Friday, February 21, 2014

Valentine's Day

Scott and I don’t usually do anything too big or exciting on Valentine’s Day. I have known him for 7 Valentines days… CRAZY.

The first year we knew each other he brought me roses… I thought it was a little weird, I think we might have gone on one date before that, and it was the first time a boy had ever bought me flowers, (unless I count the boy who hit me with his car in high school and his mom MADE him bring me flowers.) I don’t even think we went on a date that night, I’m pretty sure Scott just dropped off some flowers for me.

I can’t remember our second Valentine’s Day, but I’m sure we probably went out to dinner or something. The next two he spent in Japan, and he usually sent me something small. I sent him a few packages while he was gone. Do you know how expensive those things are to send to Japan? For anything larger than a novel it costs like $40.

The last three we have spent happily as husband and wife. I’m sure we probably did dinner together, but I can’t remember doing anything too special.

This year I wanted to do something a little more memorable. I wrote down a bunch of reasons why I love him on post-it notes and put them up all around the house. It was fun watching him hunt for them and look in the most random places that he could think of. I hid some really well, so I can picture him finding random love notes months down the road. I think I made 100 post-its… and our apartment is pretty darn small. I really had to get creative with my hiding skills.  I also got him box of chocolates… a big one (I was on a diet over Valentine’s Day, so I had to get him the big box so I could make sure there would be some left for me once my diet ended.) He bought me a purse that I had seen and really liked, the one that I was using was starting to fall apart, and I love the new one.

The day after Valentine’s Day we went over to a friend’s house for a Valentine’s Day party. There were four other couples, and we played a game. It was pretty much the newlywed game; we were competing to see who knew their spouse the best. We were in second place when we got to the last question, unfortunately we wagered it all and got the question wrong, making us end up in last.

There are so many amazing people out here that are in pretty much the same situation as us. We love having friends that are so similar who live close by. Valentines weekend was definitely fun this year.

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

To celebrate 2.5 years of marriage...

On Thursday Scott and I will have been married for 2.5 years exactly. According to Scott 2.5 years of marriage is a pretty big deal because now we're halfway to 5 years. For those of you who don't know Scott and me very well here is a little bit about us that you may not know.

1.    Scott talks in his sleep. Every night about an hour after we go to bed he will say something. If I respond we can have a full conversation that he won’t remember in the morning. I have to respond to whatever it is he is saying if I want him to stay asleep. Usually I am also asleep and his talking wakes me up, but I’m not awake enough to catch what he said.
2.    Scott is in his first year of dental school at Marquette University. He always has wanted to be a dentist and now here he is, all grown-up and doing it. He loves it… mostly, and I couldn’t be more proud.
3.    Scott loves his game consoles, especially his Xbox One. If you ask me, I say we have way too many gaming systems. Scott on the other hand, thinks that it would be cool to set up a room in our house someday and display all of the gaming systems that we have had over the years. (Nintendo 64, Game Cube, Xbox, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Wii and Wii U, he probably has more things that he would display that I don’t know about)
4.    Scott thinks that soccer is the best sport ever invented… He has been playing it since he was super tiny. He still is always in a co-ed league or two, even now with his busy schedule with dental school. He plays often enough that I feel like we always are buying him new soccer cleats/indoor soccer shoes. 
5.   Scott is amazing at playing the piano. He can spend hours at a time playing different songs. I love listening to him play. Piano is a talent that I wish that I had.    

 1.    I love doing pretty much anything crafty. I just wish I had the time and the money to let me get my craft on all of the time. I haven’t done half as many things as I would to have liked since moving here. I love looking at new ideas on Pinterest, if only I had the time/money to make everything I wanted.
2.    I am terrible at using a laundry hamper. It doesn't matter how conveniently the hamper is placed my clothes usually end up on the ground instead. This drives Scott crazy, but for some reason I haven’t been able to break that habit yet.
3.    I am addicted to Amazon. I think that Amazon is one of the most amazing things ever created. I find great deals and I don't even have to leave the house to go to the store. Plus I can look at reviews for things before I buy them. Scott also has a slight addiction to Amazon.
4.    I love reading but I haven't read all of the Harry Potter books. I just started reading the fifth book. So far I have enjoyed them, but they are not my favorite books. 
5.    I love to bake, but I rarely follow a recipe exactly how it is written. I use recipes as more of a guideline for what ingredients I need to use. Sometimes my baking is better than the original recipe, but sometimes it is terrible.