Friday, May 22, 2009

Nothing in Common

A few years ago a young woman in our ward was overheard telling her mother, "Mom, is it really important to marry someone that has a lot in common with you? I mean, look at Brother and Sister Dyreng--they have nothing in common!"

I have thought about this statement for a while now.

It is true, that on the surface Scott and I seem to be very different. We definately would not have been friends in high school. But I've come up with a list of things that we have in common, and that if worse comes to worse might be the list that one day saves our marriage.

Things Scott and I have in common:
1. We both like black liquorice
2. We both play piano poorly (although I am getting better)
3. We both are handy with a sewing machine (although he is getting better)
4. hmmm.....

I'll have to think of more tomorrow.


  1. Dang that is hard. I definatly have moments where it is hard to find the common.

    Do you both like the East? Do you both miss your families? Do you both love your awesome house? Do you both love watching a t.v. show? Do you both love an outfit that you wear?
    Do you both love your hair short?

    One of my best secrets with finding common ground with Ben is "agreeing to disagree". Then we can say we both agree. Whether it concerns a movie choice or a political idea. But even then there are moments that lead me to believe that we have nothing in common. goodluck. update when you think of more.

  2. We both have three kids. We both live in north carolina. We are both mormons. We both grew up in small towns.

  3. It is good to be different otherwise you would get bored with eachother!

  4. I love reading your blog! You are most funny to me! Thanks!

  5. You crack me up! It's important not to be identical. That way you learn from each other and enhance your lives together.

  6. Ok, that post is hilarous, and Scott's comment makes it even better. :)

  7. You know, Adam and I get that a lot too. I remember hearing someone say something about the redneck marrying the librarian--not really flattering, but hey, somehow it works! Maybe it's the same with you. Inexplicably, the magic happens.

  8. I wonder who is the redneck and who is the librarian in our marriage????

  9. Oh puleeez, Scott! You are totally the librarian!

  10. I think if you look you will find that where you may have weaknesses he has strengths and visa versa. That way you compliment and balance each other. Another thought...both of you liking black licorice will get you a long ways.

  11. That's why you and I took so long to become friends, Chelsea. I just couldn't get past the whole black licorice thing. Funny post. You crack me up.