capes, coffee, & the color orange

Monthly Archive: March 2014



March 2014



a marriage with zero expectations.

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umbrellaCAPES [something empowering] The other day a friend asked me, “What is one goal that you’re hoping to accomplish in your first year of marriage?”  And to be honest, I didn’t have an answer for her.  Don’t get me wrong, I’m a driven person and I care about our marriage deeply…but we are now one month or so in, and I have yet to set any goals for our marriage.  And that’s actually intentional.  As a self-confessed comparison addict, one thing I’m trying to practice as a newly wed is the art of having zero expectations.  Expectations are a sure way to set up future miscommunication, heartache, and resentment.  #staymarried

COFFEE [latest trend or addiction]  My husband makes the best chocolate chip cookies.  I just wish he wouldn’t make them so often…because I can’t help eating them by the 1/2 dozen (true story).

THE COLOR ORANGE [something noteworthy]  The original title for this blog was “the 32-year-old virgin,” and I had intended to publish it a few days before our wedding.  But then it sat blank.  In my draft folder.  For about a month.  Maybe it’s a topic that I’ll revisit in another post.  Or maybe all I will say, in my husbands words, “I would not have changed a thing.”