Today marks two years of being married to the funniest, most handsome, loving and generous guy I know. Last year I put together all the memories I had from the first year of marriage, and since the second year of marriage has been just as exciting I figured I should make another list!
Some of my favorite memories from year two of marriage:
- Getting our first house! I was so impatient with this and with all the projects associated with this place it has been an adventure to fix up but it has been so much fun doing it together.
- Stagecoach. It is always awesome. Particularly with my very own cowboy.
- Lazy Sundays. Since we have been in the new house this has been one of my favorite ways to spend an afternoon with Mark
- Holiday madness. Every year since we started dating Mark and I have embarked on a crazy season of travel to be with both sides of the family and even though it is wild, I love it.
- Random weekend getaways. Any excuse to go on an adventure is a good idea to me!
- Adventures in the almond orchard.
I can’t believe it has been two years since our wedding. Love this man! So excited for all the years to come!
This is my husband and his best friend. I love them. They love facial hair. And old men smoking pipes. Secretly they think they are 80 or so. Saturday afternoons equal smoking on the porch.
There are so many things to get used to as a married person. But the thing I did not expect to be so difficult was getting used to grocery shopping.
As a single person I could spend $30 at Trader Joe’s and eat for a week and a half. But now I am LUCKY if we make it out of Costco for less than $200. And we have to go every other week.
When I lived by myself I could budget however I saw fit. I wanted a new pair of shoes; I ate oatmeal for a few weeks. I wanted a purse; no problem- I love hot chocolate and an apple in lieu of lunch. Car insurance is due this month and I want to go on a weekend vacation? It’s fine; I have a bag of candy, a granola bar and some baby carrots in the fridge so that should last me a few weeks. I don’t even need to grocery shop!
Not so now that I live with Mark. If we are out of Kraft singles I am afraid he will riot and we have fish, ground beef, bacon and chicken frozen and waiting to be a part of dinner. And oatmeal will NEVER count for a meal – not even breakfast. The only way to make a married meal is with protein and carbs. And of all the areas of our budget that are negotiable, food is not one of them.
I don’t know that I was going anywhere with this. It was more of an observation. Mark and I have become serious budgeters with the car and the house all happening at once so I am noticing more than ever these areas he will not give on. And food is at the top of the list.
So on the down side, I can’t really convince Mark to eat cereal for a week straight so I can get a new outfit. But on the plus side, not once since we have been married has peanut butter on a spoon and 5 cookies counted as dinner (although I have been known to have cookies for breakfast…).
This is an acceptable married meal. [Salad and artichoke optional
Love notes taped to my computer are the absolute best…