Happy Sixth Anniversary to Us

Sixth Anniversary

Our sixth anniversary is this weekend.

Here’s a pic from our vow renewal on our fifth anniversary. (The last photo of me with a gallbladder.)

cropped vow renewal.

Here we are earlier this month.

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A lot can happen in a year.

I don’t talk a lot about my husband on my blog. He is the most amazing man in the world and I am so blessed to have him in my life. I am so excited to be raising a child with him. Let’s invade his privacy and talk about him for this one post.

Things my husband puts up with:

  • Sending him links labeled as IMPORTANT – MUST READ IMMEDIATELY and then he discovers that it is a link to a really funny post from The Bloggess or a kitten video
  • My hatred of pants
  • My incessant requests for every baby animal that I see on the internet
  • A strong dislike for Indian cuisine, which he loves
  • That I am basically a crazy cat lady who is forced to interact with others, including humans
  • A lot of conversations which seem to follow no logical pattern
  • The cleaning. Oh, the cleaning…
  • My interest in being the best Tiger Mom that I can be with cello lessons starting at age 3
  • The cats

Thank you to my husband for:

  • Rubbing my feet
  • Lifting heavy things
  • Keeping me sane
  • Telling me that I’m beautiful every single day
  • Not getting mad when I act like a petulant child when I am tired or hungry
  • Cooking really well
  • Feeding the cats on weekday mornings before he has had his coffee and Tiki is being super annoying
  • Understanding that sometimes, I need to zone out and read books
  • Knowing someone who is getting a Tesla and arranging for me to meet the Tesla
  • Watching Jeopardy! with me
  • Being awesome
  • Agreeing to spend the rest of his life with me

The traditional sixth anniversary gifts are candy and iron. Because he’s so sweet and strong. Or, our marriage is so sweet and strong. Or, I am so sweet and strong.

I’m going to pretend that anniversary cake is the same as candy and we’ll be covered. And, by anniversary cake, I mean birthday cake. Because it’s our marriage’s birthday and I really like birthday cake. Frosting is more or less candy, so it counts.

This year, we exchanged the best gifts ever. (We exchanged them early because we asked for specific things and why wait when you know what it is?) I got an Aden + Anais Day Dream Blanket and he got a Toothbrush.

To my husband: I love you forever. I can’t wait to start this next chapter and to spend the rest of our lives together. You are everything that I could ask for and more.