As I was up Logan canyon this weekend camping with my in-laws, I couldn't help but look over at my sweet husband and think, "You owe me!" Anyone who knows me will tell you, I'm not a camper. I'm barely a sit in the park with a picnic kind of girl. And as I sat there, in the dirt and bugs, I wondered how my husband and I got along so well. We are complete opposites in so many facets of our lives, it's almost scary to list. He listens to hard rock, I listen to alternative/contemporary. I drive a small, fuel efficient Civic, he drives a large, much less fuel efficient F-150. Everything from what we like to do in our spare time (think crocheting vs Xbox) to where we want to live is very different. Sometimes, when I think about it too much, it starts to concern me. What if, with all of these differences, we grow apart. Then I think of the saying "opposites attract". Sure, they attract, but do they stay together? I go on to try to think of why we are happy together. Is it because we are attracted to each other and don't mind doing things separately? I don't think it's that simple, because we really enjoy spending time together. Being the type to over analyze, (thanks for the collective gasp), I've really put some time and thought into this subject. Do opposites truly attract? Well, sure, but I think it's deeper than that. Certainly we can seem almost ridiculously opposed in our likes and dislikes, but when it comes to core values and feelings, we are quite similar. Such as, we always put the other before anyone or anything else in our lives. There is no question between us that we are in this together. And, in being quite different from one another in some ways, we bring out the best in one another. For example, I've always been very independent, to the point of being reserved and aloof. My husband brought out in me utter trust that makes me feel so safe with him I let my guard down. And, as far as my husband goes, he was never really motivated before. But, wanting the best for the both of us in life, he generates that motivation in himself to improve. Realizing this makes me feel so much better about our superficial differences. Clearly, no relationship is perfect. But, my mother always said, you're not perfect, but you're perfect for one another. So, I think I can handle the music, and the Xbox. Cause I feel like the best person I can be when I'm with him.
Saturday, August 23, 2008
Thursday, August 14, 2008
Sunday, August 10, 2008
So, as most of you probably know, I'm pretty addicted to shopping. I know, cliche. I'm always on the lookout for the next item that I just can't live without. During my recent search, I inadvertently purchased said item and truly cannot live without it. It is my black vest. Seriously, it goes with EVERYTHING!
I can put on jeans and a tee and by throwing the vest over it, it instantly becomes a look. Or, when I'm feeling, shall we say, boring, I'll throw it over a dress and heels, and almost get a hippie feel to it. I probably wear it too much, people are going to think I don't own anything else. But it is officially and absolutely the key piece that I cannot live with out!
Friday, August 8, 2008
Oh, how I love this show! And how sad I am that the season is over. It was an amazing episode, and I was thrilled with who won. But, that being said, did anyone else see the dance with past competitors? Lauren was wearing the cutest outfit with these great leg warmers. Maybe I'm the only one, but I'm seriously considering taking up dance just so I can get away with wearing leg warmers. I love them so much! I'd wear them, but I'm not sure if I could pull them off... Oh well, now only three weeks till ANTM!