We’re in our home and I’m back online! We are still swimming in boxes but we are finally in the homestretch of making this transition. I swear this move is like pregnancy; I really could divide it into "trimesters." I’ll update you with house pics & all the etcetera soon. (The above pic has nothing to do with this post, except that I haven’t posted the obligatory family pics in a while.)
Today is mine and J.’s anniversary. Six years. We woke up this morning, wished each other "happy anniversary," and got started unpacking. When I asked if he’d bought me a card (just checking, since I hadn’t), J. shook his head. "Good," I said. "Save the $3.50. I’d rather have Taco Bell."
It’s funny how practical romance gets after a while. But there’s a certain comfort and familiarity and safety that we get from our marriage. I knew J. would want to watch the UT game tonight, and so I planned our day around that – my own version of an anniversary gift. And look what J. brought home from work for me this weekend, aware that all the chaos would drive me to label, and knowing my labelmaker was packed away somewhere:
It’s these little gestures that make a person feel loved. But the most important thing about this anniversary? That I got to wake up with my husband.
o, sweet…and happy anniversary to you two….three. xoC
sarcastic journalist/tsf says
My Husband tends to scribble birthday/anniversary notes on whatever paper he finds that morning.
And, for some reason, I love it.
So glad you are in the new house 🙂 I know you are too! Love the pic of E & J, just adorable.
I wanted to check in on you since our last e-mail. Keeping you in my prayers.
Happy Anniversary. I am looking forward to more posts 🙂
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Thank you again!
Welcome Back and Congratulations!
Congratulations on the house and six happy years of marrriage! Year six was also the year that babe #2 arrived for us. A good, good year indeed! All the best and many blessings. E.
Six is a great year – we’re in it right now and loving it! I hope that it is the best year yet for you guys.
Happy Anniversary together!!! Don’t you sort of feel like you should only count the ones where you have been together? So happy to hear you are settling.
Oh my gosh! I am going to cry, Evyn is too big. I am so glad you posted a family pic. but I really want to see the other two members included in the pic. next time 🙂 I know you must feel like you have a ton of space now, congratulations on your first house! I wish I was there to help hang pictures and organize furniture with you. 🙁
You are on your way to being in control with both your label maker and your computer(blog) and control makes for a happy wife, mom and friend. I must comment, that is not just any ordinary label maker. It looks like it gets up and does the organizing for you. Good grief, it’s pretty! Great job James.
I miss you guys very much. Even though I don’t call, I think of you so often. This summer was not the same without bubbles floating past the front window.
This will make you laugh about things not mattering for anniversaries. Luke was born one day before our anniversary so I got to eat a hospital cheeseburger and realize we will never have that day to ourselves for a very long time. Oh well, Luke is a much better gift than any hallmark card or flowers that die. Happy Anniversary and have fun unpacking. Miss you!
Happy belated anniversary. I thought of you both every time I wrote the date and saw the calendar. I worked so I wrote it many times. You must share the address so we can send cards and notes. Love and miss you all so much. We both are so ready to visit. Happy Labeling………..
Happy Anniversary! I have always said the best gift is hearing my husband snoring next to me every night for the past 30 years. May you be blessed with the same gift every year..well maybe not the snoring but waking up with your husband.
Happy Anniversary to you both! I’d nearly forgotten (call it pregnancy brain) that your anniversary was the day before ours. Here’s to the 6 years past and to the MANY more to come! BTW, I love the picture. Your little girl is looking so grown up and it looks like she having lots of fun with Daddy. Congratulations on finally getting into your new (and very own) house!