Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Jessica: Marriage & Baby Update

Hey Everyone! Thank you guys soooooo much for all the congrats on everything! Frank and I are doing great. We have been saving our money for the baby to come and the house we will eventually move into. I'd say we have been doing pretty good.

As for married life, well Frank and i have been married now for 2 months and it has just been awesome. We are really great together and never make a decision without consulting each other first, which i love. I feel like i always have someone to answer my questions or help me with a problem. I love being married. I can't wait until we finally get a house of our own. I love to decorate and I'm sure i'll have a ball decorating our house!! As you all know, we are expecting also and the one thing i can't wait to decorate is the baby room, but the baby won't have a nursery until we move into our own house.

Our move date should be about 6 months after the baby is born. I am due July 18th! I am 27 weeks now...so I only have about 13 weeks left!!! My belly is huge!!! ahhhhh!!! I can't wait. Frank and I are so excited about the baby coming. The baby has been moving and kicking his mommy a lot lately, too. It really is an amazing feeling to have him kick me. It's just something you can't explain. Especially when you see your belly just move! I went to Babies R Us a few weeks ago to register for my baby shower and I had so much fun. I wanted to buy EVERYTHING in the store. I am not sure when my baby shower is because my mom is planning it and she's keeping it a surprise. Usually i can get surprises out of her but not this time LOL. I know it's some time in June, though, and I can't wait.

For more updated information go to www.myspace.com/iloveyoupeanut, I update my blog very frequently and answer a lot of questions!
Thank you,
Love always,
Mrs. Melasecca <3

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Monday, April 9, 2007

Highlights from Chantel and Jacob

Hey guys, it's Chantel and Jacob!

We just had our first Easter as a married couple and it was great. We went to breakfast with my family then we went and had lunch with his. We have hot water in our house!!! That has been the highlight of my week so far. We went about two weeks without it and it made us grateful to live in the country that we do!

Yes we do have a myspace, we've had one for a long time now. It's www.myspace.com/soguttersoghettosohood. We've been getting a lot of positive feed back from everyone and it's been amazing! We just want to thank everyone for their loving and encouraging comments. It's comforting to know that there are couples out there like us, and that we can help others in similar situations.

Chantel- I'm currently not driving due to a medical condition that happened about a month and a half ago. I get my license back in another month and a half, which I'm excited for. It's been such an incredible blessing, because I walk to work every morning. It takes me about ten minutes to get there because I work right down the street from where I live. I've been able to take in the world and enjoy God's creation. It's been amazing the things I've been enjoying while walking. I think driving doesn't really allow you to enjoy the sky or the trees or the sun. Our earth is filled with such beauty and it's amazing to see it all!

I am fine medically. I honestly feel it was a one time thing, so no need to worry!

Jacob- I'm still working, trying to fix up our house. We still have a lot to do, but everything is coming together perfectly. We're enjoying life and enjoying each other. I just put in a pond out in our little yard. Putting the house together has been exhausting, but over all it's been worth it. I'm able to give my wife and myself an amazing home!

Thanks for the support, and keep checking back with us!

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Army Wife Update

Well, Jake finally graduated his schooling and he is home! We have these couple days together before he leaves for PTA which is 2 weeks long. I cant wait for him to just be done with it all! We have a couple of answers to your questions....

1. Are we having kids? Yes- but we decided as a couple that it is better for us to wait until Jake is done with his tour in Iraq.

2. When is Jake deploying? Jake is deploying this November and his tour is 18 months long!

3. Do we have a myspace? Yes- our web address is www.myspace.com/zeuskr8zy. I also have a facebook account. Just look up Jennifer Koszewski.

4. How much time do we actually spend together? Well honestly... we never really have time together. If we are lucky..we have about 2 nights a week together. Next month we should have more time with one another, but us military wives know what to expect marrying a soldier!

5. Has Jake changed since we got married? Yes!!! He is more interested in the married life and spending time with only his wifey! I guess reality hit him and he realizes that we dont have much time together since he is deploying.

Hmm... I dont really remember anymore questions, but I think I answered the majority of them. Thanks for the support!! And check out our page!!

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Ashley: No Day But Today

KARA..... Sorry it took so long for me to write back - I have been very busy. You sound like you are both truly in love and that is all that matters. When he asks your parents, I believe you should be there with him and let them know that you are both truly in love and are ready for the next big step. Parents seem to believe that since we are so young, we really don't know what love is, but they are wrong. When you are in love, you and only you, know it. They seem to think we don't know how to make our own decisions. Just let your parents know that you are willing to marry him and would love for them to be happy for you. But, if they are not going to give their support, it is not going to prevent you from marrying him. At 18, we are actually considered adults -- why do parents always try stopping us from making adult decisions? We are grown and looking to be happy in life, and if he makes you happy then go for it! Don't let anybody get in your way.

Those that hate are mad because they don't have it as well as you do! I used to wish that I could have skipped the engagement and went straight into 2 years of being married, too. But, you know what? All of that makes you and your love 100 times stronger than when you began. It’s a journey, and you have to be willing to go through its ups and downs. Trust me, in the end, it will all pay off and you will be the happiest girl in the world. Well congrats on your future engagement and write if any more questions. GOOD LUCK!!!!!!

CRYSTAL.... Hey, I would say it gets harder when it comes down to 4 weeks left. That is when you have to start running around making sure everything is going to come out perfectly. Don't worry, though -- everything comes together that day and it all works out for the best. Stay strong, hold it together, and you will be the happiest bride the day of your wedding. Congrats, and I hope everything comes out as you planned it.

LISA.... Thanks for the support! I am glad to hear that you are one of the many that has made it as a young married couple. It lets me know that I have hope and that I am not the only one that thinks this is possible -- you are living proof. Thanks again for your support it helps to hear that we have some people on our side.

SHAZMIN..... Hey, Shazmin. I would suggest you expose him to your family as soon as you can. I learned from experience that the sooner you introduce him, the sooner the family will to learn to accept him and realize that you are truly in love. I was once scared to introduce him to my family until I got the guts to do it one day. I realized that was one of the best things that I have done. I mean, yeah, I heard it left and right from my family, but all you can do is ignore them and continue on with your life. You have to realize that you are marrying him, not everybody else. That is their opinion, and you can't change that. What you can do is show them that you are not playing around, and maybe one day they will come to their senses. Good LUCK and you can do it. Just believe in your love because love can conquer everything. Hope to hear from you again!

Sorry everyone, we do not have a myspace right now, but we will be getting one soon. We will keep you updated on our lives and let you know how everything is going. I hope to hear from a lot more people. If you have any questions, feel free to ask. Take care!

Here are some inspirational quotes:

Where there is great love, there are always miracles.

Love is what we are born with. Fear is what we learn. The spiritual journey is the unlearning of fear and prejudices and the acceptance of love back in our hearts.

Love is the essential reality and our purpose on earth. To be consciously aware of it, to experience love in ourselves and others, is the meaning of life. Meaning does not lie in things. Meaning lies in us.

There's only now…There's only here...Give in to love...Or live in fear...No other path...No other way...No day but today...No day but today.

Thx, Ashley

Thursday, April 5, 2007

Lauren and David: Our Year Married

Well, it looks like David and I are the veteran married couple amongst the Engaged and Underage couples. Being that we were the pilot episode, we were the first to get married. We are currently on the road with the Anberlin, Bayside, Meg & Dia and Jonezetta tour working for our non-profit organization, To Write Love On Her Arms. We just celebrated our one-year anniversary a couple of days ago. Luckily, our anniversary landed on a day off in Las Vegas.

As David and I were walking up the strip the night of our anniversary, we were reflecting back on where we started a year ago and where we've come. In one way, it feels like our year happened in the blink of an eye. But then reflecting back on everything we've had the privilege to do this year, we are blown away at how far life has taken us injust one year.

This year has driven us to never settle for anything short of our hearts’ desires. This year has encouraged us to believe that anything is possible in life if we choose to persevere. Please don't get me wrong; this year was not a cakewalk. It was full of work, frustrations, and a ton of learning. But, despite all the difficulty, we know without a shadow of a doubt that if we pursue our dreams, they are absolutely possible. Our dreams aren't always handed to us, but just because we have to go through hurdles does not mean they are any less possible.

So, this is in my opinion our year in a nutshell, the huge things in life are not as giant as they seem. Big things are absolutely possible and worth every hurdle to attain.

Write back soon and check out more information on our charity!-- Lauren http://www.twloha.com/www.myspace.com/towriteloveonherarms

Hello everyone, it’s David. I can't believe our show aired almost two months ago, and I can't believe Lauren and I have been married for over a year now. It has flown by, but we have done so much in this year and gone through a lot as well. We continue to grow closer daily.

We are currently on tour with To Write Love on Her Arms, the non-profit that we both work full time for. We have been out for almost a month, and are just hitting the half way mark. This is the fourth tour that I have been on, and it is amazing to have Lauren on this tour with me. We are seeing all the major cities in the U.S. together. Yesterday as we were walking on Pier 39 in San Francisco, we were talking about what a great experience it is to be doing this together.The bands we are on tour with are amazing -- Anberlin, Bayside, Meg and Dia, and Jonezetta. We have gotten to know them all really well and the bands and their crews are all great people. We have been able to meet a lot of the people who we have been corresponding with us via internet through TWLOHA, which has been amazing.

We are also getting "recognized" a lot which is really weird to us. Although, it is really cool to meet all these people who have seen our show and talk to them and answer their questions. We have also been able to talk with several young engaged couples and several young married couples. We have been able to talk about our experiences and answer any questions they may have, as well as ask any questions we might have. A few couples have even come up and said they have applied for the show, so we may be watching some of them on TV in the future.

With that said, if anyone has any questions we would be happy to answer any of them. Being on the road, internet is hard to get to, but we will do our best to answer as much as we can.

Wednesday, April 4, 2007

An Update From Chantel

Many of you are wondering how our house caught on fire. Well, this is the story; six weeks before our wedding Jacob's house (now our house) caught on fire. It was an electrical fire in the neighbors garage that went over into our garage. No one was hurt; thank God. But it did make everything twice as stressful! We're back in our house and loving every minute of it!

Thank you for all of your sweet comment! Jacob and are very encouraged by those and we appreciate every single one of them. A lot of people have asked me how I dealt with not feeling support from my loved ones. From what I've learned through this whole experience is; my parents never, not supported me; they were just scared. They saw me as a child and wanted to protect me from the world. And that's the case for most parents. But the thing that sets you apart from them is it's your life. You choose what path you take, and no matter how much your parents threaten or complain or disagree with something, they're still your parents and you still love them and respect them regardless. And same goes for them. Even thought you're not seeing what you want to see from them; it's there. It'll just take them a little more time than you care for. My mom and dad were so proud of me. They were proud that I found Jacob and proud that he was going to be their son-in-law.

Whatever decision you make in you life; make sure you put a lot of thought into it. A lot of people thought, "Oh she's young, she's acting on impulse." Well, yes I am young; and no, I wasn't acting on impulse. My parents raised me better than that! I thought long and hard. I prayed harder than I've ever prayed because this was my life; the rest of my life. Turned out to be the best decision of my life.

Jacob and I aren't planning on having kids for another 3-4 years. We want to be married and have fun. We want to be able to pick up our things and travel. Kids are definitely in our future; but not right now.

Thanks for reading our thoughts! We enjoy hearing from you guy's and getting feed back; good or bad!