Sunday, March 18, 2012

Forever thine, forever mine.

I should be doing homework

I just wanted to take a minute to share a bit about Mr. Sanders.
Yesterday was our 6 month anniversary, Mark says we don't have to celebrate every month now that we are married but I think 6 is worth recognizing. 

I know many of you can relate when I say we love newlywed life. I hope you can also relate when I say I know I picked the right guy (and Im happy he picked me). What a joy it has been to get to know him more than ever over the last 180 some odd days. 

I hope he reads this, because I do not tell him enough how wonderful I think he is. It is so incredible to see the way God has prepared him for marriage. God knew exactly what I needed. Mark is all that I am not, and his strengths beautifully compliment my weaknesses.

I am so thankful to share life with such a Godly, thoughtful, forgiving man.

And it doesn't hurt that he is such a cutie!!

Here is some of my favorite memories over the last 3 years I have shared with this wonderful fellow, my now groom, my best friend, and who I think to be the most exceptional human being in the world.

Mark, I love you. 
Love, M

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Thursday date night.

Thursday date night in a nutshell. 
Loving these sweet shoes!


and we're done...    

It may look simple, but it was actually over the course of about 2 hours and man are we tired! So thankful to be able to enjoy sweet days like this with my husband. 

(tired) M and M

Wednesday, March 7, 2012


Am I the only one who thinks my exclamation points look like L's

example: !!!!!!!!!!

Maybe if I make them bigger...
no, no, still not good.

Im working on that, promise. Just keep reading. 

-M! <--point proven

Treasure chest

Purchased this hunk of beauty at an antique store this weekend, and have been excited to blog about it ever since. I paid more for it than I wanted to, but less than I have ever seen one for...I consider that a success!

I had something like this is mind for it, in our living room. 

I was immediately disappointed to find it was a bit taller than I wanted. In my buying excitement it never crossed my mind to measure before purchasing; LESSON LEARNED! So right now it is smushed in a corner next to the sofa. 
P.s. The old chair in the corner is our wedding guest book! Everyone signed it with sweet messages and I later made the burlap pillow to display our weddding date. It's one of my favorite things in the house!

I can't resist the charm of old things. Time adds character to everything; In furniture and in life (thats why I married an older man) :-) Speaking of him, the hubs and I ran across this jewel of old treasures while we were in Somerville today. So we had to make a pitstop!   

After browsing, digging, and exchanging stories with a sweet old man we unfortunately left empty handed. I am so thankful to be paired with someone in life who can see the beauty in unexpected things. My sweet husband not only humors me by tagging along to antique stores, but actually enjoys rummaging though the trash to help me find the treasures, and he has a great eye for it too!

We did find this cute guy, but we didn't want to take him from his other little antique friends, so we left him there. (If you don't know how much I LOVE squirrels, check out our wedding website here and read our proposal story.)

Long story short, I bought a new chest. M calls it a treasure chest. He's silly. I love him.
Happy antique-ing