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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Quick Catch Up

Hi Guys!

I haven’t really done a personal blog post in awhile. You know the ones where i share lots of personal information on what’s been going on with my family and me. So i figured today would be a good day to do one of those posts.

This post is totally random, not planned out at all. I just sat down at my computer and decided to start typing, so we’ll see what i come up with…

You guys, life has been a roller coaster ride lately.

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Some things i can’t share with you guys at all (sorry), and some other things i can’t share with you yet, both of which are driving me crazy.

The things that i can’t share with you all at, are things that are happening to another person in my life, but in a way they are affecting my life completely. It’s affecting; my workouts, the way i eat, the amount of sleep i get, my mood, and even my blog.

I hope one day soon that situation will be resolved, until then i just have to survive the crazy ride.

In other news though, I’ve made it all the way through February without any coffee… I repeat, no coffee!!! I’m so proud of myself for this.  I started drinking coffee when i was 12, and it became a major addiction for me in my early twenties. Now, at the age of 32, i feel free from this addiction. I no longer crave it at all.

Lincoln (my 1 year old) has really become attached to me lately.. I thought it was maybe just a cold or teething, but it’s been like 2 weeks now and he won’t let me put him down, he always wants me to hold him or sit with him…

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I joke about him being obsessed with me, but honestly i don’t mind it. I know these days will be gone soon.

Cruz (my 3 year old) is still in the process of being potty trained.. He has been the most stubborn child I’ve had to potty train yet.. I plan on doing a whole blog post about potty training soon, with what has worked and what hasn’t worked.

Karina (my 6 year old) is no longer going to ballet. She started Ballet when she was 5, and she really loved doing it. This year though has been a struggle. She wasn’t enjoying it at all. So after giving it 5 and 1/2 months, we gave up. We plan on getting her signed up for soccer this spring.

Dasean (my 10 year old) just had his birthday last week. He most likely will also be doing soccer this spring. He really wants to go to Lego Land someday. In fact every once in awhile he asks me “Mommy, have you and Daddy talked about Lego Land yet?”. Because i told him that my husband and i needed to discus it and we would get back to him with an answer. Hopefully someday we will make it there.

Samuel (my 12 year old) is always taking something apart. Mostly Nerf guns, which he loves to modify and spray paint. He sure knows his way around a tool box. He currently has no desire to play any sports, which is kinda funny cause last year he said he wanted to become a professional soccer player… Kids sure can change their minds fast!

My husband has been truly blessed to be busy with work. The jobs keep pouring in, which we couldn’t be more thankful for. He also gave up coffee with me this month, he made it 19 days without any coffee. Which i am proud of him for that, and thankful to have a best friend who is willing to support me in such a way.

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That about sums what’s going on in our life right now, well except for the stuff i can’t share… Thanks for listening to my ramblings! Hope you are having a great week!

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