After 19 months of it, Skye is officially over our Sunday Selfie.
This is what Skye learned at church yesterday…
But I’m guessing she wasn’t really paying attention.
The best thing we ate yesterday were these French toast.
PS this is the bread we love for French toast and it is from Costco. The slices are so thick and delicious.
The rest of our day was incredibly lazy.
I have four random things to tell you before we talk about the things we’ve learned over the last 3 years.
*My brother prefers cooking his marshmallows for s’mores in the oven rather than over the fire and now I see why. He sets the oven to broil and places the mallows on some parchment paper. He watches them closely and rotates them and puts them back in so that every side gets cooked perfectly.
*Andrew got Skye dressed on the 4th of July and at lunch I found that he still had the little bottoms that cover her diaper attached to the dress (it was new). He just thought it was some weird detail to the dress he didn’t understand:).
*Andrew and I tried out Blue Poblano last week because we were driving by it and wondered what it was ha. If you live in the area, you have to try their tacos.
*This is how we choose our watermelons= The more marks on the outside like the one below (bee stings scars), the better the watermelon. This one was money.
Today marks 3 years of marriage to Andrew (which means we have now known each other for basically 3 years and a week… a little bit of an exaggeration but not much;). It has been an incredible three years filled with so many adventures and so much growth. We jumped in head first into blending a family and starting our life together and I am so grateful that I get to do this with him.
I thought it would be fun today to share some of the things that we have learned over the years.
*We have two VERY different definitions of a short run and that my definition changes during the run… Short run to Andrew means 3 miles and short run to me means 4-5 miles but then when we are running the short run I convinced him to do with me, it changes to 6-8 miles;)
*I had NO idea how expensive mountain bikes were until I married Andrew;)
*Something Andrew learned haha:
*Andrew learned a lot about the blogging/instagram world over the last three years #proInstagramDad. He has become a pro at taking selfies and coming up with blog topics to write about.
*I’ve learned to not cry every time our kids get hurt and Andrew has learned how to deal with all three kids and me crying at the same time.
*We’ve definitely learned that when a problem comes along in our life, it’s US against the problem not us against each other to figure it out. It’s crazy how much easier the disagreement/problem/argument feels once I switch my perspective over to Me + Andrew against the situation. Remembering we are on the same team at all times no matter what makes any problems in our life so much easier.
*Andrew learned that whenever a wrestling/tickling match begins, it is him against all of us (even Beretta).
*We both had to learn how to be vulnerable again. Being vulnerable is hard in the first place and then add to that both of us going through divorces and it has been hard. Learning to truly be vulnerable and open was something that we definitely needed (and got) help with. We will both admit that is still hard to be vulnerable at times because of our past lives and the fear of that pain but we are working on it.
*I learned that leaving any lights on in the house or not updating any of my electronics drive Andrew absolutely bonkers.
*Andrew learned that leaving a spoon with peanut butter all over it in the sink or losing at air hockey drives me absolutely bonkers.
*We’ve both learned that Andrew shouldn’t go to Costco alone #lifesavings.
*Andrew has learned, studied, experimented how to be the world’s best race course supporter. He pretty much creates an excel spreadsheet with all of the details and plans for race morning:)
*We have learned that our roles are constantly changing and it has given us a lot of perspective of what it is like for the other person. IE understanding how crazy stressful work/providing can be and understanding how crazy stressful staying at home with the kids can be.
*I learned that blending a family is not something that you just figure out one day or year. It requires CONSTANT work, patience and love as the kids change and situations in our lives change.
*I have learned to be a bit less queasy hearing about blood/medical situations but I am still a work in progress.
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