Thursday, February 11, 2010

Adjusting to married life

As we've lived together and observed each other more, we've learned quite a bit about each other and our quirks.

What Monica's learned about Bryan:
Bryan likes to take a bottle of water to bed each night, drinks about half of it, and won't finish it off the next day because "it's stale." The process repeats until the bottles collect and fill his bedside table, clears them off and starts a new collection.
(I took this picture this morning)

Something I've also noticed about Bryan is that any food set in front of him is a challenge to his manhood that he must finish eating, leftovers are for girls. (I've also learned I have to sneak vegetables into his food, just like a child)

Football is not a sport to Bryan, it is a hobby, a lifestyle, and he can talk about his Cougars team like they are his real family members.

We're big teeth brushers so in the mornings when we have morning breath, Bryan won't kiss me, instead he sorta just smashes his face onto mine.

What Bryan's learned about Monica:
Monica likes to use sounds to describe her mood and feelings. "EEEEE!" can have multiple meanings, but Bryan's gotten pretty good at differentiating the sounds. Mostly it means I'm excited.

Something Bryan is always shocked about is the amount of hair that I shed. It's not abnormal for him to pull his clothes out of the dryer that were mixed with mine, and then later in the day he'll pull my hair off of his body in some unusual places.

Bryan is surprised I'm such a girl some days. When we first started dating we played Halo, played catch outside and did a lot of guy-ish activities. Some days he's glad I'm more girly, like when I curl my hair for him. Other days he's annoyed like when I watch Grey's Anatomy and Project Runway

Mostly we're excited to keep learning about each other.


  1. i am the first to comment. this is great!
    its so funny learning quirks. and i hear ya about the veggies. garrett has given me such a sweet tooth! crazy huh. gotta keep the balance. anyway, these little entries will be fun for you guys to look back on even 6months from now :)
    cant wait to see more! miss you

  2. pretty soon, you'll get used to the water on the bedside table, and the football family. I for one am so glad that my hubby is not into many sports, I dealt with that enough having two brothers at home.
    With the veggies, you should get the Sneaky Chef cookbook, it is fabulous. Or just start using a large jar of baby food carrots or sweet potatoes in your spaghetti sauce, you can't taste it, and it's fabulous.
    Love that you're doing a blog, now we just need to get Becca started with one.

  3. Marriage is definitely an adjustment, and it's fun to continue to learn about each other throughout your married life. Even though we've been married for six years, I recently learned that Jarom is fascinated by viruses under a microscope (and has an "A" in microbiology currently), he is not afraid to change anyone's diaper, and he's addicted to snowboarding. Love the water beside the bed thing, that's pretty funny. And you DO shed A LOT. Again, it's fun that you've started a blog.