Monday, 11 July 2011

"Lessons in Parenthood"

I added another section to this blog, so I thought it deserved an introduction too!

When I married my husband Scott, I didn't just marry him, I married his son Scott (who will further be known as Scotty, so not to confuse) as well. I took him, whose love and confidence I had won, to be my wedded son, to live together, to love him, comfort him, honor and keep him in sickness and in health so long as we both shall live! He's 9 years old and going into the 4th grade, and he is an absolute riot.

He's just like Scott, and he looks up to his dad so much. I could not have been more blessed with the step-son I got.

However, I am young, and I've been thrust into co-parenting a 9 year old boy. We have him half-time, so for me, I get the best of both worlds- I get to co-raise a kid, but Scott and I are still able to enjoy our time as newlyweds.


I am already learning so much, so posts will come soon!

Tuesday, 14 June 2011

Differences: Going to Sleep

Scott and I are a perfect match..., but that doesn't mean we're perfect, and that doesn't mean we're the same!

Every night this is absolutely proved when we go to bed. Our usual "routine", if you can even call it that:

  • He has to be cool; I need to be warm!
  • One sheet is just fine; I'll take as many blankets as possible!
  • His feet can touch me, my feet can touch him, but no way can our feet touch each other!
I can be falling asleep in the living room, but walking to the bed wakes me right up. Somehow he can go to sleep as soon as his head touches the pillow. 

Sam: intriguing topic
Scott: audible response
Sam: intriguing topic
Scott: audible mumble
Sam: "You're already asleep, aren't you?"
Scott: "hmm..."
Sam: "I'm going to cut you in your sleep."
Scott: "hmm..."
Sam: "Blast. Fine..."
I don't know how he does it, then I'm left there, eyes wide open, waiting for sleep. Doesn't he know you're supposed to think about the wonders of life when you're lying in bed before sleep? 
 As a conclusion I'll share that I never had a feeling either way about the "Always Kiss Me Goodnight" saying you see most commonly on wall stickers and blocks of wood, but now, as a wife, I understand. Whether it's love or OCD or both, I would feel just terrible if I didn't have that goodnight kiss. *kiss* Love you, goodnight!

"[Love] bears all things, hopes all things, believes all things, endures all things. Love never fails.
1 Corinthians 13 : 7-8a

Friday, 6 May 2011


On March 19th, I married my best friend.


Oh, you want more? Isn't that enough?!

Okay, well...marriage is wonderful! I wouldn't trade for anything on this earth..., but that doesn't mean it's a fairytale life, and everything is easy. We've yet to hit our first big road bump, but that doesn't mean I haven't learned anything. Before I married, I knew I couldn't possibly know what it's really like, no matter how many books I read! But I feel I was definitely prepared well. My mom probably bought me every single christian dating book out there, we did dating counseling (not that we needed it) and then our pre-marital counseling. If there was something to be taught about marriage before you're actually married, I learned it.

And I'm still learning...

This blog will hopefully be many things:
  • a journal for me of our married life
  • something to read and make you laugh
    (and if I'm lucky, MAYBE...)
  • somebody will learn something

    Here's hoping...
    Samantha Hammerschmith
    "[Love] bears all things, hopes all things, believes all things, endures all things. Love never fails.
    1 Corinthians 13 : 7-8a