Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Two Months

Bobby and I have now been married for two months, plus a few days. I’ve been thinking a lot about the past several weeks we’ve had, getting to know each other in a completely different way than we have before.

We share meals together. We share a home together. We’re sharing life together.

Below are some of the many observations I’ve had, reflecting on our first weeks of marriage.

· Not having to say “goodbye” at the end of the day is a wonderful thing.

· Bobby’s side of the closet smells absolutely fantastic.

· I need more room for ironing dress shirts.

· I can cut Bobby’s hair! It saves money, and he looks so handsome.

· Having only one television means lots of compromise. Lots.

· We said “goodnight” on the phone the same way every night for 5+ years before we were married. We still say “goodnight” in person the same way. It’s cute.

· Surprising Bobby with a meal that he doesn’t think he’ll like…and then does… is really fun.

· Cooking and cleaning for us brings me a lot of joy. And, I know I’m going to love being a mom someday.

· Boys and girls do things differently. It’s as simple (and as complicated) as that.

· Morning breath is no fun for anyone.

· We can’t have dessert every night, or we’ll both look a lot different this time next year.

· Being married to a lifelong athlete is a great way to be held accountable to working out. And, we have been!

· Bobby keeps me laughing. And that is a blessing for which I am going to be thankful for many years.

· Sharing a bed is a skill that takes time to master.

· Keeping track of our finances and budget in Quicken is surprisingly enjoyable.

· Seeing Bobby walk through the door after work is my favorite part of the day.

It’s new! It’s fun! It’s challenging! And, I love it.