Friday, July 9, 2010

a year and a half with you

Tonight, we were walking out of the mall and to our car. As we neared the edge of the sidewalk, his hand whipped out and I took it -- it comes second-nature now, and he always insists on protecting me when I step off a curb.

Or walk across gravel.

Or anything less than smooth payment, really.

And I said, "We have the BEST marriage ever!! We just have fun ALL the time. We're best friends. I can't imagine having a sad marriage!"

"I know!! And I don't ever want to find out what that's like!"


And I know that the "point" of marriage is not to "have fun." But, boy.. we sure do have fun. And the past six months of marriage have been a whirlwind. We started off the year in a flurry:

And the very next day (literally) after this photo was taken, we found out that I was carrying our first pumpkin seed. A little Cox. The perfect combination of us.

Since then, we've done a lot of growing. I've grown out (a lot!), and our love has grown deep. And six months later, we're a stronger and... larger couple! He takes his role of protecting me really seriously. And I take my role as his supporter and partner equally as serious. But we aren't a serious couple. We have lots of fun and laugh all.the.time.

Markie, you call me:
snack pack
cook pack

I truly hope you never stop referring to me as food. And I truly hope we never stop having this much fun, because our marriage this the "best thing ever," as we like to say, and I love

You're the best husband ever for me. You kill the bugs, get me glasses of milk, rub my back, find my chapstick, open scary cabinets for me in the kitchen, take full interest in baby products with me, and always listen to everything I have to say. You are THE best.

And, for real, the next 6 months includes the birth of our little girl. So even though we think life is grand now, we're about to REALLY see what fun is all about! Kisses :)



  1. i love you so much honey bear!!!!! ty for that sweetheart, i truly enjoyed this blog

  2. This is adorable :) I'm glad my hubby and I are not the only ones with a "fun" marriage. I joke that it's weird we're not sick of each other after a whole year, lol. This is Tori Wineland from FB, by the way :)

  3. hehe! I know, sometimes I wonder, "Aren't we supposed to, like, FIGHT sometimes or something?!?!?" Haha!! He would bring me to work with him if he could!!!

  4. Shannie thats so sweet! I'm so happy yall are happy! I am there with you, I know what a hppy marriage is like, I couldn't be with any other person. Matthew makes me laugh and does so much for me. I just couldn't have it any other way. Matthew and I have had our fights, but we still love each other, and could never stop. I'm so happy for yall, and hope that the next 60 years (if you live that long) will be the best for you!

  5. That is sweet! I know exactly what you mean.. We have been together 7 years and married 3 years in September and have never had a real fight.. We are the same way, we spend every minute we can with each other and love every second of it! And I do even go to his job almost everyday to see him... and of course workout! :) I hope you guys keep being so happy, Im sure you will, having such a fun and loving marriage is the BEST!! :)
    ~Amanda Scarborough

  6. Fun marriages are...well, fun! Ha. This is the cutest little post. I also enjoy how M comments on them. You two truly are the cutest couple ever!