In an effort to get back to our roots (expressing WHO we truly are on this blog – our journey in life), we decided to open it up and let something personal out… Something Honest. Something True. Something Heartfelt. This is what WE think, how we feel , and what we question on a beautiful day like today:
We decided to get married 10 days after we started dating. We’re scared to raise a daughter in Southern California. Life is complex. Being prego with Joelle was a complete surprise to us. Child-rearing is extremely challenging (we pretty much don’t know what we’re doing) and yet, being parents is way more rewarding than we ever imaged. What’s with H.O.A.? What kind of person honestly has the time or desire to pink-slip people in their neighborhood for lame-ass stuff… are there not bigger things in life to worry about? Say the fact that you’re a “dirt bag”… you should be concerned about that :) We went out on a smokin’ hot date the other night… sushi is the best!!! We need to go on dates together more often. We moved to Bend, Oregon without jobs or a vehicle, rented a place online and drove a rented mini-van from San Diego to Bend with everything we owned in it. We now have way too much stuff. Because our personalities don’t balance each other out, we have a hard time living in balance and we tend we live in extremes. We believe the issues of human suffering should be more important than whales, trees, global warming or bunnies. We’re burnt out on church, hate the “show”, and often question the form our faith has taken. The newest car we own was built in 1996 – almost 13 years old… and that’s the way we like it (our other car was born in 1991). Radio is the worst. We love love love traveling. Over the last year we accidently got addicted to way too many TV shows. We default to Mexican food for dinner. We don’t have one group of friends but travel around to various different groups. We’ve tried mixing them together and it hasn’t really worked out quite yet. Gary’s first job: paperboy. Courtney’s first job: playing her harp. We’ve been fired from working at churches. Of all the furniture we own, only one piece is new…the rest is from Craigslist and Goodwill. We have the most supportive families ever. Gary doesn’t read books… of any kind. Courtney is addicted to reading. Gary is addicted to working. We’re generally not very introspective. As much as we love the people on Maui, we never want to live there again. Our government is a joke. We want to raise our kids overseas. We have no debt. We don’t have “our shit together“… never have, probably never will. We’re overly excited to move to the beach. Christians are often too spiritually minded to be any earthly good. Being engaged was hell on earth for us. The happiest day of our life together was… um, the day we got engaged (ironically enough)… what a story though!!! Ask us sometime and we’ll share. We are one of the few people in our groups of friends who DID NOT vote for Obama. We stalk peoples blogs (religiously), and they most likely have no clue we exist… blog stalkers are welcome here – you’re among friends. Today we had Costco pizza for lunch. Back in the day we both were employed by Starbucks at the same time (trained together in the same store) – that didn’t last long… we’re not nice enough people. Life is ultimately messy… but we have hope.
What’s somethin’ honest & somethin’ true that’s on your mind? We’d love to hear from you.