Romantic Date Night Scavenger Hunt

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With my husband’s long work hours, a one-year old daughter, and a three-year-old son with special needs, I often feel like we’re two ships passing – or shuffling tiredly – in the night. We struggle to find time to communicate and we’re rarely alone. Our son climbs into bed with us so often that I wake in a panic if he’s not there by morning. As we struggle with the stress of work, a young family, and special needs parenting, we’ve discovered the importance of making our relationship a priority. We are scheduling more date nights and I surprised Hubster with this romantic date night scavenger hunt!

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So There Was This Guy and This Girl, and They Fell in Love…

Do you ever look through your old pictures on Facebook? I was doing that tonight and came across some pictures of Hubster and me that made me feel all kinds of sentimental. So I thought I’d share some of them with you and tell you how we met, because in the past three years I don’t think I’ve ever done that!

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Birthday Weekend

I’m turning 26 this weekend (happy birthday to me!). I’m a little weirded out that I’m entering my upper-20s…and that I’m finished having children by the time I turned 26.

Anyway, Hubster is surprising me with a birthday weekend. We’re dropping the kids off at the in-laws’ tomorrow and going somewhere for the weekend. I have no idea where. I have no idea what we’re doing. And shockingly, this control freak is excited.

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Four Years and The Honeymoon Is Over

Well, I guess that’s it. You hear about these things, but you never think it’ll happen to you. These things always happen to other women, right? Wrong.

Four years is what it took before my husband completely stopped listening to me.

It became obvious tonight that he never listens to anything I say anymore, so I called him out on it. His suggestion? Buffering what I say with pointless conversation, because he usually listens to the middle part.

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Happy 4th Anniversary, Hubster!

Wedding in garden

Ken Cravillion Photography

Who would have thought that four years after this day, we would have two children?! I’m so happy with the family that we’ve created.

Ken Cravillion Photography

Ken Cravillion Photography

Our wedding was the most fun day. Not only was I committing to share my life with my best friend, but we were surrounded by the most wonderful family and friends a person could ask for.

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Happy Anniversary, Hubster!

Three years ago today, Hubster and I were joined for life.  I love you, dear!  Here’s a quick summary of that beautiful day in pictures.

11 Hours of Sleep? Divine!

I got 11 – ELEVEN!! – hours of sleep last night!  It was absolutely divine and for the first time since before I had C, I actually feel well-rested.  I have energy and feel like myself again.  In fact, Hubster would tell you that I’m playing it fast and loose with the weird life commentary, sound effects and laughter today.  (Doesn’t he remember that’s just my personality?) ;)

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One Year Ago Today I Found Out I Was Pregnant

It was one year ago today that I woke up at 6am and decided to take a pregnancy test.  I was about to join a boot camp fitness team with three other grad students.  I hadn’t been feeling quite right and my period was late (although with PCOS, the latter part was not abnormal), so I thought I would make sure that I wasn’t pregnant before I spent $75 on boot camp.

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Best Hubster Ever

I have to spend a couple minutes bragging up Hubster.  He’s pretty much been awesome throughout my pregnancy, but the last couple days he has been extra awesome.  Yesterday, he did all of our dishes AND gave me a reflexology foot massage to hopefully induce labor.  He looked it up on Youtube and tried it out.  So sweet.

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Hubby Time

Today, I had an awesome yet supremely rare opportunity to spend the entire day with my hubster. It was fantastic. :)

While thinking about how wonderful it was to be spending quality time together, it occurred to me that today was the first day he took off of work since we were visiting family during the holidays. I’m so proud and appreciative of him and how hard he works to provide for our growing family. While he’s extremely dedicated to excelling in school and his job, I’m going to start encouraging him to take more time to relax for both his own sanity and for us. I mean, one day off in two months?! The man needs a break!

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