Wednesday, January 26, 2011

The Things We do for LOVE!

November 2010

 I am definitely not an expert in love, but I do know a thing or two about communication and compromise.  My husband and I met 6 years ago at a bar where I was working during college in my hometown.  I thought he was cute, but wasn't interested because I was going to be leaving in two weeks to study abroad in Australia for 5 months.  He managed to woo me in those two weeks and the day before I left we agreed we were "together".  After many late nights in a phone booth thousands of miles apart and one very expensive phone bill for him I believe I learned more about him than I would have being in the same city.  Needless to say everything worked out and we got married on April 25th, 2009.

This past year after much discussion we decided we needed to take more of an interest in each others hobbies because we found ourselves spending very little time together between work and everything else going on.  I agreed I would go hunting with him and he agreed to make a quilt with me.  I went out and took hunter's safety, bought my own bow, arrows, camo, blaze orange, tags and was ready for the big hunt.

November 2010
He agreed to come along with me to JoAnn Fabrics and we picked out 3 different fabrics, thread and all the necessary quilting materials.  He had learned to sew at young age and was actually the one who taught me the basic things about sewing.  Needless to say between all the shopping trips, target shooting practice, hunts and working on the quilt we got to spend more time together and learn more about each others hobbies.  I found out I actually enjoyed the peace and quiet you get while sitting out in a deer stand and listening to the leaves crackle and watching the squirrels chase each other.  He learned that if we ever go hunting together again, he is not going to sit in the same stand as me because I have a hard time sitting still and being quiet.

I still believe it is good to have things you like to do together, but also things you like to do apart.  He will never run a 1/2 marathon with me and I will never plan a vacation solely around duck hunting.  What things do you like to do as a couple?  What things would your rather do alone?


Kendall Suhr said...

Jason and I are lucky enough to have fallen in lover over the things we love best... which happen to be pretty mundane things to begin with. Things we do together include watching movies, playing card games, going to a bar to order nachos, doing regular "getaways" like Brewers spring trainin and door county. Because so many day to day things are what we enjoy together we actually work at finding more things to do apart. He finds lots of sports leagues to be in and I find crafts and just joined a book club. Our struggle more than anything is getting away from each other ;) JK Jason.

Anonymous said...

Some of the best time we spend together is unplanned. My favorite is when we cook dinner, play yahtzee, and watch a movie...otherwise our weekends our usually filled with prior engagements (i.e. family stuff, work, etc.) I am pretty possessive of David's Time, since we work opposite shifts during the week. I am impressed that you two have made a quilt together~ not so sure I want David in my sewing room :) My craft time is my time and then he can play video games or watch "Ax Men, Orange County Choppers, Swamp loggers...." I asked him one time, what are your hobbies? He said, "Fishing, riding my motorcycle, cutting wood, and You!"

Julie said...

Thanks for sharing ladies! I love how everyones view point is just a little different.