You and Me & Chasing Little G



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I can stay out of most debates that happen on Facebook and Blogland, but for some reason, hashtags just seem to get me every time and the stupidest little thing will just set me off to make a little rant for you guys.


Haha like my little joke? No? oh, OK moving on!

So the latest hashtag to catch my attention and irritate me is #unwrapmycosmo. Apparently, there are people on the cover of cosmo magazine that have an issue when stores or news stands put these magazines in the little seal able baggies or with a censored cover to block out some of the more outrageous things that Cosmo likes to put in and on its magazine.

Honestly, I wish more stores would put covers on this magazine and any other magazine that wants to put SEX in giant capital letters and have skimpily dressed ladies on the front.

Not because it personally bothers me.

But because it bothers my husband.

I truly feel sorry for Christian men in this culture. Sex and sexuality is thrown at them from all sides anymore. It's the non-Christian coworkers who constantly think it is fine to talk about their weekend "adventures" at work. It's the pop ups on basically any website. It's the magazines that are in front of every single check out. It's the decals that people think are fine to display on their cars. It's the posters of bikini clad ladies mixed in with the Doctor Who posters at Walmart. It's trying to go to the beach. Sex is everywhere and I really think that our culture would be benefited from not making it so accessible to men.

Not because he can't just look away from these covers.

But because most of the time these magazines are placed at just the perfect height for little children to see and read.

And honestly, I am disgusted with how young our culture has decided to allow our children to start seeing these things. I know that my children will barely be able to escape it all. It's plastered all over our TV, magazines, books, and the Internet. And I just know that no matter how hard I try to give my future family a modest, censored environment, it is going to be impossible to not expose my three year old to the word sex, for my future son to not grow up thinking that seeing a girls upper thighs, cleavage, and midriff is anything but normal, for my future daughter to think that sex before marriage normal and that the way her parents went about waiting to be weird.

It saddens me when people think to embrace sexuality is to bare skin and ourselves at all times to all people. Or that people think that I'm ashamed of my sexuality because I believe in modesty. Trust me people, I handle my sexuality just fine, I just believe that showing it off is best if it is only for my husband and no one else to see. I believe that there are ways to feel sexy without baring it all to people.

So, Demi Lovato, I understand that maybe this cover on this prestigious magazine made you feel "incredibly empowered and the MOST beautiful" you've ever felt, but does it really need to be seen by my two year old niece? Is that the message that you would want her to learn? For your own two year old niece or daughter to learn? That to feel this way she needs to be in a little cut out dress on a magazine full of sex tips?

I know it isn't what I want her to learn, or any of my future daughters to learn. I want my daughters to know that they can feel confident and beautiful any second of the day. That they don't need to be reduced to sex objects for men to feel wonderful. And that when the time comes, the right man will make her feel wonderful, beautiful, and sexy no matter what she is wearing or if her make-up is done.

So please #WrapCosmo.

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March 2014 Wedding Goals

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January Goals
1| Order my invitations.

2| Send out my wedding invitations.

3| Start working on ceremony music.

4| Make a list of must have music for the reception.

5| Sketch out and start picking out decorations for center pieces.

Three out of 5 in two months. . . well its been a rough semester so you can't really blame me. Things are busy around here and with only a little over 2 months before the wedding, things are getting even more crazy! A lot of other things did get done, even if the things on my list from two months ago didn't. 

1| We bought Wicked tickets (for our honeymoon)
2| We bought our hotel room for said honeymoon
3| Put a down payment and signed a lease to our apartment.
4| Had my Bridal shower.

Now on to March goals! (Yes, I skipped a month. It happens)

1| Send out invitations

2| Decorate centerpeice items

3| Finish off paying for Venue

4| Work with Jacey on the Reception dance music.

5| Finalize ceremony options.

6| Bug Bridal party to get all outfit things.

Why We Work

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We work because we are both incredibly nerdy. As in plant ourselves in front of the computer and watch Doctor Who, League of Legends, or Avatar. All Day. Any Day.

We work because neither of us can focus on something for too long in seriousness. We have to goof off or make faces at each other or something.

We work because we understand when the other needs to be lazy and then be super nice and take care of stuff for them.

We work because we literally think the exact same thing sometimes. Example: (me thinking in my head) 'hmmm if we are almost done with New Doctor Who, then we should watch Classic Doctor Who next!' (Simeon out loud) "Wanna watch Classic Doctor Who after we are done with this season?"

We work because cuddles are the best in both of our opinions.

We work because I can cook an awesome dinner, and he can fix my car.

We work because we both have the same alarm tone and both dispise the sound of it going off.

We work because we love to surprise each other.

We work because we are passionate. About each other and things that are in our lives.

We work because we learn and grow in our faith together.

We work because Simeon remebers everything that I love and surprises me with it.

We work because I make him brownies on rough days.

We work because he can explain physics to me and I can educate him on horses.

We work because we are each others best friend.

Life Shouldn't Be A Checklist

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Junior year has been crazy.
Like wanna just curl up in bed, sleep for the next 3 semesters, crazy.

When your life starts to boil down to an overflowing checklist that grows faster than anything can get done on it, thats extremely bad.

And what are the things that get left on the checklist WAAAYYY longer than they should.

Devotional Time.
Dates with Simeon.
Wedding Planning.
Basically, anything I actually enjoy doing with my time.

Luckily, next semester I'm only going to be taking 16 credits instead of 17, which doesn't sound like a whole lot, but I don't plan on taking as many high caliber classes.
Two of my classes, I expect to be quite fun!

With debate season starting next weekend, I also hope that I can spend a little bit more time being able to blog as Simeon will be gone most weekends for the next 3 to 4 months.
Did you know that I missed my own Blog-iversary on Thursday?
Yep, as of October 31st, I have been blogging on this little space for a year.
Now one thing I have been working on for 2ish months, is this whole new redesign completely done by muah!
I"m getting my new editorial calender all set up with some big goals for this space and Becoming A Gilbert.

I want to jump back into being passionate about something.
I want my room to be spotless
I want my homework done, so I can spend a night a week just being with Simeon and doing something crazy and fun.

Grown-Up Moments

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. . . Realizing that I'm planning MY WEDDING!

. . . Trying to pay lame bills.

. . . People asking when Simeon and I are going to have kids.

. . . Realizing that it would be fine for kids to be in the near future (near as in 4 years-ish)

. . . Realizing that I only have a year and a half left of school.

. . . Making concrete decisions about my career path.

. . . Planning a home.

. . . Merging financial accounts.

. . . Budgeting my money.

. . . Drinking coffee at 5:30 because I know I'm up for another 6 hours at least.

. . . Drinking coffee in general.

. . . Setting up meetings and appointment.

. . . Realizing that by summer I'm going to be married.

. . . Not making choices by myself only for myself.

 . . . Having people depend on me.

All these things make me feel like such a grown up. Some of them are wonderful, while others aren't that much fun at all. I guess it's all a part of my changing world and view points. Some things just seem crazy that it's even possible that I'm at that stage in my life.

What are some of your grown up moments?