I’ve noticed an interesting shift during the past few months. Rather than spending hours drooling over fantastical wedding blogs, I’ve been searching for more marriage blogs. You know, the part that comes after the wedding…
There are certainly some good ones out there. But, they all seem to fit into one of two categories: married life in early-30s or young married life with kids.
Dan and I don’t fit into either category. Not to go all “we’re unique” on you guys, but we certainly aren’t normal. In fact, he and I will be classified as nontraditional students next year. There is also no use in denying that we are young to be getting married — I’m 20 and he’s a ripe ol’ age of 21.
For us, this works.
I know we aren’t alone, either. I actually have a handful of friends who were either married or engaged during college. So, the question remains: Where are all the blogs?
Anyway, until I join the league of young, married people, I’m still living a mostly on-my-own life with breakfasts all for myself.
Consumed: Overnight oats with pineapple Chobani, 1/4 C oats and some unsweetened vanilla soy milk to thin it out. Left in the fridge overnight and topped in the morning with half of a sliced banana and some dried berries.
I was a little hesitant to make overnight oats with pineapple yogurt, because I knew that meant forfeiting my customary scoop of peanut butter. However, I’m proud to report it was still delicious and kept me full all the way until lunch. Thank goodness for all the protein in Greek yogurt!
Shortly after 8 o’clock, I met up with my friend Mandy for a 3-ish mile run. We managed to beat the worst of the day’s heat, but it was already incredibly humid. What happened to spring? I think Kansas hopped straight from winter to summer!
After a morning full of chores and homework I would have preferred to avoid, it was time for a two-part lunch.
And part #2 for the colors!
While I was outside photographing the meal, I noticed there was a special letter addressed to me waiting in the mailbox. Wheeee! (Isn’t that one of the best feelings?)
The first thing I noticed was the cute little sunflower stamp on the back…
Then, I opened to up to find and invitation to…
(That would be me!)
It brought a huge smile to my face! My friends are THE best, so I can’t wait!
I had some errands to run during the afternoon, including a stop by the grocery store to pick up goods for the night’s dinner. I am going to have to get serious about meal planning next year, or else I’ll be going to the store every day!
The thing is, I’m usually able to piece meals together for myself pretty well. But, Dan has a little bit bigger of an appetite than me. Because I also respect his decision to eat meat, I’m working on cooking some new dishes.
It’s actually not too bad. Take this dinner for example…
I used half of packet of taco seasoning on some diced beef for him and stirred the other half of the packet into quinoa for me. Then, we had a build-your-own taco bar!
I was low on tortillas, so I actually stuck with a taco salad.
Although I loved all of the components, the star of the show was the avocado + Swiss.
I ended up wrapping the avocado slices up in the cheese. It was “taco style,” so I guess it was appropriate!
Now, if only I can make all meals this easy for him + her, I think this marriage is really going to work.
Questions: What do you think is a good age to get married?
Do YOU have any questions for me about getting married young? I plan on writing more about it…