"WORDS ARE, IN MY NOT-SO-HUMBLE OPINION, OUR MOST INEXHAUSTIBLE SOURCE OF MAGIC. CAPABLE OF BOTH INFLICTING INJURY, AND REMEDYING IT." ~ALBUS DUMBLEDORE

Monday, December 13, 2010

One Million Fifty-One Thousand Two-Hundred Minutes!

Today is my two year wedding anniversary!

In the grand scheme of things marriage lengths, two years isn't all that long. Not in comparison to people celebrating twenty-five, thirty... fifty plus years. Still, though. The past two years have been full of life and laughter and love and more laughter (and oh my God SO MUCH LAUGHTER.)

Two years ago today, we danced our first dance. We cut the cake. Kissed our first married kiss. Exchanged vows. Began wearing new rings. Pretty much had the times of our lives. It was a kick ass way to start our new "official" life together.

I've spent the last two years with someone who:
makes up bedtime stories for me when I can't sleep. GOOD ones. So good, in fact, that I've convinced him he needs to write a novel someday. The man has a well of creativity that puts my little puddle to shame.
dances around Hugh-Grant-in-Love-Actually style for me on at least a weekly basis, and especially when I'm in a bad mood, or sick.
(skip to the 30 second mark...)


 envisioned and put into creation a concert called Tickle-palooza. It rolls through our town house almost every night and he's always the first in line for tickets AND backstage passes. For instance, here's a pretty standard sample of our nightly dialogue:

Him: (wearing a completely innocent expression) Hey babe--guess who I heard is coming to town?
Me: (reading, not paying much attention) Hmm?
Him: Honey, you're not even listening and TICKLEPALOOZA is coming to town!!! Aren't you excited?
Me: (scoots to the edge of the bed) Oh God. Not tonight. Come on. COME ON!
Him: (ignores my pleas) Look! I got you a ticket for a front-row seat! (Holds one empty hand out, palm up, toward me)
Me: ... (tries not to giggle)
Him: And look! (Holds other hand out to me) a backstage pass!
Me: (tries to run away)
Him: (grabs me and tickles me until I can't stop laughing/beg for mercy/can't breathe)

I love Tickle-palooza almost as much as I hate it.

 supports and believes in my writing so much that on Friday at his work holiday party, every person I met asked me about my novels and wanted to know more about my process and wanted to know my blog address and told me that my husband's enthusiasm for my dream/career is "catching" and they want to stay updated about it.

I could go on and on with this list, but I'll sum it up instead: I'm a very happy, very lucky girl. Marriage takes work and compromise and just because we laugh all the time doesn't mean we don't get into some good old rip roaring arguments. But when all is said and done? I wouldn't trade a single second of it.

Because I'm happy.

And in love.

Thanks for stopping by!
Sara

35 comments:

  1. Happy anniversary! What a sweet husband! And why haven't I seen that movie?????

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  2. Happy, Happy Anniversary!! :) Sounds like you found and married THE ONE! Congrats!

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  3. Happy Anniversary! Enjoy your wonderful day celebrating life and love!

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  4. Happy anniversary!! A fellow second-year here, though ours is in May.

    Your husband sounds wonderful! I love hearing about all the great spouses out there. :)

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  5. Awww happy anniversary! :) Sounds like you found a great man.

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  6. Happy Anniversary!! Cheers to more love and happiness!

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  7. This is such a sweet blog! Marriage can certainly be a blessing and it's good to know that you're still as much in love today as you were two years ago! Many more happy years for you to come!

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  8. Wow. Awesome. Congrats! And Happy Anniversary too.

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  9. So cute and sweet!!! Happy anniversary! and enjoy!! :D

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  10. Very sweet! Happy Anniversary!

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  11. Happy Anniversary! He sounds amazing. :)

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  12. Aw, what an amazing guy! Congrats! And thank you so much for posting my fave Love Actually scene :) Have a very happy anniversary!

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  13. CONGRATULATIONS!! You're too cute together. I hope you have many many many more years of happiness!

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  14. Congratulations. Keep marking the years, and enjoying them together.

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  15. I love this post Sarah! I'm getting married in 5 months and I hope my mariage will be as happy as yours =)
    Congrats!

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  16. Here's wishing you a very happy anniversary and a long, lovely, fruitful life together.

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  17. Happy anniversary! The ticklepalooza story is so, so cute. :-)

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  18. Awww, Happy Anniversary! That's so totally awesome. :) You two are adorable together. Congrats!
    Lisa ~ YA Literature Lover

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  19. Awwwww. Huge hugs and HAPPY ANNIVERSARY. One of these days I need to meet him!

    Also: ticklepallooza FTW! ;)

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  20. Awww. HAPPY Anniversary and CONGRATS!
    ˙·٠•●♥♡♥●•٠·˙

    Love is the drug.

    Love,
    Lola

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  21. Happy Anniversary! What a great guy. :) You seem very happy together. Here's to many more years of happiness to come!

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  22. Congratulations honey!

    By the way, you're a gorgeous couple :)

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  23. Aw, that was so sweet! I loved reading that (and I think Ticklepalooza is just about the most charming thing in the universe. Seriously. It puts some of the ridiculous/adorable things I do with my husband to shame.) Congratulations Sara!

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  24. I celebrated my 2 year anniversary a few months ago too!! Here's to the awesome, supportive men in our lives!!

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  25. Congratulations. So happy for you! You looked so gorgeous at your wedding. (Your groom didn't look so bad either ;) )
    Congrats again!

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  26. Happy anniversary, the two of ya! :)

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  27. Congratulations! Happy anniversary! :D Here's to sixty more!

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  28. BWAHAHA I love the dance video! And Happy Anniversary!! It sounds like you found a GREAT guy :)

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  29. Congrats on the two years, and of course all the laughter. And don't belittle your puddle of creativity. I doubt it's as little as you claim it to be... but even if it is, that thing is dense.

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  30. Awww...that is an awesome anniversary tribute to your honey, Sara. Congrats on two awesome years--and here's to fifty more!! :-)

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  31. Awwwww!!! That first picture is so adorable. I wish you two the very best! Congrats. :) Happy anniversary.

    - Cialina at Muggle-Born.net

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  32. Aww, Happy Anniversary! That was one of my fav scenes of Love Actually. He gets major points for dancing like that. And I would love/hate Ticklepalooza too. You guys are awesome. xo

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  33. Awesome, happy anniversary!!! Good guys are so hard to find, I'm sure you feel so lucky (as I do) to have found one!

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