I loved this post on Summer's blog last week and I thought I'd do something similar.
Stuff we've learned over the past nearly five years of living together. I can't believe it's been five years. I can't believe I graduated college five years ago. Paul can't either. We were recently talking about a song and I said, "that was like seven years ago" and Paul was responded, "no way, I was already in college." "Yeah, babe, so at least seven years ago."
So the first thing we've learned is that time flies.
But also :
It's totally worth it to grind your own coffee beans.
We're morning people.
Elise hates stacks of stuff.
Paul hates anything that will dull the kitchen knives or scratch the pots & pans.
The art of perfect pizza dough.
The art of transferring a pizza from the pizza peel to pizza stone.
Paul is really good at playing "the Devil's Advocate."
Elise hates "the Devil's Advocate."
Political discussions will never end well.
Strong beer for the win.
Red wine > white wine.
Elise can't walk away from a good Blackjack table.
Paul can bet big.
Giving cards on special occasions is a Really Big Deal.
"I'm sorry but..." doesn't count as a real apology.
Paul cannot cut Elise's hair.
Deployments really make you stronger.
Joining the military was absolutely the right decision for us and our future family.
(It look Elise at least three years to believe that one.)
Long work commutes are the worst.
We can be a one car family.
Say what you mean and mean what you say.
Never wait until you're starving to find a place to eat.
We're west coast people.
We do really well as just two.
*photo by Driver Photo.