John and I have been married 10 years today!
Words truly do not express how much this man means to me.
Best friend, confidant, the one who my heart loves.
I still can’t believe we’ve been married for 10 years. We’ve been so blessed to be together for basically all of our 20’s. We started dating when I was 20 and John had just turned 21. So we practically became adults together and I couldn’t be more grateful that God chose me to grow and live my life with John.
Today I thought I’d write about our favorite memories from the past 10 years.
Having Caroline has to be one of our favorite memories. John was such a trooper as I pushed our sweet girl out into the world. He stayed right by my side the whole time, I am serious the whole time. While I pushed he held my left leg. He is a trooper. But if you ask him he will only talk about how hard I worked and how he had never been prouder of someone. Seriously the man is so kind.
I would have to say spending time in Law School together was such a fun memory. We made so many memories the 3 years we lived in Naples, FL.
I think one of the best things you can do as a newly married couple is to move to a city where you know no one.
It may sound crazy, yes, John and I were already each other’s best friend, but when you move to a place that you know no one you are each other’s only support.
So we grew so close while in Naples and truly had the best time. Now John was in Law School so of course, it was difficult but when we look back we see how easy-breezy life was when I was the only one with a “real” job.
While in Law School John worked so hard at staying in the top 10 of his class so he studied a lot but we also took some super fun trips and lots of fun breaks in between all the studying.
While we were living in Naples and John was working so hard in Law School we used to take random trips to Disney several times a year. These are some of my favorite memories!
We would have such a great time! John would come to pick me up from school ( I was teaching) and we’d head over to Orlando.
We loved staying on Disney property. We’d stay out late and enjoy the parks and hang out at the pools if weather permitted. We seriously just had the best time.
Those little trips are some of my fondest memories.
Spending time with our families. I loved being able to visit my parents and John’s parents and I loved going on trips with them!
I also am so thankful for the one year that John, me, my sister and brother-in-law all lived in Tallahassee.
We spent so much time with them and loved just having them around. It was the four of us so often. Dinners, Sunday hangouts, middle of the week hangouts, and I got to see my sister every day at school.
I think some of the best memories we’ve made are now with sweet little Caroline. We are a family of routine and we like what we like. But we also love changing things up and having new experiences.
Watching Caroline grow has been one of the best experiences we’ve had.
Becoming a parent is not easy and it was the biggest change we’ve experienced in our marriage. We used to move a lot and that was hard but we got used to it and it kind of became our thing.
Now after reviewing some memories I am going to step out of my comfort zone and give advice to married couples.
I don’t do this often because I don’t know how advice will be taken. What I do know is that John and I have a very happy marriage and we couldn’t be more in love. I know that sounds mussy gushy but seriously Caroline and John are my favorite people in the whole world and before having Caroline I didn’t know how I could love someone as much as I love John.
Happy Friday my friends!