Monday, December 8, 2014

Eighteen Months as a MRS

I seriously can hardly believe that we have been married for 18 months and only 18 months.
It has been great.

We have learned more about ourselves and each other since the arrival of Lucy.

The Wonderful Things:
    • adjusting to life as parents has been interesting for sure - there is a ridiculously sharp learning curve (which we knew but the reality is always harder than what people warn you about)
    • Lucy is ridiculously amazing
    • Marc is a phenomenal father
  • We are back to working on our basement now that winter has arrived yet again
    • we intended on getting it done before Lucy was born, however, with her early arrival we got setback

The Things No One Ever Tells You About:
  • Balancing three schedules is even harder than balancing two - while Lucy really doesn't have that much of a schedule yet (or things she has to be at other than doctors appointments and day care) it still is a bit of a challenge to figure it all out
    • this requires more communication than we ever thought
    • it's hard figuring out whose picking up Lucy and dropping her off
  • It is sometimes hard to remember at random places (dentist, eye doctor, places that you don't go often) which name you are listed as
    • I called to check if my contacts were in at the eye doctor and they kept telling me they didn't have me listed or that I didn't have any contacts ordered
        • Mind you I had an appointment two weeks earlier so I KNEW they had me in the system
The Miscellaneous Things:
  • We are in full vacation planning mode
    • Hopefully Arizona in April, Okoboji in August, and Walt Disney World in November (for the Wine and Dine Half Marathon)
  • We bought a treadmill
    • makes life in the winter months WAAAYYYYY easier than trying to find time to get to the YMCA to run
    • I still hate treadmills but I refuse to run on ice
    • triathlons still scare the crap out of me but I am jazzed to be running one this summer
  • I STILL haven't gotten my name changed at the library
    • WHY OH WHY is the library the worst of all places to get my name changed, it seriously isn't that complicated - but apparently it is
    • Hopefully the ridiculousness will pass and they will just change my name


  1. If you have a smart phone, we use the Cozi app. It is great for a universal and syncing calendar/todo list is free with option to upgrade. I can plug in with color assigned dots who the appointment/event is pertaining to and each week, it emails me what is on the docket.

    It also took some getting use to saying to myself that I had a daughter. A very foreign concept for awhile as you adjust to the title of mom, let alone wife.

    1. Sweet. Thanks for the tip on the app. I will definitely download it.

  2. We're getting our basement done this month too!! Should be done right before xmas! Can't wait to see your pics! :)