Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Gimme some sugar, baby

Yesterday, Mr. Shoes and I celebrated our 6th wedding anniversary. I have this weird thing where I like to look up what the traditional anniversary gift is for each year. The gift for 6 years happens to be candy. Excellent. We're pretty broke right now and had decided to skip any anniversary hoopla this year, but candy is a pretty inexpensive gift idea.

Mr. Shoes, being the incredibly romantic and wonderful man that he is, decided to run with the candy theme. Over the past couple of days I have been showered in several different types of dark chocolate, which Mr. Shoes knows I love almost as much as I love him. One night last week, I came home to find our bed littered in dark chocolate Lindor Truffles and "I <3 U" spelled out in rose petals. Last night, he brought home more roses and a massive bar of Lindt Supreme Dark chocolate. After getting Littleshoes in bed, we enjoyed some champagne and chocolate covered strawberries together. I won't get into details about how the rest of the night went, but it was pretty sweet as well. :wink,wink:

Mr. Shoes asked me a few months ago if I had it to do all over again, would I still marry him. Without hesitation, I answered, "Of course!" He also asked me recently if I still love him as much as I did all those years ago and again I answered, "Yes. Of course."

Truth is, I love him even more now than I did then and the love we have for each other has grown so much more complex over the years. What was once a simple infatuation for this man has evolved into a multi-faceted mosaic of emotion and adoration. He is my lover, my best friend, my provider and protector, and the most amazing father to our son. I can't remember my life before him and don't even want to imagine it without him. I would marry him a thousand times a day, every day, until the sun fell from the sky.

Sometimes, I'm completely astounded by the fact that, after 9 years together, we are still so head-over-heels in love with each other. Other times, I just thank my lucky stars and hope it goes on like this forever. Or at least until our diamond anniversary!

Update: My fantabulous husband surprised me again this afternoon and brought me lunch, a big bouquet of daisies, and (yep, you guessed it) even more dark chocolate up to my office. I'm the luckiest girl on the planet. Be jealous!

Monday, September 14, 2009

Ghost Town

Wow. I have seriously neglected this blog. I read recently that 1 in 4 people start a blog and abandon it in the span of one or two posts. With the millions of people out there stumbling around on teh internets every day, that makes for a lot of "dead blogs."

When I started this, I swore to myself that I would not let this become yet another unfinished project like the knitting, the furniture refinishing, and, even more poignant, Littleshoes' blog (started for the grandfolks who now hint heavily about the fact that he has mysteriously stopped posting) - all taken up on a whim and then left to collect dust.

I'll make no lame excuses about how I just haven't had the time to post. I'll just try and get better.