Posted: Monday, Mar. 11, 2013
Photo by Lora Denton Photography.
Originally from England, Sarah Ryberg has lived in Charlotte for the last 12 years and is a graduate of UNC Charlotte. After two whirlwind weddings - one in Charlotte and another in her homeland - Sarah is settling into married life and learning what it takes to be a Mrs. You can reach Sarah at firstname.lastname@example.org
I cant believe another year has passed and how many blessings our marriage has already brought. Its been two years and weve already experienced so much.
For one thing, Im grateful for all the places Ive been able to visit with Robert. He is so much fun to travel with, which is something I didnt know before we were married. Weve been to England, Australia, Asheville, and Myrtle Beach in the past two years. Ive enjoyed every second of seeing new places together and I cant wait to experience Disney World with him in just 7 weeks! Weve never been to a theme park together so it should be an adventure.
Then of course we got Alice! I love all the ways that having her has strengthened our family ties. The funniest quirk weve picked up is our new nicknames. We used to call each other baby and sweetie, and still do sometimes, but when Alice is around we say mummy and daddy more often. I also cherish the firsts we get to experience with her, like her first trip to the vets and her first snowfall. Its all a wonderful part of being a family and gives me a glimpse of Robert as a father. Were still a long way away from baby talk, but I like seeing him in that light.
Weve taken bigger financial leaps this year as well. Robert and I purchased his car at the beginning of year two, which is the first purchase we put both of our names on. When we got married, we decided on a his and hers approach for our finances. Those lines have blurred more and more each year and I like the level of trust it builds between us.
What I love most about our married life is how much fun we have together. Even when times are tough, I can count on Robert to make me laugh and to help me see the silver lining. Its getting better every year and I cant imagine a more wonderful partner for sharing this crazy adventure with.
As a fun two year anniversary post, I thought Id share a little get to know the Rybergs quiz. I even convinced Robert to do the quiz with me (I assure you, he has not seen my answers)!
1. Where was your first date?
S: Casino Royale at the Arboretum Cinemas.
R: Arboretum Cinemas to see Casino Royale.2. Where was your first kiss?
S: Outside of the theatre after Casino Royale.
R: Outside of the Arboretum Cinemas.
3. Who said I love you first?
S: He did.
R: I said it first.
4. What were your wedding colours?
S: Black, red, and white.
R: Red, black, and white.
5. What is her most commonly used phrase?
S: Probably Im so stressed.
R: ugh.6. Who is her celebrity crush?
S: I have a few *blushes* but Id say Johnny Depp and Timothy Olyphant top the list.
R: Which one? Theres multiple. Jim Carrey, Dane Cook, Ludacris (S: told you there were several).7. What is the best meal she has ever cooked you?
S: I think hed say pizza or calzones.
R: Tacos (S: Im surprised)
8. What is the worst meal she has ever cooked you?
S: He hated pumpkin chili.
R: Her first attempt at chicken and rice casserole.9. What is the most played song on her iPod?
S: Almost There.
R: I have no clue.
10. What would she say is your most annoying habit?
S: I have to ask him to help me clean instead of him just offering.
R: Saying Im going to do something and not doing it.11. What is the last thing she does before going to bed?
S: I fall asleep on the couch and then drag myself to bed when Robert wakes me up.
R: Talk to me.
12. What would you say is your favourite thing about her?
S: . . . I actually dont know what he will say. Maybe that I let him play Xbox?
R: Our time together on the couch watching movies or shows.13. Whats her go-to drink at Starbucks?
S: If they have it (as some dont) chamomile tea.
14. Whats her blog name?
S: The Making of a Mrs.
R: Making of a Mrs.
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