Each month I record what I am doing, loving, eating, thinking, feeling currently + pair it with my favorite photo from the month. I use this calendar to mark the month. Then I turn them into a mini scrapbook that tracks our entire year in quick, fun facts. See them all here.
This month I thought I would do this post a bit differently. Today is our 6 year anniversary + the first time I’ve seen my husband in 2 weeks. So excited is an understatement for today’s emotions. For this currently edition, I’m going to share our favorite activities as a couple in our 6th year of mwarraige.
Watching TV shows + movies is still one of our favorite things to do together. Though moving to Korea we have cut back a ton and never watch TV and eat dinner anymore, we will sometimes watch a show before bed and tend to use weekends to binge watch things like New Girl, The Blacklist, Blindspot and Bloodline.
Listening to NeedtoBreathe. It’s still our favorite go to music for us both.
Reading mystery, productivity, self-help + creativity books. We have been listening to audiobooks on all of our trips together and it is by far one of our favorite things to do together. This year we have read Scary Close, The Expats, For The Love, Daring Greatly and I Am Pilgrim.
Loving camping, audiobooks, mystery shows, scooter rides, fancy concerts, walks, ice cream cones (not milkshakes in a bag), korean babies (because they are the cutest), kimbop + ramyeon, milk tea, road trips, Target, making stuff, dreaming, goal setting, planning, steak.
Wearing higher quality things we love. We have both found our styles I would say in the past few years and have been working to both create wardrobes with things we love that are also made well. For T that is tailor-made shirts and for me that is pretty much anything Poppy and Dot sales.
Using technology to make life easier, better, smarter. T is certainly the leader in our house when it comes to buying and using gadgets. But they truly do make life better. We have tried to streamline everything we do/need organized to technology which makes travelling so much easier and managing/sharing things like money, responsibilities, etc a breeze. As long as the apocalypse doesn’t happen…
Eating like world-class grown ups. Every year our taste buds and food budgets have grown. We started out eating some very questionable spaghetti with frozen chicken nuggets…now we can eat a different world cuisine every night of the week. We eat healthier and with the pallets of true foodies. This is one of my favorite parts of our lives. #laurelikesfood
Laughing constantly and loudly. Since we met, Terrell’s humor is always what has drawn me to him and we are constantly laughing at each other, at others (in a nice-ish way), at jokes, at the world. Laughing is so much more fun than fighting.
Working together and it is a freaking dream. It has to be our favorite part of living/working here in Korea. Also, the most annoying 😉 We get to see each other randomly at work and be involved in each others important events, etc. But also, we are constantly annoyed at the other persons schedule and tend to get trapped in a spiral of companion complaining, you know where you are both annoyed at the same thing or for one another and it just keeps going round and round. But, we love working together and now that we’ve spent 1/3 of our marriage doing that, it’s going to be a sad sad day when it ends.
Travelling everywhere, all the time. We dreamed of and planned for and waited for this lifestyle since our first year of marriage. Every choice we made those first 4 years was with this goal in mind and were here and we love it. We cannot fathom changing this and spend most of our time travelling or planning to travel. We have become pretty good travel partners and there is no one I would rather spend 3 weeks living in a van with….
Planning for some big changes on the horizon. No kids in the near future or even distant future mom. But changes and new things and different adventures. No real plans yet, but dreams and ideas and goals and working towards them.
Goals for our marriage have always been to laugh, grow, love/serve/give to others, learn as much as we can, travel as much as we can, make amazing friends, follow Jesus, make art and music, eat good food and to find adventure but also to find a lot of lazy Sundays. We’re accomplishing them all slowly, but don’t plan to quit.
Happy anniversary my love, this has been the best 8 (together) years of my life. Let’s shoot for 80.