Three Years of Wedded Bliss

I love being married, but I don’t think I would enjoy it if I hadn’t married someone like Nate. When it comes to our marriage, he can take credit for being patient and kind all the time. I can take credit for marrying the right guy and making some pretty awesome chocolate chip cookies on a regular basis.


Today we celebrate three years of marriage and we’re hopping on a plane to New Orleans for a few days sans toddler. Here’s a picture of the newlyweds three years ago on our honeymoon to Hilton Head Island.

I think my number one piece of advice for a happy marriage is to pay attention to each other. Whether it’s on a weekend away now and then, regular date nights, or at least making the effort to put your phone down for a few minutes while your spouse is telling you about the work day, acknowledge that person. That’s the person you married. They’re worth your time.

Happy Anniversary to my dear husband. I’m glad to be your wife.


One Last Vegas Post

My husband and I have each been to Las Vegas several times but never together. We had a lovely time celebrating our second anniversary. I already posted on Giada, Death Valley, and the Bellagio Conservatory, but here’s one last post to wrap up the trip.


We dined to our hearts’ content.


We enjoyed some pool time.


We visited the Pawn Stars store.


And when my husband wanted to play Black Jack and bet on college football, I did this…


Solo concert-going isn’t too bad. I think it beats forcing your spouse to endure you belting out your favorite late-1980s country music while shedding tears and repeating “Wynonna and Naomi just. sound. so. good.”


Then we saw the Cirque du Soleil performance of Ka at the MGM Grand. This one we went to together and it was amazing. I love traveling with my husband and can’t wait until the opportunity arises again!

In My House

Two Years

Today my husband and I celebrate two years of marriage. This is one of my favorite photos of the two of us. It was taken during our engagement photo shoot. It was freezing cold that April day in Custer State Park. It actually started to snow during the shoot. My husband-to-be just went along with it, never complaining about the ice cycles forming on his eyelashes because he knew it made me happy to have our pictures done and one more thing crossed off my wedding planning “to do” list.


(Photo by Mist and Moonlight Photography)

He’s the perfect yin to my yang. His glass is always half full when mine is half empty. Now, I’m going to stop writing this blog post and go hang out with the man. Cheers to love: It’s a good thing.