Saturday, August 28, 2010

17 is a very good year: an anniversary post

Well we made short work of that last night, didn't we?


After a lovely anniversary dinner where the girlie only acted up mildly (obviously no nap earlier in the day), we came home and celebrated with a bottle of bubbly while watching Man Vs. Wild with the boy.

It was lovely, really. Because it's what marriage is all about.

(That was then...)


As I managed a two week holiday this past month, I'm still trying to get through the dozen or so magazines that I purchased for my downtime. A very timely read for me yesterday was this article I found in Elle, "Till Whatever Do Us Part". I don't know if I was just totally primed for it (hello, anniversary) or if indeed it was one of the best articles about marriage that I had read in a while.

It got me thinking about why our marriage works. So here are 17 reasons why I think we're still going strong:

1/ He knows that my shopping addiction will never go away, and he'll even $upport it from time to time.

2/ He thinks I'm cute.

3/ We laugh about stupid things that no one else gets.

4/ We survived unexplained infertility and made a couple of miracles:

5/ He only borrows my make-up occasionally.

6/ He makes awesome Grey Goose martinis.

7/ We designed and did our own contracting for the following and our relationship remained intact:

8/ He helped me find a career and pushed me to re-charge it 12 years later.

9/ He held me up during the lowest point in my life ... and made me stronger.

10/ He encourages my writing on the blog even if it's taken over my life the odd time.

11/ We respect that we each have a life of our own. We support each others' "nights out" with the girls and boys.

12/ I think he's cute.

13/ The sex is still pretty good when we find the time for it. Still???? You bet, just don't tell the kids.

14/ I'm type A++++ and he's not.

15/ He knows me, he really knows me and still...

16/ He loves me and,

17/ I love him.

(This is now...)


Jen said...

this is awesome, happy Anniversary. I wish you many more.

Anonymous said...

Very sweet! Happy Anniversary!!

Cherry said...

You two are the cutest! Happy Anniversary!

Java said...

Awww so cute! Happy Anniversary!

karin said...

How sweet! I'm glad you had a wonderful anniversary!

Knatolee said...

Lovely! Happy anniversary!

Kami's Khlopchyk said...

That is the best anniversary post I have seen! Love it, love you guys, who are still adorable 17 years later!

Happy Anniversary and may there be many, many more.

Ramblin' Red said...

Happy Anniversary, a little late. And thanks for stopping by my place!

Kat said...

So sweet. Happy anniversary. Thanks for stopping by... nice to "see" you again!

Tara R. said...

Congratulations and Happy Anniversary!

Mary G said...

Wishing you many, many more with reasons to match.

LBDDiaries said...

What great reasons! And you guys have barely changed since your wedding pix - what's up with that? Dorian Gray? This was a wonderful posting - going to check out your others and thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting!

Dina said...

Happy Anniversary!!!

Chrisy said...

Happy belated anniversary! I enjoyed your post.

Huckdoll said...

An awesome article on marriage for sure, thanks for linking it up :)

This post was darling...happy belated anniversary. You two are adorable!

Anonymous said...

Awww. So sweet! Congratulations!

petite gourmand said...

congrats!! so sweet.

oh and I love #6- is there anything better than a man who can make a mean grey goose martini?

BusyDad said...

Congrats to you! And beautiful remodel. A kick ass kitchen is the center of a happy family life. That's my philosophy. And lots of booze. You guys have it down.

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Tooje said...

This was incredibly sweet. :) I was smiling as I read it....congrats to you both.

Colleen - Mommy Always Wins said...

Aw...happy anniversary to you!


C said...

Awww! I big fat fuzzy heart you guys! Happy Anniversary!

I agree with everyone else...I WANT YOUR KITCHEN!!!!

Sorry I wasn't able to greet you on your actually anniversary! We were at a wedding that day/night! Guess Aug. 28 is a great day for weddings/anniversaries! :)


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