Saturday, August 22, 2009

Nineteen Reasons

  1. You know about Clinton and Stacy and you understand why they are important to me.

  2. You never say "Do you really think you should be eating that?"

  3. You know how to do cool guy stuff: like whistling really loud with your fingers and chopping firewood.

  4. You love your parents.

  5. You love my parents.

  6. Your laughter is rich and sweet, like a sugar-butter mixture boiling thick on the stove.

  7. You are easy to please: brownies, kissing, football.

  8. You know a lot, but you only tell a little.

  9. You keep money in the bank and oil in the car.

  10. You are generous.

  11. You make chocolate-chip pancakes every Saturday.

  12. You think I am funny and you like my hair.

  13. You are adored by our daughter.

  14. You are emulated by our sons.

  15. You buy good snacks at the movies.

  16. You pray and go to church and build Pinewood Derby cars.

  17. You look really good in bike shorts.

  18. You do your own ironing.

  19. You know all my secrets and keep them.

Nineteen years. An eternity. A blink of an eye. I've loved it all. Thanks, Babe.


Annie said...

Fantastic tribute + happy anniversary! We are both 1990 marriages :)

I'm so glad you're back bloggerizing.

marta said...

happy happy anni. i love the money in the bank and oil in the car part. men are so good at that type of stuff, thank goodness. brad is pretty much the raddest. i love going to the movies with you two, it's popcorn milk dud mint paddy heaven.


Amanda D said...

Congrats on 19 years! Very impressive. And I love that you are still in love. :)

kara jayne said...

I think that's the best anniversary post I've ever read. Congrats!

cami said...

Seriously, 19 years?!? I totally remember the floral dress I wore at the reception in your grandma's back yard. hee hee!

You were a beautiful bride. congrats to you both, you make a fabulous couple!

Lauren in GA said...

Awwww, that made me teary. It was all so beautifully said.

Ah, #16...pinewood derby cars have become my love language.

Christie said...

You really got a good man there - and he a good one in you. Happy 19th to you both!

Annemarie said...

Happy Anniversary! Here's to many, many more!!

Jenibelle said...

Number #18 qualifies him for Sainthood and many, many trips to the little "thank you" room.

Happy Anniversary!!

Robin said...

Happy Anniversary!

the wrath of khandrea said...

wait. did jeni just post a racy comment?


happy anniversary. you seem like a good wife.

Travelin'Oma said...

You have described Brad's laugh perfectly with a darling haiku. You two deserve each other (and that is a great compliment to you both.)

jessica said...

Loved that! Glad you are back...

nimmy and girlies said...

Happy anniversary! I am so glad you married Brad. He's my favorite first brother in law! You're a power-house pair. I'm going to start calling you two "Brabi". You are the "IT" couple in my book. Love you!

Jessica said...

I KNOW 16 is important, but mostly I'm really glad for #2 and #12!

Happy (late) anniversary!

Ilene said...

There is a reason why Dan wears bike shorts and I do not. He simply has the better legs.

And I will admit this biking world threw me for a loop when I saw my husband with shaved legs.

calibosmom said...

Now that is a great list! Happy love day!

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