December 20, 2013

7QT #4: Good & Great Things

My husband and I are celebrating our first Christmas together in Dodge City.  Christmas will be a little different this year, because it is the first time either of us has been away from our families on Christmas day.  Not gonna lie, I’m sad that we can’t make a trip to TN or TX to be with our loved ones… but at the same time I’m looking forward to being with my husband and beginning our own traditions as a new family. 

Dad shares a birthday with Pope Francis.  It’s like a double rainbow… I don’t know what it means but I’m sure it’s something good.    
Every now and then the culture gets it right

I’m not a parent yet, but this commercial melted my heart and made my day.  Way to go Coca Cola!  We think babies are pretty awesome too ๐Ÿ™‚

Speaking of babies… 

I’m an NFP Teacher-in-Training with BOMA!  I found out a few weeks ago that I passed the test and can officially start working on becoming fully certified.  Honestly, I’m freaking out on the inside a little nervous… but I’m looking forward to teaching Theology of the Body AND Natural Family Planning.   I’m a married TOB fanatic who is going to be teaching NFP (Catholic triple threat?).  I’m suddenly feeling dangerously awesome…. :-p But seriously, please pray for me because this is new territory and another lesson in stepping out of the boat!  ๐Ÿ™‚ 

Whyyyyy M C A?

My husband and I joined the YMCA this month, and kicking off a 12-week fitness program this week.  Going to the gym is always a humbling experience… and my husband is one of those natural athletes that will have a six pack after a week of doing pushups and crunches.  Me on the other hand… I need some work.  But I’m really excited about doing this as a couple.  Maybe I should buy some matching sweatbands for Christmas?  #TEAMJOHNSTON

New year. New Adventures.
2013 was awesome.  Between getting engaged and getting Pope-Handed by the new Pontiff, this year had more surprises and blessings than I ever could have imagined.  The best part?  This is only the beginning.  Like most folks there’s a lot of things that I’d like to see happen and a lot of goals I would like to accomplish before December rolls around again.  But before getting caught up in resolutions and weight-loss plans, or even dreaming up a magnificent “Things to Do” list… I really feel like I need step back and reflect on what it means to be a child of God and how this should impact my daily life.  It can be so easy to forget this, and I really think that God is inviting me to embrace this.  period.  Lead me Lord.
And finally… 
wedding picture o v e r l o a d….
We are very grateful to Tindall Farmer Photography for capturing some truly beautiful moments on our wedding day!  Just had to share a bunch few of my favorites!

Favorite kissy picture of all time.
Got married on my patron saint’s feast day!

My sisters ๐Ÿ™‚
Almost the first look!
I could have danced all night.  And I did!

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  1. Congratulations on your marriage – your pictures are beautiful!

  2. Thanks Jessica! Merry Christmas and God bless! ๐Ÿ™‚

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