Typically once I inform people who John and I’ve been married for 17 years now, they exclaim in shock, “What, did you get married once you had been twelve?!” After which we giggle and giggle till I get up and cry a bit of.

The instances I am not dreaming, although, folks typically ask what our “secret” is.  I assume they imply the key to a cheerful marriage, and never that factor that occurred on the honest, as a result of how would they learn about that?

So. The key to a cheerful marriage?


Yep, nothing bolsters a relationship greater than eloquently whispered…um…whispers of affection. 

And stuff.

What’s extra, this type of mushiness is not simply to your weeding day!

Now, admittedly, John is so much higher at this than I’m, however I’ve realized to observe his lead and attempt to say one thing romantical each single day.

I do know it may be arduous for you naturally romantic chatterboxes to grasp us extra silent and stoic varieties, however the fact is usually we simply do not know the right way to specific what we’re feeling.

And different instances you will have to chop us a bit of slack as a result of, hey, a minimum of we’re making an attempt.

 [creepy grin] Aheheheheh. PREEETTY.

However actually, I can not stress this one level sufficient:


And if you wish to maintain your partner on his or her toes, strive celebrating your subsequent anniversary like this:

 Not that *I* would ever do such a factor, in fact. No, I choose to jot down John heartfelt missives of the sentiments my coronary heart feels. Type of like this bakery’s supply field:

[turning on slow, sultry beat] 

[grabbing mic] 

[talking over doo-wop back-up singers]

 John, sweetie? There is no such thing as a want cause. [draping self over piano] You fall – you FALL! – in love with my freedom. [raising roof]  HEE-HEE! So open that window, child – sure, OPEN IT! In order that the soul of my soul and your soul and our souls – oh sure – [sliding to front of stage on knees] embracing you. [biting lip] Unnng. Yeah, boy. UH.

Due to Judie V.,  Melanie S., Anony M., Whitney B., Heather R.,  Stephanie & Aaron, Anony M., & Melinda H., for serving to me specific myself. Prefer to benefit from the coronary heart was affected, guys. LIKE TO ENJOY.


P.S. Are you having a household get-together for Easter this yr? As a result of this can be a cute all-ages sport:

Easter Egg Spoon Race Game

Arrange an impediment course round the home, and see who makes it to the top the quickest with out dropping their Easter egg! This cute picket set will final you for years to return, and is on sale right now for $9 Prime.