My last few days as a single lady, getting married, moving, name change things, and so much in between. June was a month filled with so many new learning experiences. Here are five things I learned in the beautiful month of June:
1. Wedding Days Fly By
I've heard a lot of people say this while wedding planning, but I guess it took experiencing it to understand. Your wedding day flies by, so enjoy every moment. Some of my favorite moments from Mr. B's and my wedding were the little moments we got to enjoy together, like taking photos in the rain while our guests were arriving and getting to spend time with my dearest friends.
2. Every Wedding Has a Unique Story
On our wedding day, the fire alarm went off in the hotel where the lads and ladies were getting ready, so we had to leave the room with our lunches for a few minutes while the alarm got straightened out. And it rained only during our ceremony on the day of, which meant that we couldn't have the ceremony outside as planned, BUT it meant that we got to say hello and greet our guests while we took pictures before the ceremony in the rain. Even though our wedding didn't go as planned, I wouldn't trade the fun story God worked out with the quirks.
3. Cruises Are Awesome For Honeymooning
No driving? No cooking? Getting to make all the friends? YES PLEASE! B and I loved getting to enjoy time together on our honeymoon, but we also enjoyed making new friends while eating meals. We were on a Royal Caribbean ship and we were so pleased with the service and care of the RC staff. I can't wait to go cruising again!
4. Evernote Is The Best Online Note Taking Tool Eva'
I have a thing for to-do lists and taking notes, but I struggle with knowing how to organize my notes, to-lists, memos, and random thoughts that need a place to be stored. Enter Evernote. I came across this web-based note system while perusing Tim Challie's blog. What I appreciate about Evernote is that it allows you to create digital notebooks which you can then file your notes under. It meets all of my note needs and lets me keep all my notes and thoughts organized. Look forward to a more in-depth review of this tool in a future post.
5. Gospel Themes in Downton Abbey
Mr. B and I have been watching Downton Abbey in our down time. I've seen the entire series, but the world of DA is new to Mr. B. It's been a joy to watch it with him, but it's also given me a fresh view of the series. With each episode, I keep seeing gospel themes. For example, the servants of DA image Jesus in the way they serve the family that employs them. It reminds me of when Jesus responds to the two brothers that wish to sit at the right and left of Jesus when he enters his Kingdom
Whoever would be great among you must be your servant, and whoever would be first among you must be your slave, even as the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.
While the servants are paid to serve, it's a beautiful thing seeing how the servants image Jesus in the way that they serve faithfully and with love and care for the family.
These are just a few things I've learned this month. What are some things you learned this past month?
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