Thursday, June 5, 2008

and the beat goes on...

today marks 9 whole years that john and i have been married! sakes alive, am i old (apparently, if i say 'sakes alive')? so this is what john gave me for our anniversary:



and this is what i gave him:





i found it for 25 cents at our local thrift store. ok, i got him a watch too, but only after he told me not to check the bank records because i might see a big purchase on it. he always does this to me. we started dating when i was 15. for our, i don't know, maybe 5 MONTH anniversary he gave me a gold rope bracelet (very 1991!) and i gave him...a pez dispenser. or the time he bought me my prized camera and i bought him a cd. things always seem lopsided. but he admits that he likes it this way. he's just that kind of guy, always preferring my happiness over his own. i am so thankful for our 9 years together (and the 7 years before that), for what has come out of it- lots of laughing, some crying, a best friend, and our 2 beauties. what a gift it is to grow alongside someone else, learning so much about yourself and them at the same time. it is a true treasure.

9 comments:

Brandi said...

love, love, love the bike! so very cute. congratulations on your anniversary.

johnny b said...

pretty bike. prettier girl.

Kellybird said...

happy anniversary! i love your bike. he did good! also, i have that very ikea tv stand thing in the picture.

Steph said...

The bike is so cute! If I wasn't afraid of riding bikes I would get one just like that! :)

Happy Anniversary!

Mandy said...

What a treat! Are you going to load up your two sweet punkin's in the basket?

farm mom said...

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY! And nice bike! I have to say, your relationship reminds me of my own. We started dating when we were 16, have been married 13 yrs this August (dated 4years prior to marriage) and have two little beauties of our own. ;)

johannapule said...

I love your bike!! Can I have it? Seriously, give me your bike

The Kramer Family said...

That is a sweet bike! It's almost too pretty to be true! The basket is to die for.

Happy belated Anniversary!

Amber said...

Mandi,
Thanks for the comment on my little big boy :)

This is our first year square foot gardening. I've known about this method for 6+ years now and even taught it to people in Ecuador about that long ago but this is the first time I've had a patch of ground that belongs to me.

We have high hopes but it looks like yours is doing well.

I love the bike! I too recently got one and can't wait to get a basket along attached to it, gas is just too high now and riding is a perfect alternative.

Happy Harvesting and Happy Anniversary!