Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Wedding Wednesday - Best and worst parts

Well, we're almost off to Cambodia, so this is my last Wedding Wednesday post that isn't scheduled. Now we're done with most of the wedding facts this week is about my thoughts on marriage.

1. how it all began: how you met, first date, first kiss, how long did you date? first picture together.....etc.
2. when you knew he was the one: self explanatory.. but how and when did you know?
3. proposal: how it happened, how long were you engaged for? was it a total surprise?  pictures of that... etc.
4. the ring:  tell us about it! did you pick it out? did he? pictures! tell us about his ring too!
5. engagement/bridal pictures: let's see em!
6. the colors: show some of the flower and colors you used
7. the dress: was it what you always imagined? did you have it made for you? white or ivory?
8. the little accessories: you know, veil? shoes? jewelry? what did your bridesmaids wear?
9. the reception: where was it at? show us some pictures! what day did you get married?
10. the cake/food: i love food. so tell me about what you had at your wedding!
11. your song and/or the first song you danced to at your wedding: share a music video or lyrics if you can!
12. favorite part of the day and least favorite part of the day: can be anything.
13. honeymoon: where did you go? was it good?  ;) haha...jk.
14. thoughts on marriage: what is the easiest/hardest part? if you could change anything, what would it be?
15. first place that you lived together: pics if you have them!
16. kids: do you have any yet? if not, when do you plan on it? how many do you want? any tips on good/bad birth control?
17. most recent picture of you and your significant other and what you love most about them :) and any other thoughts.

 photo by Duston Todd
Marriage is an interesting thing. It has ups and downs pretty much every day.

 Hal says the hardest part of marriage is not always having your way. I say the hardest part is that when you're grumpy or having a hard time you still have to think about that other person, and put their needs before yours. It's hard to think of other people when you're so focused on the fact that your grumpy, and it makes it really easy to take your bad mood out on your spouse. It's hard to put someone first when you're having a hard time yourself.

The easiest part of marriage? The good times. When you're getting along really well and just spend most of the day with laughing. Our marriage seems to go really well when we can get quality time together. Marriage is definitely work, but it's really nice when those moments of hard work get you to a really good place in your marriage.

If I could change anything....I don't know if this refers to in your marriage, or the wedding, but I think the only thing I would change is my cake. It turned out a bit lumpy, and I didn't get to have any of it, so it would have been nice, but it's definitely not anything that ruined my day.

Marriage is work, and it has good and bad times, but when those times are good it can be so much fun. It's nice to have them to look back on when you're having a hard time.

Also, this book forever changed my marriage for the better, so maybe if you're struggling, it will help too.

1 comment:

Torrie said...

I never understood people before when they said that marriage takes work, but now I do. And it does.

It's just nice that we get to pick the person though who we get to "work" with forever...I like that part :)

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