Wednesday, August 3, 2011


Celebrating 9 years of marriage to my hubby today. 9! That's a big number. The last of the single digits and then I think we're officially an old married couple. I remember waking up on our wedding day with a huge grin on my eager to marry the man of my dreams. My favorite moment of that day was driving off in a borrowed yellow Corvette convertible, knowing it was just us now!

We've been through the good, the bad, and the ugly in 9 years. But the worst of it has fortified our commitment to each other, taught us to never stop working on our relationship and to constantly keep the other person's needs ahead of our own. Marriage is so hard. But this man, whom I love more than any human being on this earth, is worth every amount of sacrifice and bit of energy I have to give. My favorite moments of all with him are when we're able to travel together without the kids. Our trip to Mexico in March was so refreshing. Once you have kids, you lose a lot. Those carefree days with each other are gone, so that vacation just brought back that spark and reminded me how much fun we have together when two boys aren't zapping 99% of my energy before I see him at the end of the day. He's absolutely my best friend and it always amazes me that I never get sick of hanging out with him :)

Jon's not even home today. You know its been a while when you get really excited about a sweet card and $20 bucks to buy a Starbucks and Chick-fil-A for dinner ;) We're going on a brief little getaway to Las Vegas next week though, (thanks to a Rainbow Vacuum sales presentation :) and I can't wait to celebrate!


  1. Awwwwwwwe...happy anniversary! 9 years is a BIG deal!

  2. Dang NINE years?!?! I'm not even married yet ! LOL

    Is marriage hard because the kids came along?
    I've lived with Rick my guy for over a year now. I guess to me, being married (or not) I don't think would change how we "live" together or treat each other...

  3. Happy Anniversary to you and Jon!!

  4. whaaaat?! i'm jealous. we're trying to go to vegas this fall/winter. send that rainbow man my way!

    (i need a vacay. i don't think bettendorf counts.)

  5. Happy late anniversary!! You are two special people, your boys have great examples of marriage!! Been married 40 years and still so in love!!You will have that time to yourselves again, even if it doesn't seem like it now.


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