Time Well Spent: What I Loved About January

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Taking a cue from The Nerd Theist, who asked in his blog post today:

What did you LOVE about January?

I loved spending some alone time, last weekend, with my wife. We sent the boy to grandma’s house and booked a hotel room/celebrated our 11th wedding anniversary. Had a great time:

  • Watching The Greatest Showman
  • Playing King Domino (I won!) and Carcassone ( I lost…)
  • Trying to figure out which Fast and the Furious movie was on TV (seriously, these movies blend at some point, but Tabitha and I love watching them together)
  • Doing absolutely nothing but simply being together

Our time away reminded me of our need, as a couple, for time just for the two of us. Time where we can celebrate being a couple.

Started playing Final Fantasy VI on the SNES Classic with Wyatt this past month. I have loved finding a new game that both of us can enjoy together–the game supports two players, who knew!–. His hot take on Final Fantasy VI:

This is just like Pokémon!

Lesson Learned: If you want to eventually play classic Japanese role playing games with your kids, start them out on Pokémon. 

What did you LOVE about January?

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Wouldn’t It Be Nice

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There are small things that we take for granted once we are married. Not having to say goodbye is one of those small things.

Back when my wife and I were dating, every night, we’d have to say goodbye to one another. I remember saying farewell becoming a hard thing to do, especially once we were engaged. We’d talk about when we wouldn’t have to part anymore, when we could just be together all the time.

“Wouldn’t It Be Nice” by the Beach Boys played a lot during that season.

You know it’s gonna make it that much better
When we can say goodnight and stay together

Wouldn’t it be nice if we could wake up
In the morning when the day is new
And after having spent the day together
Hold each other close the whole night through

Spent the weekend celebrating my wedding anniversary with my wife. I am thankful that we have had 11 years of waking up next to one another. Morning hellos have replaced evening goodbyes. I love that.

Happy Anniversary, baby. Love you.