What’s Going On??

My blogging was quiet in April.  Here is what you missed: Zone diet = royal failure.  Short story is that the Zone Diet requires more discipline than I can endure right now so I do not recommend anyone use Zone to start a diet, maybe to maintain a weight or explore new strategies for healthy…

Royal Wedding Reflections

I joined the throngs of millions who watched the Royal Wedding today. I did not wake up early, or attend a party, I just watched the reruns on ABC after I woke up. As I watched this beautiful couple move through the ceremony motions, I couldn’t help but think about my own wedding (6 years…

Parisian Perspectives

life in Paris has not quite been what I expected. don’t get me wrong it’s been an amazing adventure. but just different than expected. a few observations (typing this on an iPhone so have grace with the typos) I am very aware of how unfashionable I am. they eat way more French fries than in…

For Better or For Worse…

When newlyweds are young and in love and wrapped in the whirlwind of excitement that comes with a wedding celebration, how seriously do we stop and contemplate what it means to love, honor and cherish our spouse for better or for worse? For better is the easy part, but how do we handle seasons of…

H is for Husband and for Hero

My husband is my hero.  Now before you turn to the side and gag, let me tell you why. My husband loves God. He is fully devoted to knowing, loving and living out the ways of Jesus in his day to day life.  This means that he strives to love me as much as he…

Praying for Your Marriage

This week in the “Women Living Well” marriage challenge, we are intentionally and more proactively praying for our husbands.  Courtney (the blog’s author) is encouraging us to pray through the topics listed in the book “Power of a Praying Wife.”  As I have mentioned previously on my blog, I have found that praying through that…

My Name is AnnieLaurie, and I am a Conservative

I am a conservative.  I am sure that any regular readers of this blog are already thinking “tell me something I don’t already know!” But I say this because, I feel that as of late I have come to be a little more conservative than I have ever been. I’m not talking politics, or social…

Stepping Heavenward, Cupcake Wars and the Next Food Network Star

So my silence pays tribute to these three… Stepping Heavenward, Cupcake Wars, and the Next Food Network Star.  What can I say?  Summertime has come upon me, a time when I only think of reading pool-side and fine dining table-side. I am embarrassed to say that I was unaware of Cupcake Wars until watching the…

Why Our Marriage Works

If you spend much time around Brian and me, you know that we have a passion for seeing young couples succeed in marriage – especially engaged couples.  This is due in large part to the fact that our engagement period was a critical time of preparation that we believe rooted our marriage in a firm…

How I Met My Husband

On Friday, April 30, 2010 we will celebrate 5 years of marriage.  This is a big milestone for us and we are so excited.  I have a few stories I want to tell as a follow on to the How I Met My Husband series, so to set the stage, I am reposting the series…