2014 Make Marriage Happen

Bride and groom with their Moms

Well, I am officially off maternity leave this week. Or perhaps it was last week, I’m unsure. The days turn into nights, and the weeks just seem to fly by.

I haven’t quite figured out a new routine yet for office hours, all in due time. But what coming back from my leave really means is that the wedding season is about to start. We have our first engagement session this week and a wedding next week. I’m so excited to get things started!

As we gear up for the 2015 wedding season, I couldn’t help but look back at last year’s season. As I did, I discovered that we shared only one of our weddings from 2014. It’s kind of crazy as I think back to how many goals I did not accomplish last year. I started the year out with a hustle mentality, but when morning sickness and pregnancy fatigue hit, my priorities soon had to be shifted. There is a time and a season for everything. Last year was all about growing little Rosie and I’m so thankful I had the flexibility of not over extending myself.

Now that we are parents, our priorities are continuing to shift and our roles are changing. We are being stretched, challenged, and remade. There are definitely growing pains involved, but there is also a lot of excitement and joy as we embark on a new chapter in our lives. We are finally going to get around to sharing some beautiful wedding stories with you. And I am going to continue writing about my passion – marriage. As I continue transitioning and trying to figure out what works and what doesn’t work, I’ve asked two women who I greatly admire to help me get things started with my 2015 Make Marriage Happen series. They are two people who are honest, willing to be vulnerable and have a passion for marriage like me. I can’t wait to have them share with you!

Here’s a recap of my Make Marriage Happen series from 2014. I look forward to continuing to write about this topic that is always on my heart and mind. Now so more than ever!

January 2014Be Intentional

Calendar Syncing vs. Calendar Sinking
Take Note Of The Good
Knowing When To Fight
I Just Don’t Love You Anymore

February 2014Be Affectionate

10 Ways To Show Affection
Delivering Kisses
Valentine’s Day Dinner Party

March 2014Be Intimate

The Deep Waters of Intimacy
Try New Things
Physically Present, Mentally Absent
Secret Rendezvous

April 2014Be Forgiving

Three lessons I’ve learned about forgiveness in marriage

May 2014 – Be Caring

Invest In What Matters Most

June 2014Love & Respect

I Do Not Know How To Be A Wife
What Your Wife Might Be Trying To Tell You

July 2014Be Playful

10 Ways To Infuse Fun Into Your Marriage

Photo: With Mother’s Day this Sunday, I thought this photo from our Lake Tahoe wedding last year was very apropos. Such a sweet moment between our clients Kim and Garrett and their moms.