Wednesday, October 2, 2019

10 years.

Today marks 10 years since my husband and I officially got together.  I still can't believe it when I say it out loud.  Ten years with the same person?  Coming from someone who never wanted to get married?  It still amazes me this many years later.  I have always been the girl that said I'm never getting married, I truly never thought I would find someone that I could be with forever.

I thought it would be fun to do a little Q+A on our relationship/marriage on the blog for our ten year dating anniversary.  Some years we celebrate it, some years we just acknowledge it to each other, either way I'm still glad we at least talk about it.

How did you and your husband first meet?
We met when we were both in grade school, his family is friends with our family and I would see him at family functions from time to time.  I've always thought he was the cutest thing, and secretly had a crush on him.  But I was super shy growing up, I barely even talked to boys until late in high school.

How did you know he was the right guy for you?
At first I was hesitant because I had so many past relationships that ended badly, cheating, lying, you get the drift.  I remember being so tired of that, and was single for a long time.  After a few months, I knew he was going to be someone different.  It's very hard to put into words, but when you know you really do just know.

What is your favorite trait about your husband?
He makes me laugh, all the time.  Anytime we are sitting next to each other, he will always put his hand on me either to rub my back, leg, or just to be close to me.  He always says "I love you" first, when he leaves the house, when he gets off the phone, anytime, he's always says it.

What is his biggest romantic gesture?
He does lots of little things, like cooks dinner, or on the random occasions when I cook he'll do the dishes.  If I need something, he'll always offer to go out and get it right then.  He's not really a huge romantic person, but it's the little things he does that makes it romantic for me.

What is your favorite thing about being married?  What is the hardest part?
My favorite thing is to have a person to share everything with.  It took me three years into being married, just to have the same bank account!  Once I got past all of that, it's great being married to your best friend.  To have that someone to be able to talk to about anything, someone who knows you at your darkest and your happiest times in life and still loves you for you.  I love creating memories with him, and to share so many different experiences with.  And what man would let his girlfriend have the entire basement (at our 1st house) as her lady cave? ♥  The hard parts are having a blended family, some days it's easy, some days it's hard, but in the end it's all worth it for him.

Does your husband help with the blog?
In the very beginning he did, he would help me come up with blog posts or help me think of ways to set it up, things like that.  But the last few years, I do the blog entirely solo.  It's an outlet for me to share our life and have a forever memory to look back on.

How long did you guys date before you got married?
We dated for three years before getting engaged, and engaged for 8 months just before getting married.  Quickest engagement ever, but it was one of the most fun times in my life and I would do it all over again in a heart beat.  Loved planning our wedding!

Where did you have your first date?
To a Reds baseball game.

How did he propose?
It's a super long awesome story, but I'll make it short.  He planned out a full day scavenger hunt of our relationship from the beginning to that day.  I had to put puzzle pieces together that said "Will You Marry Us" with a picture of him and his kids on the puzzle.  It was one of the best days!

Happy dating anniversary babe!  Love you!

(Photo is from our dating years at the lake)

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