8 Years

Yesterday was my 8 year wedding anniversary. I spent most of the day wiping butts, not my husbands of course. He is up at work so we didn’t get to spend that actual day together, but after 8 years and two kids later that’s the least of our worries.

Kids have made our marriage stronger, well at least I think so. It has taught me what is really important in my marriage and what I need in a partner for life.

In some of my bleakest times I can always count on him to get me to laugh. It may not be appropriate but it will be funny. He knows all of my shortcomings and what I am self conscious about but he can talk me off of the ledge and out of the downward spiral I might be sliding towards.

One of the most important things he has taught me is to stand up for myself and speak my mind. I may not do it all the time, or I may do it at the wrong time, but I know he is in my corner whenever I need him. He has the courage to tell me when I am being overly emotional or dramatic but most of the time he does it ever so kindly.

We talk through most every decision that is made regarding our lives. We have the sense of adventure to keep each other going, oh we have plans my friends.  Although a lot of them will have to wait until the kids get older.

He is working is tail off to make all our dreams come true and I am raising our daughters, doing my best not to screw them up too much. He is a much better father than I could have imagined having in a husband. I am surprised by how easily he picked it up and actually find myself jealous that it came so natural to him.

Together we make a good team and 8 years ago I made a really good decision marrying him.

Happy Anniversary Love.


Anniversary Stay-cation

Shane surprised me with a weekend stay-cation for our 7 year anniversary.  Paradise Point is a resort on Mission Bay and somewhere I have been wanting to go for about 7 years now. Apparently all the cool people of San Diego have frequented their Barefoot Bar on Sundays, for drinks and live music. I was not one of the cool people, Shane was.

When we went to check in we were told it would be longer than they hoped for us to get into our room. Apparently the guests that checked out had “lived it up” the night before and well, you get the picture.  So we had to sit at the bar and stare at this awful view while we waited. Luckily we ended up getting another room other than the one where the rockstars stayed.


The entire resort is gorgeous, you tend to forget where you are.

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View from the lobby

And the view from our room was perfect.


Shane got us a bay view suite that suited us just fine.

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Once we settle in we decided on a swim maybe accompanied by drinks and dinner. But the main pool was full of kids and the pool  bar and grill closed at 5….on a Friday. That wouldn’t have been a huge deal but it was a big wedding weekend there and their other bayside lounge was closed for a private event. That forced us back the Barefoot bar we were at earlier in the day for dinner, no biggy but either was their food.

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Saturday was the perfect day. We casually got up and sat out to enjoy the view and the weather, absolutely perfect weather.

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POOL and SUN was all we had planned for the day. We sat there all afternoon, perfect day, perfect day.

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Not a bad way to celebrate our 7th year of marriage.