Wednesday, January 4, 2012

First Comes Love, Then Comes Marriage (and a little planning)

I've promised to post the story of our plan & how our plan got changed & how we ended up expecting LBL.

This is going to get personal, it's going to be long but I won't go into how LBL was made, because I'm sure you all had sex ed in middle school.

To start out I'll give you a little timeline of our life.

2007-Jus & I started dating
2008- Bought our first house
2009- Got engaged & got Edie
2010- Got married & bought the Behemoth
2011- Got pregnant
2012- LBL will join our family
Baby Cole & Jus circa 2007

Needless to say, Jus & I would be ok with some down time. When we started dating at 21 & 22 it didn't take long to realize that we'd get married. And as the story goes first comes love then comes marriage then comes the baby in the baby carriage.

When we began to realize that we'd be spending the rest of our lives together we knew that babies would be in our future. At the tender age of 22 we decided that we'd wait 7 years until I was 29 & Jus was 30. Plenty of time to get a house, have some fun & go to lots of concerts. Three years later we were on the verge of marriage when we realized that we were still saying 7 years, we readjusted our reality and settled on 27 & 28.

But if I've learned anything in my life it's that you can't plan your life. Every single time I've had a plan it's been shot to hell, and every single time my life has turned out better than I could've imagined.

Stay tuned tomorrow for a post I wrote in August about coming to terms with the fact that our plan was about to change.


Layla said...

It's SO true! We can plan and plan but while we're planning, life happens. So excited about LBL!

amber d* said...

Very, very true. Life can never be planned which is why I have decided to always learn how to adjust quickly.

Krysten @ Why Girls Are Weird said...

You are so right about planning... these days I'm trying to just live life day by day and roll with the punches.

Alexa said...

I am so excited to read more on this. I am all about planning, but life hardly ever goes accordingly and I have slowly but surely been learning to embrace it. Luckily things continue to work about better than I could ever have planned, so I am trying to remember to, as I read recently, "trust the process."

Thanks so much for sharing!

Sandy a la Mode said...

so true!! life can never be truly planned! just gotta roll w/ the punches!

Deidre said...

I'm very excited to read the rest of the story!

Planning makes me feel better about the future, but I mostly like just having them there - because you're so right! They change constantly.

la petite coquine said...

John and I have broken all the rules as a couple, and thrown the plans out-there's nothing better, in my humble opinion!

kate o. said...

I love the starting of the story! I wanna know MORE! :)