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Why we work

February 13, 2014

I was inspired to join Taylor and Bonnie in their Why we work link up on this lovely Valentine's Day. If you are one of the many snowed in people across the country, this Florida girl is weirdly envious of all those snow days. Another thing to look forward to when we make the move to the DC metro area later this year.

Anyways I thought this would be a great way to focus on all the things I am grateful in my marriage on this hallmark declared day of love.

We work because:

Ty and I really bring out the best in each other. He motivates me to continually strive to be the best version of myself and I do the same for him.

He brings me my favorite candy bar if I am having a tough day.

We share a mutual wanderlust that has more interested in exploring new places than just settling for a life that does not fit us.

I still get excited to come home to him and share my day even after 6 years of togetherness.

We accept each other for who we are. I don't try to change his comic book loving ways and he doesn't try to change my love of trashy reality tv and random dancing around the house.

We both realize how lucky we are to have rescued our sweet dog Kavalier and how he has truly made us a family of 3.

When one of us is feeling down and out, the other holds the other person up without question.

I tend to be a saver who sometimes needs a reminder that its ok to splurge on myself from time to time. He is happy to provide that.

We both prefer a quiet night in than a crazy night out of the town.

We make our marriage a priority and work on our relationship. Marriage is definitely not always a bowl of cherries but we are in it for the long haul.


  1. Just found your blog through the link-up and am really excited that I did! You and Ty seem like such a great couple! Thanks for sharing :)

  2. When it works it works!! After 6 years you two are still going strong and that's a really beautiful thing. I'm a little jealous of snow days but not enough to want one!!

  3. Glad you did this too! You two sound like you are really well suited. I could be better about accepting Peyton for who he is, but I have been improving. It's more that when he's into something (ahem, Tennessee...) he's REALLY into it. And I guess I just have smatterings of things here and there. I'm much more a moderation kinda gal.

  4. I love what you said about "when one of us is feeling down and out, the other holds the other person up without question." i feel like that's what marriage is all about and yet its easier said than done, especially when one person is feeling down and out and the other person is having a busy, stressful day. it can be so hard to find the energy to be the holder-upper! Also, candy bars are key - sounds like you have a very good man on your hands!!!