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Are you a morning or a night person?
MORNING MORNING MORNING, hands-down! I’ve always enjoyed getting to bed before midnight and waking with the sunlight. I feel like the day is half-gone if I stumble out of bed after 9 am! I like to argue that it’s what our bodies were made to do… what about farmers, or life before electricity? Of course, being pregnant & raising kids has made it more extreme. I am pretty worn out at the end of the day. And it takes awhile to get everyone going in the morning, so we have to really kick it in gear if we want to run errands and be home by nap-time. 
My husband is the opposite. He can stay up into the wee hours of the morning and then sleep until lunch. The first few months of marriage were a bit stressful in that regard, until one of my friends shared her policy. She and her husband have agreed to go to bed together a certain number of nights per week, no matter the time. It’s brilliant! We’ve adopted our own routine at our house. Some nights, Chris comes to bed at a decent hour with me. Usually, this coincides with him having to be up early for church, or we’ve agreed to grocery shop – so he doesn’t mind. On nights preceding our free days, I’ll just plan to stay up. We’ll fold laundry & watch TV ’til midnight, and I don’t mind being lazy in bed the next morning.

Did you know when you met Chris that he was going to be “the one??” When did you know? I love reading about you guys! So much love! <3

In short, yes… I knew Chis was “the one” as soon as we got to know each other. He says he knew the first time he saw me. I was sitting on a porch swing at a friend’s party, and he was there to play an acoustic music set. He says something in me “called out to him” and he asked about me. However, it was several months before we spoke for the first time, and several months after that before we started dating. But time and distance didn’t stop that man – he was unabashed. He’d send me messages with phrases like, “You’re going to be my wife some day…” 
Ours was a slow but beautiful journey. We spent several months apart shortly after getting together, while I was on a missions trip. In total, we dated four years before marrying. If you want the nitty-gritty details, the details of our story can be read here. I wrote this on our wedding website when we got engaged, a little over three years ago.
It might be obnoxious or gross to some people, but we are pretty head-over-heels for each other. And it just keeps growing.

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