Monday, August 4, 2008

happy anniversary sugar buns.

wow, 7 years already. & i'd like to celebrate my anniversary by thanking my husband for putting up with me. i don't think he had any idea what he was getting into after jumping the gun and getting married after only 6 week engagement. i sure as heck know that i didn't. i'm a cranky, unorganized night owl who tends to be a little bossy & impatient. but he puts up with all my little quirks for the most part & loves me anyway. he makes up for it by having the worst farts known to man. theres nothing like opening up the bedroom door to go to bed after he's been in there for an hour and getting knocked out by the hovering stench cloud. however, he's talented, handsome, hardworking & can fix most things (or at least tries real hard...) plus, he makes great pancakes. in fact he taught me how to flip both pancakes and fried eggs with out completely destroying them...

i learn somthing new every year and have also learned to soften out the differences and opposites that we share. i have acknowledged the fact that forever is a loooong time and we are bound to go through phases where we don't like each other too much. but we've decided that the key would be to ride out those phases with a determination to come out the other side. yes, we've gone to bed angry more times than i can count, but we work it out. I can't imagine a life without him in it, so when he makes me want to stick a fork in my eye, i remember that.

he likes to refer to us as two stones floating down the river together, starting off sharp and rubbing away the rough edges to creat soft round happy stones. after many many years of practice and mistakes, we're in a much different place now than we were when we started.

these days, celebrating our anniversary together is no longer just about us. it is more of a celebration of our entire life together and who we are as a family. & after seven years together, i can't wait to see what the next seven bring.... or the seven after that.

my refreshed perspective advice about marriage? learn to laugh. it gets you through so much. so...happy anniversary to us.

i love you. 8/04/01




"I got gaps; you got gaps; we fill each other's gaps."
Rocky Balboa

6 comments:

Arah said...

that was cute! Happy Anniversary you two nerds!
does Cody want to come to our house so that you can have a date? We are having the missionaries over for dinner at 6 and Matt won't get home until 6:30 at least...

DeAnne said...

awww-so sweet! Happy 7th anniversary. Ours in on the 7th! I like the metaphor of two rough stones in the river. I'll have to tell that one to Justin. Maybe in three more years, we'll be more smoothed out too :) Have a happy day!

Raquel & Marc said...

Happy Anniversary! It's nice to know that my husband isn't the only one with the stinkiest farts around. You guys are so cute together.

Rocia said...

man, the seven year itch. i hear if you make it pass this one....you can hang in there forever. cheers to seven years and counting.

Forever Young said...

Congrats on 7 years!!!

Wonderland Pearls & Purses said...

Yay! You are so dang cute. And I've never met Merv but I know he has to be pretty awesome to hang on to you. :)