August 26, 2014

my thoughts on one |1| month of marriage

Today's the day...the day I have been married to the love of my life for exactly one |1| month! Since one month is kind of a big deal, I thought I would take some time to recap our first month of marriage. I may start doing this every month...I may not. Who knows? BUT, I do think hitting the one month mark is something to celebrate...especially considering Kim Kardashian's marriage only lasted 72 days.  Heck, if anything, we are halfway there to beating a Kardashian record. Married life with this guy is definitely worth more than 72 days...he's stuck with me for way he's cutting out early. 

Y'all...marriage has been FUN! Every day I come home knowing that I get to love this boy for the rest of my life and nothing can put a bigger smile on my face than knowing that. We have experienced quite a bit together and I can't wait to start sharing more of it with y'all. I know we are newbies at this marriage thing and hard times will come...but soaking up these sweet moments together make each day of our marriage a little more meaningful than it was the day before. 

Here are some of my favorite moments:
+ Getting my last name changed to Holland!  Oh the joys of the DMV and Social Security office...but, I am officially a legal Holland!

+ We have been living out of five different places.  My apartment, our temporary rental home, his parents, and my parents, and an unfinished log home.  We sleep in the rental, but our stuff is everywhere else. It's a daily hunt to find the items we need on a daily basis. Mornings are interesting.

+ We went to our first wedding as a married couple! 

+ A late night grocery store run for cookie dough, ice cream, and chocolate milk because we only plan on living in "town" once.

+ Getting to the hospital at 5:45am  to wish my dad well into his knee replacement surgery.

+ Peyton cooking a DELICIOUS supper for us.

+ While dozing off, if he tries to talk to me, I will apparently talk about random things...particularly zoo animals.  Elephants in tap shoes and monkeys in the attic.  Trust me, he does an excellent job of taking care of me. 

+ My siblings frequently come to visit us...they must like their new brother or something (I like him too)

and last but not least...

Kara: (setting up 2 shampoos,  2 conditioners, deep conditioner, body wash, shaving cream, razors,  and loofahs on the bathtub ledge)

Peyton: What is this? Target?

Kara: It's what happens when you get married. You must have forgotten to read the fine print... 

How was your first month of marriage?