Thursday, May 14, 2009

Seven years.

Saturday will be the celebration of the 7th year of my marriage. With my husband.

Seven years. Some good. Some bad. Some incredible. Some flat out hell-ish.

Seven years of school (cumulative). Seven times of moving. 7 Christmases. 7 Halloweens. 1 beautiful little girl to take care of.


They say there's a 7 year itch. [Oh- and by the way, I'd like to know who these "They" people are. They seem to say a lot of things.] But I think that for us it was a 1, 2, 4, 5 and 6 year itch.

Lucky for us, we have become really good at scratching our itches. And I think that we've finally learned to be itch-free. Or rather- we've learned to apply anti-itch cream right away.

He has finally learned that the best phrase to use when my monthly visitor is in town is "yes, dear."


And I have learned that boys will be boys. And even if I find his potty humor totally immature and stupid, it's part of his cute boy-ish charm.

We've learned to communicate. Like when I'm all pissed off at him because he is being a dumb boy now I actually tell him I'm bugged instead of just stomping around the house waiting for him to take the hint and either (a) say to me "Oh, what's wrong, honey? Can I rub your feet?", or better yet (b) just fix it because he should know what's wrong since he's the one who caused the problem, dammit! But that was the old itchy me.

We both try to be less selfish. Try.

He has learned that sometimes women need to talk. And talk. And rant. And talk. And all he needs to do is listen. Which doesn't involve advice-giving.

And for this 7th anniversary, now that we finally get along, we are doing something special. Like going to Hawaii. So we will be celebrating this momentous occasion on the warm sandy beaches of Oahu and Kauai. Where there is no itchiness involved.

I love you, J.
I'm glad we never gave up.

17 comments:

the mom said...

You guys so deserve and need this vacation. Hope you have the time of your lives and make lots of wonderful memories.

Congrats and happy anniversary (and graduation for Justin)

Sara said...

Congratulations on 7 years! I hope you have a blast in Hawaii. I'm jealous (again). :-)

Shopgirl1483 said...

aw, how sweet! congrats you guys!! have fun in hawaii!

Chris said...

Congrats and have a blast on your trip!! You deserve it very much.

And I love your realistic depiction of marriage and what you expect from it. All of it is so true. Enjoy every moment of marital bliss. :)

Sarah said...

Awww, that was cute. It's always fun to look back at where you've come from. Congratulations!
And have tons of fun in Hawaii.... AGAIN!! so jealous :)

Jennifer said...

I'm so happy for you guys! If it weren't for the hard times, we wouldn't be able to fully appreciate the good times. And the best part is the good just continues to get better!! :)

Shilo said...

Happy Anniversary!
That's great that you've learned some of that stuff in 7 years...We are still working on it and it's been 10!
Have a fun trip!

Sharee and Court said...

Good job you guys! I am so proud of you! I remmeber when you got married, I thought you were perfet for eachother, itchy and all! Have fun in Hawaii!

Heather said...

Happy Anniversary! May the best be yet to come.....

Desiree said...

Happy Anniversary guys! Hope you have soo much fun in Hawaii:) You have a beautiful family and so much to be proud of!!!

Kristin said...

I love this post :)

Have a wonderful time on your anniversary/graduation/just-because-you-really-deserve-it Hawaiian holiday. Because you really deserve it!

Schwartz Family said...
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Schwartz Family said...

Where do you buy your anti-itch cream? cuz the kind I buy never seems to get rid of the maritial itchin! LOL

Congrats on a successful seven years, May you have senventy more and may you have 7 more children in that time cuz you make cute babies!

Raising Helm said...

Happy Anniversary to you! Yea!!! 7 years- it does sound quite monumental now doesn't it. I love the "they" people. I talk about them all the time. It was like yesterday listening to you tell the story of your sweet fantasy engagement and of course fairytale wedding. So cute! You must have been on some heavy anti-itch cream on year three. Ejoy Hawaii and Congrats to a beautiful couple!

Smiley Family said...

CONGRATS to you guys!! I hope you are enjoying your much deserved get away! Seven years is a long time - Brian and I will celebrate 8 years in June and it blows me away. There have definitely been rough patches along the way, but I wouldn't want to be with anyone else. Also, you both look so young in that first pic!

Michelle said...

Congratulations! You make a beautiful couple and you make beautiful babies...

Lindsey said...

that is so cute! And so true. I'm glad you put it all out there like that. Its good to know you aren't the only one with 'itches'. You guys look so cute! I love your wedding pictures!