Today I'm hanging out with family and friends in good ol' Wyoming!
Hopefully I didn't die of boredom on the long drive yesterday...
I am excited for Courtney B. to be taking over my blog for today because she is such a sweet girl and is also a Utah girl! I just moved away from Utah so we never had the chance to meet up but her and her husband are always doing such fun things! I asked her as well as a couple of other guest posters this week to write on ways to keep the fun in your marriage...as our 3-year anniversary is this Monday, August 8th!!! Read on!
Hi there! I'm Courtney B. and I blog over at from here to eternity! I am so happy to be taking over Ashley's blog today :)
I have a confession... I am just now watching the Bachelorette on hulu. I know, crazy for waiting so long! Anyway, I just finished episode 3 and Ashley's date told her that his idea of marriage is to "live in an unrealistic, idealistic bubble. One where we are completely convinced that no one is more in love than the two of us."
I remember having that fantasy as well ;) Sure, the idea sounds so appealing and perfect in every way... but let's be real. Marriage is hard. I mean, I am so in love and recommend marriage to anyone and everyone, but sometimes you have to work harder than other times to love each other.
Eric and I have been married for 3 years (a very short time when eternity is our goal-ha) and we have experienced some hard times. But I can tell you there is not a more satisfying feeling in the world than making it through a tough time together. To keep the love and passion alive while we go through our ups and downs we can NOT afford to be selfish. I think it is so important to make one another feel special buy surprising them with sweet gestures, or doing something for each other even if you don't really want to. Some ways that I try to create our little bubble for my man is to:
Hide little love notes.
Cook his favorite dinner.
Wear a hot little number for him. TMI?? My bad! :)
Rub his shoulders/back without being asked.
Bake goodies for him. Trust me...this is a huge deal. I'm sure there is no one that hates baking more than me :)
Set aside spending money just for Eric. He works so hard to pay the bills, he should be able to buy stuff without worrying or stressing about how that money should be going towards bills instead.
Write him a letter.
Download some of his favorite music and put it on his i-pod for the next time he uses it.
It truly is the little things that can create your own love bubble, right? :) What are some things you do in your relationship to keep the love/passion/attraction alive??
If you'd like to read more about us, please visit my blog anytime! :)
Isn't she just darling? She cracks me up about baking goodies...because cooking is not my thing either, but hey someday, maybe? Keep on trying, yeah!? So, her blog is so sweet and please head on over to check it out HERE! Make sure you say hi for me! :)