Not the Anniversary Post You’d Expect

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I started pouring my heart out earlier tonight about my marriage. Saturday will mark our 11th wedding anniversary. My fingers flew over the keyboard, talking about how we make each other laugh, support each other’s dreams, are a parenting team, never end a conversation without saying “I love you,” how I couldn’t imagine my life […]

5 Secrets to a Successful Marriage

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Realize that love is a choice. It’s not just about having that fluttery feeling in the pit of your stomach. It’s not a crush. It’s long term. And sometimes that doesn’t always look so romantic. And sometimes it’s reminding yourself that you do love your spouse. Love is a decision. Think before you blast your […]

Getting Through the Rough Spots in Marriage: Pour Your Heart Out

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When we were first married, we were starry-eyed-in-love newlyweds. But really, we didn’t have much of a clue how to be married. Being young, we thought we could float on a cloud of love and that would be enough. When you throw in a baby and big job changes a little less than two years into […]

4 Tips for a Happy Marriage I Wish I’d Known as a Newlywed

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At this time, 10 years ago, I was in the middle of last minute details for our wedding. All those things that seemed important at the time, but that I can’t remember at all right now. I could have really used some practical advice about newlywed life instead of finding cute table decorations for the […]

Pour Your Heart Out: My Kind of Romance

Being dorky together? Totally romantic.

The most romantic day of the year is this Thursday, right? That’s what we’re supposed to believe. A day to show how much you love someone. Hubs and I? We roll our eyes at Valentine’s Day. It’s not that we don’t believe in romance, because we do. But we’ve never been big on cards. And […]

Pour Your Heart Out: My Husband is an Asshole

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Yes, yes, he is. Sometimes.  And with the little things, I think oooh, I want to vent about this. And I consider posting a little blurb with his latest asshole move on my facebook page and letting you all have a laugh at his expense. Or make myself feel better when you agree with me […]

Pour Your Heart Out: He’s There for Me

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Hubs has to travel quite a bit for his job as well as sometimes working odd hours. But, it’s what he needs to do, so I don’t whine about it(too much). Besides, he’s there for me when it counts. Like last week, when he knew something was wrong, even when I just mumbled “I’m okay” […]

Nine Years of Marriage

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It was 9 years ago today that he and I officially became an “us.” We promised to love each other, though good times and bad. Though neither of us promised anything about obey. I laughed with joy through our ceremony while Hubs cried. It was a beautiful day.   The truth is that marriage is […]

Pour Your Heart Out: A Valentine from the Past

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Sorting through a box in the garage, I find pictures from long ago: me as a baby, in elementary school, high school, college, first year of teaching, me as a young mom, my 7 year old as a baby, me pregnant with my second. So many memories in one place. And then I see it. […]