Why We Work {a link up}


We work because he always makes me feel beautiful, even on days when I’m anything but.

We work because over the years we’ve learned each others love language and we make an effort to make sure the other is being taken care of.

We work because after 14+ years we still have fun together, just the two of us.



We work because he always saves the “boot leg” chicken nuggets for me, because he knows I like those best.

We work because I cut his grilled cheese sandwiches diagonally instead of horizontally, just because he prefers them that way.

We work because he still pinches my bum when no one’s looking, and I pretend I hate it when he and I know I secretly like it.


We work because we agree to disagree on some things.

We work because we help fuel each others passions and are each others biggest fans.

We work because we push each other out of our comfort zones, to experience new things.

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We work because we love road trips together, and play Name That Tune.

We work because he busts out love songs at the most random times, and then we both end up singing together at the top of our lungs.

We work because he makes me laugh, usually at inappropriate times, which then makes us laugh harder.

We work because he takes jumping pictures with me, and he knows I love me a good jumping picture.


We work because I remember to move the driver seat all the way back after driving our car, so it’s ready for him when he uses it.

We work because he always makes sure there’s gas in the car. I literally don’t remember the last time I put gas in it.

We work because he buys me flowers, even tho I’ve stated on multiple occasions I kinda think they’re a waste of moolah. We work because sometimes we don’t listen to the other, because we know what’s best for each other.


We work because after working a long stressful day he will come home and always greet us with a smile and me with an extra long hug.

We work because he eats the 4 dishes I actually know how to and can cook. We work because he usually grills for dinner & then takes charge of bath and bed time most nights too, without me asking just him offering.


We work because on days when I cry saying how I’m failing as a mom and wife, he knows just what to say to make it all better.

We work because he is an amazing daddy to M&M. We work because he has enough patience for both all of us.


We work because we both agree that taking care of each other is a top priority. That way we are at our best to take care of the kids together.

Our relationship works, because we work at it. All the {extra} little things we make time to do for each other, it adds up. I’ve had people tell me that marriage shouldn’t be that hard, and if it is then maybe it isn’t meant to be. We say our relationship and family are worth fighting for. Working hard for it makes us stronger. It also helps that I am crazy madly in love with my him 🙂

There’s no one else I’d rather do life with then you Nate Foley. Happy Valentine’s Day baby!

Now do tell, why do YOU work?

Linkin’ up with Bonnie and Taylor!



  1. ::happy tears:: This was a really beautiful post, Kristine! The love you guys share is so beautiful, its no wonder #itshappyhere all the time!

    Happy Valentine’s Day to the Foleys!

  2. This is such a cute post! Especially the boot leg chicken nuggets and grilled cheese, oh and you can’t forget all the jumping pictures!

  3. Over here from the link-up…this post was really cute!! It seems like you have something really special with each other!! Happy Valentine’s day 🙂

  4. Ya’ll are precious. I especially loved your jumping pictures. That cracked me up.:)

  5. The two of you look like such an amazing couple!

  6. So cute! You two are adorable!

  7. You two are adorable. Marriage is never perfect, but when you both are willing to work at it…it works!

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