Saturdaze: June '17 Update

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Oh June, I am so happy to see you leave. You brought me travel, adventure, and a new roomie. However, I must admit I am now much more interested in July. We had out fun, but July promises to be less demanding and more relaxing.

I've talked about it here on the blog and on my Instagram, but June is over and so is my social calendar (for now). Steve and I were so overwhelmed this spring that we literally had to plan a trip out of state just to get some alone trip together. (The irony of adding more to our schedule for the purpose of relaxation was not lost on us.) While I am happy to see June go, it did bring a lot of good memories and experiences. 

In June, I…
Watched: Rewatched all of Younger in preparation for the newest season.

Heard: I found a playlist of song of the top songs from 2012 and loving the throwback to my senior year of college.

Reading: The Dinner.

Ate: Smoothie bowls! I am loving a mixed berry smoothie bowl with dark chocolate coconut granola.

Traveled: Iowa to visit my in-laws and Charleston, SC for our 2nd anniversary trip.

News: Kaleidoscope Spinning had their own booth at the Just For Her Event. Two days later, Steve and I celebrated our 2nd wedding anniversary on June 27th! Also my younger brother started his new job in Kansas City and moved into our spare bedroom.

As always, thank you for reading! XO-

P.S. If you liked this, then you will also like May '17 Update and Saturday: April '17 Update 

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The Cotton Year: Our Second Anniversary

When looking back upon the wedding, what is the first memory that comes to mind?

Helen: When we first walked into the ballroom and were first introduced as Mr. and Mrs. Harm!

Steven: First thing I think about is being nervous, waiting in the room behind the alter before the processional because I knew your on your way.

What was the highlight of this past year?

Helen: All the travel! We went to 6 new states!

Steven: Obviously, buying the house.

Things the other person can't live without?

Helen: Steve cannot live without all his apple products, country music, and our Amazon Alexa (aka his second wife).

Steven: She cannot live without M&Ms, twifigram (my combination of Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. Copyright pending :P ), and Real Housewives of any city.

Any favorite traditions?
Helen: We try to have proper dinners as often as we can. I cook a full meal, we sit down together, and take our time eating talk about our day and future plans. Between his travel and my evening yoga schedule, we actually don't get to do this as often as you'd expect.

Steven: We have this recipe for Chex Mix that I love. It's the perfect road trip snack. It's reserved specifically for road trips and we make it every time we have to drive a long distance. It's small, but its our own silly, little thing.

What have you learned about marriage or your spouse in the last year?

Helen: We've learned how to argue better. It's an odd thing to say, but we have somehow learned to remain calm and have a conversation, rather than an actual fight.

Steven: We have to support each other in every possible way. Big or small, it doesn't matter, we always have to appreciate the other.  Something as simple as saying "thank you" can make a huge difference.

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What do you hope the next year will bring?

Helen: I want us to stay open to new adventures and opportunities.

Steven: I hope to see a lot of growth with us as a couple and as a family overall. 

 

As always, thank you for reading! XO-

P.S. If you liked this, then you will also like Kaleidoscope Spinning Turns One! and The Paper Year: Our First Anniversary

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