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Three. Beautiful. Years.

6 Jun

You know what is amazing? Love. Love is amazing and crazy wonderful. And you know what else is amazing and crazy wonderful? Marriage. But being married and in love is the best there is.


Three years of marriage has flown by. When my husband and I first met, I never imagined he was the one for me. You see we are pretty different, which I’ve talked about on here before. But these three years have been better than I could have imagined…being married has been more than a dream come true.


A lot has happened since our last anniversary. We’ve had vacations and weekend getaways, purchased land for our future home, climbed a mountain, eaten endless amounts of pizza, watched hours of our favorite TV shows, laughed, made memories, cried, celebrated victories and leaned on each other during the hardest times.

I’ve learned more about myself than ever before. I have felt such a constant love and support from the best husband. In these 1,096 days, I’ve become more myself than ever before and each day I’m realizing more and more how incredibly blessed I am.

You see my husband is THE definition of a good man. He is kind and compassionate, he shows me such a Christ-like love, he is respectful, patient, funny, intelligent, and gentle. He loves me exactly as I am and never tries to change me. He is supportive and encouraging. He’s my shoulder to cry on. He is exactly what I never knew I always wanted and everything I could ever need in a husband. He is my answered prayer.


He is also sooooooooo handsome and the BEST dog dad ever.


I have loved each moment spent with you and I can’t wait to spend every single day for the rest of my life learning, growing, and loving with YOU.

“He’s more myself than I am. Whatever souls are made of, his and mine are the same.” –Emily Bronte

Blessings,

Mrs. Hannah D. ❤️

2016

31 Dec

Can you believe that 2016 is coming to a close?! I feel that the older I get, the faster time goes by! 

So many memories to look back on in 2016…

Weekend getaways with my hubby, our TWO year anniversary, Adalyn turns four, Emery turns one, an incredible family beach vacation, Houston & I buying land, birthday trip to the Magnolia Market Silos, jumping on the Young Living essential oil bandwagon, southernchicwife cooking IG was born…just to name a few!! 

There have been lots of beautiful memories this year. 

I’ve also been quite discouraged this year as well; wondering God’s plan for my life and what my purpose is. Trying to hold on to His promises and listen to those who encourage me (hubby & family!). But if I’m being honest, I still don’t know what His plan is for me. Maybe it’s a quarter of a century life crisis? Maybe it’s just a season? Who knows! One thing I do know without a shadow of a doubt is that God is good. He has blessed me with the best husband and family ever and I certainly don’t feel I deserve either! 

So cheers to 2017! I cannot wait to see what God has in store for this coming year. I am hopeful and looking so forward to His promises unfolding! 

“This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun!” 

-‭‭2 Corinthians‬ ‭5:17‬

Here’s the year in review:

It is so difficult to choose only a few pictures to represent the numerous memories throughout the year! 

Happy New Year to you all!! 

Thank you for taking time to read & share my blog. Can’t wait for 2017!!!!

Blessings,

Mrs. Hannah D. ❤

So Glad You Were Born

9 Dec

Houston,

This weekend we celebrate YOU! I am immeasurably grateful for you. 

You are kind, so very kind. I am very grateful for that.

You are a giver. Giver of love, your talent, and most importantly your time. So often you are stretched far too thin because you want nothing more than to help others, even if that means having no time for yourself. I admire that too. 

I love everything about this photo. ❤

When we met, I had no idea you would be my husband. You see, we’re so different. I honestly believe that is what makes us work so well though. You are patient and understanding, two things I oftentimes am not. You have a way of calming me down when I’m upset. You know when to talk and when I just need you to listen. Another rare trait. 

See what I mean about different? 😏

You are an encourager. You always support my dreams and goals. When I’m feeling beat down and defeated, you help me push forward. 

Can you believe we’ve been together almost seven years?!?! I truly could not imagine my life without you in it. And I never, ever want to. You are my very best friend. You are the love of my life. You are my soulmate. I’m not fully me without you. When I’m with you I can be myself. 

One of our first pictures together! We look like such babies! 🙃

Such a perfect day. 😘

You love so well. You show me such a Christlike love. One that sacrifices, one that puts me first, one that I don’t feel I deserve. And I’m not the only one you show love to; you show everyone respect and understanding. Especially our nieces and my family. I could not be more thankful for how much you love them. It makes me love you all the more. ❤️ 

Us and our sweet nieces! 💕


Thank you for loving me, leading me, making me smile and laugh, always making me feel wanted and appreciated. Thank you for always being a gentleman (in every aspect of the word). Thank you for making me so happy and for always caring so deeply. 

Thank you for your constant support and patience.

I am so very glad you were born and I’m so very honored to be your wife.

I love every memory and moment with you. I am so glad I get to spend forever by your side. 

Happiest Birthday my love. I am eternally grateful for your life. 

“Whatever souls are made of, his and mine are the same.” ❤️

-Mrs. Hannah D. ☺️

I Remember

14 Nov

“I still remember the days I prayed for the things I have now.” 

I found that quote a few months back. I love it. 

When you become an adult you sometimes look back on your life and think, “if I had only known then, what I know now…” Having the Timehop app helps with that as well… 😛 

Anyway, when I was a teenager I spent a lot of my weekends at home with my parents. There were so many times that I spent my Friday nights at home crying because I didn’t have a boyfriend or because I didn’t have a lot of friends to hang out with. It was a lonely time for me. I didn’t understand why, ya know? 

But looking back, I wouldn’t trade those times for anything. Through that God protected my heart. He saved me from the temptations of the outside world. And now, my mom is my best friend in the world. All those weekends spent at home talking and crying to her just grew our friendship. I don’t know what I would do without her. 

  
I didn’t have many boyfriends either. I spent many nights praying for my future husband. I had a list of qualities and I was not going to settle. Fast forward to 18. I met Houston. He was and is everything I prayed for in a future husband. And best of all? He had not dated a lot either, because he was waiting for the right one. God saved us for each other. 

 
“I still remember the days I prayed for the things I have now.”

There are even blessings that I never really knew to pray for, but God gave them to me anyway. Like my nieces. I had never thought to pray that I would have nieces. I never had thought much about being an aunt either. But God knew I needed to be an aunt. He knew I needed those precious girls in my life.

  
So if you are praying for things in your life right now, don’t give up. God hears our prayers. He answers our prayers in His way and in His perfect timing. You might just look back one day and remember the days that you prayed for the things you have now. 

Thank you God for giving us exactly what and who we need in our lives. You are so good to us. 

Blessings,

-Mrs. Hannah D. 😊

Friday

7 Nov

I know I say this a LOT but, I love the weekends. They’re my most favorite. This Friday, 11.6.15, was one of the best. So much so, I have been inspired to blog about it! 

I got to sleep in a little (yay!) today. Friday’s off work are big blessing when you’re so tired from the first part of the week. What is so different about sleeping in this Friday is that I had a dream about my Daddy. You see, I don’t remember my dreams very often, but this one, I remember quite vividly. It goes like this;  I remember receiving a text message from him that said:

“No star in the sky is as pretty as you.”

Then I remember going somewhere (I was late, of course) and sitting down beside momma in what seemed to be an audience, like we were going to watch a play or something. Daddy was there too, beside me on my right. He was upright on what seemed to be a bed or gurney. He was asleep, but he was there. Then I woke up…

When I woke up that morning my heart was filled with sadness. It will be four years next month since he went to Heaven to be with Jesus. My heart still aches, especially this time of the year. The “text message” he sent me wasn’t anything I’ve heard before. It was like a real message from him. That makes my heart happy. I miss him more than words can say. My eyes are filled with tears as I type this, but I have hope in knowing that I will see him again in Heaven someday. 

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The best parents in the universe.

   

I love this picture so much.


Today was also a day of firsts! Adam & Chelsey took Adalyn to see her very first movie in theaters!! From what I hear she absolutely loved it! I’m so glad that she got to go on a “date” with her mommy and daddy! ☺️  

Such a little cutie & so grown up!!! ❤️

  
While they were at the movies momma kept sweet Emery Kate! And…she rolled over for the first time!!!! Can’t believe how fast she’s growing up!!  

Precious little angel!!! ❤️


And last, but certainly not least, my sweet hubby took me out for a “date day” today. We spent the entire afternoon and evening together talking, laughing, making memories, and having so much fun!!! I believe it is SO important to continue to date your spouse even after marriage! Beyond blessed and thankful to have such a wonderful husband to share this life with.  

Date day, plaid day. ❤️


See why I love the weekends so much? God is so good, everyday, in all ways! He is a good, good Father! 

Until next time…

Blessings,

Mrs. Hannah D. ☺️

  

“Memories, Life, & Eternity”

14 Aug

Tonight is the last night of our vacation. The last 6 days have come and gone in a flash. So tonight as I’m sitting on our balcony with the Stars up above and the ocean below I can’t help but reflect on all the beautiful memories the last week has been filled with.  

With the exception of our honeymoon, this is the first real vacation my sweet husband and I have been on, just us. This week we have relaxed on the beach, stayed up way too late, eaten lots of delicious food, watched movies, hunted for crabs, and made some wonderful memories. 

Last night was extra special though. Around midnight we walked down to the beach to watch a meteor shower. It was a picture perfect scene: the ocean waves crashing, sand between our toes, the gentle breeze blowing, and the sky was filled with stars. The stars here don’t seem to be as bright as they are back home in our little town, but I guess the city lights can be to blame for that. 

So as we were sitting there, I began to relfect. We were surrounded by two of the most beautiful and vast creations; the night sky and the ocean. And as we stared at the Universe above, I couldn’t help but think how similar our lives are to a shooting star. Here for just a moment in the span of eternity and then it’s over. Time and eternity isn’t something that I think can really be grasped by our human intelliect. We have only one life to live and then eternity begins. It is vitally important that we live this life for God and for His glory, because the truth is, in the end that is all that really matters. 

As I get older, the more I realize what is most important in this life. It isn’t the job you have, the car you drive, or the amount of money you make. Life is about living for His glory. It is about the people you love and the time you spend making memories with them. Jobs change, money gets spent, and cars don’t last forever. But love does. 

So take some time to get away. Get away from the schedules and the busyness that everyday life brings. You just might come back with a new perspective and a fresh mind. 

Blessings, 

Mrs. Hannah D.

So how’s married life?

7 Jan

Planning a wedding can be one of the most stressful and wonderful times in life. This season is filled with months and months of lists, decisions, and anticipation. The day finally comes and all the plans come together, the church is decorated beautifully, and all your family and friends have gathered to witness the start of a beautiful journey. And just like that, it’s over and you’re finally married!!

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So now what? Now life begins; which is equally wonderful and difficult. After you get married there are two main questions people ask. The first one being, “when do you plan on having kids?” To which I would like to respond in the words of Napoleon Dynamite, “Whenever we feel like it, gosh!!” But the second question…my favorite question…the one that is sometimes difficult to answer is; “So how is married life?”

We’re seven months in. Seven months going on forever and ever. So where to even begin? Usually I respond, “married life is great!” But the truth is married life is so much more than “great.” When my husband and I got married, I had no idea that it would be like this. As a little girl I always dreamed about “happily ever after.” You picture riding off into the sunset side-by-side with the love of your life. But married life is much different from that.

Married life is every single day; its bills. It is a never-ending pile of laundry. It’s cleaning together. It’s taking turns cooking dinner and washing dishes. Married life is balancing work and home and figuring out how to spend time with both sides of the family. It is sharing a bathroom and taking out the trash. It is adjusting to each other’s habits and quirks. Being married is communicating with each other. It is staying up late together watching reruns of The Big Bang Theory.

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It is being there to hug your spouse as soon as they get home from work. It is asking how their day was and really listening to the answer. It is playing each other in Words with Friends while in the same room. It is realizing that you would rather stay home together and do nothing than go out on a Friday night. It is sitting in bed eating cookies and watching a movie. It is laughing hysterically and tickle fights. It is a sleepover with your best friend every night of the week. It is also disagreements. It is crying on your husband’s shoulder when you’ve had a terrible day. It is taking care of one another when you’re sick. It is praying together. It is going to church together. It is always having a friend and someone who will be on your side.

Marriage is budgeting and deciding together how to spend “our” money. It is planning vacations together. It is weekend getaways and dreaming of traveling the world. It is thinking of names for your future children, but enjoying just being married. It is being there to celebrate every accomplishment, no matter how big or small. It is encouraging each other in the disappointments of life. It is working through arguments and disagreements and never going to bed mad at each other. It is when your husband hugs you tight even though you’ve just been arguing. Marriage isn’t always easy.

It is love. It is being in love. It is thinking “how could I love this person any more than I already do?!” then realizing you love them more each day. Marriage is sharing a special bond that you will never have with anyone else. It is date nights and leaving notes for each other to find. It is making a point to TRY and to fight for each other every day.

Though I have only been married seven months I have learned that marriage isn’t easy, that it can be hard. But it is also the most incredible experience. It is something that was created and ordained by the Creator, something that He blesses. It is the most beautiful journey you’ll ever go on. Seven months going on forever and I cannot wait!

God is SO good!

“He who finds a wife finds what is good and receives favor from the Lord.” Proverbs 18:22

“A wife of noble character who can find? She is worth far more than rubies. Her husband has full confidence in her and lacks nothing of value. She brings him good, not harm, all the days of her life.” Proverbs 31:10-12

“Husbands, love your wives, as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her.” Ephesians 5:28

“And above all these put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony.” Colossians 3:14

Blessings,

Hannah D.