Hello there! How was Monday for ya? I know mine was probably one of the better Monday’s I’ve ever had 🙂 I made sure to start it off right with an almond milk, banana, cocoa, and peanut butter smoothie 🙂
Work chugged right along, and before I knew it, it was time for lunch! I made something special yesterday…Jenna’s Lentil Dahl! This was my first time making Indian food, and I think I am now in love.
Nate, however, is not in love with the smell in the house.
I think he will have to learn to love it 🙂
This was INCREDIBLE, but I will say that I totally forgot that we had ground coriander and used the whole coriander seed instead. I didn’t love the tough crunchy bits from that, but in my next batch I’ll definitely use the ground version. The flavor was great, but like I said, I didn’t love that texture.
Dinner was on the run from a Southern icon:
Nothing could be better.
Nothing at all.
Except for kisses from Nate 🙂 I mean Growler…I mean Nate. Nate is Growler:
I thought it would be important to share with y’all what he had for dinner: “A meal that is 40% carbs, 50% protein, and 10% ass-kicking juice.” No, we’re not competitive at all!
My Wedding Vows
So I’m not sure why, but today I just felt really convicted to share my wedding vows with you guys. Nate and I wrote our own, but also said the traditional ones. We just felt that we had things to say that weren’t in the traditional vows, but there’s just something incredibly romantic about saying the same vows that millions have said from generation to generation! So, without further ado:
“When I was in the 6th grade, my mom gave me a ring and I promised to wear it as long as I remained pure for my husband. As time went on this ring began to mean so much more, and the word ‘purity’ began to mean my heart and my mind, as well as my physical body. I promised the Lord that I would never stop wearing this ring until the day I united with my husband. Today I will be giving you two rings: one to promise you things and actions that a wife should do for her husband. But this second ring I give to you as a symbol of everything that is yours: my heart, my love, and my body. I can’t believe I get to spend the rest of my life with my best friend. I love you; I promise to give you my all and to never divorce you, all the days of my life.”
Nate, I love you so much, and those words have never been more true than every day that I’ve been blessed to spend with you in the past 5 years. I love you more than ever and absolutely cannot wait to grow old together, fight together, make up together, raise children (and fur babies) together, and to explore this thing called life together. You are my best friend, and I love you!