This recipe originated with my great grandmother, Josie. She passed it down to my Grandmother, who has made it for me growing up. I LOVE this stuff. If my tummy were big enough, I would eat the whole entire pot. It’s perfect for the winter season, there’s nothing better than eating a warm bowl of yummy soup on a cold day. The best part about this recipe is it’s SO simple to make. I hope if you make this soup, you love it as much as I do!
P O S T C E ER E M O N Y
As soon as Mike and I got engaged I knew I wanted my Youth Minister, Tyler Roach, to marry us. While I was in youth group at Church, we went through a hard time finding a new youth minister. We went through a few until Tyler and his wife Laura came along. They are the perfect fit for our church and I really felt like Tyler and Laura both cared about the ministry. Tyler taught me a lot in the short year and a half he was my youth minister and I have a ton of respect for him and his wife. They have a great marriage and I knew Tyler would be the perfect minister to marry us.
For our premarital counseling we went on a hike. Mike packed a book bag for me and carried it, and I packed one for him and carried it. When we needed something we had to ask one another for it. It was a cool communication activity. Since we didn’t live together before we got married, Tyler talked to us about life after marriage and what we had coming our way! Mike and I each did a personality test, discussed the results with Tyler, and talked about our strengths and weaknesses. This was cool because we talked about how to deal with each others weaknesses and how to compliment the strengths. It was so much fun and I really learned a lot about Mike even though I thought I knew everything there was to know!
You’re probably reading this wondering, “what in the world does this have to do with their ceremony?”. The premarital counseling was really a crucial part leading up to the ceremony for us. I felt like it brought us closer as a couple and closer to God. It made me fall in love with Mike even more, and it was nice talking with someone who has done the whole newly wed thing before, I liked getting advice and talking about what all marriage brings. I really feel like it prepped us well for what life was going to be like post ceremony.