choose your love, love your choice

Friday, June 3

  {our wedding day. back when it was legal for babies to get married}
I received a comment a bit ago, sweetly inferring that Tys and I might be some kind of qualified to be giving out marriage advice.
To which I chuckled. And will not oblige, simply because three years of marriage is not nearly enough to wrack up any kind of wisdom. {We still smack each others bum's in public ok?}
But. For those of you not of our same faith ... or for those who haven't heard it before, I just wanted to share the best marriage advice I've ever heard. Spoken by the President of our Church, President Monson. The advice is simple:
"Choose your love, Love your choice"
And that's what we do.
The exact recipe to our marital happiness I'd dare to say.

Time to go design that puppy and frame it eh?

80 comments:

The Karrens said...

Sydney~ Congrats on the baby and love the blog. I want to come visit you and catch up. I still can't believe that you are all grown up. You should be 10 years old dancing with Jordan. Miss you cousin!

Lindsey said...

I love this! Thanks for sharing. Pres Monson is one wise man.

The Eshbaughs said...

thats what I did and I could not agree more. :)

Mr. Taylor and his Lady said...

this is perfect! so simple and yet so powerful! i feel like i need to frame this for my soon to be new home with the soon to be husband! thanks for sharing! :)

Julie Khuu said...

Aww honey what a beautiful mantra...in the end it's all about empowering yourself through YOUR own choices, one day at a time...you and yo' hubs sure do share one great love and life...so does that mean the doctor is IN?? Hehe

Happy Weekend sweets!

xo-Julie
Peace. Love. LOL!

Haute Khuuture Blog

Naomi. said...

I love advice like this because it is so true. And you both looked wonderful on your wedding day. :) .



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One Day in April said...

You look amazing! And I'm loving this sentence! :)

xx Melody

http://onedayinapril.wordpress.com

Amie said...

Oh myyy you two are WAY too cute!!

Laura:: said...

#1 - LOVE LOVE LOVE your blog. It's always the first I go to when sitting down to read. I might be what you call a little... addicted? But in a positive way, of course!

#2 - I think this is the best advice ever. Our pastor told us before we get married that nothing is easier than saying words, and nothing is harder than living them day after day...and that at the end of our ceremony, legally we will be husband and wife; but we still must decide, each day that stretches out before us, that we want to be married.

and i applaud you and tyson on three years together - in today's word, that's an eternity compared to some!!!

Sweet Susy said...

Just Pure Love!
It is so wonderful to be an LDS and know of eternal blessings with our love one. Im still with my honey bun boyfriend but one day we will have a huge smile while we come out of the Temple =)
Congrats on the baby again n_n

Morgan said...

Love it! Please design it quickly so I can re-pin it on Pinterest. :)

Carrie said...

So true! I love my choice everyday!
Style in the City

Katherine said...

Adorable and so true. It's nice to have faith in the fact that we are all capable of choosing wisely...even at our young age. In love and in life!

❤ Katherine

SherryB said...

Sydney, you look beautiful here. Congrats on the baby. Thanks so much for letting us in on your daily life. I feel like I "know" you because your blog is so real.

Sherry B
http//theburnettlife.blogspot.com

Mrs. C said...

Love this! Best advice I got was to "Marry Your Best Friend." So tru!! And as long as your married I feel you can give advice! :)

www.mrscapretta.com

Happy Weekend!

Joanna said...

Here! Here!

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M Jokisch said...

i would dare say that is the best marriage advice i've ever heard. husband ben and i do this. it's refreshing to see other couples making the decision to love each other every day.

Miss Celeste said...

i LOVED this talk!

AND

i loved that they got onto the boys for being lame and not taking any of us girlies on dates...

about time. it was perfect timing for me...because a boy recently had been to chicken to ask me out. haha

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Candace Stevenson said...

I love this :) I love your pretty dress and I LOVE that talk oh SO much! :)

Lovely Little Rants

Rachel said...

My husband says it like this: choose what you love, then love what you choose. When I was deciding and re-deciding on a major/career path that was said maybe a billion times. Sometimes you can't guarantee that you made the best choice, but you can decide that it was. Lovely blog; lovely you!

Hi! I’m Rachel and I’m Not the Modeling Type.

Jenni Austria Germany said...

i give it 3-5 days before it's the new Keep Calm & Carry On ;)

wonderchris said...

I hope you guys are still bum smacking well into your 80s!!! :D

Maria said...

I love this. So sweet and precious!

Mike and Jenna said...

LOVE that quote...you should design and sell it. I would buy one and frame it in my house! :)

jillian :: cornflake dreams. said...

lovely advice!! you two are the sweetest couple.
xoxo jillian:: enter to win a leigh viner print!

Amy said...

Such a great quote because it's so simple and so easy to follow (well, it should be, right?!). I love looking back at my wedding pictures, we looked soooooo young!

amy day to day

Liesl @ FabulousFashions4SensibleStyle said...

That quote and advice is just lovely...perfectly said! Thank you for sharing and you look adorable in your wedding picture...so, so happy!

Liesl :)

Belly B said...

You and Ty have to be one of the happiest couples in the world :) Congratulations on the baby!

<3 Belly B

Abi said...

it is so great of you to represent the LDS church :) i love how you are always modest, but still fashionable. A lot of people don't know how to pull that off, and you are definitely helping them.

Jen said...

i love this so much. pres monson couldnt have said it any better <3

Natalia said...

Aww. How old were you? My mom was only 18, and my dad was 21 when they got married!

San said...

Beautiful quote. And beautiful wedding picture! ;)

Miss Emily K. said...

like this.... how old were you when you got married?

Petchie said...

Love this quote, so adorable, and love he picture!! too cute!

xoxo
Petchie
http://itsallofthelittlethings.blogspot.com/

Zelina Garza said...

you two are so cute lovely picture.

myedit said...

I have been married for almost 5 years. I think this makes me an expert. Or this makes Matt very patient with my cat collecting and shopping and non-cooking and non-cleaning.
I am gonna start a marriage blog next. It's going to be a big deal. I think.

Elaine A (TOBeautyReviews) said...

What a great picture - and wow you look great with dark hair! Couldn't agree more with your advice :)

andrea said...

that is great advice. and definitely worthy of framing!

M. said...

agreed. when marriage is forever- statements like that are not just sensible, they're downright necessary!

you look beautiful and happy in that picture!

Jamie and Jordan Sheffer said...

Syd- I love your blog so much. I read it pretty much daily. I'm a recent convert to the LDS church even though I have been surrounded by it and been going for quite some time. I just got baptized on Saturday. My husband was raised in the church so he is ecstatic! I really love this post. We have been married for just over 4 years and just had a baby girl in October. Congrats on your baby! That is such a blessing. Your blog is so inspiring in so many ways. We plan on going to the Temple in a year and get sealed as a family so my fashion sense has changed a bit. I have always been very modest but I have to modify it a bit now. Your blog shows me that you can be modest and still very stylish. Thank you so much!

Suzzie V said...

This is the best advice I have ever heard. Pres. Monson is a very wise man indeed.

Rachael said...

You should be smacking each other's bums in public til the day you die. Within reason of course. Like, only 10 times/24 hours.

melissa said...

I love that saying!I don't think that can describe a marriage or a life long partnership any better.(if marriage isn't your thing!)

Popcorn, Pugs & Peonies said...

Love, love, love it! So simple and so true.

Torrey Jayne said...

Best advice ever. :)

Allie said...

I'm sorry if this may seem a little forward but why do morman couples tend to get married so young? I'm almost 23 and I feel like if I was a part of your faith that I would be considered an old single lady! My freshmen roommate was morman and she married her first boyfriend! This just baffles me but who am I to ever question anyone's happiness!? Best of luck :) I hope to still be reading your blog in 50 years for some of that knowledge!!

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larissa said...

That is one of the most beautifulest quotes about love I've ever heard. I want to make it into art and put it in my room to wake up to every morning. You two are a very cute couple and your love shines through your blog and is so inspiring. (Your gown is gorgeous as well!)

Che said...

Y'all are adorable.

Kristin said...

That's so great. You two are so great too.

Whitney & Devin said...

Favorite. quote. ever. Happy anniversary you two!

www.devinandwhitney.blogspot.com

Alexandria said...

You two are wonderful. Too wonderful for words. And that advice cannot be denied by anyone.

Katie said...

We got married when we were just babies too. I was 18 and he was 22. This month we will celebrate 7 happy years of marriage. I love to see when other couples who marry young are so in love as well. I feel like it puts us in some sort of club :)

Nav said...

Your new follower and Love your bloggy! I know this advice well enough :) I started dating my boyfriend when i was 17 and he was 18. six years later, we are fighting for our love to get married - inter-racial marriage it is. But I have faith in god that we are meant to be together :)
So I abide by your advice girlie!

Happy Weekend!

http://navlandstyle.blogspot.com/

Katie said...

Yep, that's a pearl of wisdom for sure.

Sarah Fowler said...

This is such a great quote. We have recently joined a "newly married's group" at our church. We are new to the area, and are so happy to have finally made some friends, especially ones through Christ! Can't wait to share this quote with them, it is beautiful (and so true!)

E.C. said...

That is beautiful advice.

Jennifer said...

You just solved the, "What the heck do I write for marriage advice in this bridal shower memory book when I'm still single?" problem for me. This is beautiful.

tw said...

it's too bad you're part of the mormon cult. otherwise you'd be a great blogger.

Rachel said...

LOVE the quote! It is what my husband and I live by! Such a good adage

detailsjuliette said...

The best advice you could give. Beutiful quote!

wildchild said...

such a cute wedding photo. i want to see more! i like seeing cute little babies get married :) but that seems like genius advice. thanks!

Linda Rose said...

Good job not giving advice, and good job giving that one little piece you know works. I find the longer I'm married, the less I know. But I did get a couple little nuggets that have stuck with me.
1. Divorce is not an option. But neither is misery.
2. Out do one another in showing honor.
Works every time. :)

Bianca and Sarah said...

awesome advice.

Rachael said...

I didn't recognize you for a second with the dark hair! You guys are so cute.
You must have been young when you married!

Neris said...

Such a sweet post! I totally agree with your advice :)

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Leslie said...

That is the best thing I've ever read!

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Andrea said...

I love that quote. My husband did a cute print of it and it will be hanging in our home shortly.

http://nicholasgrahmbaker.blogspot.com/2011/06/great-advice-from-great-man.html

Emy said...

Great great words!! I´m not married but I have been with my boyfriend for about 3 years and its been wonderful since day one and those words really really apply:)
xx
Emy

http://emykoster.com/

ShelleyW said...

You mentioned your faith, Can I ask you a couple questions?

1. What do you believe the relationship between Jesus and Adam is?

2. Do you believe that Mormon men will get their own planet of sorts based on the works they do here on Earth?

Sist and Sist said...

I love this!!! And a marriage whose foundation is on Christ, can not be broken!

Tucker said...

simply couldn't agree more.

Kimberly said...

you guys are so adorable and this photo is perfect you look absolutely stunning!

http://kc-citystyle.blogspot.com/

Camille said...

Thank you so much for your advice! Although I'm not of the same faith as you I do respect Mormon philosophies, especially when it comes to love and marriage. Thank you again for sharing, it means so much to me :)

♥ Camille
http://www.thedeweydecimals.com

sarah said...

That is wonderful advice. Thank you so much. I think it applies to your whole life including hobbies and career path as well.

I did a post on "loving what you do" if you would like to read it :)

http://the-twelfth-hour.blogspot.com/2011/05/l-o-v-e-w-h-t-y-o-u-d-o.html

xx

paige crosland anderson said...

amen to that, sister.

Pink Sun Drops said...

We still spank each other's booties in a nonweird, but still totally weird, way at eleven years of marriage. And I definitely wouldn't be giving out marriage advice either! Things I've learned along the way, yes, but advice, definitely not.

Hayley Laura said...

You guys look so incredibly happy! This made me smile!

One Day in April said...

you guys look so adorable!

x Melody
http://onedayinapril.wordpress.com

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