About Us: Holly + Mr. not Holly, Married 15 Years.

16 August 2012

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.

Holly is the mastermind behind the blog 504 Main.  She is the published author of what… seven books now Holly?  Eight?  Want to hate her even more? She is a DIY goddess, she can create anything with a hot glue gun and twenty minutes.  I still remember the first post I ever read of hers… it was this spring tablescape, and I’ve been reading ever since.  She is a ball of creativity and awesomeness.

holly at ceremony bw (1)

{Holly’s Husband is anonymous on her blog, thus the angle of the pic.}

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

Me: About 17 years together. We dated for just about 1.5 years before getting married. He totally liked me first. He actually will admit that! I "may have been dating someone" and was clueless and not looking, not interested, and completely difficult. I was "this close" to losing him!

Him: Long enough. I met her. I wanted to call her. We went out a few times. She was a pain...she was on her last call/date. Then she wised up.

What has being married taught you?

Me: How to not be selfish (I still am, but you should have met me before!). Have patience (always working on that one). Iam amazed daily that someloves me for all the craziness I create!

Him: Compromise. Patience. Hide your money (just kidding).

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

Me: We are not crazy adventurous risky taking type of people...I vote for our first trip to Hawaii. We'd been dating about one year, and I had never been there...so it was wonderful and relaxing and fun.

Him: Touring Europe, but Holly was really over seeing churches.

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

Me: We talk we it out. We rarely fight...don't get me wrong, we get mad, but no yelling and screaming, no walking out the door (maybe once). Usually one or both of us walk away to another room, if we are too angry or need to think more, and then come back and have a discussion about whatever it is. I have never gone to bed "spitting angry"...sometimes annoyed, but everything seems better in the am - I usually have a clearer head.

Him: Compromise. Talk. More compromise.

What is the secret to a happy marriage?

Me: Marry the person you know...don't expect to change anyone. My husband are I are very different. A mutual friend tried to fix him up with "everyone" else and never me because she thought we would be pretty awful together. He accepts me and I accept him. Ultimately it works because we have the same values and want similar things out of life. We talked about this before we got married, heck before we got engaged. I support him and he me. Also, we are totally honest with each other (except for maybe a time or too me claiming something that was new was only 2.00 from the Goodwill...but he is on to me.)

Him: Compromise

1 comment:

Holly Lefevre said...

Thanks for having us...sorry Mr. Not Holly is a man of few words (usually I make up for it!) This is a cute series! Happy Anniversary to you!

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