Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Sweet Summertime

I love being married. As we're coming up to our one year {August 17th}, it's really caused me to reflect. It truly has been the best year of my life, hands down. Some would say that we're still just in the honeymoon stage {pessimists...I'll tell ya}, but I have a tough time agreeing with that. I still feel just as giddy as I did the first week we were married. I still get excited every time Adam opens the door when he gets home from school. I still love and smile when introducing him or talking about my 'husband'. Because I'm a wife and I have a husband. I still love that we grocery shop and meal plan together. I love our goofy humor that only we understand. I love that he loves me, even after seeing how messy my clothes can get. He's my person and I am his. I know life will only get more complex from here, but we have the kind of love that will weather new challenges with grace. The kind where we'll never stop making funny faces at each other during dinner, even if we're telling our kids to stop doing the same thing. That kind of love. One year {almost} down and countless to come.

A good friend of mine recently got married and shared a piece of advice she received. Newlyweds tend to 'whole up', go off into their little two person world and don't come up for air. It's important to make a conscious effort to keep relationships with people outside of your exclusive two-person club. That was interesting to hear, because I think Adam and I were guilty of that to a certain extent. We didn't live together before being married, so seeing each other before was always it's own activity{more or less}. Now, if it's a Friday and we're debating what to do, it's super easy to just stay in. Because we're already with each other and Netflix doesn't care if you wear pants. Okay, maybe I should re-phrase that and say Netflix doesn't care if you wear sweatpants. It's a running joke between us that we need a sign saying 'Home is Where the Pants Aren't'. As soon as we're both home, it's off with stuffy work clothes and into comfies. Anyways, back to the point. Of course we see people {we have amazing friends and family}, but to say there isn't room to improve would be a lie.

Erickson happenings. We've done a lot of fun things since the fourth weekend! Last weekend Adam volunteered with Team Smile, which is an event that offers dental care to the children of low-income families. While he was at that, I went over to my sisters house and got to spend the morning playing with my extremely cute nieces. Nate was at a charity softball tournament, so I also got some great sister time. I love that kind of time. Our volleyball team {The Pocket Aces} won our first game of playoffs last week and tonight are the finals. We have a bye to the semi-final round and could play two games in a row if we win the first. I love our volleyball team. Seriously, they're such great people. We're also hosting a BBQ on Saturday for our end-of-the-season celebration. Crossing our fingers for good weather; our 1000 sq./ft. apartment will get pretty cozy if it rains. Adam found a Groupon for a Lake Mille Lacs Fishing Excursion. We will be out on a giant fishing boat early Saturday morning {Starbucks in non-negotiable} and will hopefully come back with some walleye to grill Saturday night! Should be a busy and fun weekend.

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