About Us: Bunny + Stan*, Married 6 Years.

14 August 2012

*AKA: Nikki + Marc.  {Bunny + Stan are their crazy alter egos.}

The Davester and I have the seven year itch. That’s right. SEVEN years of wedded bliss. {Total lie, marriage is hard work, yo.} While we’re celebrating our anniversary this week, I’ve asked some of my favorite bloggers and their husbands to share some words on marriage.

Ahhhh, Nikki from 86’n it.  I mean, she’s a renovating badass, she runs religiously right up until giving birth, is a creative genius, can make you laugh till you want to pee your pants, makes gorgeous babies, and has more energy and drive than anyone I know.  I can tell you all of those things for days, but five minutes with Nikki and you are smitten.  What you don’t see on the blog is that this girl, she is also an unwavering, there for you, got your back sort of force to be reckoned with that doesn’t come along very often.  I’m so incredibly lucky to call her friend.

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How many years have you been a couple & who liked whom first?

We've been a couple for 12 years!! Marc thinks he liked me first, but I think it was pretty simultaneous. I remember passing him in the hall in architecture school and thinking "Who's that hottie?". He remembers thinking (after I said something hilarious in the computer lab), "Who is this saucy troublemaker?)

What has being married taught you?

This was the hardest one for us to answer. Maybe because we dated as long as we have been married, marriage didn't seem like a big change. When I really think about it though, it did change a lot. We were one of those horrible break-up/make-up couples. Ugh. Marriage has been very refreshingly permanent. I think it has taught us to relax. We love each other and we are in it for the long haul.

What is the most fun thing the two of you have ever done together?

Event? Hands down New Years Eve 2003 at the Olive Garden in Time Square. Best $100 we've ever spent. It was a crazy dance party overlooking all those freezing people corralled outside. Staff handed us glasses of champagne as we rode the escalator down to see the ball drop outside. We somehow lost 4 hours after midnight and NO ONE in our 6-person entourage knows how. The next day we were super hung and ordered a pizza so big it literally didn't fit through the door. Good times.

Activity? Becoming parents. We are both a little obsessed with our daughter. We have more fun living with her than we could have ever imagined. Life is good.

How do you resolve issues?  Do you ever go to bed angry?

We fight. Then we go to bed angry. When we wake up in the morning, I drink coffee and we work it out.

What is the secret to a happy marriage?

I think is different for every couple but for us it is talking. Not "communication", but just talking. We talk constantly about everything and not just our life/marriage related stuff. We talk about our friends, politics, current events, our childhoods, or just funny internet tidbits. It keeps us engaged and connected. Plus, I grew up with 2 sisters and the world's most chatty brother. I LOVE to talk.

3 comments:

Megan Hemphill said...

I love y'all's picture - its so classic and old-time Hollywood. And I love your story about NY 2003. Hysterical.

Bunny @ 86n It said...

Thanks!
I tried to find a pic of us on that NYE, but there were only crazy ones of me wearing a light-up tiara and earrings!

Megan said...

The NYE story is just the best! And my husband and I were definitely a "make up and break up" couple too, so I totally related to your statement "Marriage has been very refreshingly permanent." It really is, isn't it?

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