as of tomorrow cody and i will have been married for three years. it’s hard to believe! although the day’s memories become fainter with each passing year it honestly doesn’t feel like much time has passed. to commemorate this year’s anniversary i’m borrowing this from another blogger and sharing the answers we each gave separately to a few questions about our relationship.
1. what singular moment from our wedding day sticks out, three years later?
ss – you’d think it would be a sweet, sentimental moment between cody and i but, honestly every time i hear ‘big girls don’t cry’ by fergie i crack up. watching my new husband karaoke to that song with his best friend and a couple of other adult males at the end of our wedding day still puts a smile on my face. i love that i have a man who is multi-dimensional. 😉
cs- i remember sitting in the sanctuary prior to the ceremony, along with my future wife, sharing our commitment letters with one another. specifically, i remember the feeling i had in that moment. of course i was nervous and excited, but i also felt uniquely at peace with my decision to commit the rest of my life to her. i knew i had made the best decision of my life.
2. what do you admire most about each other, today?
ss – it’s still his perseverance and drive. he gives everything his all and is the kind of person i’d like to be most days – at work and at home. he’s not perfect though i’ve got to say he’s pretty darn close.
cs – i admire her charisma, social intuition and ability to connect with others, her professional drive, love of family, beauty, her loyalty and support, taste and style, energy and work ethic, complementing intellect and her commitment to better herself and us.
3. what drives you crazy?
ss – that he leaves some of his dirty clothes, balled up on a shelf in our closet and….that we don’t communicate a whole lot or even at all monday through friday, 8-5.
cs – when she downloads all of her files onto the desktop. and her false alarms while backseat driving.
4. how do you keep the romance alive?
ss – truth is, i love experiences so i plan activities to help keep us connected whether its a weekend getaway or a sporting event or something else. we also make a point to kiss and snuggle every morning and when the mood strikes we leave each other post-it style love notes.
cs – if the budget allows we try to take trip together once a year in addition to several smaller weekend trips. the one-on-one time, away from home and work, always seems to revive and build our connection.
5. what is your favorite shared tradition?
ss – every anniversary and birthday we write each other a letter. i have kept every on and so has he.
cs – we always try to make it home for the thanksgiving and christmas holidays. it is generally a very busy but special time for us to connect with many of our mutual friends and family. we always leave feeling blessed and appreciating the people and lifestyle that has made us who we are.
6. in the past three years what’s been the highlight of your marriage?
ss- without a doubt it’s been expecting a baby and getting little allie!
cs – i have enjoyed the process of buying a home and slowly making it our own. the trips we have taken and things we have experienced together. the addition of our dog and of course our soon to be son. sharing these things, things that are uniquely ours, are certainly a highlight.