As much as I'd love to be one of those couples that work out together, Eric prefers to work out solo. He hates the lake, and I basically spent every summer at the lake and every winter dreaming about being at the lake. It's every girls dream to come home one day to a husband telling you to pack your bags because he's surprising you with an amazing vacation! But Eric doesn't plan vacations and he definitely gets too excited to keep a secret like that! But when we first were married, Eric told me he didn't like to travel and he thought vacations were a waste of money. Now we try to take one vacation a year!
I don't bake for my husband. I'm a nagger for a wife, which drives me crazy and I promise I'm working on that! I don't care to learn how to work on cars with him. But Eric totally plans to put a recliner in the garage so that I can relax and read while he and the kids (assuming Mia gets siblings, ha) work on his hot rods.
If we are irritated with each other, we don't hide it very well (our poor family and friends!) We definitely don't cook together. But we love to dance! In fact, if we could ever find the time, Eric would totally take a ballroom dance class with me. I don't think there could be anything sexier than dancing like that together :)
I guess what I'm trying to say is that we hear the good and bad (but mostly good) about other marriages and it's easy to compare your own marriage. But every relationship is one of a kind. What matters most is that Eric and I put everything we have into us. We never stop trying 100% to have the best possible marriage. I gave Eric my whole heart, and I never want to stop giving to our relationship. Even though we don't have that picture-perfect marriage, what we have is perfect for us! I love my life with my husband and daughter, I wouldn't give it up for the world! Even during our toughest moments, I'm so grateful that we are in this together. From here to eternity!
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