Friday Five- Anniversary Edition

This weekend is our first wedding anniversary! It is hard to believe that it has already been a year, yet it has only been a year. I feel like I have known Chris forever, and I think he feels the same about me. While I believe every relationship is different, and there really isn’t anyone who should be giving out advice to someone on exactly what they should do…there are a few things that I have learned about marriage. These are some things that I have figured out before we got married, but I feel are very important and have been proven to be correct.

1. Communication

Communication is the key to any relationship. If you don’t communicate, you aren’t going to last! I am not a mind reader, and apparently Chris isn’t either. If there is something wrong or something that you want, you have got to speak up!

2. Be a team

You are married, meaning you are now one. You are in this little thing called life together now. You should work as a team. Make decisions together and realize that what you do not only effects you, but your spouse.

3. Accept who they are, don’t try to change them. – I have known this for a long time, but it is important to remember to accept your spouse for who they are. You shouldn’t marry someone, or even be in a relationship with someone whom you want to change. Because you cant change someone, and you shouldn’t try. When you marry someone, you marry them, their family, and all the good things about them and their flaws.

4. Enjoy the little moments. – You do’t always have to make some hoopla out of every day. Enjoy the little moments with your spouse, they can be the most memorable. Some of my favorite times with Chris are when we are having a lazy Sunday watching TV in our pajamas, or out chit chat when we are in the car driving to see his family, a random Saturday afternoon when we stop at World of Beer to catch part of a football game. All those little moments add up to one big, happy life.

5. Never take your spouse for granted. – None of us are guaranteed tomorrow. Appreciate and love your spouse, and make sure they know how much you love them. Don’t stay angry, always say I love you before you part ways for the day. You never know when it may be the last time you see them. Part of this is remembering that they love you for who you are, and you dont ever want to take that love for granted either.

I hope that everyone has a fabulous weekend! We are going to see Disney on Ice tonight!!! I am SOOOO excited!!! Tomorrow is the Alabama vs LSU game, Roll Tide! Then Sunday is our anniversary! You doing anything fun this weekend?

Go link up with Joy for the Friday Five.

the Sowell life

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  • Reply Joy November 8, 2013 at 1:19 pm

    I love this post, and all the beautiful photos. Happy anniversary to you and Chris! So excited to hear about your weekend. PS – I lm kinda jealous about Disney on ice!!! Happy Friday and thanks for linking up!!!

  • Reply SMD @ Life According to Steph November 8, 2013 at 2:43 pm

    Anniversary weekend! Yay!

    All great pointers. Communication is always number one.

  • Reply Robin November 10, 2013 at 2:20 am

    Amen to all of this! Especially: “While I believe every relationship is different, and there really isn’t anyone who should be giving out advice to someone on exactly what they should do.” I hate when someone thinks their husband/boyfriend will do something because their friend’s husband/boyfriend did. Or they are scared to get married because their friend got divorced. You are not your friends/relatives/co-workers! Your spouse/partner is not theirs!

  • Reply Lauren November 11, 2013 at 1:55 am

    Love your pics! Happy anniversary! And yes, the little moments are my favorite by far!

  • Reply Ashley November 15, 2013 at 1:05 am

    You are so right about every relationship being different, but each of these points I think are solid pieces of advice! Happy Anniversary! And can I just say you were a beautiful bride! Your dress is stunning, and your hair is amazing. And that view by the lake? breath taking.

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