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-

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Friday Finds: Business Travel

Happy Friday Everyone!

My husband travels a lot for work. This past week he was in Boston, and he has so much more travel to come in the next few weeks. He loves it! He gets to see other parts of the country, from big cities to middle-of-nowhere towns. He's gotten to explore New York, San Francisco, D.C. and the Grand Canyon, just to name a few.

Of course we miss each other when he's gone, but we do embrace the alone time. A silly example would be television shows. We both get to watch our shows that the other hates without protest. For him, it's superhero shows; for me, it's reality TV. There are also benefits. Because of all of the travel we have racked up the air miles (which is how we got to Alaska) and hotel points! We love using those!

Below are some of my favorite finds this week!

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Oreos are getting meta.

Who doesn't love Snapchat filters?!

#LegallyBlonde15 A perfect description of a millennial's life in Kansas City.

Truly the best Vine I have ever seen, ever!

An powerful essay by Jennifer Aniston.

The bridal store where I bought my dress featured our photo!

So I'd like to know what about you. Do you, or a significant other, travel for work? Do you like it? Where were your favorite places to visit?

As always, thank you for reading, Helen

P.S. If you liked this, you may also like Friday Finds: What Are You Watching? and Friday Finds: Do You Hike?