Late Monday evening, I left two notes on the bathroom mirror for Dan, hoping he'd find them Tuesday morning. One was a gushy love note, since it was going to be our eight anniversary that day, the other said, "Don't forget it's trash day." When I saw them again Tuesday morning, I thought that's kinda what married life is like right now–the practical mixed in with the sweet. There's the madhouse of tag-team parenting, farmhouse remodeling and long days, mixed in with sweet moments that remind you why it is you love that person so much.
We exchanged a few gifts–for Dan a wool "working man's" vest and a CD of B-sides for one of our (mostly, his) favorite artists. And he arrived home from work with a huge tree to plant in the yard. Perfection.
And now, for the FOURTH time, this post I've been trying to get off my mind and on to the blog is interrupted. This time by an early nap waker…
more later, friends.
18 comments on “eight years”
I loved getting married in the Autumn. Happy Anniversary to you and Dan. I also love getting shrubs/trees for gifts.
Happy anniversary! You are so right about the practical and the sweet all mixed together. That is the essence of a good marriage. Enjoy the day!
we had our 8th this week, too! but we both forgot. you did much, much better.
congrats!! that’s a feat!
happy anniversary, molly and dan! congrats!
those are wonderful gifts :^) happy anniversary, friend xoxo
happy anniversary! i love redbuds!
Happy anniversary. I hope that the tree grows strong and tall and you share many lovely picnics in it’s shade for years to come.
happy anniversary you crazy kids! a giant tree – the perfect gift.
Happy anniversary, Molly & Dan! Best wishes to the both of you!
Also, redbuds are my FAVE!
That is so sweet. My husband leaves me notes after his shower, so I can see them after mine.
your blog is awesome! i just found it! happy anniversary!i was reading some of your older posts and noticed you homeschool and of course read to your girls alot! i was wondering if you had read them The Miraculous Adventures of Edward Tulane?! It’s by Kate DeCamillo… wonderful booK! My girls LOVED IT! How old are your girls? my girls are 8 and 7. i bookmarked your blog!tara
can’t see the vest – the link doesn’t work. but i’m glad you found him something good! here’s to many, many more years of happiness.
Happy Anniversary! My husband would dearly like a wool vest. When I clicked on the vest link it wouldn’t open, and I would very much like to see what you found for him 🙂 Oh, wait, I bet I can figure this out on my own… Thanks though, and suppose I still will publish this ’cause it’s always nice to get comments, even when they are scatterbrained I’m guessing.
You capture a moment of marriage w/ small children great in this post. My husband and I have babies and work opposite shifts so our communication is 80% to-do lists/status updates/reminders. It’s a temporary state for us but it’s a challenge sometimes. Thank you for sharing 🙂