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Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Happy Anniversary Squared

Eight years ago today I put on a sari for the first time in my life, and we got married.

Then a couple of hours later I slipped into my mother's wedding dress and we got married for a second time.

The life we've built together since then has been filled with the usual ups and downs.  Now we have these:

And we have this with a mini-van parked out front.

The arguments seem harder to resolve, some have gone on for too long.  Moments alone seem harder to eek out.   There are memories, so many memories.  We've gotten twisted and tangled in the daily upkeep of our family.  Our family.  

So even though you are half way around the world today and I'm here in our cozy home, let's try to remember those crazy kids who got married eight years ago today.  Let's try to remember how we felt that day surrounded by friends and family from all over the globe.   We had no big, grand plans for our life, just a simple life together.   Our life together.    

But it is grand.  Simply grand.

I'll close with the very last song played at our reception before we headed off to our rose petal strewn hotel room.

Much, much love,
Your Wife


Marinka said...

Please tell me that when you got married twice in one day it was to the same man! That was lovely and your family is gorgeous. Happy Anniversary!

Anonymous said...

Happy Anniversary to you my wife! Happy 8 years - a wonderful time, 3 kids, house, (scratched, no dented, mini van), and a GRAND time. Love, on the road in Russia.

Andrea's Sweet Life said...

What a beautifully worded tribute to 8 years of marriage.

May you celebrate 80 more together!

DesignerHER Momma said...

that is a beautiful story! Congrats to you both, your kids are so cute!

anymommy said...

Happy anniversary. What a beautiful life to celebrate. I hope you get a chance to do something special when he gets home.

Maura said...

Happy anniversary to you both! Great pictures. Many years of future happiness for you all.

heartatpreschool said...

OMG! I can't believe I talked to you on the phone tonight, and didn't even wish you a happy anniversary!!! Bad, bad sister...I'm sorry.


I love Mr. Mint's comment to you, very sweet.

Love you!
Jolly, the forgetful sister

Anonymous said...

Happy anniversary!

Jennifer, Playgroups Are No Place For Children said...

Beautiful post. I love the honesty.

Gorgeous photos, too. Even the minivan.

yo said...

i love it! i love the song! i love the pics. beautiful. your weddings were beautiful =)

happy anniversary.