Confessions – 7th ed.

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It’s been a while since I had a confession. I feel like it I’m overdue. Like when you keep a library book for too long and then shamefully (and on the sly) try to return it without the librarians seeing you. You avid readers know what I’m talking about, right? So lets confess some shit!

  • I’m starting to prefer Instagram Stories to Snapchat. I feel like the Snap is just getting trashy.
  • I am super behind on my reading goal for the year. I have hopes of catching up but in the meantime I will remain disappointed in myself.
  • I’m starting to get more forgetful with age. Two times this in the last 10 days – I defrosted chicken in the fridge and then completely forgot about it. UGH.
  • Peanut M&Ms are becoming my new favorite. Why did I ever like plain better?
  • I am a diehard McDonald’s Diet Coke gal but Speedway’s Diet Coke isn’t too shabby.
  • When my kid is at gym and I should be doing things like cooking dinner and folding laundry – I’m really binge watching Orange is the New Black or Shameless.
  • When I see little, whiney babies or toddlers, I count my blessings for only have one kid and love her even more for being old enough to wipe her own ass.
  • Using my Amazon Dash buttons fills me with glee.
  • Speaking of Amazon – anyone else have 2304923 things in their cart? I’m probably not going to buy them anytime this century but they are there waiting for me on the off-chance I find the money to get them.
  • My niece and I have a running streak in Snapchat because I’m the cool aunt.
  • I believe first impressions are important. But first food impressions are everything!
  • Sometimes going to the pool is difficult – I hate getting in a swimsuit – but my kid loves the pool AND I get a chance to judge the swingers club in my neighborhood. Oh yes – we have a swingers club. VERY entertaining. More about this later…
  • I’m obsessed with this game blackbox on my phone. It’s addicting.

 

These are my confessions.

Holy TEN YEARS Batman!

My husband and I have been married for ten years! TEN YEARS! Holy shit! I know, right? We celebrated our anniversary on Thursday and it was perfect. I wouldn’t change a thing about it. 🙂 He posted the sweetest message online that made me sob:

Screen Shot 2015-12-19 at 8.15.05 PMMike and I got married young and while I think most people thought we were nuts I wouldn’t do a single thing differently. This adventure has been amazing but boy have we learned A LOT! So.. I thought I would share a few {non-traditional} lessons learned to all you kids out there wading through marriage.

  1. In order to be a good but effective wife – make him think he’s calling the shots. Key word: think. 
    • Note from Mike: This is definitely not how it works.
  2. They say that couples that pray together, stay together. That’s true. But I would also say that couples that shoot together, stay together. 🙂
  3. If you are genuinely committed to one another – it doesn’t matter if you go to bed pissed as hell because you know you love each other to death. You’re just both stubborn as shit and passionate as hell.
  4. Sometimes the in laws cause problems and it’s best to just avoid them for a while….on both sides.
  5. Just because you’re married {and have kids} doesn’t mean you aren’t still dating. Keep the it up! Go out, live a little.
  6. Eat well, drink well and do it together. They say the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach. That’s true but I’m a big girl and the same applies to me! I don’t know many women who would turn down a delicious meal. Just saying.
  7. Have a king sized bed (minimum). Snuggling is overrated. Sleep is important and if you don’t have enough room to get good sleep than you’re fucked.
  8. Talk. Sometimes you get too much into the routine of the week that you forget to do things like talk. Talk about your day, your passions, things that motivate you. Talk about your goals – personally, professionally, couple goals, family goals. Make sure you know what the other is working to and help work together towards something.
  9. Make new traditions as a couple and family. While bringing each of your childhood traditions to your household is nice – starting new ones is even better.
  10. Friends are important. Make sure you have them as a couple and individually. They help you reflect on the the good times, are there for the tough times too and always make new memories easy. We are lucky to have some pretty bad ass friends. 🙂

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