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What 7 Years of Marriage has Taught Me

This past Monday marked 7 years of marriage for us. I feel like that's a big deal! We've had a lot of experiences over these 7 years (more than that if you count friendship + dating time). Many good experiences, our share of bad experiences, but we have faced each storm and sunrise together. We are stronger together now than we have ever been, and I am so excited to see what the next 7+ years have in store for us. We've got big plans!

April 22, 2012

So, in honor of our 7 years of marriage, here are 7 things I've learned along the way:
Marriage is work. It is hard work, it is rewarding work, it is absolutely worth it work, but it is work. You cannot expect to get married and everything will always be wonderful without putting time and effort into it. A neglected marriage will quickly become an unhappy marriage. Put the work in. It's worth it. Communication is key. You need to be on the same page as your spouse, and in order for that to happen, you need to communicate…

Where have I been?

I feel like I blinked, and all of a sudden it's the end of April. Where did the time go?? 

Well, we celebrated Christmas. For the most part it was pretty relaxed, just us celebrating. Edison took the kids to the Christmas celebration for my side of the family, since I had to work. And we got together with various other family members during the month - I find it's nicer to have small gatherings, that way you can really have some quality time with the people you're celebrating with. Big celebrations can be fun once in awhile, but I prefer a small group.

Somewhere around Christmas, we started realizing that my grandparents, who still live on their own and take care of themselves, were slowing down. We had many discussions, and realized that we wanted to help them as they age and decline physically. So, we started visiting them more often, cooking them meals, that kind of thing. We spent 3 months nearly full time with them as we helped them to appointments, and with medicatio…