Wednesday, September 24, 2014

A few things Caleb has taught me.

It blows my mind when I think about the fact that Caleb and I have been married for almost a year and four months already. Time flies like CRAZY! I was thinking about how this blog once revolved around our relationship, our engagement, OUR wedding planning...and lately its been all about me, my life, my problems, and my "stuff". So I thought I'd throw it back and talk about a few things Caleb has taught me along the way.

(This is one of my favorite photos ever. His reaction when he saw me walk down that aisle on our wedding day!)

Ranch dressing goes on everything. Even if I don't agree with this, his logic is hilarious.

Sometimes, you've just gotta let stuff go. I can't tell you how many times I've come home from work and told him some long story about something that bothered me. I used to get offended when I didn't get much of a response from him, but now I realize he just has this amazing ability to 'brush things off' as if its nothing. I so wish I could be like him in that aspect.

It doesn't matter what people think of you. It never does. I came out of the bedroom before church one Sunday and he said I looked amazing. I began to shrug. I was wearing some adorable new heels, and had convinced myself (even though I felt really cute) it was too 'fancy'. His opinion? Life is too short (for me) not to wear heels whenever I feel like it, and who cares what people think anyway?!

An after-dinner walk is always a good idea. Back when we were dating, we used to take walks all the time. Since we've been married its been hard to make time for small things like that, so we've been taking a ton of late night walks and these sunsets aren't terrible to look at either ;)

It's okay to go to bed with a dirty kitchen. He would always laugh at me for getting these 'cleaning fits' at night right before bed. Almost like I couldn't sleep until the place was near-spotless. He told me that no matter what, the kitchen will always need cleaned. So sometimes, why not wait until tomorrow morning?!

How to fish. He absolutely taught me how to fish. Fishing is how we spent all of our time the first month or two of our dating relationship. He was with me when I caught my first ever fish, and he even taught me how to hook a worm. Yuck.

Guilting yourself is dumb. Especially on weeks where I'm sick, or not feeling my best...if I don't get my usual number of workouts in, I'm grouchy. I complain about how lazy I am, etc. He reminds me that life happens, and its okay to flop on the couch for an entire evening (and binge watch our favorite shows).

Loving someone a little extra is always worth it. Caleb is the best. Plain and simple. He always does small things to make me smile...whether that's surprising me with a Vanilla Double-Decker Moon Pie when I come home from work, or just by cleaning off the table after dinner... he's constantly pursuing me. I only hope I make him as happy as he makes me.

Sorry for the semi-sappy post...but we only get one chance to do this thing called life, so why not hug a little tighter, worry a little less, and laugh a little louder? Happy Wednesday!

17 comments:

  1. My husband has taught me so many of these too! Especially going to bed with a dirty kitchen is ok hahahha

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  2. This is such a sweet post! It always amazes me at how much Hunter has changed my life. Gotta love our better halves :)

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  3. Good man. And a puppy is a great way to make sure those walks happen ;)

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  4. I loved it! I don't think we tell one another how much we appreciation we have often enough. Share the love gurl ;)

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  5. This is so sweet, Kayla! I'm so high-strung and Ben is so laid back and sometimes it drives me freaking CRAZY (because while the house doesn't need to be clean 24/7, every now and then might be nice you know). But at the end of the day I could sit down and write a list just like this and I love that! It's nice to have someone around in the midst of all the insanity who will help you remember what's really important.

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  6. Love this. He sounds like a keeper. Except I totally agree with you about cleaning the kitchen before bed. I can't not do it. I hate waking up and seeing a total disaster before I leave for work.

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  7. this is so incredibly sweet! and we should cherish them! it's a wonderful thing to have such a great partner in your life!

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  8. Caleb is a good man...and you're a good lady! I totally agree about the post-dinner walks. There's something so special about that time of day.

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  9. He has a lot of knowledge there is no doubt but he is wrong about the kitchen. Waking up to a clean kitchen is the best thing ever so be sure to clean it before bed. That's all.. over and out.. OCD Stephanie

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  10. I've got one to add to the list! He buys your friends who he has never met toilettes you may need when staying at your house for the weekend! :) Oh and making delicious bacon after our run!!!

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  11. The little things in life are the BEST things. I love sappiness haha. Ross just brought me home a strawberry lemonade as a surprise, and it made me sooo so happy!

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  12. I'm glad to hear that I'm not the only one who has sudden "cleaning fits" right before climbing into bed ;)

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  13. This wasn't sappy at all...in fact, Caleb is a really smart man!! Everything he has taught you just reminded me of things that I struggle with...like caring what people think of me!! UGH! And yes, ranch belongs on EVERYTHING!!!! :)

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  14. My husband has taught me that laziness is key and that computers will always come first! ;) I'm glad that Caleb has taught you a few good things!

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  15. Totally off topic: eeeeeek - you touched a fish!!! Lol. I can bait a hook all day long, but when it comes to actually TOUCHING the fish - can't do it. I try and end up running away screaming.

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