communication, Love Languages, Value Systems, the importance of including God as the one of the three beings in the marital relationship. It's Thursday night and I'm in Washington, D.C., which means that Daniel is at marriage prep class without me tonight... I can't wait to hear about it!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

cute photo alert! (engagements)

Jane Zarzynski is doing our wedding photography and our engagement shots as well. We decided that since it's still so hot outside, we would do some engagement shots in her studio now (since we just can't wait!!) and then later in the year do some outside when it's not so hot. Her studio is really cool with lots of fun colors and walls and furniture to work with. We had so much fun, just being ourselves and changing outfits and hanging out.

And can I just say this... Jane is AMAZING. I cannot believe what she was able to do with the lighting and capturing our personalities in just the click of her camera.

Here is just a little preview.
Jane's website is www.janezphotography.com and she also shares stuff on her blog at janezphotography.wordpress.com. Capital A-mazing.

Some stories to come... lots going on... four weekends on the road visiting family and we completed our first step in marriage preparation. But for now, this nightowl is almost out of energy.
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