1. Andrew is a wonderful listener.
Andrew has learned that if we are in the same room I cannot help but chatter on relentlessly. Even if he is up and doing things (getting ready for bed for example) I follow him around and continue to ramble on and on. He is very kind about this. I know he would often prefer to work in silence but he rarely complains. If I have something more serious to talk about he will stop what he is doing and look at me while I talk. He asks me questions to be sure understands. I really appreciate that.
2. We don't have to say goodbye at night anymore.
BYU-Idaho has a midnight curfew for all single students. Andrew and I went to the midnight showing of Harry Potter 6 and I didn't feel a bit guilty!
3. Andrew is very patient.
He has the ability to remain completely calm and reasonable even when I am quite the opposite. I can never stay mad at him long because he doesn't let disagreements turn into personal attacks.
4. I get to sharing an apartment with my best friend instead of roommates!
Don't get me wrong, I loved my roommates but I LOVE having the whole fridge to myself and not having to fight for a burner on the stove or argue over whose turn it is to do dishes.
It is hard to talk Andrew into taking a break. If he isn't doing homework or at his job then he is working on his web design, doing projects for his dad, studying scriptures or drawing. I really admire that.
6. I don't have to go on awkward first dates anymore!
For the most part dating was awkward and uncomfortable, until I met Andrew. We had so much fun dating and we still do. Tonight, to celebrate our little anniversary we are going to a movie and getting frozen custard at BRCs :)