19 years and counting

19 years and counting

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19 years and counting.. what advice can I offer??

I can’t believe that it has been 19 years since we said “I DO”. We have laughed a LOT together, cried a LOT together, birthed four bambinos together, shared everythingggg from our intimate feelings to our leftovers. We have oodles and oodles of memories from the last two decades that have shaped our relationship into what it is NOW.

He’s had my heart for half of my life – that’s a long time.. right?!? 

“When your eyes met mine, my soul pointed at you and whispered to my heart, ‘HIM’.”

So, what could we offer??? What has helped us get to this point after so many years??

Here are 19 golden nuggets that we would pass on to every young and old couple…

  1. Date each other as often as you can. No excuses. 

  1. Pray for each other. EVERYDAY!!

  1. Be quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to get angry. God gave you two ears and one mouth.

  2. Don’t hide your feelings. Be honest and vulnerable.

  1. Laugh a LOT. Loosen up!! Spilled milk is not the end of the world. 

  1.  Cultivate BOTH an Emotional and Mental bond. Marriage can’t always be business. It needs to be a passionate, selfless friendship.

  1. Have relations at least 3 times a week!!!!!! #Nojoke that physical bond will protect your marriage!!

  1. Focus on that which is the best, not the worst; the beautiful, not the ugly; things to praise, not things to curse. {Phil. 4:8}

  1. Forgive him even though he repeatedly farts!! 

  2. Don’t assume that you married a mind reader.

  3. Sarcasm is negative and belittling to the other person. Drop that act.

  4.  Piggyback rides are a must!!

  5. Enjoy creating memories with each other. Take a road trip. GO sleep at a hotel. Go bike riding.

  1. Give foot rubs!! {hint, hint.. Mike knows that I love being on the receiving end.}

  1. Speak the right love language.. your spouses language!!

  1. Communicate!!!

  1. Communicate!!!!!!

  1. And, communicate some more!!!!!!!

  1. This is a forever love!! It’s a choice everyday to invest in your love!! 

 

“I will love you as long as the sun burns in the sky, as long as the moon shines its light into the dark night, until the raging blue oceans become calm and run dry. I  will love you until the end of time.” -C.A. Martine

All these years. A love worth celebrating.

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Happy 19 years, babe!!

Thanks for stopping my blog and celebrating with us!!


Photography: Jen Menard

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24 Comments

  1. May 9, 2017 / 12:40 pm

    19 years! That’s amazing! Such gorgeous, special photos!

  2. Nataly
    May 9, 2017 / 2:01 pm

    Happy anniversary girl! You two are so adorable! Our 4 year anniversary is on the 11th!

  3. May 9, 2017 / 8:20 pm

    Well aren’t you two just the cutest. Really great info!

  4. May 9, 2017 / 9:49 pm

    I love this! I’ve been with my boyfriend for 3 years now (not 19, but still!) and this list includes some great reminders. Communication is #1 to a successful and loving relationship. Number 2 is, of course, those piggyback rides 😉

  5. Ashley
    May 9, 2017 / 11:10 pm

    This seriously melted my heart! My husband and I have been together for 10 years, but have only been married for (almost) 2 of them! These are amazing pieces of advice that every married couple should live by. I feel like we are still learning though (I died laughing at number 9…because I’m still learning to forgive this one!!!) and appreciate your words of wisdom!! Cheers to 19 years!!

  6. May 10, 2017 / 2:32 am

    Awwww…. what an awesome post! Congrats on 19 years 🙂

  7. May 10, 2017 / 2:43 am

    19 years! Incredible. Such gorgeous photos of you both – and you still look so happy and in love!

  8. May 10, 2017 / 2:47 am

    Oh my gosh I absolutely love this post. In all honesty, I’ve been looking forward to reading it all day since I saw your photo on Instagram this morning. These tips are definitely to be valued. I especially love the part about forgiving his farts hahahaha! I hope to be in such an awesome place 19 years into my future marriage. Congratulations you two!

    Stephanie // SheSawStyle.com

  9. May 10, 2017 / 7:13 am

    We are about to hit our 24th anniversary and I can absolutely agree that communication is key.

  10. May 10, 2017 / 10:59 am

    aww these pics are so cute, and I love all your tips!

    Karen

  11. May 10, 2017 / 12:43 pm

    Happy anniversary!! this is such a sweet post <3

  12. May 10, 2017 / 4:41 pm

    Wow that is so amazing! Congrats to 19 years, you two are a beautiful couple! And thanks for sharing your tips, I’m sure they will be useful for my hubby and I 🙂 We are coming up on 2 years this September!

  13. May 10, 2017 / 4:49 pm

    this brought so much joy to my heart! May 9 is my anniversary too! We celebrated two years. I hope I’m as happy as you are in 17 years! Congrats!

  14. May 10, 2017 / 11:17 pm

    I love these images SO MUCH!!! These nuggets are true WISDOM!! Y’all are goals and I just love that you are such an example to everyone!!! We approach 9 years this year!! I hope we are this happy, cute and hot 10 years from now!!! XO

  15. May 11, 2017 / 5:25 pm

    19 years? No way! But you two are beautiful together. Here’s to 19+ more!

  16. May 15, 2017 / 2:02 am

    19 years? How is that even possible? I legitimately thought that was a typo! Wow, kudos to you guys and great advice!

    xx Kelly
    Sparkles and Shoes

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