Stephenson Family Ties The Barn Burnt Down
And Now I See The Moon
...that which we manifest is before us; 
we are the creators of our own destiny. 
Be it through intention or ignorance, our 
successes and our failures have been 
brought on by none other than ourselves.
 from: The Art of Racing in the Rain 
by: Garth Stein

 grandparents of the groom!!
 Choices for their 'last meal" as singles.

 yea yea...the wind was blowing...

 beautiful mother and daughter!
LOVE these two!!
What a happy celebration.

Good Advice for the Newlyweds:
*Talk, Talk, Talk!!  There is no such thing as too much communication.  Talk about the small things and the big things like money and sex and how you are feeling.
*Mix it up a bit...dont get stuck in a rut...focus on each other...make it a point!!
*Save money!! Avoid debt like the plague!!  Keep an eye on the future.
*Keep looking good for each other.  Dress it up sometimes!!
*Remember that you still need a social life!! Keep a hold of your friends and family!!!
*Remember Josh...and repeat after me..."Yes dear."
*Dont forget that there is a season for everything...Basketball season, baseball season, football season, etc.
*A way to a mans heart is through his stomach and the bedroom.
*Pray together
*Learn to love each other's family!
* The Proper Care and Feeding of Husbands!!! Its the book I wish I had read at the beginning of our marriage. Its fantastic!!
* Remember that  true friendship is the basis for any lasting relationship. The person you choose to marry  deserves  the courtesies and kindnesses you lavish on your  friends.
*Have fun together!!
*Make the big decisions together!!
*Tell each other that you love each other EVERY DAY.
*Tell each other WHY you love each other every day!!!
*Never give the same reason twice as to why you love each other.
*Never speaking evil of the Lord's anointed also means not speaking evil of each other.

If anyone else feels so inclined...please share with us what your best advise is for beginning a life together.


1 comment:

Pam Hill said...

Congratulations to Josh!