August 16, 2010

2 down…rest of our lives to go

I know I have been missing from the blogging world seems that the busy summer has gotten the best of me :) (And taken the cleanliness of my house with too)

BUT- Today all that does NOT matter because I am celebrating 2 -count em- TWO years of marriage to my WONDERFUL husband Paul!! I doesn't seem like a super long time but looking back on all the changes and things we have done in those 2 years it seems like we have been through a lot together and still love each other more than we did when we said "I do"!! (I even got those butterflies in my stomach the other day when he kissed me...Just like I got before our first kiss when we were dating)

Now before I make anyone puke with my lovey dovey crap... Let me just say I do NOT claim to have a perfect marriage by any means because frankly - it does NOT exist. (Sorry for any of you hopeless romantics out there who still have fairy tale images of what a married couple is "supposed" to be)

It is not perfect but seems to be perfect for us.
Paul and I are REAL- we laugh at each other, we fart in front of each other, we eat frozen pizzas when neither one of us feel like cooking, we like to veg out and watch TV together, we argue about who does more around the house, we like to compete (jokingly) to be the better parent (I always win this one of course), we are constantly on the run and usually running late, we forget to call people back, we pass the baby off on the other when one of us is feeling tired/lazy, we use separate blankets in bed because I am a blanket hog and Paul is too skinny and gets cold with out covers, we don't like to do dishes, we use paper/rock/scissors to settle disagreements, we make bets over stupid stuff (like what are the EXACT dates of the county fair is), we NEVER make our bed (only when guests are coming over that might want a "tour" of our house), we watch the Chelsea Lately and the Colbert Report almost every night, we LOVE coffee and used to love cigarettes too but had to drop one bad habit so tossed out the Marlboros  (right after we got married), we buy cheap beer and boxed wine and think that is "fancy" enough for us, MOST of all we love each other and try to not go a day without letting the other person know that. Even if that day we love each other for one of the stupid reasons I listed above.

Paul helps me be the BEST version of myself and I think that is the true secret to a "perfect" marriage. I know I help him too and together we are building a life and a family that makes our relationship even more complete (flaws and all). I wouldn't have it any other way and wouldn't want to be on this crazy wild ride with anyone else!!

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Love does not consist of gazing at each other, but in looking together in the same direction.

~Antoine de Saint-Exupery


  1. HAPPY 2 years!!!
    I pulled out the paper rock scissors recently, and Pat looked at me like I was from outer space. HA!

  2. Congratulations!!

    OMG I could have written this... you guys are so US! All the way down to the un-made messy bed. Only difference is my Husband never smoked and we are willing to spring the extra couple bucks for Michgolden Light, LOL. Enjoy your day together