Anniversary Box *Update*

Hi Guys!

A few weeks ago i shared my idea for an Anniversary Box. Well, since yesterday was our anniversary i thought i would share how the Anniversary Box went.

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Here’s what my husband and I ended up putting in our box:

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We had a lot of fun doing this. Other things we both thought about adding to the box, but didn’t get around to doing, were:

  • Movie tickets
  • Wine
  • Massage oils
  • Cookbook (to try new recipes together)
  • Small decor items for the bedroom

I think this will be a new tradition for us every year, because it was so much fun! If you end up doing an anniversary box of your own, let me know! I’d love to hear about your experience.

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15 Year Wedding Anniversary

Hi Guys!

Today is our 15th wedding anniversary!

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In the past 15 years we’ve been through a lot…

6 pregnancies

5 births

1 miscarriage

7 deaths in the family

lived in 3 different states

4 dogs

1 turtle

12 chickens

2 rabbits

and several goldfish…

Through all the ups and downs there is one thing i know for sure, there is no one else i’d rather be on this crazy journey with.

Happy Anniversary Babe!

xoxo-

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5 Marriage Books

Hi Guys!

I’m back with another Monday Marriage post. Today i’m sharing with you some of my favorite marriage books.

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The 5 Love Languages – With over 11 million copies sold, Gary Chapman must be onto something right? What i love about this book is, it can be applied to every relationship, not just marriages.

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The Love Dare – A 40-day challenge to understand and practice unconditional love.

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For Better or For Kids – Remember that even when you feel worn out, over-extended, and neglected, you promised to be a team. Marriage with kids may not always be what we expected, but it is good. We need to make a vow to love our spouse with kids in the house.

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Love Unending – A 21-day challenge to discover the best way forward is by looking back at the beginning.

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No More Perfect Marriages – No marriage is perfect. But every marriage can get better.

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What’s your favorite marriage book(s)?

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Marriage Surviving Through Hard Times

Hi Guys!

I’m back with another Monday Marriage post.

Today i’m talking about how to have your marriage not just survive, but thrive during hard times.

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We all face hard times in our lives. Whether it’s for a day, week, month, or even years. There are going to be hard times.

My husband and i went through a really rough patch during the recession of 2008/2009. We lost just about everything. However, our marriage was able to survive. How did we do it?

Faith.

Communication.

Fighting.

We had to keep a strong faith that everything would turn out just fine in the end. Otherwise we would have been just miserable. When you have a positive attitude, even during the hardest of times, it makes those hard times easier to bare.

Keeping open lines of communication is always a must in relationships. Just being able to say to your significant other, hey i’m having a bad day and having them talk you through it is major.

Fighting for your marriage. Fighting for your significant other. It’s so important.

If you do all those 3 things; keeping faith, communicating, and fighting for your marriage during hard/challenging times, you will see at the end of your troubles your marriage has not only found a way to survive but it has thrived. You both are more connected then ever.

And if any new troubles come your way, you now have the knowledge (and first hand experience) of how to survive them.

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Anniversary Box

Hi Guys!

This month my husband and i will be celebrating 15 years of marriage. So i thought it would be fun to do a marriage post every Monday for the rest of August.

Today i’m going to share with you, this idea that came to me a few years ago, after reading a sexy stocking post from The Dating Divas.

An Anniversary Box.

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Here’s the general idea, you and your spouse fill up the anniversary box with fun stuff for the both of you to enjoy together (movie tickets, lotions, dvd’s, massage oils, etc.) and then on your anniversary you open it up together.

I just used an old Bath & Body Works box i had laying around, but you could really use anything you want.

Since our anniversary is the 21st of August, we would start filling up our anniversary box on August 1st, and by the 21st we should have plenty of goodies inside.

I hope you enjoy this idea, if you try it be sure to let me know!

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10 Year Anniversary

Hi Guys!

Today is my 10 year blogging anniversary!!

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That’s right 10 years ago today i started this little blog and over the years it has evolved from my 1 reader (Hi Mom!) to my now 28 followers (Hi Guys! Thanks so much for following me!). 28 might not seem like a big number to most, but to me it means so much and i’m grateful for each one of them!

In those past 10 years we have added 3 more children to Our Family, we have moved from State to State, and we have started homeschooling. Our lives have changed so much over the years and so has this blog.

“Today¬†Dasean finally smiled at me for the first time. It was so cute too! It was definitely worth the wait!!”

That was my first ever blog post! Which, to me now, is more like something that should have been posted on Facebook, but i was a blogging newbie and didn’t really understand how the whole blog thing worked. So, I appreciate everyone that has stuck with me over the years, as i have tried to figure this blogging thing out.

Does 10 years feel like a big deal to anyone else? 10 years feels like a really big deal to me. It feels like maybe i should go out and buy myself a drink or something to celebrate kinda big deal.. but honestly i’m a mom, so that drink would most likely be an overpriced cup of coffee. Cheers!

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