Today is a very, very special day here on Man Wife and Dog Blog! It’s Man and I’s first wedding anniversary!!! We’ve hit the one-year mark and we couldn’t be happier with how wonderful our first year of marriage has been.
One year ago today I married my best friend. We have been a blessing to each other since the beginning, but this first year of marriage was so precious to us.
We dove in with smiles and paddled our way through it with love, hope, and encouragement. We learned so much about marriage in just the first 365 days (post to come later!) and we look forward to the many lessons the future holds.
This week’s edition of Meet A Wife Monday is a special one. I’m dropping by to share some marriage wisdom this time. Get to know us a little better! Happy Monday!
The Wife: Charli, 29
The Man: Gibran, 31
But You Can Call Them: The Watkins
How I Snagged My Man: A mutual friend who thought we’d be “perfect for each other” introduced us at a barbecue and I played (very) hard to get. He patiently and persistently pursued me until I gave in and let him take me on the my last and best ever first date.
Married Since: 10.17.10 (One year ago, today!)
Place They Call Home: A two-bedroom apartment in Bloomfield, NJ with a great closet!
How She Pays the Bills: Relationships Editor for ESSENCE.com and founder of Man Wife and Dog Blog
How He Pays the Bills: Manager, Home Depot
What Makes My Man Hot: He has a huge heart, a stacked body, and the sexiest laugh I’ve ever heard.
A Wife Highlight: There’s nothing like being married to your best friend. When I come home from a bad day, Man always has a “good surprise” waiting for me. He’s like chocolate – he always makes things better!
A Wife Gripe: After seven years of cohabitation, I still cannot get used to sharing my bed with a man who tosses and turns and a dog who thinks she owns the place. I often sneak off to spend a blissful night on the couch when they’re not looking, and I would almost be open to separate bedrooms once the lights go out for good.
Marriage Mantra: Good. Better. Best. We never let it rest, until our good is better, and our better is best. (See why here!)
The 2-Year Plan: I’m proud to say we JUST carved out a new plan for year 2 and 3 of our marriage and I’m super proud of it. Year 2 will be about saving, and growing past our current hurdles. Year 3 is baby making time! Yes, it’s official – we’re making a baby in 2013! (For all those who keep asking!)
Wifey Wisdom: Communication is EVERYTHING. If you don’t talk about it, you can’t work on it, and you damn sure can’t fix it!
This weekend we decided instead of making one big fuss we’d just fill both days with doing all the things we love to do together — things like, sip milkshakes in the park, “get lost” on the highway, and get silly at the casino — and it was amazing!
When’s your anniversary? How do you celebrate?