Our two youngest are with Grammy and Grampy this weekend which means we can do whatever we want, whenever we want. We can go see a movie at the last minute, fill up on ice cream and popcorn in the same night and mosey around Costco raiding all the samples with no intention of purchasing a 24-pack of kielbasas, organic hummus or pasta prima spinach chicken ravioli. It also happens to be our anniversary weekend. We are celebrating fourteen years on Tuesday.

FOURTEEN years.

Even though we’ve put ourselves through a lot, like a LOT, I’d still say I do. One thing I’ve learned in marriage is that I cannot change my husband. I can only try to change myself. Too often, I have tried to change this guy. If only he would parent like I do, if only he could make decisions like I do, if only he would see how to do this or that, like I do. If I could change anything about our marriage, it would be to not be so hard on this guy. I’m good at offering criticism… but taking it? not so well.

I still have much to learn, but we have come a long way on our journey as a married couple. We still have a long way to go. Our marriage has taken us through rocky terrain, but now isn’t the time to reflect on the tough times. It’s all about celebrating the good times. I can’t believe we are one year closer to the 15-year mark. Next year, we will have to take it up a notch and hit a Costco somewhere in Mexico. Happy Anniversary to us! <3

If you could change anything about yourself, what would it be?