Sunday, May 22, 2011

Learned in 18 months

Yesterday, we celebrated our 18 month anniversary!  EIGHTEEN MONTHS!!! :D  If I were to have served a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, I would have just completed my mission.  But lucky for me, instead of being transfered all over the place and having a different companion every month or two, I have been blessed to only transfer (aka move) once and keep the same companion the whole time.  :)

I can't imagine my life without Casey and I'm SO grateful I don't have to!!  I have learned a lot in the past 18 months though and thought I would share some of my insights.

  • The dishes don't do themselves.  When you live in a student apartment without a dishwasher, someone has to actually spend time washing the dishes.  It is way easier if you keep up with it instead of letting the dirty ones pile up.
  • Somethings are better left unspoken.  Tell a private journal if you have to vent.
  • You don't always have to be right and even when you are, is it really worth the fight to prove it?
  • We are meant to be equal, not the same!
  • He eats more than I do.  If I eat the same amount, I gain weight and he stays skinny.
  • Life is not so much about compromising but about finding a solution that both people are happy with.
  • Doing chores are so much more enjoyable when you are working together.
  • Shoot, doing anything is so much better when we are together.  
  • Make time for the little things because they really are the big things!
  • Figure out your spouses love language and then learn to speak it.
  • Trust your spouse with all of your secrets.  Talk about everything.
  • Say I'm sorry often.
  • Make time for the two of you on a daily basis.  The world is brutal.  I need daily time with my sweetheart to face it.
  • Let him open your door.
  • Never stop acting like a newlywed!!!  Kiss at stop lights.  Hold hands everywhere you go.  Say "I Love You" more times than you can count each day.
Results: one happy hubby and one "wuving" wife equals one marvelous marriage!
P.S. Stay tuned for pictures of how we celebrated 18 months.  We had the BEST day together!!! :D

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