"Anyone who imagines that bliss is normal is going to waste a lot of time running around shouting that he has been robbed. The fact is that most putts don’t drop, most beef is tough, most children grow up to be just like people, most successful marriages require a high degree of mutual toleration, and most jobs are more often dull than otherwise. Life is just like an old time rail journey ... delays, sidetracks, smoke, dust, cinders, and jolts, interspersed only occasionally by beautiful vistas and thrilling bursts of speed. The trick is to thank the Lord for letting you have the ride."

~ Gordon B. Hinckley

September 17, 2009

4 years ago today...

I married one hell of a guy!

“An anniversary is a time to celebrate the joys of today,
the memories of yesterday, and the hopes of tomorrow.”
In four years of Marriage we…
lived in two apartments
lived with friends
paid off a lot of debt
accumulated some more debt
did a few road trips
gained a few pounds
changed jobs
purchased a new car
purchased a new truck
had a dog… for three days :)
bought our first home
renovated our first home
lost some friends... and made some new
stuck to budgets
splurged sometimes (well, that one time at Best Buy)
had some ups... and had some downs
fought over the remote, pillows, and closet space
And we have probably eaten more Taco Salad  than most people eat in a lifetime
....and that's all I can think of this early in the morning. :)

Patrick, as I think about the last four years... I can't help but smile.  We have come a LONG way, baby, from that tiny one bedroom apartment. 
I love you, Patrick! Happy Anniversary!
Oh- and for your Anniversary present:

I promise to quit driving with two feet! okay? lol
Thanks for putting my new tires and brake pads on yesterday... they should last much longer this time!


mylittlebecky said...

aaaw! happy (late) anniversary! that was so cute :)

smile steady said...

Aww, I love this! You guys are too cute! I love your about us section- Happy Anniversary!

(found you through 20sb)