I love August and no it’s not because of the blazing heat! It’s because it’s our anniversary month. Which is super important and special. For that reason, I will be taking the some time to celebrate with Mr. Snail. So I will be back blogging on Monday. Sorry guys.
So to make up for that…I am going to give you a little extra in this post. Some marriage advice (I am probably not married long enough to give it but….oh well)
A Snail’s Marriage Adivice
Get your heavenly GPS out.
Give God the wheel and try not to back seat drive.
Be transparent with each other
Spend time each day to talk to each other about the little stuff. It is important and worth turning off the TV or computer.
Pray together about your future.
Follow Thumper’s advice which is: If you don’t have something nice to say don’t say anything at all.
I would add that you should never talk negative about your significant other in front of other people…no exceptions!!!
Laugh together whenever possible
The other afternoon as I was grocery shopping with Mr. Snail, he mentioned that we should make a book to collect our memories. I replied very sarcastically, “You mean a scrapbook. Yay, I’m not really into that.” Mr. Snail smiled at me (not a nice smile but a teasing smile), “I didn’t mean a scrap book. I don’t care if it is an ugly notebook but we should just right down some of our memories, jokes and you know stuff.” Realizing that Mr. Snail was feeling a little uncomfortable sharing this information, I jumped in and said “sounds good man. We will put together something.”
Probably because I didn’t use Evernote to write that down, I forgot about that conversation. That is up until today when I was thinking of an anniversary present for Mr. Snail. You see, we have a tradition in our house. The tradition is that for our anniversary you give one homemade present and one store bought gift. That’s just how quirky we are.
After sitting and thinking for a long time, I remembered this conversation and I thought to myself why not make an adventure book for us. I grabbed an old cereal box and got to work. I am not much of a scrapbooker but I try.
These pictures are from the our dating years. These made me laugh we were so awkward trying to be grown up but so not!
I love this page because it shows us through the years and I think I will appreciate that when I’m older. Or maybe I won’t ha ha!
This page is so very special to me in so many ways. First, I feel like putting a sticker on this picture that says “Paradise Falls or bust!”. What makes this page so dear to my heart is the story behind the picture. Mr. Snail and his family (grandparents included) went over to Sequoia National Park to hike for the day. I had never been there so I was overly excited (to say the least). Mr. Snail’s Nana, who will always hold a dear place in my heart, saw this cabin and encouraged me and Mr. Snail to go in and take a picture. Not being ones to disappoint we went in the little cabin and very shyly stood by each other to take the picture (this was our first year dating). She clicked the picture and replied “It looks like your little home. Quite a fixer upper but cute.” We were very shy our first year dating and I think I blushed a little but it made me smile. His nana never get to see our nest but looking at this picture reminds me of her and the confidence she had in our “young love”.
Do you have any marriage advice to pass along?
Do you have any silly traditions in your house?
I would love to read what you all have to say.Please leave a comment. It’s makes my day!