Almost ten years ago, Andy and I embarked on an adventure called marriage and I’m pretty sure no two people could have been more unprepared.

No really.

We were 18 and 19 and madly in love and also dumb as bricks on all things pertaining to sharing a life together.

All you need is love, right?

Ha.

I’ll never forget our honeymoon and how fun it was. And I’ll also never forget how we fought over the stupidest stuff and how I was scared out of my mind that I would never be a good wife or we would never have a good marriage because hello WE WERE ALREADY ARGUING.

Oh how I wish I could go back and hug that poor girl that I was and tell her how “normal” it was. I remember years later telling someone about how scared I was on our honeymoon and they said “oh my gosh we fought the entire honeymoon too!”. It was a breath of fresh air breathed right into me.

We also had so much fun and got to know each other so much better that week too. I couldn’t wait to get home and play house with Andy.

And here we are ten years later, having survived the newlywed stage of marriage, new babies, and lots of sleepless nights.

To be honest, I really do sometimes wonder how we survived. I was so incredibly selfish (and still am sometimes) and just had no idea how hard marriage could be.

Have you felt surprised by marriage? Whether it be easier than you thought or harder? I think nothing can prepare you for sharing a life with someone.

This week we are spending the week on a cruise (just like our honeymoon) and I’m just so excited to have time just Andy and I to get to know each other more and have plenty of time without anyone interrupting. I’m sure going to miss the girls but this is SO WORTH IT. Time alone with Andy always strengthens us and reminds me why we fight so hard to stay together.

Here are a few pictures from our honeymoon. Enjoy!

 

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