LOVE YOUR SPOUSE CHALLENGE!!! Day 6

LOVE YOUR SPOUSE CHALLENGE!!!

I WAS NOMINATED BY (…) TO POST PHOTOS WITH MY SPOUSE FOR 7 DAYS AND TO TAG 2 PEOPLE EACH DAY TO KEEP THE CELEBRATION OF LOVE GOING TO PROMOTE MARRIAGE!!! Day 6- I nominate (…) and (…)

Massachussets!! I love these two, plus the kitty, too! Never a dull moment with these guys about! ❤

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My advice for a good marriage – I’m running out of advice, just kidding! I know you’ve heard this a thousand and one times, but I’ll say it again… “never let the sun go down on your anger.” Forgive! No one is perfect and arguing is unfortunately something that sometimes goes hand in hand when people are together a lot. Show some grace and when necessary be the FIRST to forgive! 🙂 You’re own heart ❤ will thank you, bitterness is a slippery road. Don’t let bitterness take a hold of you!! Forgive, lest you be forgiven.

Until tomorrow, Yah bless …

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LOVE YOUR SPOUSE CHALLENGE!!! Day 5

LOVE YOUR SPOUSE CHALLENGE!!!

I WAS NOMINATED BY (…) TO POST PHOTOS WITH MY SPOUSE FOR 7 DAYS AND TO TAG 2 PEOPLE EACH DAY TO KEEP THE CELEBRATION OF LOVE GOING TO PROMOTE MARRIAGE!!! Day 5- I nominate (…) and (…)

Sea World! San Antonio, TX 😀 I just LOVE these old timey photos. Too bad there is some damage to this one, but still enjoyable and I suppose the damage gives character. In this photo you can see, our party of 2 has become 3! ❤ 😀 Isn’t she a doll?

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My advice for a good marriage – NO marriage is perfect all the time! What we have learned over time is a that “a couple that prays together, stays together.”

Until tomorrow, Yah bless …

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LOVE YOUR SPOUSE CHALLENGE!!! Day 4

LOVE YOUR SPOUSE CHALLENGE!!!

I WAS NOMINATED BY (…) TO POST PHOTOS WITH MY SPOUSE FOR 7 DAYS AND TO TAG 2 PEOPLE EACH DAY TO KEEP THE CELEBRATION OF LOVE GOING TO PROMOTE MARRIAGE!!! Day 4- I nominate (…) and (…)

 

Scotland with my honey!! McKenzie Castle on the left and Loch Ness on the right! 😀 What a fun trip that was. A week long bus trip starting and ending again in London! We had a blast with my Mom and Dad!

My advice for a good marriage – never stop dating!<3

Some people think that the fun stops when you get married, but that does NOT have to be the case. Keep things exciting! Dates can happen anywhere, throw out the cliche that Hollywood imposes on us for how dates should go and be inventive! ❤

 

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LOVE YOUR SPOUSE CHALLENGE!!! Day 3

LOVE YOUR SPOUSE CHALLENGE!!!

I WAS NOMINATED BY (…) TO POST PHOTOS WITH MY SPOUSE FOR 7 DAYS AND TO TAG 2 PEOPLE EACH DAY TO KEEP THE CELEBRATION OF LOVE GOING TO PROMOTE MARRIAGE!!! Day 3- I nominate (…) and (…)

So our first home was not far from this place, this is The Abbey Gardens in Bury St. Edmunds, UK. We lived in a little village about 10-15 minutes down the road in Thurston.

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Jason and myself pictured here with my Father, Doug

My advice for a good marriage – Find beauty in everyday, sometimes being positive is tough but praying through it all helps tremendously! 😀 Around here, we sometimes play a game where if someone is being overly negative, you have to say 2 positive things for every negative. 🙂

Until tomorrow, Yah bless …

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LOVE YOUR SPOUSE CHALLENGE!!! Day 2

LOVE YOUR SPOUSE CHALLENGE!!!

I WAS NOMINATED BY (…) TO POST PHOTOS WITH MY SPOUSE FOR 7 DAYS AND TO TAG 2 PEOPLE EACH DAY TO KEEP THE CELEBRATION OF LOVE GOING TO PROMOTE MARRIAGE!!! Day 2- I nominate (…) and (…)

Met and married in San Antonio, TX in 1995, it was a good year. Many said we were too young, we were just shy of our 19th birthdays! Our first home was NOT San Antonio there… we were swept away to our first home, you got a hint in “Day 1” of where that is. See tomorrow’s post if you don’t already know the answer… 😀 

Tips: Be flexible, forgive often and as quickly as you would want God to forgive you! 🙂 #rulestoliveby

Until tomorrow, Yah bless …

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LOVE YOUR SPOUSE CHALLENGE!!! Day 1

LOVE YOUR SPOUSE CHALLENGE!!!

I WAS NOMINATED BY (…) TO POST PHOTOS WITH MY SPOUSE FOR 7 DAYS AND TO TAG 2 PEOPLE EACH DAY TO KEEP THE CELEBRATION OF LOVE GOING TO PROMOTE MARRIAGE!!! Day 1- I nominate (…) and (…) who were our good friends we met while in England 😀 (glad we are reconnected!!)

Bath, UK – I bought a Calligraphy set here at the gift shoppe of the Museum and I STILL have it! 😀

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My advice for a good marriage – always make room for FUN, isn’t that why you married him in the first place? Laughter is the best medicine!

Until tomorrow, Yah bless …

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Hampden County 4-H Show

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After about a 6 week break since our last show, show season is revving back up, starting with Hampden County 4-H Show near Springfield on the very grounds where the Big E will be held in a few short months. Last show we were not as prepared as we were this time, although this time we were not as prepared as last time. Allow me to explain.. Last time, we were flying somewhat solo. We had once before at the Topsfield Fair 2015, but it was a one-day show. We trucked in, showed and left. We were lacking several things; shavings, wheelbarrow, shovel, I can hardly remember, but the bottom line is this was a tough lesson to realize we needed to have a tangible checklist of ALL the items we need to make our shows go off without a hitch. Well the previous show we had to Hampden was The Big East, at this show we remembered most of our things, but we still forgot some items. Thankfully my husband was able to run back home and pick up a few of the items we were missing, i.e. a push broom, a water hose, and a few other odds and ends. We had some DRAMA from some of our neighbors. Our shovel “walked off” more than once and we were constantly tracking down our items. We had a neighbor that requested the use of our wheelbarrow saying he would help dump. He sure filled it and made a huge mess in OUR area and didn’t dump it ONCE. That’s another story though, but a lesson to other 4-Hers out there. Sharing is nice, and being thoughtful is better, if you borrow someone’s items be sure to TAKE CARE OF IT and RETURN it in BETTER condition than you found it. Being neighborly is excellent, but what’s better is to be as self-reliant as possible. Isn’t that the point, we are all trying to learn that big “R” Word… RESPONSIBILITY…. oh and that other “R” word… R-E-S-P-E-C-T … for other’s property. Ok rant over. 🙂

So back to the story… so at The Big East we added to our “tangible checklist,” so we would not end up in this predicament. We also determined that someone would HAVE to stay in our area AT-ALL-TIMES. It was the only best way to be certain our things would not “walk off.” Again, sharing items is not the issue, we just prefer people would ask so we can keep our inventory in check, we certainly have borrowed a few items ourselves (so thankful!!). We should leave the show with what we brought plus our ribbons/earnings. 🙂 End of story…

So our efforts proved great this time, and we added our set-up decorations to our entourage. We did some brainstorming and came up with a sign. I have since learned that while it was “fun and cute” it may have not been the best display as far as the pertinent info needed. So I made the sign with the idea in mind that we could change it as needed. The black sign “lights up” which is fun (see lights in the set up pic, scroll down) and is a chalk board which sounds great, but in practice  it did not show up enough to be helpful which is why we opted to do a “fabric cow” and put the breed and stats around the cow. The only problem is that from where the public walks through you really could not read the stats very well. So for next time, I have a plan to correct this problem.You will have to remember to check back to see our updated sign at our next show in 2 weeks!! 🙂 I have already picked up the amendments which involves magnets and PAINT! 🙂 Fun Fun!

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Impressive, a.k.a. “Evie’s” sign

Finding the right backdrop was a chore, especially when you wait until the last minute ::blush:: and Walmart is the only choice. You see, normally we are not this ill-prepared, but while we were all signed up and knew a show was coming up, we overlooked the fact that it was 3 days from when we needed to be there! YIKES! Good thing I’ve had some experience with quilting and crafts and such so we switched into high gear and I ran up some cute curtains as our back drop, threw this sign together with a discount sign from Michael’s and vuala… there you have it… our finished result:

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With the lights switched on ❤ 🙂

Our roles are at the shows are as follows:

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As time goes on we are becoming more defined in our roles. So far so good as of this last show. I felt very together, once we got ourselves together 😀 .

So the end result, I’ll let the pictures do the talking:

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We’re looking forward to our next show in 2 weeks!

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That’s all for now, Yah bless …

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