Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Thoughts at the Halfway Mark

There is nothing quite like marrying your best friend.

Yesterday - Nov. 26th - was the half-year mark of our marriage.
Even though I have not been married too long yet, there are plenty of things I have learned about how to make a marriage wonderful, even once you get past the "newly-wed stage" and reality starts to set in.

Let me share a thing or two:

1. Go on dates. Even once you're married, date nights are still a must.

2. Say "I love you" multiple times each day.

3. Communicate. Tell each other about your dreams, desires, fears, or things that are bothering you.

4. Let go of your pride and be willing to say you're sorry, or to show forgiveness.

5. Make new traditions... they are so fun to look forward to!

6. Work at your marriage every day.
Make sacrifices. Take action. Be selfless.

Your best friend deserves all the love you can give, and you deserve to get that love in return.
I am so lucky to have such a wonderful husband.
I love him with all my heart!

And do you know what the greatest part is?
Our love for each other grows every day. And it's wonderful.

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  1. Lovely post! I'm in my first year of marriage too and I can relate to everything you said. Enjoy the next 6 months!


  2. Great post. I have been married 15 years and these are great reminders! I found you through a GFC blog hop and I am excited to be a new follower! I hope you will stop by my blog if you get a chance!


  3. so sweet! Love the pictures!
    I'm a new follower from the thumping thursday hop! :)


  4. I have only been married 2 years and there are always new things to learn. I feel like communication is the key to any marriage. You have to communicate when your sad, angry, happy, jealous... you have to be 100% honest. My husband have really good communication and it doesn't keep us from fighting, but it helps in solving the issues better :) Congrats on your 1/2 anniversary :)


  5. Aww so sweet! Such newlyweds, but darling. Keep this up and you will have a very happy marriage.

  6. Hi Ashley, Thanks for joining Friday Chaos Blog Hop. and oh congratulations! you guys are an inspiration. hugs

    shannel @ www.shannellee.blogspot.com

  7. So sweet! Congrats on your 6month!! Found you on the hop!

  8. I found your blog from the find + follow blog hop and am now following. I've been married for a little over 7 years (holy cow when did that happen?) and I totally agree with all your tips! While we are probably an old married couple...I still feel like a newlywed!

  9. I love this!! Congrats to you all:) We will be 6 months on dec 2, i can't wait!!!

  10. Hey hun,
    I found your blog from That Friday Blog Hop and I am so glad that I did! I was married last Saturday 24th Nov and I love reading all about how other people marriages are going!

  11. Awww. So sweet! My husband and I have been married a little over six months ourselves!

    Fizz and Frosting

  12. These pictures are beautiful!! Happy Half Way!! :) My fave is making new traditions. They really are fun!! :) Hope the second six are even more blissful than the first!


  13. Awww... happy 6 months to you and your love.

    Aloha Sweet Friend,
    We are gathering for An Aloha Affair, a sweet sort of mingling and sharing and growing together. I would so love it if you'd join us. You will always be welcome, anytime. Save ya a seat?...


  14. Hi Ashley! Great post and I'll add that even when you have KIDS you should still go on dates. I just posted about that a few months ago! Anywhoo - happy 6 months to you and your BFF. Happy Holidays!

  15. your pictures are adorable! & great tips... especially love date nights :) new follower :) new follower!

  16. Oh my goodness, that is beautiful :) As a newlywed myself, I totally appreciate those tips! New to your blog and loving it!

    Stop by and say hi sometime -- thenakedmanual.com

  17. I found you through Friendly Friday on Love, the Skinnys. Love your blog already!!! Can't wait to keep reading! :)

    Maddi @ 98miles.blogspot.com

  18. Love your photos!! I found you through a blog hop, glad I did! I look forward to reading your posts and am now following you! Come on by the Aloha Friday Blog hop and link up with us too!! It's easy and you could end up being next week's featured blogger!! Aloha Friday Blog Hop

  19. Wise words! What a beautiful post! I have only been married for coming on four years, but I still feel like a newlywed!

  20. Number six is a huge one. Marriage is work. Every. Single. Day. My husband and I have been married for 2 years and while it's awesome, it's still really hard. All the work is definitely worth the pay off though :)

    I'm here from Stories of Kel! I haven't got to read a lot of your blog left but based on this post, I think we'll get along just fine :)

  21. You are a smart girl:) Yes, these still hold true after 34 years of marriage:) Just dropping in to follow via GFC:)

    Have an amazing week and years of wedded bliss:)

  22. Very good advice! I'll be back to read more from you for sure. Just stopping by from the Super Sunday Sync to follow you!