HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY!!!! Today, instead of writing a love letter to Justin and sharing it with you here … I thought it would be fun if Justin and I both shared 5 things we love about eachother that might surprise you … sounds like fun, right?? Welp, let me get this party started and then Justin can take over!!
What I Love About Justin
1. He Supports My Plant-Based Journey
One of the things that literally makes me want to cry every time I think about it, is how Justin has been 110% supportive of my plant-based journey. While we both aren’t 100% vegan yet, Justin has changed his diet DRASTICALLY and is such an advocate for animal welfare, slaughterhouse transportation & animal waste. He used to go to Subway EVERY DAY and while he still loves Subway he no longer gets the cold cut trio, he gets a toasted veggie sandwich with mustard, mayo, sub sauce and SOMETIMES cheese. At home, he LOVES every vegan or veggie meal I make and NEVER complains. When we go out, he usually orders a vegan meal, if not he will opt for fish if there is an oceanwise option. He still goes to Tim’s every morning, but the Tim’s near us has soy (a lot of them do, so just ask!) and if he orders from a coffee shop that doesn’t have almond or soy milk, he just gets it black. It’s really difficult to make big changes in your life if your partner isn’t on the same page so I am SO grateful that Justin has supported me and loves the subject as much as me. In fact, sometimes I will eavesdrop and hear him educating people as to why we don’t eat factory farmed meat or why we don’t drink dairy … and my heart just melts.
2. He Wants to be a Country Singer or a Cowboy
If Justin could have ANY career in the world, he would want to be a Country Singer or a Cowboy. I LOVE this about him … I mean, who doesn’t love a cowboy with tight jeans and a guitar? LOL … okay, this might be a fantasy 😉 …
3. He Keeps Me Organized When We Travel
Before Justin and I used to travel a TON and I’m still alive so clearly, I wasn’t THAT much of a disaster but let’s just say I’m KINF OF a scatterbrain when I travel (or all the time?? LOL). I’m constantly losing my passport, credit card, clothes … you name it, I’ve misplaced it! LOL! I’ve gotten A LOT better … but when we travel Justin totally takes the lead. He holds my passport and boarding pass and makes sure I’m not leaving anything behind.
4. He Enjoys Our Family Dinner
I once put 5:30 “Family Dinner” in a shared calendar on a TUESDAY hoping that ONCE a week we could have family dinner TOGETHER, all three of us. Turns out he thought I meant EVERY weeknight and so he races home every day (almost) at 5:30 and the three of us “cheers”, listen to Jazz or Classical music, and enjoy dinner together. Justin and I were never the “sit down for dinner” kind of people and he always ate dinner at like 9 pm… so the fact that he didn’t even question my calendar invite, and thought it was EVERY day (not just the one day a week I had intended) makes me SO happy and proud. Let’s not tell him it was only supposed to be on Tuesday’s, ok?! I kind of like what we’ve got going on …
5. We Love Our Midnight Snacks
We have the same eating habits. We both LOVE a midnight snack and usually carb load 4/7 days a week RIGHT before bed. We eat pasta, toast, cereal you name it, in bed … and I love it. Who else would put up with my crumbs?!?!
There you have it … now it’s Justin’s turn … should I be nervous?? LOL …
Hey guys! It’s Justin! When I heard that Jill was doing this blog I thought it was going to be hard for me to think of things that you don’t know yet, cause she’s always on the ‘gram. But then I started thinking about all of the quirky things she does and they just started flooding to me! HAHA! Here we go!
What I Love About Jill
1. The Way She Sleeps
Jill does this thing where she opens and closes her mouth while she’s sleeping and I find it cute … and hilarious.
2. How She Utilizes Every Utensil When She Cooks
Jill will be cooking in the kitchen and will literally use every pot, pan, fork, knife, spatula, you name it … Jill will be using it.
3. She Saves Water By Never Flushing
Only if it’s #2, she never flushes when it’s #1. She’s saving water, I guess.
4. She’s Ride or Die When It Comes to Her Walks with Leo & Nacho
No matter if it’s -20 0r snowing like crazy, Jill is determined to take Nacho and Leo out for a walk. Jill will pull Leo’s sled through 5 feet of snow or dry pavement if she has to.
5. She Saves Leo’s Little Creations
Jill and Leo will spend an hour or so together in the kitchen, Jill gets Leo all set up with flour and baking necessities and Leo just mixes everything up in a bowl and Jillian will keep Leo’s little creation on the counter for like a week, or until her and Leo “bake” again because she doesn’t want to throw it out!
What are some surprising things YOU love about your partner?? Comment below!!