4 Years

I can’t believe our fourth anniversary was on Thursday. Time has flown by…especially since the last year was spent in a pandemic and basically didn’t exist. Doing this little Q&A has become an anniversary tradition so here we go! New questions this year, but – as always – we both get the same 5 and answer separately.

  1. What was your favorite date in your 4th year of marriage?
    • Albert: I don’t know if it was a date or more so one of our weekend adventures, but my favorite outing was when we spent the day out and about for Tess’s birthday; walking down to and sitting on the steps of The Met, picking up some drinks and spending time by the sailboat pond/Alice in Wonderland, coming back to the apt. and having dinner outside on the patio – such a great day! A close 2nd would have been one our of Summer Movie Fest Nights!!
    • Tess: I lovedddd the Emmy Squared pizza making class Albert gifted me because…pizza. But I think my favorite date was a spontaneous trip to The Met in February. I had been feeling particularly down and Albert surprised me with tickets and the suggestion to get some fresh air and look at art. It truly did the trick.
  2. Where would you most like to travel together post-pandemic?
    • Albert: I’d like to pick up where we left off and replan our trip to Hawaii!
    • Tess: I’m ready to re-book the Hawaii trip I’d fully planned but had to cancel due to COVID. I need some Spam and sunshine, stat.
  3. What is your spouse’s most annoying habit that you’ve noticed since quarantining?
    • Albert: That she likes to have the lights on in the middle of the day!
    • Tess: He puts his feet up on the coffee table every night, which is fine, but it gets the table particularly dirty…and then he never wipes it clean.
  4. Offer one piece of marriage advice.
    • Albert: Husbands have 2 ears and one mouth for a reason = Communication is key!
    • Tess: Traditions are super grounding. Knowing that we always come together to enjoy Taco Tuesday or that Albert will get me coffee every Saturday morning makes me feel like my marriage is solid. Find a small [weekly] tradition you can establish with your spouse – it’s a reminder that you’re on the same page.
  5. What’s something you’re looking forward to in Year 5?
    • Albert: Looking forward to getting back to traveling more & continuing to learn more + grow together as a team!
    • Tess: Thanks to the vax, I’m hoping there’s a vacation in store for us in Year 5. Hawaii likely won’t work out, season-wise, but planning a trip is high on my to-do list. We’ve done really well staying local for the last year and a half, but I like to think we excel as a couple when we go on a big vacay. Maybe Europe in the late fall/early winter?