Being Married While in Physician Assistant School

A lot of people seem to be curious about how PA School works while being married.  I have to admit, this question always catches me off guard.  I think a lot of people believe that being married during PA School is too stressful and hard on the relationship, but I have found quite the opposite […]


We’ve started taking monthversary photos again (although this one is still my favorite).   Love this photo idea…and the  monthversary scrapbook was one of our favorite wedding presents. Here is April: We were both exhausted for this photo.  Students were getting ready to go home.  Life was busy. And May: Students are gone! And we’ve […]

DIY Love Note Book

This is a project I have been wanting to do for so long!!  It honestly only took about an hour to complete…so I am not sure why I have avoided it for so long. Over the years Dennis has written me little notes or given me cards, and though I am not sentimental about most […]

A New Normal

Being married to a hall director is hard.  Really hard. Some days, when all the craziness and drama seems to be never ending I really struggle as a wife.  Recently, I suppose because the semester is nearing the end, our building has been crazy.  Like cray cray.  You just can’t imagine or dream up the […]

Lessons from Marriage: Date Your Spouse

It’s Valentine’s Day!  And our topic today is very appropriate…Date Night. This is from a date night earlier in the year…we went to a ballet at the university.  It was one of my first ballets, and I am still not so sure if I like them…but we had a great time together. Lesson Number 7: […]

Lessons from Marriage: Finding a New Normal

Lesson Number 6:  Finding a New Normal This is one of those lessons that meant so much to us when we first got married… redefining “normal.” These are really simple ideas, but all of them were things we had to reach an agreement on together.  Even after three years we are still discovering areas that we have […]

Building a Better Marriage: Serving One Another

I am guest posting on A Blossoming Life today!  I was so honored when she asked and a little nervous about what to write.  Amy is such an amazing blogger so go check out her blog and check out my guest post: Building a Better Marriage by Serving One Another.

Lessons from Marriage: Communication

Two weeks until Valentines!  And two weeks until this series on marriage ends.  Any new series you are interested in reading about??  Drop me an email or comment. #5 Communication. Dennis and I discovered the power of communication in a very interesting way when we first got married.  Thanks to our bed for this lesson! […]

Lessons from Marriage: Family Matters

I hope you showed some grace to your spouse this past week.  I thought I would share another lesson I have learned.  Lesson #3:  Family Matters.  Don’t say anything negative about your spouses family. Now of course Dennis and I come from perfect families so we never struggle with this one.  ; ) If someone […]

Lessons From Marriage: Pre-planning Grace

I told you last week about some of the amazing advice we received from books.  Well this week you get to read about it in action!Lesson #2:  Pre-planning Grace Grace: Disposition to or an act or instance of kindness, courtesy, or clemency; the quality or state of being considerate or thoughtful. When Den and I got engaged we […]

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