Category Archives: Marriage

Anniversary Recap

At first we considered going out to eat for our anniversary. We don’t get to eat out anywhere nice very often, so it seemed like a good idea and I even made reservations. It wasn’t until a week before we were set to go out that Josh and I changed our minds and decided to not only have dinner, but instead of spending a huge amount of money on dinner alone, we’d add some fun into the mix.  I only have a couple of pics from the night (both of which are kind of blurry), but we ended up at Dave & Busters.  It actually turned out to a be a good thing we changed our minds anyway, because downtown was a nightmare (from what I heard) due to the All Star game and block party happening.  No thank you!

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It was a fun night overall, despite the fact that so many games were not working and there was apparently only one guy to fix them.  We were also reminded once again just how much things have changed since having kids.  We bought way too many tokens this time around, and suddenly it was 9:00pm and we knew we had to quickly burn through the ones we had left so we could make the 45 minute drive home and not get to bed too late. Babies and toddlers rarely sleep in when you want them to.  There was also a lot less drinking then there would have been a few years ago – just sayin.’

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Still, we had fun, made a decent haul, and the kids spent some time with their grandparents. Enzo has one of those rare moments of “Enzo go too,” but thankfully we were able to sneak out and by the next morning the first words out of his mouth were, “I go play with Grandpa.”  Maybe next time we’ll actually go somewhere to sit down, talk, and eat. 😉

3 Years

Today it’s been 3 years since Josh and I were married.


We’ve been reminiscing a lot lately and talking about just how much has happened in the past 6 years we’ve been together. I think it started when I realized I had a ton of emails from when we first began dating. I didn’t even realize how fast things moved. Within a couple months we were already talking about living together and in 6 months we were talking about moving from Colorado to Minnesota. It all just felt so right to move quickly, though… so meant to be.


Moving was a big step for us, and it had its ups and downs, but now look at us… we’ve got a 14 month old and another on the way.  It feels very surreal at times.  I look back at me 6 years ago and it seems funny to think of where we are now.


I wouldn’t change of any of it… I’ve been exceptionally lucky in finding someone who can put up with my crazy so well. 😉  Ha ha.

Lovely Quote on Love, Marriage

Love is a temporary madness; it erupts like volcanoes and then subsides. And when it subsides you have to make a decision. You have to work out whether your roots have so entwined together that it is inconceivable that you should ever part. Because this is what love is. Love is not breathlessness, it is not excitement, it is not the promulgation of eternal passion. That is just being in love, which any fool can do. Love itself is what is left over when being in love has burned away, and this is both an art and a fortunate accident. Those that truly love have roots that grow towards each other underground, and when all the pretty blossom have fallen from their branches, they find that they are one tree and not two.
– Louis de Bernieres
I would say our roots are definitely entwined.