Little Ways I Know He Loves Me…

Have you ever researched your love language? Seriously, have you?!
If you haven’t, you really should. There are five love languages (gifts, quality time, words of affirmation, acts of service, and physical touch) and essentially it is how you express and receive LOVE.
If you’ve truly never looked into it, read the book and/or take the love language test. It has been revolutionary for me.

My love language? Gifts.
My husbands love language? Physical touch.
The language on the bottom of my list? Physical touch.
The langage on the bottom of my husbands list? Gifts.

I’ve realized my husband doesn’t like surprises or gifts the same way I don’t love to be smothered all day every day with hugs and kisses. But the greatest thing about marriage? We compromise for each other.
Some days I think to myself “why can’t he just surprise me or get me cute gifts?!” Well…it’s because he doesn’t feel emotion the same way I do when it comes to those things. AND. THAT’S. OKAY.

Each day I love thinking about the ways my husband DOES in fact show me that he loves me, 
even if he’s pissing me the heck off.
I think that’s so important in marriage. Finding and realizing ways you still do love each other and go out of your way for each other. Like last night at 10 pm when I realized I left my charger in the car and without even asking M was first to jump up and say “I’ll go get it!”

Or tonight when he told me to go to the gym right after work even though I hadn’t made dinner yet. 
He just wanted me to get that workout in.

Or the times he drops my car off at my work and walks home because he doesn’t want me to walk home in the cold, even if it is across the street.

Or the fact that he is a handy man and fixed our hot water heater this morning when I had no hot water for a shower.

Or when I lock my keys in my car 3,392 times and he never ONCE complains about it, 
he figures out a way to get them out.

I love the saying “never stop dating your spouse”, but even bigger than that for me is don’t stop remembering the small things they do for you and don’t stop showing love to each other every single day. 

I love our life so so much and I love my husband so so much. I know I am a handful. I know I am emotional, and dramatic, and sometimes a flat out brat. But I love love LOVE that M handles that. He loves me in ways I need it, he shows me compassion EVERY SINGLE DAY, he CONSTANTLY is showing me his love and I am so beyond grateful so him. Marriage is a great thing, isn’t it?!

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Life Update

Hi, my name is Kaylin and I haven’t talked with y’all in far too long. 
Ready for a life update?!

I wasn’t going to make one of these, but more than one person has asked where i’ve been lately so I figured maybe two or three other people were curious as well. And maybe not, but i’m writing this anyway, you know me! 

At the beginning of the year, M and I started our Total Money Makeover. If any of you know what that is, you are well aware that we currently have a love/hate relationship with Dave. Good ole Dave! 
Nonetheless, we’ve been trying to make big moves financially and that leads me to the reason my blog, and social media as a whole, has really been neglected lately. 
Here it is: I GOT A JOB! A full time, 8-5, have to get out of my pajamas every single day kind of JOB! 

(If you don’t selfie on the first day of work, did the first day of work really happen?)

We have had many talks on whether I should try to go back to work or not and it really was a difficult decision. I was so beyond thrilled to start staying at home that the thought of going back to work terrified me. We figured for the time being, while getting pregnant is taking longer than expected, I will work and we can use that extra money towards helping pay off our debt. And the whole “being around other human beings” aspect isn’t too bad either. 

It’s been a long month. It’s been a month with lots of changes and lots of adjusting for everyone in our family. I’m really enjoying what i’m doing and the support from my husband is really a huge help. I love how well him and I work as a team. I love that we get to do this whole marriage thing together and make decisions together for whats best for our family. It makes my heart happy. Really, really happy. 

Also, I got an infection in one of my wisdom teeth which was making the simple task of breathing difficult so most nights the last thing I wanted to do was blog. Pretty exiting, huh?! I have missed it though. I’ve missed it so, so much. It makes me happy when people ask “where have you been?!” It’s like people truly care about me, my family, and what’s going on in our life. I LOVE THAT. 

And while you’re here reading, I want to say thank you. I feel like I could never say thank you enough to the people who read my blog. There are thousands of people each month who click on my little part of the internet to keep up with me and read my thoughts and feelings. I appreciate that more than anyone will ever know. So if you are one of those people, if you click on this page of mine, if you read these words I write….from the bottom of my heart, thank you. 

I hope each of you are doing well. Leave me a comment saying hi, send me an email, find me on instagram. 
Let’s be friends! 

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