Years ago now we were talking with friends when they told us about some mutual acquaintances that had just gotten married after a brief courtship. This couple described newlywed life as amazing saying that sometimes they would just build a blanket fort in their living room and hang out all day.
At the time I joked with those friends that blanket forts were totally the secret to our happy marriage too. It wasn't until this weekend that I finally realized those acquaintances might be on to something...
Okay, we didn't exactly build a fort. When we were lucky enough to have a new couch become roommates with my grandma's couch, we moved the couch that was in our living room to our family room...and the couch that was in our family room moved off onto Craigslist. This past week it occurred to us that since this couch had a pull-out we could pile blankets and pillows on the bed, put a fire in the fireplace on a cool day, camp out with snacks and watch an evening of college football.
This very well might become the secret to our happy marriage.