8 Things I have Learned From 8 Years of Marriage

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8 years ago today I was marrying the man of my dreams.  I remember being nervous.  SO nervous in fact that I wondered if it were me or Heavenly Father trying to tell me something.  I prayed and knew what my answer was and still is.  We were good together.

I look back on these last 8 years and I can honestly say that I NEVER thought my life would  be where it is.  I never thought I would live in So Cal.  I never thought I would have 4 kids and mostly I never thought I would be doing a blog and loving doing it.

I have come to realize a few things in this process of living with a family for these last 8 years.  So here are my top 8 things I learned from 8 years of marriage.

Marriage isn’t just about love, but that is a big part of it.

Marriage is a lot of work.

Family is forever

Kids will drive you nuts and you love them to death at the same time.

Your house may be dirty, but it is always happy if everyone feels loved

If you want to fix a behavior problem in your child, fix one in yourself first

Never underestimate the power of “I am Sorry”

Expect the unexpected in life

I think sometimes in marriage and family we forget the unexpected things and the dirty house and the work we put in to our relationships can have great blessings attached to them.  I didn’t expect to spend my day the way I did.  Quinn ended up his routine doctors appointment today with a trip to the lab to get blood work done.  He isn’t gaining weight and this is very concerning for us all.  So we ended up spending 1/2 our day at the doctors office.  Not the most romantic day, but through it all it reminded me of how blessed our family is.

We have a roof over our head, food in our bellies and a loving family all around us.  We have the gospel of Jesus Christ and I have my wonderful Hubby that puts up with me and supports me through all the ups and downs and babies and emotions. I hope I can always remember that in the years to come and the eternity we have ahead of us.


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I love you babe!!!!!!!  Here’s to the last 8 years and the eternity of years to come!

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  1. Congratulations on 8 wonderful years with your husband and I hope baby Quinn gets better soon. 🙂 Happy Anniversary to both of you!

  2. Stacie S-H says:

    Happy anniversary! I’m so happy to know you both!