Linking up for Wedded Bliss Wednesdays again. This week it's about gifts! Boy oh boy do I love gifts! But not the getting of the gifts (although that's fun too) it's the GIVING of the gifts! I love to buy presents. I love to wrap them, decorate, and watch peoples eyes as they open them.
What is the best
gift to give your husband?
Hmm.. something to do with softball (ie a new bat), batting glove, etc.
Candy is always a good one.
Or the newest COD game (I have a love hate relationship with this game. I love it because he loves it so it makes me happy to buy it for him, but I hate it because I know I won't see or speak to him hours days.
What is a
meaningful gift that you can give that does not cost money? Another one of my favorites. I have made several of these for D. Sometimes I leave random post-it's around the house on the light switches, mirrors, door knobs, remote, places I know he will see when he gets home & I write sweet things about why I love him etc.. Last year for V-day I made a homemade book out of cardstock of the Top 50 Reasons why I love him. I set off to do 100, but that shit wasn't easy, so I settled for 50 :) What is
the best gift you have given to him? As much as I love all these homemade things I make him, I am not going to kid myself.. I know they aren't his favorite. Not that he doesn't like them or appreciate them, but they are really probably just more fun for me to make. I would say his favorites have been: Easton Softball bat (that man is crazy about some fast pitch softball) XBOX 360 again pertaining to the video games Call Of Duty games You know.. typical guy stuff.
What is the best
gift he has given to you? That's a tough one, he has given me a lot of great gifts.. Our first Christmas together he got me our puppy (Maleah) I've also gotten a Tiffany bracelet, Keurig, new camera, COACH bags, oh and my engagement ring!
What are you
giving this holiday?
Well, I with the wedding and everything going on I am just now getting that figured out.
This Christmas is going to be a little more low budget, since a lot of our money went to the wedding, house, etc.
So for the family I am doing nice pictures (from the wedding) and frames.
Probably some homemade wreaths (big hit last year)
Here are Derek's very short answers. I asked him when he was half asleep so this is the best I got our of him! Hope everyone is having a fabulous Wednesday!
What was the first thing you noticed about your wife? "How hot she was" What a romantic my husband is. HAHA! We met at work and he saw me a couple months before I met him (we worked in different departments for awhile) What is your wife's best quality?"she's funny" I am actualy surprised by this answer. Not that I don't think I am completely hillarious, but because usually he tries to prove he is funnier than me (which he's not)!
What is your favorite thing to do with your wife (ahem, keep it clean!)? "dinner and a movie" With both of our hectic schedules we rarely get time to do anything other than a quick kiss goodnight. So this would definitely be my favorite too.
What are you most excited for for the future with your wife? "starting a family" Again I am surprised by this answer, but not at all disappointed. I too am very much looking forward to starting a family, whenever that may be.
How do you make your wife feel loved? "work hard to try to provide everything she needs/wants" I love and hate this answer. Don't think I am sitting at home while my husband is out working two jobs to keep me in new shoes and coach purses. We both made a decision that after the wedding we would pick up extra hours and try to get some debt paid off and some extra cushion in our bank account. So we both are working double time. We barely see each other, but it's not forever and it'll be worth it!
To Remember: I have the worst memory ever. I seriously can't remember things I did yesterday. So I am hoping that this is an outlet where I can write down the day to day happenings in this new life of mine, then someday I will be able to look back and remember what it was like to be a newlywed, have babies, and grow as a family and wife.
To Connect With Others: I have been reading blogs for about a year or two now and I love to see the support between bloggers. It's like a secret society of awesome women! I am looking forward to receiving advice, encouragement, tips, etc.. and I am hoping to be able to share those as well.
To Learn: To learn about myself. To be able to reflect on the lessons I am learning in this very growing stage of my life. To hopefully learn from the mistakes I make as a wife and someday a mother and to improve upon them and myself. & hopefully help a few others along the way.
So I vowed (hehe) to start blogging after the wedding. & here it is the Wednesday after and I haven't.. so when I saw this link-up "Wedded Bliss Wednesdays" I thought I would jump on the opportunity. So here it goes:
If you could give one
piece of advice to any married (or soon-to-be married) couple, what would it
be? Okay so being that I have been married for just roughly over 3 days, I am not going to pretend like I am any sort of expert. So my advice would be to soon-to-be-married couples & it would be about the wedding day & festivities reaching up to it. SOAK IT ALL IN! Take lots of pictures. Try not to stress. & Smile. It seriously is over before you know it. I know a million people will tell you that. & they are so right. I couldn't believe how fast my night went. & things went wrong (nothing major, but little things here and there) & I wanted to have a meltdown, but it so didn't matter. I just smiled and enjoyed everything that went right. What is the #1 no-no in a
marriage? Again, I am not an expert, but something that D (the husband) and I have decided to do is take divorce off the table. It's not something either one of us should be able to just throw around in a time of frustration. It's just not an option. We both need to remember to take our vows very seriously. In the good times and the bad we are worth it. What is the biggest lesson
you have learned from your marriage? It takes two. You now this is something I have learned more from dating, but I am sure it pertains to marriage as well. You have to both want it, both be willing to work for it, and both be putting in 110%. It won't always be easy, everything won't always feel like a honeymoon & that's when you have to go back to the good times and remember why you two said "I do". Well thanks for reading. I am hoping my posts get a little more interesting in the upcoming days/weeks. I am still new to this, so bare with me :) HAVE A GREAT DAY :)