Still The One

Husband and I had our 7/10/16/20/22 year anniversary recently.

7 - Years married
10 - Years living together

16 - Years dating
20 - Years since our first kiss
22 - Years since I fell in love with him in Mrs.
McCabe's biology class.

I think you should get to count all your time together - not just the married years. And I also believe that you should get a baby shower every damn time you give birth. None of this first baby only crap. In fact, anytime something larger than 5 pounds exits your vagina a party is in order.

And while I'm on a roll, Christmas is NOT just for kids. Sure, it's not quite as magical as the time I got the Barbie Dream House
with the yellow plastic elevator. But I'll still squeal if somebody gets me some Crate & Barrel dishtowels and I love to watch people open my gifts.

And I'm opposed to the idea that we should "just get something for the house" in lieu of presents for any occasion. It doesn't matter if we're bust-ass broke, rustle me up a
Popsicle stick sculpture for Christ's sake.

Husband however, is not known for his romantic abilities. Or I should say, not known for having "typical" romantic abilities. Last week when I handed him his Anniversary card he looked stricken and ran out the door to Walgreens to buy a card and some chocolate. Every year I fight against this, and every year I lose. It's just not in him. But somehow I still think I got the sweet end of the deal because;
  • He will wake up at 5am to fix the toilet/shovel the driveway/put oil in the car so the kids and I aren't inconvenienced.
  • Just like my dad did, if anyone in the family gets urpy he insists on cleaning it up so we can go back to bed.
  • He never yells. Ever.
  • He thinks my crazy personality is adorable.
  • When we were dating he crawled under my parent's house to sprinkle Diazinon under the floorboards of my bedroom to kill all the spiders.
  • He held my hand for 18 straight hours when I was in labor with son. No bathroom breaks and he didn't leave even when the epidural guy told him to go get some dinner.
  • He is the most honorable, loyal person I know.
  • He is completely his own man and doesn't fret about other's opinions.
  • He is the best friend I've ever had.
Happy 7/10/16/20/22 sweetie!

*It's not fuzzy math - we actually kissed before we dated.


mommiebear2 said...

I think this is just awesome! It is just the opposite for my and my hubby, he is actually more romantic that I am the majority of the time. Oh wait, maybe I mean more sexual or in the mood ususally.

Hetha said...

Happy Anniversary's! He sounds wonderful! And he must also be very smart to have reeled in a catch like you Lotta.

Julie Pippert said...

Ohhh, so sweet and romantic.

And sweetie, another one to add to the WOAH Club list: just not a romantic.

BUT! Outweighed as you so wonderfully listed. :)

Happy Anniversaries!!

P.S. We need the kissing and dating stories.

Using My Words

PamKittyMorning said...

Aww he sounds like a sweetheart. congratulations to you two!

Rima said...

Oh, yeah - he is the one. The items on the bulleted list more than make up for the Walgreens run.

Jennifer said...

Happy Anniversaries!

Caron said...

Happy Anniversary!

Katrina said...

Happy anniversaries! Could your hubby teach my hubby to clean up puke? PLEASE? Heck just to take out the trash would be nice. ;o)

Megan said...

That's so sweet!

Lotta said...

Thanks all!

And to Plain Jane who wanted to know how we kissed before we dated; We went to a Turnabout dance and hooked up afterwards. The next day he told me he just wanted to be friends. Ouch.

Though in retrospect I think it was because I wouldn't touch is one eyed snake. Come to think of it, we still fight about that one.

elle said...

Happy 7/10/16/20/22 Lotta (and Lotta's man!)

plumtickled said...

He never yells? Holy crap!

Happy anniversary........ to all of them! It sounds like you have yourself a special kinda guy! Lucky ducky!

Miss Jess said...

That is so wonderful! I hope I can find a guy 1/2 as wonderful as your man! Happy Anniversaries!

~JJ! said...

Happy anniversaries...So cool.

Betsy said...

*wiping away tears*

Happy anniversary, Lotta and Husband!

g-man said...

Sweet and touching, Happy anniversary to you two. :)

Karly said...

Is it wrong to admit here that I actually slept with my husband before we dated? *cough* whore *cough*

Happy anniversary!

Katie J said...

Uh-oh. Sounds like you and I married the same guy! Aren't we lucky ducks?!! Congrats on all the anniversaries!

Karen Forest said...

I love this!

My husband and I recently celebrated our 7 year wedding anniversary. However is was the 15th anniversary of us dating since we dated for 8 years.

Sounds like you have a wonderful husband.

stuffed said...

I'm late to the game but I can't pass up a congrats or happy anything commenting op. I completely agree on the multiple year thing.

Happy Anniversaries!