Evan and I have been married less than 3 weeks and already spent more nights apart traveling than together at home. I’ve learned to cherish those sweet nights snuggling up by the fire, baking fresh goodies, and pouring generous amounts of wine and bourbon to stay warm.
I found a yummy homemade bread recipe we baked on Monday. It was so simple, but the rising and baking times gave us some free minutes to fix cocktails, stoke the fire, and genuinely just be quiet together while we waited. I’m sure there is some great metaphor between baking and marriage, but Lord knows I don’t have time to ponder that deeply! We simply loved the process (and the bread) so much we plan on making it a weekly tradition.
I’m determined it is moments like these, covered in flour and laughing over our mistakes, which will make up the memories of our first year of marriage – not the days apart or rushing around. It may not always be easy to find a few hours of peace, but I’m learning how necessary it is to create them.
I was recently introduced to the idea of creating margins in life, so stay tuned for what that means and how Evan and I are making efforts to build that blank space into our married life!
Also, the bread recipe! Enjoy: https://minimalistbaker.com/the-easiest-whole-grain-seeded-bread/