Weekend Wrap Up: 5th Anniversary Edition

Over the weekend, Brad and I celebrated our 5th wedding anniversary. This year was actually a milestone.

We were unusually home on our anniversary and it was a Saturday. So, we had a nice relaxing day, then went out to a nice dinner at Strip in Avon. Strip is a cool steakhouse in an old barn.

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My husband helps me be independent

Today is Brad’s birthday. I’m taking a slightly different approach to a birthday blog for him than normal and sharing about something I recently learned, which is: The longer I’m married, the more independent I become.

I discovered something when Brad was gone all last week on a business trip. I realized that between the time we got married and now, I’ve become so much more independent. But it’s not just independence that I’ve developed, it’s confidence, competence and comfort-ence. (Alliteration is my favorite.)

It’s not that Brad makes me have to be independent. I both want and need my husband in my life. I have identified that Brad has been a significant part of my personal development process. Brad, combined with normal progression through adulthood and  increased personal and professional responsibility, has helped me become better at being on my own. Continue reading

What Would You Do Without Me?

Yesterday was nine years since Brad and I started being humans together.

We did what every couple wants to do on their 9th anniversary of couplehood… we went to an oral and maxillofacial surgeon’s office for a consultation, because I have to have my wisdom teeth out… again.

Remember 3 1/2 years ago when I wrote about my totally not wise teeth? They only took out the bottom ones because the top ones didn’t look problematic. Yet.

While at the consultation Brad jokingly asked, “What would you do without me?”

It caused a good laugh, but the real answer to that question is much more serious. Without Brad, I would do nothing. Continue reading

Helping the Men in Our Lives Stay Healthy

No one really likes to go to the doctor. It seems like men as a gender in general are known for avoiding those who wear white coats.

Oscar Insurance put together a great infographic for Men’s Health Week (this week) and apparently June is Men’s Health Month. Most wives probably realize long before walking down the aisle, that part of the role they will play in their partner’s life includes encouraging him to be healthy.  Continue reading

Every Year Can’t Be a Milestone

I sat here looking at a blank page trying to come up with something to say about four years of marriage. And I had nothing, no profound words.

So I turned to Brad with my blogging predicament. His response was, “Well write that. Every year can’t be a milestone. It’s not that we’ve made it to four years, it’s all the things we’ve done in those years.” Continue reading