Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Olive Garden Date: at home

I saw this from Six sisters and loved the idea! Its hard for us to eat our because I can't stop thinking about how I could make this dish cheaper at home. Am i the only one? I hope not. So when I came across this idea, I just loved it! And be sure to browse around their site as well. There are some great ideas.

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Spice up your marriage

But not in the way you are thinking! 

I came across this article via Pintrest. 

Still recovering from our littlest addition arriving a week ago, my hubby has been just amazing to me. He has been soft spoken, funny, SUPER DUPER helpful etc. I was trying to remember the last time we argued and honestly, it hasn't happened this year. I think that we both (read: me) have been making a bigger effort not to take offense and to really try to listen first. Before getting all uptight and defensive. One thing that Hubby told me was that if something is really bothering him, he would write it down. Then, if after a week, it STILL was bothering him, he would come to me and we would address it together. It has made a HUGE difference. What have you done to help keep your marriage going?

Here are a few highlights but be sire to go over and read it all. Its not long. Promise. 

Seek feedback and help each other. From an eternal perspective, we are all new at marriage and have a lot to learn. A humble approach toward each other allows husbands and wives to learn from one another. Seeking feedback from your spouse about how you are doing and how you could improve might be just what you need to be a better spouse and parent. Remember that insisting on being right is not as important as being united and having the Spirit


“Marriage partners must be quick to forgive. If we will sue for peace, taking the initiative in settling differences—if we forgive and forget with all our hearts … if we forgive all real or fancied offenses before we askforgiveness for our own sins—if we pay our own debts, large or small, before we press our debtors—if we manage to clear our own eyes of the blinding beams before we magnify the motes in the eyes of others—what a glorious world this would be! Divorce would be reduced to a minimum; courts would be freed from disgusting routines; family life would be heavenly; the building of the kingdom would go forward at an accelerated pace; and the peace which passeth understanding would bring to us all a joy and happiness which has hardly ‘entered into the heart of man.’”
The Teachings of Spencer W. Kimball, ed. Edward L. Kimball (1982), 242.