January Observations

A few observations from the past few weeks:

Having a marriage blog is like having a child.

When we signed up to do this for the entire first year of our marriage, we had no idea it would be like adopting a baby on day one. First of all, I’d like to say that I realize the demands of motherhood are far greater than those of blogging. Yet we find ourselves awake at ridiculous hours, often saying things like, “It’s your turn. I got the last one,” or “Do you have any brilliant ideas?”

It’s your turn to change the diaper.
How do I make this child stop crying?
Sometimes I just want to go to bed.

People often say that having a puppy is great practice for having a child. Sure, puppies are fluffier and cuter than the digital underground, but we’re still trying to figure out how to take care of our marriage blog. We’ll stick to this for now. Thanks.

January is already promising a fun few months ahead.

The holidays are over and plans have begun to reinstate normal life. Some things I’m looking forward to in the next few months that aren’t all about normal life:

French cuisine night
Wine and cheese tasting night (hosted by yours truly)
A painting class
A wine and cheese class (taken before I host the party, lest my guests leave with no new knowledge and curse me in Italian)
Weddings and babies. Those are kind of real life. But really fun.

Watching my husband enjoy his labor is more fulfilling than spending time together.

If you know me at all, you know I enjoy being around people. This is unfortunate for my husband because it often falls on him to be my people. Yes he loves me, but he sometimes finds my constant hand holdings and kisses a little annoying. I know. I don’t get it either.

That being said, the last few months have seen a shift in our relationship. Kyle has been working non-stop on a certain project for a while now, and rather than wish we could be spending time together, I’ve found myself excited to watch him work. I don’t just sit and stare at him (no marriage could take that) but watching him come up with new ideas and actually enjoy his labors? It’s priceless. And our time together is even more enjoyable.

What’s something you’re looking forward to in January? We know you’re all creative- let’s hear about it!

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4 thoughts on “January Observations”

  1. I am looking forward to pushing school to the bottom of my priorities list, looking for a job, and planning the rest of my life while it has not yet happened.

  2. I'm looking forward to having a fondue night with friends, graduating college, and helping my husband apply to/visit med schools. 🙂 (It really is a team effort when you're married—one big thing I've learned)

    Also, I have a pretty incredible recipe for your wine & cheese night (Thank you Southern Homes Cookbook)
    1 Wedge or Wheel of Brie (Soft cheese with white rind)
    Jar of Pear Preserves
    1-2 tablespoons of Thyme (Fresh Chopped or Dried)
    2-3 Tbs of White Wine
    *Stick the brie in the oven at 350 for 6-10 min (or until starting to ooze and be melty). Then, while Brie is busy getting all warm and wonderful, take your last three ingredients, stir them up in a bowl and pop 'em in the microwave for 20-30 seconds until warm. (may take more or less time… just watch it!) Pour bowl of goodness over baked brie and serve with Thin Gingersnap Cookies (regular crackers are good too, but gingersnaps are to die for!) Super easy and looks impressive (my kind of dish)

  3. I am looking forward to reading your blog. To see the world in young eyes again, thank you both for sharing your life with us, for making yourselves vulnerable to all the world. Much love.

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