Monday, October 1, 2012

Celebrating 8 Years Together

Even though we had to start back over at one last year, Chris and I are celebrating 8 years together today, and I think that is something worth celebrating.

This is one of the first pictures I have of us together. This was closing night of a show I musically directed at a community theater in Brooklyn our sophomore year of college. The cast and crew rented a limo for the night after the performance and we drove all around Manhattan until very early in the morning. I can't believe this was 8 years ago already, and I can't believe how young we look!!

 I think this was after a glass or two of arbor mist...yes. Arbor Mist.
I think this is actually the first picture taken of us. This is how cellphone pictures used to look!

I posted this last year and still love it today.

The Art Of A Good Marriage

Wilferd Arlan Peterson
Happiness in marriage is not something that just happens.
A good marriage must be created.
In marriage the little things are the big things.
It is never being too old to hold hands.
It is remembering to say "I love you" at least once a day.
It is never going to sleep angry.
It is at no time taking the other for granted;
the courtship should not end
with the honeymoon, it should continue through the years.
It is having a mutual sense of values and common objectives.
It is standing together facing the world.
It is forming a circle of love that gathers the whole family.
It is doing things for each other, not in the attitude of duty or sacrifice,
but in the spirit of joy. It is speaking words of appreciation
and demonstrating gratitude in thoughtful ways.
It is not looking for perfection in each other.
It is cultivating flexibility, patience,
understanding and a sense of humour.
It is having the capacity to forgive.
It is giving each other an atmosphere in which each can grow old.
It is a common search for the good and the beautiful.
It is establishing a relationship in which the independence is equal,
dependence is mutual and the obligation is reciprocal.
It is not only marrying the right partner, it is being the right partner.

<3 here's to many more wonderful years


Mom said...

I see you tolerate your vino as well as your mother does! That is an awesome verse regarding marriage. I like the part about finding the right partner and BEING the right partner. Congratulations on 8 years together. PS-You still look young!

Christi said...

Congratulations on 8 years together! :)

HiLLjO said...

Congratulations!!! You guys' first picture looks a lot like ours... so cute!

The Vintage Modern Wife said...

Wow! 8 years is awesome! Congrats :)

Kassi Mortensen said...

Happy 8 years! :) Those years before don't just magically go away once your married... Still a time of celebration!

amanda&graham said...

Happy Dating Anniversary!! 8 years is a wonderful celebration of time together :)

Ps. I have a special fondness for verse as we chose it as our second reading at our wedding last weekend! It truly is full of wonderful things to remember, now and as time goes by xxx