"If you are still in the process of raising children, be aware that the tiny fingerprints that show up on almost every newly cleaned surface, the toys scattered about the house, the piles and piles of laundry to be tackled will disappear all too soon and that you will—to your surprise—miss them profoundly."
-Pres. Thomas S. Monson

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

10 Years of Love

Over the last ten years I have learned a thing or two about marriage.  While I'm by no means an expert, here are some things that have made our lives *blissful* over the last ten years~
  1. Praise your spouse in public, private, and in prayer.
  2. Always go to bed angry.  Things are always worse when you're tired.
  3. 10:05PM Seinfeld episodes do, in fact, count as a date.
  4. Just because one of you likes running and the other person likes shooting guns doesn't mean you have to do it together.  Support your spouse in their hobby and enjoy some alone time on occasion.
  5. Include the Lord.
I love Dallas way more than I ever thought was possible, and I'm sure I will love him infinitely more as time goes forward.  I'm so happy every day that he is my partner in crime.  I have no doubt that the Lord led us to each other- we are a perfect fit.

Happy anniversary, Dallas.

"Fall in love over and over and over again.  You will constantly change.  You're not the same people you were when you got married, and in five years you will not be the same people you are today.  Change will come, and in that you have to re-choose each other every day." -Matthew Lewis


  1. Yes! Go to bed angry! Have your serious discussions when you're rested and have eaten recently!

    I agree, hobbies don't have to be done together, in fact, having something that makes you remember who YOU are is so important!

    Love this list!

  2. I love your list of things learned. You are such a great person. I'm glad you're my friend! And you two are lovely!

  3. You have more wisdom at 10 years than I do at 30! Happy anniversary.

  4. Happy anniversary to one of my favorite couples of all time! You guys truly are inspiration when it comes to a marriage that works. Keep it up! You guys are awesome!

  5. Love this post!!! Soo happy you found a partner you feel you fit well with. I always love peeking in on you and your beautiful family Amylee!!! Happy 10 years!! xo