Friday, August 16, 2013

Taking a break from the vacation recap for a VERY important announcement!!

This is going to be kind of short - we have some Hawaii to see!  It's our last day here!!  However, I had to take a timeout to post something about this special day!

"I've found my missin' piece
So grease my knees and fleece my bees
I've found my missin' piece!"
- Shel Silverstein

I have made no secret of the fact that Husband and I are on VACATION right now!!  As opposed to the 1,675,483 times that I mentioned our trip to Vancouver & Hawaii, I think I only mentioned a half a dozen times that we planned this trip to celebrate our 5-year wedding anniversary.  

Well, today is the day.  

We had a very special day on this day, five years ago.  We were in little ole Ottumwa, Iowa in the church that I attended since I was four, and we were surrounded by friends and family.  It was a super busy/hectic weekend, but it was just lovely.  On that day, I married my best friend.
Husband always says that it feels like he's been married "forever."  He also swears that he means that in a sincerely, loving way; he says that he just means that he can't imagine not being married.  I think I understand what he means?  To me, it seems like our wedding was just yesterday.  On the other hand, five years is a long time (~1/6 of my life) and so much has happened since our wedding.  For example, our first anniversary was the night before my law school, lucky for Husband, I spent the day in bed, freaking out and wondering if law school was going to be a HUGE mistake.

Finally, today is two-for-the-price-of-one Shel Silverstein poems.  I really liked this one because it may be the secret to a successful marriage.
"Tell me I'm clever, 
Tell me I'm kind, 
Tell me I'm talented, 
Tell me I'm cute,
Tell me I'm sensitive, 
Graceful and Wise
Tell me I'm perfect --
But tell me the TRUTH."
- Shel Silverstein, Falling UP

What's your favorite way to celebrate?  
       (I think we're going to get some awesome ice cream this afternoon. We're party animals, obviously)

Did you read Shel Silverstein as a kid?
     (Giving Tree and Where the Sidewalk Ends are my faves)



  1. Congratulations! LOVE that post!! Enjoy the rest of your vacation and a lifetime of special anniversaries!

    1. Thank you so much Michelle!! We had a really fantastic time. It was such a fantastic celebration of the time we've spent together. We're looking forward to everything that lies ahead =)