September 5, 2016 was our six year wedding anniversary! And coincidentally, this special day for us fell on Labor Day. Contrary to what we would have wanted to do, we both still worked, we ate a leftover crockpot meal, watched Game of Thrones, and played fetch with our pup out back. It was an exceptionally normal evening doing exceptionally normal things, and though these weren’t our ideal anniversary plans, I’m actually really grateful for our evening and here’s why; our normal is good. We have our health and so do most of our family members, we have a home, our bellies are full, we have each other, we have a fairly easy life right now. In a perfect world, we would have taken an exotic trip halfway across the world to celebrate six years of our marriage, but instead we had a low key evening just enjoying our little family. This coming weekend we’ll spend our day-off together.. maybe going on a hike, or seeing a movie, playing cribbage, having a nice meal out and just doing things we enjoy together. But nights like last night really remind me the importance of embracing and being so, so grateful for our normal.
In this last year of our marriage we have: vacationed in Tahoe (several times), road-tripped to Pismo Beach, visited San Francisco, spent a week in Mexico, road-tripped through the East Coast ending in NYC, thrown a Halloween party, photographed weddings together, had the most fun birthday BBQ for Jeff’s birthday, had date nights at Mark and Monica’s and game nights with our best friends, encouraged each other, fought and made-up, learned from each other, and opened new chapters for our careers.
It goes with out saying that doing life with my best friend is rad. Happy Six Years, love!