Sunday, April 20, 2014

Oh How Time Flies

I don't know how it's happened, for a multitude of reasons, but Dar and I celebrate 9 years of marriage this Wednesday.  Saturday morning before we headed out to breakfast at our favorite little spot, I started to think about just how quickly our time together has passed.  On one hand, I don't feel old enough to have spent more than 10 years of my life with this wonderful man.  I don't feel old enough to have friends who have kids in their teens, or who are going through a divorce.   It's funny though because at the same time, I feel like I've done so much living in the last 34 years.  I know I've aged, mentally and physically.  When I look back through pictures or in the mirror, I can see how time has changed me.  It's mind boggling when I really stop to think about it.

Looking back over the course of our marriage and our short stint dating, I feel both happy and sad.  I know we have so many more memories to make and experiences to live through together, but I also know that this life will be over before I know it.  Time passes so quickly.  Without being too terribly morbid, I try to remind myself of that regularly.  You know, of how important it is to be the best you can be everyday.  To live to the absolute fullest and to never, ever take the one you love for granted.  This man I've married is my partner in all things.  He means everything to me.
Celebrating our 8 year anniversary in Maui.
He's the man who gives me his favorite sunglasses after I've lost two pairs of my own carelessly in the ocean the day before.

He knows all of my buttons, and he pushes them.

He says no, but when it's really important, he does it anyway.
Celebrating our 6th anniversary at the Big 4 concert in Indio.
He spoils me rotten.

He loves me unconditionally and believe me he's seen all of my ugly sides.

He spends too much time playing video games, and he yells at the tv when the Flyers aren't playing well.
Celebrating our 5th anniversary in Fort Lauderdale
He's a cranky traveler.

He's a homebody, which drives me mad, and makes me feel grateful all at once.

He makes the best tacos.
Celebrating ur 4th anniversary in Buffalo.
He appreciates me

He doesn't think I'm funny.

He puts the toilet seat down.
Our 2nd anniversary in Niagara Falls.
He has the most beautiful eyes.

He doesn't eat pickles or tomatoes which always means more of my favorite things.

He's hard on me, and he pushes me to be better.

Our wedding day, April 25, 2005
He let me turn him into a cat person.

He fights with me over the temperature in the house.

He is the only person who will ever be worth marrying.
Dar, our friend Chris and me the night we met, October 2003.
I love you Darren, happy anniversary week. 


  1. Happy Anniversary! SO sweet! My husband has been particularly awesome this week and I teared up reading all of these awesome things about yours!

  2. Aw, congrats and happy anniversary!

  3. Happy Anniversary! I love is so sweet! Your wedding photo is gorgeous! While P and I have not had the same years together as you two have...I feel the same way and glad that I was one of the lucky ones and waited on my "one" :)

  4. Happy anniversary!!! And how in the world did you teach him to put the seat down?! hahaha

  5. Happy, Happy, Happy Anniversary to you both lovely I hope you have an amazing week and weekend in Vegas!
    Also, turning him into a cat person - snap! Mandatory right?
    I love this list of things that make you guys 'us'. And we definitely all need to take things a little less for granted more often.
    Love and Hugs,

  6. Happy anniversary! How cool that you have a photo from the night you met!

  7. how adorable! happy anniversary you crazy love birds! :)

    Vodka and Soda

  8. Such a lovely post, you remind me of my hubby and me. My hubby won't eat tomatoes either. :) Congratulations on your anniversary.
    Still Just Us

  9. Wow! I'm a little late but congratulations!

    Lauren Elizabeth
    Petite in Pearls