On cozy nights, in our comfies, is my favorite time with Mr P. After we have tucked our kids up tight in their beds, and long before our own bedtime we sit together on our couch with our legs intertwined. It’s these ordinary moments of cuddles and catching up with each other’s day that I cherish the most. The simple contact of our legs together relaxing and sharing everything with my best friend makes me so very grateful for the lovely life I have, for the lovely husband I have.
We may bicker or tease or even fight from time to time, that’s natural in a relationship but we are always a team in everything we do. We share the parenting both equally, we share the getting ups, and putting to bed times too. I couldn’t have asked for a better father to my children. I couldn’t have asked for a better partner. It is hard to find that person that both understands you completely and has the same values and wants out of life as you do. I never thought I would find that. We both may be stubborn and competitive but I think that only makes us a stronger unit because both of these traits are fuelled by passion, something we both have so much of.
September has been a hectic month. We have found that our return from America and Mr P’s return from his golfing trip, we haven’t seen each other as much as we would like in July/August. We vowed September would be different and slower but we couldn’t have been more wrong.
September saw me at the MAD Blog Awards the weekend after Mr P return then there have been last minute great opportunities of concerts, baby shows and close friends’ birthdays that we just couldn’t pass up. As September comes to a close, we are looking forward to truly having Mr & Mrs time again. A slower pace of life is needed and I am actually looking forward to it.
But that doesn’t stop us from having a ton of fun in the bustle and rush of life when we are super busy. We still find the time to be silly and make memories. We both can be quite the big kids when we want to be probably to our children’s dismay already.
We are still learning even after seven years together, each other’s corky sense of humors. USA sense of humor vs UK sense of humor is in fact COMPLETELY different. It’s been something we have bickered about, laughed about and even sat completely puzzle on what the other is even going on about. For the most part, the confusion just makes it that much more funny.
Our ordinary moments of leg cuddling, photo booth silliness and Mr P’s love to cheat on me with the wicker lady at our local park are all what builds our relationship stronger! You have to enjoy the little things in life or they will pass you by! We both try our hardest not to get too wrapped up in the routines of life to not stop and take notice of each other, compliment each other, show love to each other.
Life at the Little Wood says
Aww, you two! So sweet! Mr M and I are exactly the same with the evening ritual. Weeknights can be busy, between ferrying the littles to all their activities and catching up with work, but we do try to keep Weekend evenings for just us. They are some of my favourite times in the week! 🙂 Gorgeous post Jenny xxx #theordinarymoments
A gorgeous post Jenny! You always have a beautiful way of looking at the simple things of life! #ordinarymoments
Ahhh thank you Emily that’s so sweet of you to say. Happy and positive that’s me for the most part. Not everyone cup of tea though hahahah
Nicola Han says
A gorgeous post, putting things into perspective and treasuring beautiful ordinary but so important momrnts x
Thanks Nicola. Yes sometime I think we just need to stop in the bustle of everything and show our partners attention and love. It’s easy to get wrapped up in general life.
Gorgeous post and lovely photos of you both – so important to enjoy those ordinary moments 🙂
Thanks hun. They were a bit grainy from iphone and being taken inside at night but they were great memories. I couldn’t agree with you more.
Katie @mummydaddyme says
Ah this is lovely Jenny, loved reading an insight into your relationship and a great one it looks like indeed. But he must stop cheating on you with the wicker lady- he looks very close to her. 😉 xx
Yes I know I tell him this everytime we go to the park but he continues to get close to her. Says she is one sturdy lady. lol Thanks hunny, I probably should give him more credit than I do!
Alex Bump to Baby says
What a lovely post. So lovely to read <3 x
Thanks Alex you are so kind.
Such lovely photos. Sounds like you have a fantastic relationship.
Thanks Laura. It’s normal we still bicker and fight afterall we are all humans right? But I think we are great at trying to keep a balance of parenting/life/focus on one another. So important. Thanks for stopping by.
Becky | Spirited Puddle Jumper says
Lovely to read this, Jenny 🙂 Adam and I have a strong relationship, and are thankfully on the same page when it comes to parenting/life etc, but we often have so much going on socially /events/sporting, that sometimes we neglect to spend as much time as we’d like together- seems to be the way when you now need someone at home to look after the little ones in the evening! We’ve started to make sure at least 1-2 nights a week we put away laptops/work/phones and actually chat to each other over dinner, or watch a film. It really does help us ‘re-group’! xx
Lovely comment Becky. So true. I think we all need to just stop and focus on the other person every once in a while. It really does make a huge difference. Glad you have the opportunity as well.