Tanner and I both possess Quality Time as one of our highest Love Languages.
Tanner used to work retail almost every night and I worked during the day so we hardly ever saw each other. This was a huge trial in the first few months as a married couple because in the beginning I thought because we were married, we would see each other more (I felt like I saw him more when we were dating those first few months!). It was really hard on both of us, especially me. I didn't realize how much I loved spending time with him until I never saw him!
Luckily, he has a new job now and I get to see my husband all of the time. I honestly can't even explain to you how much this has helped our marriage and my mood. I think I forgot how awesome he was there for a bit! Haha. We are both such individual people and we make sure that we spend time hanging out with people other than each other (that's something really important to both of us!), but a lot of times I forget that he really is my best friend. And no one knows me like he does. And I love spending time with him. Truly.
With that being said, because both of us work so hard, often times when we spend time together, it means a whole lot of laziness.
T and I love watching shows and movies together. Which, in my opinion, is awesome.
But, when I was talking to T about this post for our "marriage goal" for March, he came up with something that we need to work on.
And it is:
To spend our time together in a more productive way.
Now, this is not to say that we won't watch our netflix show together in the evening and just hanging out sometimes. Because I love doing that with him. But, what we want try to do better is to "broaden our horizons" if you will. To spend our leisure time together being a bit more productive. For example, do things like:
-Go for walks when the weather is nice.
-Budget/organize our bills.
-Clean our home together.
-Go to the temple.
-Pray, read scriptures together more often.
-Go to a cafe and just talk for hours.
-Be outside--do something fun!
You get the point.
We want to make sure to be productive, but still have a lot of fun together. We have gotten a lot better at this. When the weather is nice, it makes it a lot easier! But it is definitely something that we will work on this month.
Because, let's be honest, we are fun people ;)
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