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Things I Don't Thank My Husband Enough For:
1. Dealing with my hair EVERYWHERE. Our bed, our bathroom, our couch, our entire house. (I shed a lot, I feel like there is hair everywhere. I find it on his face attached to his scruffy beard even LOL)
2. Listening to me rant about a girl or girls he doesn't even know, and he will agree with me about how annoying she/they are. (We all know that as women we complain A LOT, and our husbands tend to listen to us complain about whatever we may be complaining about. I tend to complain about the catty girls that I work with)
3. Supporting and encouraging me in everything I do. (On days when I am not feeling the prettiest or feeling great at all he always knows what to say to me to make me feel better)
4. Not complaining when it tales me forever to get ready. (I am by no means a girly girl at all. I rarely spend time on doing my makeup or spending money on nice clothes or makeup but there are times that I cant decide what to wear or there…

The Newlywed "15"

No idea if the newlywed "15" is something but I am making it something. So as a woman when I was preparing for our wedding I was working out like crazy to fit in my wedding dress and feel beautiful for our wedding day. I reached success when my dress fit perfectly and I was able to feel beautiful. Flash forward 5 months to being a newlywed and gaining all the weight I lost and then some. I am not ashamed of it, nor am I embarrassed by it. Here is why.
Tim didn't marry me because I lost 20 pounds for our wedding. Tim didn't marry me because I could squat 200 lbs. Tim married me for my than whats on my outside. He married me for my personality, for my love, for the way I make him feel. Sure my looks are a bonus, not going to lie he probably is enjoying my boobs being a bit bigger. 
I have struggled with my weight my entire life. I have never been small, or even medium sized for that matter. I have always been more plus size than the rest of my friends and even than the r…

Fighting is Normal

Any couple that says they don't fight is lying. Or they are saints. Tim and I we fight, sometimes we got plenty of time between fights and sometimes they happen a lot. I feel like they are essential to a healthy marriage. 
Fighting doesn't mean we hate one another. Fighting doesn't mean we love one another any less. Fighting means we are communicating and talking and getting what we are feeling out. 
I will admit that I tend to start our fights. I don't do it on purpose, but I like to hold onto things and what I am feeling and then at one time I let it all out. Tim hates it trust me, he asks me all the time why I unleash it all at once. I don't mean to, but it is how I have always been. We fight about the stupidest of things, and sometimes things are warranted. But the point is, we are human and we are totally normal. 
I look at my grandparents. They have been married 54 years and they are absolutely head over heels in love with one another. They fight and they argue.…


The key to my successful relationship thus far is adventure. Finding something to keep us going. Tim is gone every weekend February through November except for a few weekends throughout that time. So when he is home we try to spend time together if my schedule allows it. 
Back in March for Easter he surprised me and took me to Myrtle Beach for a couple nights. It was unexpected, but much appreciated. Just getting out of our home for a couple nights and refreshing at the beach was what we needed. Sure it was a rainy day but that didn't matter. What mattered is that we were together and that we were seeing new sights together.

Flash forward to April and I took a day off work and went with him to Bristol for a day of fast cars and gasoline.

While not every month we get to go on an adventure we have made it  a priority to have a date night every week. Sometimes its a dinner, its a board game, or its breakfast. Whatever time allows is what we end up doing. It is essential for a healthy re…

The Road

Well I promised I would talk about Tim and the road.
Tim works for a NASCAR Sprint Cup team. For those not into the spot, the series he works for is the big leagues. His driver every week races against the top dogs of Jimmie Johnson, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Tony Stewart, and Kevin Harvick. I am sure you have heard about those people.  (If not crawl out from the rock you are hiding under and google them LOL)
The NASCAR season is long. I believe it is the longest sports season of any sport. Our season starts the second week of February and stretches until he last Sunday before Thanksgiving. A total of 36 races span that time. On any given week Tim will leave on Thursday and come home on Sunday. And I am not talking Sunday morning, usually its late Sunday night or even early Monday morning. And this schedule is a perfect scenario. Those familiar with the sport know that there is no such thing as a perfect weekend. There is always the risk of weather impacting the schedule. If its raining, t…

Our Story

While many of you know me and Tim personally some of you don't. Let me tell you a little about ourselves.
We both grew up in the same small town in California. We went to junior high and high school together. We didn't hang in the same crowds, we didn't even have the same classes. Flash forward 7 years to 2013 and somehow the fates aligned and we got to talking. 
I was just recently out of a long term relationship, Tim had just moved to North Carolina for school but he took the chance to send me a Facebook message. We started to message one another, turned into text messages and turned into phone calls. He was returning to California for Christmas and we decided to get together for a drink and catch up. He was going to be home for 3 weeks and in those 3 weeks we ended up spending as much time together as possible. We even ended up having Christmas dinner together, and spending New Years together. It was a magical 3 weeks. The kind that any girl would want. I feel loved, a…

Marriage isn't easy

Welcome to my blog about being a newlywed and figuring out this crazy thing we call marriage. Every relationship is different, no couple is the same. What I may say works for me and my husband might not work for you. It doesn't mean that something is wrong with you, it just means that we are all human and we are all different. 
Marriage isn't meant to be easy, otherwise let me tell you everyone would be married. Marriage is meant to be hard, difficult and frustrating. It is meant to last for the couples who are willing to put in the time and effort to make it work. If you want something easy, sorry but marriage isn't it. 
I love my husband so much. I miss him after we have been apart for an hour, I miss him when we are apart for days, weeks, and months. But I also enjoy my time apart because it reminds me why I fell in love with him, and why I continue to fall in love with him.