National Couples Appreciation Month relationships marriage dating

National Couples Appreciation Month

National Couples Appreciation Month relationships marriage dating

April is National Couples Appreciation Month.  So if you haven’t let your other half know how much you want to kill them appreciate them in awhile…then sometime this month is your chance.

My husband and I have been together since November of 2008, after meeting on the internet.  It didn’t take us long to become inseparable.  The fact that he could make me laugh ALL THE TIME is what attracted me to him the most.  He’s not bad to look at either.  *wink wink*  I mean who wouldn’t fall in love with someone who was brave enough to show off “the goat” after about a week of dating.

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Now I am sure you are wondering what “the goat” is right?  And I even tried to find an image of it on the internet with no success.  Basically it has to do with a man being naked and then tucking his balls between his legs and mooning you.  I was tempted to have my husband demonstrate his lovely talent but I don’t want to scare anyone.  But if you are laughing right now, then you have obviously painted a picture in your head and we are good!

Moving on….

We have been through a lot of ups and downs throughout the years, just like any relationship.  But I can honestly say that the ups still outweigh the downs tremendously.  We are both stubborn as hell which doesn’t help when we find some ridiculous thing to argue about like who’s better at driving or who takes longer to get ready for a date night.  But through it all I have come to realize that no matter what…he’s the one person in this world who has and always will have my back.  Who has seen me at my worst and still managed not to run for the hills to keep on loving me.

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I know I don’t tell him enough how much I appreciate him.  I think we both just get busy with daily life sometimes and forget that this life we have built starts with the strong foundation we created…us.  We both work hard to provide love and stability for our family.

We recently had the pleasure of spending an entire week together, on vacation, with no kids.  The best part about the vacation was that I realized the foundation is still here…even with all the cracks and all the wear and tear it’s still just as strong, if not stronger, than the first day we met.  Or should I say, since the first day he showed me “the goat”?

Have you appreciated your other half lately?

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59 comments

  1. I didn’t know that April was National Couples Appreciation Month! Neither did I know what the ‘goat’ was!!! LOL!

    Thanks for the reminder! Yep, I am gonna show The Hubs some appreciation. it’s been a while since he showed me his goat. Baaaaa!

    #KCACOLS

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  2. I don’t think I tell my husband how much I appreciate him often enough – we’re too bogged down in the day-to-day stresses of trying to raise a very active little baby. But he’s been great with this whole parenting thing – much better than I ever thought he’d be. Hats off to single parents who manage to raise kids without a supportive partner – I don’t know how they do it! #KCACOLS

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    1. Me either! Even though mine works A LOT. On his days off we really work as a team with the parenting. Although he does get to sleep in more than I do. Thanks for taking the time to read and comment…truly appreciated.

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  3. I feel quite lucky in that my partner and I get quite a bit of time together when my daughter is with her dads family. We’re going on holiday for a whole week in August together which I can’t wait for! We love to explore. #kcacols

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    1. We had never spent that much time together alone since we met as he had two boys when we met. So we have never been kidless as a couple. I loved our week together …it truly reconnected the bond that was in such need to be reconnected. Thanks for dropping by to read and comment. Truly appreciated!

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  4. Omg, the goat!!!!! I’d never heard of that before, and the mental image is hysterical!! You’ve both a great sense of humour if he could show you this after a week, and you could laugh! I’d have laughed too!! We have been with our other halves the same amount of time-we’ve been together since October 2008! I fall in love with my husband more every day… I miss him the second he walks out the door every morning, and love the 2 calls he makes to me during the day, checking on me and the boys. I also wait excitedly in the window with the boys for him to get back from work! I tell him every day how much I love him!! Despite the hard work of having children, and the stresses and strains, he will always be my rock star!! It sounds like you feel the same way as me about yours!!
    Thanks for sharing with #bigpinklink!

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    1. My husband and I are always bouncing wits off one another. People find us very entertaining lol. And yes I miss him bunches when he’s at work…he’s gone 16 hours a day and sometimes I don’t get to talk to him 😦 but we really enjoy his days off together. Thanks so much for hostessing!

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  5. Awww Trista, how sweet! I’m so glad you guys enjoyed your quality time together & that the foundation & love is as strong as ever. Not sure about showing you the goat lol I’m stalking your blog as I’ve missed so much lately!! 🙂 x

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      1. We had two gorgeous days – today is a third i hope although they claim the rain is coming back!! Popping back to say thank you for hosting #momsterlink x

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  6. I’m reading this on a Wednesday morning commute to work and now have visions of “the goat” that I can’t get out of my head! Lol

    I didn’t know it was couples awareness month so Tia is for letting me know. I guess I should make an effort and be complimentary to my husband then? Heheeh

    Thank you for linking up to #KCACOLS and I hope to see you back again on Sunday xx

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    1. It was a splendid time away and probably the only one we will have since my mother was extremely overwhelmed and bitchy by the time we picked the kids up. We have come to the conclusion that we will have all that time alone when we retire to get on each others nerves and the kids grow so fast. Thanks for hostessing!

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  7. I didn’t even know about there was such a thing as National Couples Appreciation Month! **The Goat** – you do know now that you have ruined that word for me forever. You have written a lovely post and yes, the other half does deserve some appreciation every now and then. Thanks for sharing with #PasstheSauce

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  8. I learned something new today. Not sure it was something I wanted to know, but still. Keeping that foundation is so important. Having kids can really throw a crack or two in, no matter how long you have been together. Thanks for the reminder!

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    1. Ever since getting back from our vacation it’s like my husband and I have had a new meaning to our relationship. It’s been so great. Sometimes you really need that reconnection. Thanks for popping over and taking the time to read and comment.

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    1. Lol. He had me at “the goat” yes he did. Everyone deserves someone that can make them laugh out loud daily. He can drive me bat shit crazy too but it’s only once in awhile. Thanks for taking the time to read and comment.

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  9. Had no idea it was Couple’s Appreciation Month and had absolutely no idea of the ‘goat’. Def let out a giggle. Thanks for sharing your touching story… the last para sums it up perfectly! No matter the wear n tear and cracks (that do come about with time, kids, work and life), if the foundation of your relationship is strong, it will last.
    And a vacay sans kids!!! That must’ve been sooooooo relaxing lol.
    #momsterslink

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  10. The husband unit and I are leaving for a vacation together right now, perfect for couples appreciation month. I shall appreciate.
    Thanks again for hosting the momsterlink. Still working on the A to Z of parenting. X is a problem. Next time!

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  11. I must have been living under a rock because I have never heard of the goat!! That is HILARIOUS! I love that your marriage sounds like such fun, you two look great together and it’s clear that you are still crazy about eachother. My husband and I have only been together for five years and in that time we have married with four children, and WOW it has been hard at times, but I still love him, and I still know that he is the one for me. Even if he has never shown me the goat!!! Thanks for hosting lovely lady! #momsterslink

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    1. Yes in the words of what’s her face from …crap now I’m having a brain fart about which movie. Anywho…he had me at “the goat”. And has kept me laughing everyday since then so he’s surely a keeper. Thanks so much for linking :))

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  12. LOL The “goat”, I’m dying!!
    From someone who can count on one hand how many times she’s gotten a babysitter in the past year to have a date with her husband… You’ve just reminded me why we should do it more often. We always get so caught up in day to day life and start becoming roommates rather than husband and wife. Time to reconnect! 😉

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    1. We are lucky as we have a teenager right now which allows us to have date nights a couple times a month. But he will be 18 in a couple years and then it will be time to find a babysitter. Hopefully the girls in the neighborhood will still be around. It is very important to reconnect. Thanks for taking the time to read and comment!

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  13. I LOVED this. In fact, your part about “the Goat” allowed me to let my guard down enough to tell one of the funniest mishaps in our marriage. Thanks doll for being an inspiration, in many ways 😉

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    1. I am so glad I could help! My husband and I truly are the best of friends and tell each other everything and bounce wit off one another all the time. We usually can entertain a group of people quite well. Thanks so much for taking the time to read and comment!

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