What's in a name?


This name started out as a funny incident between my sister and I but became much more than an inside joke once I stopped laughing and thought about it. 

Bilingual is speaking two languages fluently right? Which is what Luis does with Spanish and English. So I believe the spoken languages aren't the only ones people can be fluent in. For example, I consider myself fluent in music, and Luis is pretty fluent in the language of photography. 

Not only that but each person has their own language and when you choose to live your life with someone you HAVE to learn their language if you want to be successful in that relationship.

Imagine me, in Guatemala (which will happen in a couple months), trying to talk to some vendor in English and he's jabbering away at me in Spanish.. We'll get nowhere! Same exact thing in a relationship. After Luis and I got married we had some rough spots (a lot of rough spots) because we didn't know each other's languages.. And I'm not just talking about the "5 Love Languages".. but the languages of fighting, of relaxing, of working, etc. The way I fight and the way Luis fights are very different. I try to flee like a rabbit and he picks at the argument like a dog with a bone.. Wow, going animalistic over here. 

The other part of the name is Laughing. You can never do enough laughing! Learn to laugh at yourself and each other. NOT in a 'making fun of' way but in a 'mutual respect' kind of way. 

"Laugh so hard that you go into silent laugh mode and come dangerously close to falling out of your chair... but you don't."

"Humor is infectious. The sound of roaring laughter is far more contagious that any cough, sniffle, or sneeze. When laughter is shared, it binds people together and increases happiness and intimacy. In addition to the domino effect of joy and amusement, laughter also triggers healthy physical changes in the body. Humor and laughter strengthen your immune system, boost your energy, diminish pain, and protect you from the damaging effects of stress. Best of all, this priceless medicine is fun, free, and easy to use."
Authors: Melinda Smith, Gina Kemp, and Jeanne Segal