That's crazy. It's crazy because so much has happened and changed in eight years. We have three beautiful children. We own a house. Jobs have changed, and promotions have happened. Priorities have changed. But at the same time, it feels like yesterday that we were 24 years old and so excited to start our married lives together.
Marriage isn't always easy. Anyone who has ever been married can attest to that. We have things about each other that drive us crazy. (I never clean the lint trap on the dryer. He always leaves the cabinets open after he puts away the dishes. I never blow out candles. He refuses to throw anything out.) We make each other unimaginably happy… and we also fight. We argue about big things, like money and the future and how to raise our kids. We bicker about what show to start on netflix and who's night it is to pack the kids lunches. but through it all? We love each other and we respect each other. We know that at the end of the day it us, and our little family, that matters more than anything. And that is why eight years into marriage I am happier than I could have ever imagined.
OK, enough of the sappy stuff. I love my guy…. I think you guys get it!
S wasn't able to get our actual anniversary off, but I woke up in the morning to some beautiful flowers, a gift card for a massage, $8 dollars worth of scratchers (To signify 8 years!) (Also, scratchers are kind of our thing…. we always add them onto gifts for any occasion!)
We went out to dinner last Friday to celebrate, so on our actual anniversary we stayed in and S made us a delicious dinner of lobster and stuffed clams.
Even though S couldn't get the day of our anniversary off, he was able to get the day after, so after we dropped L off at school we headed out with the little boys to my favorite breakfast place in the world. (Seriously, if you have a Snooze near you, check it out. It's like you've died and gone to heaven it's so good!)
After breakfast L2 had speech therapy and then we headed home to get him off to school. Once he was off we checked out some model homes in a new neighbor and then I went to get an amazing massage! We ended our "anniversary day" With homemade nachos with all of our boys. It was a perfect celebration of the eight years we spent creating this life together, and I'm so looking forward to the next year in our adventure together!