Well, today marked four years of wedding bliss for me and the Mr. I can't believe it's been 4 years! To celebrate our anniversary, we ate dinner at Brick House tonight and I made a pecan pie. Unfortunately, we are so full from Brick House, that I doubt the pie will get touched tonight. (Who knows, I could come back and rally in a little while.) Instead of a long, mushy paragraph about being married, here are ten things I love about marriage:
1. The most fun times are the unplanned moments.
2. Jeremie and I have times when we talk non-stop, like we just met, and then we might go hours without saying anything to each other. (Not an awkward silence!) ; )
3. I finally got answers about what really goes on in a guy's mind during the dating/beginning of a relationship. (Blows my mind!) On the flip side, J finally got to hear what a girl is thinking at the beginning of a relationship. Probably scared him a little bit.....because by the 4th date, we are probably testing how his last name sounds with ours.
4. I just asked J what came to his mind first about marriage...he immediately said "friendship". Aww.....but it's true. Just the pure, unconditional friendship is the best. And knowing that your best friend is continually praying for you.....awesome.
5. Just when you think you know everything about each other, something new is uncovered. (Like J's slight obsession the King Arthur era, or the fact that I had probably an unhealthy attachment to my Simba stuffed animal as a child.)
6. Cuddling up at night never gets old. Ever.
7. We challenge each other to step out of our comfort zones. This means I finally learned to cook something other than corn casserole and J finally gave in and took dance lessons with me. (Granted, he gave me 5 lessons as a gift-enough to make me happy, but also a limit on his torture....smart on his part! He actually was an outstanding Tango partner.)
8. We do not have to participate in the dating scene. All the smiling, impressing, analyzing is over. I'm not saying we don't still DATE each other, because that is necessary. I'm just relieved that the process is over.
9. Facing challenges/tough times together is by far how we have bonded the most. I could write days about this, but the point is that victory through the battles make standing on the mountain together mean so much more.
10. Laughter-we laugh together (okay, or maybe at each other) every day. Deep conversations are great and all, but you just can't beat good old-fashioned funny. Good for the soul.
That is not an exhaustive list--or even my "top ten"--it was just what I could think of tonight. I should have set the bar low and done 4 and added one for each year of marriage.....haha...just kidding!
Happy Anniversary to us! Looking forward to the years to come!!!
Friday, May 3, 2013
Happy Friday!!! For the past 6 years, me and my besties, Mary and Meg race to be the first person to send the titled "Happy Friday" email each week. It's stiff competition. Especially since I'm a housewife and they are both overachievers. But I was the winner today!
I don't have much to report, but feel like I've rejected the blog lately! So here we go:
- We continue to enjoy our "dates". The last 2 have been more simple. Last week, we went to Lowe's together (J would probably choose this "date" every week) then we took the little buddy on a hike at a new park we found. It's 200 acres with great trails, a creek, very woody/nature-esque, so it definitely put us in the spirit for our Wyoming trip! The week before, we celebrated Super Bulldog Weekend even though we couldn't be in Starkville. We boiled shirmp and ate on the patio while we listened to the baseball game. Hello.
- Jeremie went bowling with our church group guys and lost a bet. This was his punishment at our next group meeting:
Needless to say, it was more than difficult to focus on Jesus while my hubby looked like this.
- In regards to Jr. League, I have finally graduated from a "Provisional" (Jr. League's nice way of calling us Freshmen.) I received my project placement for next year, and I'm so excited! I will be working at a place called My Friend's House, which is a home where children go when they have been removed from their homes for allegations of abuse or neglect. We hold a reading program on Tuesday nights and also do arts & crafts with the kids. At the end of the night, they get to keep a copy of the book we read. Can't wait to start.
- We are headed to MS next weekend for J's cousin Matt's wedding. He did The Lord's Supper at our wedding (which was one of my favorite parts!) Can't wait for the wedding and so see our families!!!
- Manny has had a very tough week, so he slept in this morning: Happy Trails!