We made it!

Yesterday Girl Ninja and I celebrated our first of marriage. I can’t believe it’s been 12 months since our wedding of epic epicness. Over dinner, we shared reasons why we love each other, ways in which we have grown as a couple, and how we can serve each other better. As we were driving home, we decided we would share a little bit about our marriage with you. This is the first time Girl Ninja and I have teamed up on a post…. I hope you enjoy 🙂

Ninja’s reflections:

I’ve learned way more about Girl Ninja in the last twelve months, than I ever did in the four years I dated her. I’ve said it once and I’ll say it again; Her hair is out of control. Not the hair on her head, but the hair that has fallen off her head. It’s everywhere. Three days ago I was greeted by a long blonde hair carefully entangled in the head of my toothbrush…BARF! She also has the hardest time keeping track of bobby pins and hair ties. I find them everywhere. In the fridge. On the floor. In our dresser. In the backseat of my car. Bobby pins have caused some serious drama in the Ninja household.

What I appreciate most about Girl Ninja is her patience with me. I know I am not an easy person to get along with, especially when it comes to our finances, but time and time again she has endured my shenanigans. She gives me grace when I need it. And she challenges me to think outside of myself. When we have disagreements we work together, through prayer and communication, to find a compromise. I am a better person because of Girl Ninja and I can’t wait to spend another 60 years with her. Love ya Honey Bunches of Oats 🙂

Girl Ninja’s reflections:

What I have learned Livin’ Like a Ninja…

Waking up to my best friend every day (except for his occasional morning breath) is the best thing ever.

Daily “friendly” reminders of my very controlled and manageable latte addiction have become the norm.

Nothing grows our love more than serving God together, praying together, and learning together.

I don’t remember the last time I logged into our bank account or payed a bill…it’s wonderful to be married to someone whose strengths make up for my weaknesses.  There are for sure differences, but I fully trust him and am more than thankful for his knowledge and diligence in managing our money (this doesn’t mean we aren’t in constant communication about our money, it just means I don’t have to be the one to actually implement all we talk about).

Vacation time in our first year of marriage has been BOMB DOT COM (Aruba, San Fran, Palm Desert, Germany/France/Luxembourg, Hawaii, and Canada)…Can’t wait to see where year two takes us 🙂

I hope you enjoyed this tag team blog post approach. Sorry if it was a little mushy for all, but when it comes to Girl Ninja, I’m nothing but rainbows and unicorns. Love that Girl more than my Roth IRA, 401K, ING Savings accounts, and my iPhone…combined…well maybe not my iPhone…just kidding.

22 thoughts on “We made it!”

  1. Happy Anniversary to both of you. But please do something about those black bars; they must be extremely painful and it’s easier to drive without them.

  2. Ninja,

    I just started reading your blog a few weeks ago and shortly after realized that we share the same anniversary. I thought it was appropriate since yesterday was our anniversaries (anniverseri?).

    I also think your blog is pretty awesome and has inspired me to seriously consider a PF blog of my own. Keep it up.

  3. Congratulations and happy 1st anniversary! We are celebrating year 7 in Maui next week…whoohoo! Love that you two got so much travel in this year, what a blast!

  4. Congrats you two!

    GN – You rock I know how intense DN can be.
    DN- I am so proud to have a raised a son that loves and shows love to his wife!

    You two are great and I look forward to watching your marriage grow.

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