Marriage: 10 Years of True Love

While we have only been married a little over 3 years now, our love story starts about 10 years ago.  In honor of that anniversary, I thought to myself, hey, wouldn’t it be fun to give our readers a little trip down memory lane?  It sure would, so here we go! 2009 2010 2011 2012…

Marriage: Weekly Discussions (Week 2)

Roses & Thorns: Jon: Rose – Daydreaming about what kind of parents we would be and planning for baby. Thorn – Our disagreement over household chores Angie: Rose – Getting the green light to start our IUI. Thorn – Our disagreement over household chores Weekly Discussion Topic/Question: What are some things we hope will happen…

Marriage: Weekly Discussions (Week 1)

Roses & Thorns: Jon: Rose – Angie showing her love for me by preparing my snacks for the upcoming week of work Thorn – Overindulging in Las Vegas Angie: Rose – Spending a nice week of really good quality time together Thorn – Overindulging in Las Vegas Weekly Discussion Topic/Question:  What were some of our…

Marriage: Weekly Discussions (Intro)

One of our New Years Resolutions for 2019 was that we really wanted to focus on a set time every week where we would sit down, connect and really discuss some important things.  Even for the best of communicators, carving out a dedicated time and topic can be extremely helpful in building and strengthening your…

Marriage: Communication (Fundamentals Series)

While we all know what communication is, or at least have an idea of what we think it is, I believe it is important to start with the definition first.  According to dictionary.com communication is: “the imparting or interchange of thoughts, opinions, or information by speech,    writing, or signs.” Now let’s soak that in for a moment… the definition alone outlines that there are different communication methods,…

Marriage: Date Nights

Date nights are an essential part of keeping the spark alive in your marriage.  I think even more so when you have children, but I don’t have any so hey what do I know, haha… juuuuust kidding!  No but really, it’s important! Jon and I make it a point to have date night every Friday…

Marriage: Business Meetings

In general, each spouse champions different roles within their marriage, whether it be cooking, cleaning, finances, repair work, gardening, etc.  In our marriage for example, I manage the finances.  Let’s be honest finances are rarely fun.  Dealing with the financial aspect of our relationship, made me feel at times like the weight of the world…

Marriage: Navigating Through Work Trips

Being apart from your significant other, the person you see everyday and you fall asleep next to every night can be really tough. Simply, it is just not the same when they are not physically there with you. My Husband travels for work at least twice a year, often more and although it is usually…