Spill about your LOVE. A link-up!

DSC_0335I found this link-up at A. Liz Adventure’s blog. I thought it was really fun, and I really enjoy link-ups because of the new bloggers I get to meet, so here we go! This is a link-up about me and Nat and our LOVE 🙂 link love{1} Describe your dating life prior to finding your husband/boyfriend/fiance.

My dating life before Nat consisted of a bunch of duds. I dated one guy seriously in high school, and when we broke up my freshman year of college, I was sure my life was over. Thank goodness I was wrong! I dated casually throughout the rest of college and that resulted in a bunch of horror stories. Most of those are good for the “What was your worst date” question. Anyway, I had sworn off dating for a while, because I was tired of putting myself out there, and then Nat comes walking into my life very unexpectedly. If I could have told my 18 year old self to just hang on, because someone worth waiting for was coming, I would have saved myself a lot of heartache.

{2} Describe your husband/boyfriend/fiance in one word. How would he describe you in one word? 
Nat is happy. I know that seems very vague, but he is the happiest person I have ever met.
He would probably describe me as silly.
I just asked him- he said awesome. Either one will work 🙂
{3} You had a really silly fight. Embarrassing silly. What was it about?
We once fought about fighting. I started crying and Nat basically asked why I was still crying, because he thought the fight was over. I still laugh about that because it was right after we got married and it was probably one of our first fights. I was so offended that he didn’t understand why I was crying. He obviously never had a sister.

{4} In three sentences (and only three!), describe where you both hope to be in 5 years.
Truthfully, in five years, I hope Nat and I have one child and are sharing a lot of sweet/funny/exhausted memories. I also hope that we are still enjoying being a football coach family and that I can finally keep up with the games and know all of the jargon (priorities, people!). Finally, I hope I continue cooking and I have run another marathon.
{5} Tell us something about your husband/boyfriend/fiance we wouldn’t know from reading your blog.
Nat is so even tempered. I know and believe that God divinely put Nat and I together because I am dramatic and uneven and easily upset. I will not lie, I am a diva. Nat is the opposite. He keeps me level and helps bring me down from my crazy levels. I love being around that guy- he keeps me normal.
{6} What’s one thing you never thought you’d do in front of your husband/boyfriend/fiance, but you did?
My goal was to never fart in front of Nat until we were married. The problem with being a runner is occasionally, after a long run, you can’t help some things. I tried my best to never let it happen and then one day we were sitting on the couch after a long run and one slips. I cried out of embarrassment.
After a year of marriage, the embarrassment is long gone.
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Marriage: Year 1

I can’t believe that mine and Nat’s first anniversary is on Saturday. I have been thinking about last year at this time and I get a little teary eyed thinking about how much fun and how blessed we were feeling last year at this time. June 8th was such a special day. I am blown away by how far we have come since that day, and how fun marriage has been. I am so thankful that marriage is for life, and not just the wedding. We still have so much to learn, but we also have so much to look forward. Marriage has been the greatest blessing, and I am so thankful to God for divine intervention in placing Nat in my life.

This has been such a great first year of marriage and I can’t help but celebrate by reminiscing on the year.

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Saying “I do” to this man was the best choice I have ever made. I am so thankful to Jesus for him.

We had an awesome honeymoon in Jamaica- I celebrated my 23rd birthday with an amazing dinner on the water.

DSC_0166We made it through our first football season as husband and wife. It was a hard adjustment, but it has made me so grateful and definitely more prepared for this fall. Being a football coach’s wife was not what I envisioned for myself, but I feel like I am being blessed beyond measure by my husband’s dream. I am excited to see where football takes us throughout life.

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For the first time ever, we were together for Christmas! We celebrated Thanksgiving with Nat’s family and Christmas with mine, and I think both of the holidays went great! I have no idea what this year will be like (always dependent on football), but I am thankful that Nat and I both have awesome families and I definitely love my in-laws like no other.

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We celebrated many friends’ marriages- what a joy and blessing to be a part of many special days. It has been really fun to watch our friends get married and add more fun to our young married club! I am very aware, however, that eventually we will stop having weddings and we will move towards baby showers. Lord, help me, lets wait a few years!

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We have spent many countless, special, hilarious hours with an awesome group of friends. It has been so fun to be around so many other young, married couples.

We got to go on a great spring break trip to Disney World. I count that trip as our 2nd honeymoon, because Disney World was my choice for our honeymoon and I got vetoed. It was one of the most fun trips I have ever been on. We definitely were exhausted when we got home and I won’t say it was a relaxing vacation, but it was awesome.

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And..we made it through our first year of teaching. Praise Jesus,  for that victory. Our life is weird; we teach the same subject at the same school. I really feel like there could have been nothing better than sharing my first year of teaching with my husband. Working together also helped us (ME) get through our first football season. We love our jobs and we love our school.

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After such a great first year of marriage, I can only look forward to the years to come. Here’s to spending my life with my best friend!

Choose Joy

Sarah