Sunday, January 20, 2013

Six Months?!

Tomorrow marks six months of being Mrs. Parrett.

The day I married Weston will forever be the best day ever. Although it wasn’t the most traditional ceremony it was US. We wrote our own vows and just had a big celebration afterwards surrounded by our closest friends and family. We made the food, picked the flowers and prayed it would all go smoothly.

In one aspect, I feel like it happened yesterday but in other ways I feel like we are an old married couple now ;).

This half of a year has been more then I could have imagined… after dating for seven years I wondered how different marriage would be, but let me tell you, it’s so much better. Living with your best friend is so fun!! It’s a sleepover every night!! It has NOT been perfect, but it has been an amazing journey. Simple things like grocery shopping are so much more fun with a husband.

With that being said, I feel as if there is all this hype about getting married. People want the glitz and glam of finding a wedding dress and having a perfect wedding but they forget WHY they are doing all of that. Sure, planning a wedding was one of the most exciting, fun parts of my life, but the end result is so much better. MARRIAGE is a lifelong commitment. Through all the ups and downs, in sickness and in health… etc. Marriage is doing life with your best friend and you NEVER know what life will bring you. My prayer is that my marriage will be more beautiful than my wedding (and I may be bias, but I thought our wedding was pretty darn beautiful)!

Here are 6 reasons why I am so happy I married Weston.

1.    He is the most genuine person you’ll ever meet. If he says it, he means it, and he’ll do it.
2.    He is so happy! Like, the contagious kind that makes any day better.
3.    He sings to me… and when I say this I mean he sings to me at home, in the car, the shower, over the phone, etc. This kid loves to sing and I LOVE that he does.
4.    He’s super helpful. He cooks, he does the laundry, and he washes dishes! (Ok, ok sometimes I have to ask but who’s complaining?)
5.    He eats anything, which is a blessing when you are learning to cook and trying new things!
6.    He still loves me after living with me for 6 months. ;)

The Mr. and I both have off tomorrow AND he's planning something (sneaky sneaky)!!! Can't wait to find out :)

xoxo Mrs. Parrett

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Date Night

Knowing that sushi is the way to our hearts, my mom gave Weston and I a kit for Christmas! I was so excited to use it and thought I would plan an extra special date night so we could. 
It was so fun! We had the Gavin Degraw Pandora station playing in the background and attempted to make shrimp tempura. It was harder then I thought, but after a "practice round" I think we got it!! 

xoxo Mrs. Parrett

Monday, January 7, 2013


2012 is going to be hard to beat. (refer to prior post). However, I am so looking forward to what 2013 has in store! With Weston by my side I feel as if there are no limits to what we can accomplish.

One of my goals this year is to leave my plans behind and let God write our story.

When Weston graduated we had no idea how hard the job market would be for music teachers. Most schools are cutting back or cutting out the arts in schools. It has been super tough because we have had to put a lot of our plans on hold until he can find a full time job. I am so proud of Weston because, although he is not doing exactly what he had hoped, he is sticking with it and making the best out of his situation. It has also taught me a lot of patience and it has helped us grow closer to each other and to God.

Along with letting God lead the way, some other goals I have for this year is to love more. I want to love my husband even more, my family, my friends, my clients, and everyone else I come in contact with. I want to work on my inside beauty and watch the words that come out of my mouth. I want to continue making my business better and I want to eat more vegetables!

Here’s to trusting, loving, and eating veggies!! 

xoxo Mrs. Parrett

Thursday, January 3, 2013

New (& very exciting) Beginnings

As I look back on 2012 I am honestly overwhelmed with how much joy it brought me. I graduated four very hard and very long years of college. I got my dream job in child welfare, started my own little photography business, married my best friend, and started this amazing journey called marriage in our first adorable little apartment.

With all of this excitement, it was only fitting that I find a place to write it down here goes nothing! 
I’m not sure how much I’ll use this, or if anyone will even read it but I’m excited to look back at this one day and remember my first years as Mrs. Parrett.