But at least we’re doing it together.
So, today is a pretty monumental day for Nick and I. 15 years together. That’s right. 15 years.
And by all accounts, it’s been a good 15 years.
I’ll spare you the awkward photos. I know you’re dying to see.
We met our freshman year of high school. Here’s how we stayed together.
I introduced him to golf (and ballet – he likes golf at least). He introduced me to baseball.
Tip: It’s important to take an interest in these things. You don’t have to like them. But you should try. Effort is like 90% of it.
I cook dinner. He washes the dishes.
Tip: Sometimes it’s good to have a nice division of labor. I know plenty of people who share these duties, and we share others. But it helps when the expectations are (relatively) clear. Another example? I bake, he licks the batter out of the bowl.
We travel together. And take weekend walks to Starbucks (highly recommend going on walks – exercise + unplugged time).
Tip: Spend time together. Just the 2 of you. And talk for real. And if you can travel together, especially in a foreign country, on little sleep, with a crazy cab driver, your relationship might just have staying power.
We sometimes dress as twins, despite our +12″ height difference.
Tip: Don’t take yourself too seriously. You’re both crazy awesome and totally not awesome all at the same time.
I joke that you should marry the person who annoys you the least. A hopeless romantic, I know. But we really do get along well.
He calls me princess. Eskimo princess when we’re skiing or I’m wearing a winter hat. Wahine princess when we’re in Hawaii or I’m super tan or in a swimming suit. And Ballerina princess when I’m dancing. And for anyone rolling their eyes at the thought of Nick calling me a princess all the time, he also calls me a sweaty monster when I get back from the gym
Tip: Say nice things to each other. As much as you can.
15 years ago (today) we went to the mall and the park. I actually thought he liked the mall. Turns out he was just trying to impress me. Well played, sir.
5 years ago he proposed. Which was crazy!
4 years ago we got married at city hall.
Here’s to 15 more!