May 27, 2012

So Forgetful

Hey Everyone ..

I told you I would really have no clue what I'd write about on here, but I just had a very strong feeling come over me relating to my marriage that I thought I would share.

I had an old high school friend send me a chat on FB saying "Congrats on getting re-married". Her words threw me off for a second. Instead of a simple "thank you" - I instantly latched onto two letters - RE!
I was not offended in anyway. It wasn't her - it was me. 

I told her thank you, but that I didn't see it that way, that I don't see it as I got "re-married". I see it simply see it as "I got married".

It's amazing our capability as humans to literally almost totally forget something that was SUCH a part of our life. I swear it has to be a sweet gift from above. That part of my life (my previous marriage) is such a distant fragment of my jaded past that I don't even remember it sometimes. To me, it feels like Doug has been mine for a thousand lifetimes.(*I even wrote that in my vows that I plan to post soon*). I think so little about the fact that I was married years ago that someone saying "re" just seemed so foreign to me.I guess that is why I was so quick to snap and say what I did. It just made me think. I guess this is a prime example of how your past doesn't always play a part in your present or future. Sure, I learned a lot from that marriage, it would be a shame if I hadn't. However, I certainly didn't learn anything that I have had to use in this marriage. It guess me meeting my now husband and getting MARRIED was more of a re-birth as a person more than it was a re-marriage.

Maybe the courthouse has some file in their computer that says different, but in my eyes he will always be my one and only.

Mrs. Green

May 17, 2012

Laundry List

Hey Everyone ...

Doug and I divide our major chores around the house. He usually does dishes and trash and I do laundry and litter box. After that - we are simply responsible for our own mess and clean as it needs it (or .. okay .. let someone else do it most the time).

One of the things I hate most about doing laundry (other than folding it) is the fact that no matter what I do I can't get those stupid yellow armpit stains outta my hubby's undershirts! Ewww!

You can imagine my excitement when I found a "recipe" online to fix this.  I am by NO means domestic and chances are I will mess this up. But here is the solution I found :) Let me know if you all have one too!

One part Dawn dish washing liquid.

Mix and pour directly on stain.

(Specifically this one lady used - 1 tsp. Dawn dish washing detergent, 3-4 tablespoons of hydrogen peroxide, and a couple tablespoons of baking soda)

Now - the next part I'm not sure which works best. I read one article that also added baking soda and scrubbed with a small brush - waited an hour - washed as usual.  I read another that literally just poured the mixture on and let it sit a few and wash as usual.

I also read this worked on colors as well and other stubborn stains like oil and grease!

I think I'll be a good wifey and give it a try :)

Mrs. Green

May 10, 2012

Birthday Boy

Hey Everyone..
We ha our first bday celebration married - yay!
We were actually more low key than ever. Oh no - we are becoming an old married
couple, haha!
Doug doesn't like attention on his bday - but as soon as our Sunday Funday group found out his bday was the next day - this is what happened ;-)

When we got home I was all wifey and made him this delish and very thoughtful cake. This is all that is left - one piece!

It's a rice crispy cake! Basically rice crispy tests that use cake mix. Doug loves marshmallows and rice crispy treats are another fave so it worked. Recipe was ├╝ber simple! Here ya go:
3 Tbsp. butter
1 (10 oz.) bag of mini-marshmallows
1/3 cup yellow cake mix (the dry cake mix, not prepared into a batter!)
6 cups crispy rice cereal
1 (1.75 oz.) container of sprinkles
Melt butter in a large saucepan over low heat and add marshmallows. Stir until they begin to melt, adding in (dry) cake mix one spoonful at a time so its combined. Stir in cereal so it is completely coated with marshmallow mixture. Sprinkle in half of the sprinkles and mix. Press into a baking dish (any size will do) and top with remaining sprinkles. Let sit for about 30 minutes before cutting.
* I used all GF items so I Coolout enjoy as well *
His bday was actually on that Monday. I had to work, s o he had his first "Mandate Monday" as a married man. "Mandate Monday" is the way he spends his day off with his guy friends. I gave it that name - it's so cute. They have lunch and see a movie. On occasion grab a drink- all while I am at work - so we never miss any time together! You should be a good wifey and let your hubby have one.
Hope you enjoy the recipe!
Mrs. Green

May 03, 2012

The Best Marriage Advice ... EVER!

Hey Everyone ..

My job is by no means glamorous and honestly most days it isn't even "fun". Hate to break it to ya, haha, but it IS still a "job". BUT there are lots of perks and one of them is that I have been able to meet and interview my IDOL - Dolly Parton - several times! The last time I interviewed her the cameras were rolling when I told her I was only weeks away from getting married!! She decided to give me a little advice... here it is :) 

I like her advice ... a lot :)

Speaking of ... I think I've done a pretty good job following it in my first week and a half as a wifey :)
How you may ask? That will be part of an upcoming post called Sunday Funday's !

Mrs Green

May 02, 2012

Final Thoughts ....

Hey Everyone ...

Just as I  wrote my thoughts down before I fell asleep the night before the wedding - I did the same the second I woke up on my wedding day. My girlfriend Shelly had slept with me that night but was already up. A few of my other girls were also upstairs. I could hear them laughing - just as excited about this day as I was. While I could hear them and feel all the love around me - for those few moments - I was alone with my thoughts. Here they are.

Mrs. Green

Thoughts when I woke up on my wedding day .... 4/22/12

I woke up this morning with such a clear mind.  No nerves. No stress. No regrets. Nothing but pure joy. I think I even have a few butterflies. The same ones I used to get when Doug would pull into my driveway when we first started dating.  The same ones I stil feel from time to time when I walk in the door and Doug is standing in our kitchen making me dinner ;-) Most would say my life isn't really changing much today. It's a piece of paper. I know that, but at the same time, it is. Today I make the most beautiful commitment to the most beautiful man I have ever known.  As I sit here alone in my thoughts with a few of my best girls upstairs....I could not be more over joyed. I'm actually shedding a few tears! Today is going to be the best day of my life.

Wedding Eve

Hey Everyone ...

My last night as a single gal was spent with great thought. We had a beautiful rehearsal and rehearsal dinner with friends and family and then took it to the dance floor at my mans venue. It was such a great night surrounded by all the people I love the most.

I had hoped to not see Doug after midnight, but we just couldn't make it work When we realized we would see each other "on our wedding day" -  we decided to make sure we were spending it only with each other. My bridesmaid Kari actually snapped a picture she calls ... "The Final Embrace" :)

Moments after this picture me and a few of my favorite people went back to my place. I popped a very unique and symbolic bottle of wine. It was a bottle I'd been saving for about 6 years. I had been saving it for the "right moment". Let's just say - this was it.

I had a total three of my bridesmaids staying the night. My dear friend Shelly - who I actually met through Doug and is one of his best friends - was asleep next to me. To me that was so appropriate, to have a special part of Doug's past laying next to me as I fall asleep the last time as a Miss :)

The moments before you fall asleep on the night before you say "I Do" can be very special if you take time to really stop and absorb what you are feeling. I took a moment to do just that as I fell asleep.

I thought I would share my thoughts ...

Mrs. Green

My wedding eve thoughts ... 4/21/12 (well technically about 4am on 4/22/12 .. ha)

As I fall asleep tonight, my mind races with many thoughts. So many memories of Doug and I play out in my head. The best feeling in the world is that not one of them is negative. I have not one single tiny doubt that I want to get married and be with Doug until the end of time. He is so good. So right. He is my everything.

Ahhh!!! I am such a lucky girl! The word WIFE has never sounded so sweet.