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cereal for dinner?

It has been a year: We made it. It has been a good year for Team Withers. Some days we have skipped together, run, or walked; others have felt like an army crawl through mud and in the dark. Some days have been hard, but they have always been good. Here is a little of what I’ve learnt;

One year ago, I wrote a blog- wedding cake for breakfast– it was a raw look at what my first two weeks of marriage looked like. I had always heard people harp on that year one of marriage was the hardest, but never understood, until I was knee deep.

I see now, after 365 days, that what they meant is that year one is an ADJUSTMENT.

It’s someone sharing your closet, getting water all over the bathroom floor, and someone sitting on the toilet for 25 minutes when you’ve just woken up and need to pee. It’s the compromise between unhealthy snacks and ‘chick food’. It’s the disagreement over salad for dinner, whether Naturopaths are legit, and if the current government is going to destroy the country.  It’s the moments when you choose not to yell when they have forgotten the one thing you asked for, the time to choose love over your ego. 

Living with someone who loves you wholeheartedly is the best, and its unbelievably liberating.

A single friend of mine always comments that she is far too independent to be married and I giggle inside because, I have found, that a right relationship will spur the creativity within you and push you further than where you could have gone alone. I love my hubby, I love our home, our kitty, our business, and our plans for our future. I love our baby names and our travel plans.  I love that I speed home just to talk to him and he always drops whatever he is doing to fulfil that need.

My marriage has gone from the sugary high of wedding cake for breakfast, to the wholesome nutrients of cereal for dinner, and I wouldn’t have it any other way.

 

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Almost a year ago we danced to this song. And my husband has been living up to the lyrics ever since.

We’ve been together for a while now we’re growing stronger everyday now
It feels so good and there is no doubt I will stay with you
As each morning brings sunrise and the flowers bloom in springtime
On my lovin’ you can rely and I’ll stay with you

Oh I’ll stay with you through the ups and the downs
Oh I’ll stay with you when no one else is around
When the dark clouds arrive I will stay by your side
I know we’ll be alright I will stay with you

Though relationships can get old have a tendency to grow cold
We have something like miracle yeah, and I’ll stay with you

Oh I’ll stay with you through the ups and the downs
Yes I’ll stay with you when no one else is around
When the dark clouds arrive I will stay by your side
I know we’ll be alright I will stay with you

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My top 5: romantic films (right now)

 

This was definitely my hardest ‘top 5’ list so far. I mean, how could I choose just 5 romantic films when I love about 100? Well, somehow I managed to (though it took a while). Also, you may be surprised to see that I ended up leaving out classics like: Pretty Women, Casablanca, Titanic, When Harry Met Sally and Love Actually. Not to say that I don’t love all those films, but for this list I decided to rather go with films that I was more inclined to watch right now.


1.  The Holiday –  Two women swap homes for a holiday and both end up finding love. Such a very sweet film and the cast is perfect (if you have not seen it, go watch it)
2. Romeo + Juliet (directed by Baz Luhrmann) – There have been quite a few film adaptations of Shakespeare’s book over the years, but this is by far my favourite. Plus, it has a really great soundtrack.
3. The Notebook – It’s damn near impossible to watch this film without getting teary-eyed. It’s ridiculously romantic and beautiful.
4. Before Sunset – This is the sequel to the film ‘Before Sunrise’, which is also brilliant. I love the dialogue in both films. If you have not seen this film yet,  I would recommend that you watch the first one before this one.
5. Serendipity – A really great romantic-comedy that tells the story of two people who meet by chance in New York one night and fate brings them back together years later.

What are your top 5 romantic films?