Friday, March 30, 2012

before and after.

happy weekend.
it's finally here. yippee!
i am embracing this weekend like no other.
the heavens opened up:
i don't have school or dance today.
  what!? this never happens. i mean never. 
a big thanks to cesar chavez- you're the reason we don't have school.
lovebird got the night off work, which means date night! finally.
and it's conference weekend. what could be better? 
nothing, i tell you.

so... lately i've been thinking about life before and after lovebird.
it's kind of strange how easily you adapt when you are instantly 
immersed in the ways of someone else's life.
some or small things. and some are big. 
here are the small ones: 

before i met lovebird:
1. i never flossed my teeth. not once. never, i repeat.
{no cavities either! knock on wood.}
2. i showered just once a day. like a normal person.
3. i didn't eat my veggies. in fact, i hated them.
4. i drove a stick shift car. 
{technically i still do}
5. i said my prayers alone at night.
6. i drank milk. and lots of it.
7. i didn't have a worry in the world about strangers.
8. living on my own was lonesome and boring.
9. i knew nothing about jewish people or bulgarians. 
10. i never cracked my knuckles.

after i met lovebird:
1. i floss my teeth nightly. can't miss a night or i feel gross.
2. i shower twice a day. 
because now i realize, i probably should after dancing 6 hours. whoops!
 lovebird is an insane clean freak when it comes to showering.
3. i eat more veggies than carbs {my beloved bread} now.
i crave those green things. 
4. i drive his car more than my own.
"the white night". it's automatic, and i love it.
5. we say our prayers together. always.
6. we don't buy milk. period.
lovebird is lactose intolerant.
we do however, guzzle almond milk. yum.
7. i am now aware and somewhat paranoid about "strangers".
i am reminded the world isn't as safe as i dream it to be.
especially where i live. 
8. life is full of companionship.
every adventure is together now matter how big or small. 
9. i now love his jewish background.
and i now love the people of bulgaria as if i knew them like he does.
10. cracking my knuckles is a daily ritual. 
shame on me. 

i love that i've integrated his ways into my ways.
after all, what's his is mine. and what's mine is his.

hope you have a lovely weekend yourself.
and i'm curious... is there anything you do or don't do now
that you life with your prince charming? 


  1. aw, i love this!

    and all i drink is almond milk too! soooo good :)

  2. Yay for staying clean! BTW I used to think it was lactose and tolerant as well, but it's actually lactose intolerant, lol!!

  3. this was so sweet to read :)
    the floss thing? that is me and manfriend. except its the opposite.
    he never flossed and now he flosses as much as me. which is all the time.
    xx jes

  4. I never watched MTV til I met my I'm addicted to Teen Mom. :/ I can't wait to see all the little changes that occur when we're actually married!

  5. Awe, this post is adorable. I love this idea, I hopefully will do the same next week. Thanks for sharing it!

  6. I hope you have a fabulous date night and enjoy your weekend off!
    This is mostly gross but...before I got married, I would cook my veggie burgers in a skillet on the stove then leave the dirty pan on the stovetop until the next time I needed to use it, then I'd use it again without washing it. (I know. I should be ashamed.)
    Since we've been married, I've made a conscious effort to clean up after myself, ESPECIALLY washing my dirty pots and pans.

    Left brain, right brain, pug brain.

  7. It is amazing how things change with you get married! For us, he stopped eating meat, I started eating chocolate ice cream with him every night. I ride my bike way more often, and he dances a lot more now :)

  8. ahahaha, unfortunately for me, I've also adapted to my husband's ways. This includes eating less veggies and salad (I'm the only one that would eat them, and they always go bad or get wasted) and working out less (he doesn't like to work out, so when I have free time now, instead of hitting the gym, we hang out together and watch movies or something). Needless to say, I'm lucky that I've only put on 10-15 lbs. in the 1.5 years we've been married.

  9. Enjoy date night!! :-)
    ♥ Kyna

  10. i hope to live in the after stage too. maybe someday.

  11. such a fun and sweet post!!! Oh man...a bazillion things I do now that I didn't before!!! we've been married 10yrs...dated long distance for 3yrs before getting married...ok, here are my top five:
    1. i fall asleep in his arms on the couch while he watches tv
    2. i don't keep my phone on at all times, in case he calls
    3. i drink coffee now, just like he does.
    4. i never have to brush snow off of my car, or warm my car up...he does that for me 100% of the time
    5. i hang the toilet paper roll so that it pulls in a clockwise's one of his "things" haha

  12. You're stunning! I'm totally loving your blog.

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  13. you are saying there is still hope with me and flossing.

    I just need to find a man who influences me to floss...I'll add that to my list of qualities I want in a man. :)

  14. This before and after is really sweet! Isn't it crazy how you morph into each other sorta? Weird but lovely all at once! :)

  15. I'm so happy you left a comment on my blog so I could find yours!! I'm in looooove with your blog!! Following along now:) Can't wait to get to know you better!

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  17. Thank you for your sweet comment. This was so fun to read, the ones who say people don't change couldn't be more wrong!

  18. I love your hair so much in this photo. Such a sweet post. I have been with my husband 13 years now since we was 15 I think i would struggle to remember what life was like before. lol. xx

  19. okay umm i want your hair!! its seriously so amazing. beautiful picture :)

    this was such a cute post! i love the little things. can't wait to see what things ill end up changing when i meet prince charming


  20. ha, you are too cute! loved learning all these little facts. what's this about his jewish background? was he raised jewish?!
    and i should probably be better at flossing. whoops! ;)
    xo TJ

  21. Funny how things change! I'm a new follower! Love the look and writing style of your blog

  22. What a sweet idea for a post. Ill have to think about things that have changed, we have been together for so long, I have kind of forgotten what I was like without Kev!

  23. i. heart. almond. milk. nom. nom. nomnom.

  24. This is so sweet! I love how we as couples change and flow together, how our hearts almost start to beat in sync. Beautiful, how that works! (and thank you for stopping by my blog! yours is so beautiful!) xoxo

  25. This is so cute and so true! i love it! I shower sometimes 3 times! haha darling.