Sunday, May 18, 2008

Half of All Marriages End in Divorce

The other half end in Death!

Eric and I are aiming for the Death! half of that equation.

Twelve long/short years ago we tied the knot in front of friends and family, high on a mountain in Colorado (The mountain was high. We weren't high. No, really. Aw hell...you know what I mean!). Since then, we've had our ups and downs and sideways moments.

First, (Well, after 5 years of being DINKs and travelling. Not that I miss that life. Much. Very often. Sniffle!) and the decision to have a child. Whew! That was pretty crazy. Then the decision to have a second, except Whoops! Bonus baby! Now we're ~8 months into our Twin Adventure and are still managing to make one another laugh, even if it is often laughter tinged with hysteria and/or exhaustion.

While we've "only" been married for 12 years, we've actually been together for 16: 3 years dating, 1 year engaged and 12 married. Took him awhile before he realized that I really was THE ONE and future mother of his rampaging mini horde children.

That's sixteen years in which to learn each other's anecdotes, habits and quirks. And yet? He still loves me. (Although I think he might be tired of hearing the one about having my arm up to here in a pregnant cow.)

To Eric, my sweetheart: the best laundry-doingest, breakfast/lunch/dinner-cookingest, child-wranglingest, diaper-changingest, garden-hole-diggingest, funniest (even when it hurt to laugh), computer-gamingest honey a woman could ever ask for. (Plenty of women have asked, too. Sorry! No brothers!)

Here's to death do us part! By my estimate, you've got 60 years left....

Mmwah!

P.S. Tell me the one again about your Wiffle Ball Injury? *snork!*

12 comments:

Jennifer H said...

Happy anniversary! You've got a great head start.

Missy said...

Happy Anniversary!

Scylla said...

Happy Anniversary you two!! If there was ever a couple who were "meant for each other" it's you two.

Go Eric, Go Hatchet, Go Eric, Go Hatchet!!

I hope you are able to steal a moment away from the babies to celebrate.

Woman with a Hatchet said...

Thanks, ladies.

No, couldn't escape the children, so we took all of us to Boulder and had dinner at The Med. Where I had an entire mojito. Wooo!

Madge said...

Happy Anniversary!

Valerie said...

Happy Anniversary! And here's to death! well... you know what I mean...

alessa said...

Well, someone stole my toast, so I'll come back when I can think of another, greater one!

BTW, happy anniversary

Manager Mom said...

Happy anniversary! Sounds like you have yourself a good man to be mutually codependent with!

screamish said...

Oh yeah. Those fabulous men that put up with your same favourite anecdote 48 times and don't roll their eyes.

That is Love...!

Thanks for your grand comment on my blog by the way...I meant to repsond more fully but never got time....I'll send you an email if I can track down your address!

Woman with a Hatchet said...

Hey Screamish! My email is on the right hand side bar. Easy!

I was worried I'd terrified you with my ginormous comment!

Everyone else: thank you for the well wishes! We're gonna grow old and crotchety together. I've got the crotchety part down and he's working on "old". Heh. Forty. Heh!

Alessa, I bet you wanted to say what Val said, didn't you?

alessa said...

Yep! and I still haven't come up with anything better than that. SIGH, tho Val didn't write that love poem from Bert to Ernie, now did she?

pamsvulcan said...

Yes To the Death! that's the way to do it! Congrats on making happily married with rampaging hordes look so good!

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