We have made it over a month now! We are pretty much marriage experts right now so I thought we would share a some of the things we’ve learned this month about marriage and each other.
*I love having my best friend with me. (-Andrew)
*Renovating an entire house in your first month of marriage may not have been our brightest idea. We’ve learned that we need to pace ourselves a bit more when it comes to projects (-both of us)
*Andrew takes a minute or two (or more;) to wake up in the morning, and I am wide awake and talking a million words per minute first thing in the morning. (-Janae)
*I’m literally more than happy just staying home all night long with this little crew than doing anything else on the planet. (-Janae)
*Even after going through a divorce and being scared to trust someone fully again, I find it easier than I ever thought it would be with Janae (-Andrew).
*This is whole marriage/the way Andrew treats me/best friend thing is already so beyond different than anything I have ever known before (-Janae)
*Janae snores (-Andrew)
*Sometimes Andrew sleep walks and one time he walked to get graham crackers and ate them in bed all while he was asleep (-Janae).
*I am actually quite amazed how much my priorities have shifted since we got married… hanging out together trumps everything else for me. (-Janae)
*Andrew gives me a big head… the second I’m feeling like I’m failing at something he is there to pick me right up and feel like a million bucks. (-Janae)
*I feel like we are eating healthier now that we are all in a home together (still with some treats… umm cookies below). Feeling like I’m in charge of a family’s food has me going to the store to pick up all of the fresh produce possible. (-Janae)
*Andrew and I say every night that we are going to go to bed EARLY but then find ourselves still talking and laughing at 2 a.m. Totally worth it even though the next day at about 3 p.m. I feel like I’m ready to go to bed for the day (-Janae)
*Andrew is beyond ticklish. Like to the point that if I even hold my hand near him as I’m telling him I am going to tickle him—> he starts laughing uncontrollably. (-Janae)
*Andrew showed me the coolest quote ever and it is something I constantly want to remember—> “It’s not what did I do to deserve you? It’s what am I going to do to make sure you feel the same way tomorrow?” (-Janae)
*I don’t like sharing a closet with a girl (-Andrew)…. Okay, Janae here now… don’t you guys agree that I should have 75% of the closet?
*I’ve never met someone so OCD about keeping their kitchen clean (-Andrew)
*There is nothing Andrew hates more than dancing… and I love it… he’ll change;) (-Janae)
*Blending a family is hard but there are a lot of awesome rewards to it. (-Andrew)
*We eat all of the same foods. It’s almost weird how similar we are with a lot of things like that. (-Janae)
*Andrew REALLY loves his dog. It’s incredibly sweet. Beretta is most definitely a member of the family. (-Janae)
*We are really competitive with each other with stupid little games—> for example gummy tower building, guessing the total bill at the grocery store, random/useless trivia… it’s fun. I also really love scaring her (-Andrew)
Let’s talk about yesterday’s activities now shall we?
I was back at the gym again (my treadmill isn’t set up yet because of the move) and I ran on the same treadmill there that I’ve put hundreds of miles on over the years. I had time for exactly 6.3 miles and today I am doing my long run with the girls (outside + early + sore legs still from boot camp + lots of laughing along the way = it should be a good time).
By the way, while I was in Eugene, Brooks analyzed my running form on one of their treadmills. One thing the guy said was that I run too close to the little bar on the treadmill. I don’t know how to break this habit, I’m afraid I’m going to fall off the back of the thing whenever I do try to scoot back a little bit. Anyone else have this problem?
Then it was off to run a bunch of errands with the kiddos. They make Target even more exciting for me.
A quick lunch of turkey burger and veggies (followed by an ab & j sandwich because I was still hungry) eaten with a very organized kitchen floor behind me;)
$1 at Target provided these two a solid 45 minutes of entertainment.
We also made it up to the mountains to get in some exploring yesterday. Something about these mountains…
I am very grateful that Andrew still loves to grill even when it is still 90 degrees outside. We topped our chicken with pesto and it was superb (I don’t think I’ve used that word since 9th grade).
Chicken, baked sweet potatoes smothered in coconut oil and then cooked wrapped in foil and then some watermelon.
Brooke found all of our cookie cutters yesterday and when she asked to make cookies together I couldn’t say no.
She’s getting pretty good at it… I think baking together will always be one of our things.
Lately the car has been putting Brooke right to sleep. In about three seconds she goes from talking non-stop to lights out.
BE HAPPY GO RUNNING TANKS —> you know you want one!!!
Last type of cookies that you made?
Things you’ve recently learned from a relationship of yours?
Random question—> but what percentage of the time do you feel a runner’s/endorphin high after your runs?
Day off before or after a long run? Do you run the day before and after a long run?