Dan and I celebrated our 7 year wedding anniversary on Sunday. 7 years has really flown by. Two kids, a house and a small business with various other business ventures. We have done so much in those 7 years and I couldn’t be happier about the place we are in. We have set big goals for this year and we are working really hard to reach them.
7 years of marriage in a way feels like an accomplishment, especially with two kids. We are definitely not marriage experts…by any means, but we work hard at our relationship and we’ve had a really good 7 years. That’s not to say there haven’t been hard days, weeks or even months, but I think the key to staying happy is communicating. I have no idea what the secret to a long lasting relationship is…but communication has to be part of it.
I have no doubt we have hard times ahead as well, I’m not naive enough to say we won’t. What holds us so strongly together though is that we have the same priorities. We always put our family first. We say no to a lot of things that take us away from our number one priority…family. We have thought about opening a brick and mortar Blissful Eats store, but we keep turning away from it because we know how much time would have to be put in to it, early mornings and late nights to get it to run successfully and neither one of us are willing to do that out of the house.
What works for us:
We both do a lot for each other…and we don’t keep tabs on it.
Kids are both of our responsibilities and we plan to make it work. It’s all equal. We constantly talk about how we are parenting so we are on the same page. I don’t undermine him and he doesn’t me. I completely completely trust him and don’t try to micromanage when he’s with the girls (although I will remind him to take extra diapers and wipes, etc if he’s going out with them.)
Say thank you and I love you everyday. I’m always appreciative of the little and big things he does. The little things like empty the dishwasher and make the coffee every morning often feel bigger than the big things.
The thing that’s new for us is planning our schedules. For so long I had to figure out how to juggle appointments, events and work because he was at work for so long. It’s been such an AMAZING change the past two weeks to be able to rely on him for help.
I’m so, so appreciative of our relationship and our family. There’s no one I would rather wake up and go to bed with every night. When we got married I was 23 and Dan was 25. We were young, but there was never any doubt because we always felt we were better together. 7 years married and almost 12 years together, I still know the same to be true. <3
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