Monday, October 18, 2010

In bloom

Jeff bought these flowers for me at Pike Place Market on Saturday.

We had spent the previous evening at a swell hotel in downtown Seattle. Our room had a great view and the restaurant on the 28th floor also provided a breathtaking view of downtown. Although we decided we liked the food at Red Robin better-what can I say, we're simple folk.

We have been married 14 years, which is an eternity for most people in this day and age.
But for us, it's just a drop in the bucket. We plan on much longer than that.
And we like eachother more than we did when we got married.

We try to get away at least once a year, just the two of us. We love our kids so much, but we've learned that when we pay attention to our marriage, and make sure that we are thriving as a couple, then everyone in the household benefits.

And of course, a lovely hotel room and no kids has it's benefits. *wink*

But being able to talk to eachother with no interruptions, about everything under the sun, reminds us of why we fell in love in the first place.

I'm reminded that Jeff is one of the funniest people I know. He makes me laugh all the time, even in Sunday school when I'm supposed to be paying attention, and instead I'm laughing so hard I'm shaking.

I remember that Jeff adores me and that I truly adore him. What could be better for children then to see their mom and dad love eachother?

And I am amazed that after 6 kids, countless moves, job changes, etc. we still like being together.
We still are the other's favorite person, and we still need eachother.



  1. Very sweet. Happy Anniversary.

  2. That sounds so lovely. Ben and I went to Cape Cod for two nights this summer. It was the first time we had ever been away from the kids and it was wonderful. I think we'll have to make ours an annual effort as well!

  3. I love reading your blog. Don't usually comment, but I am usually either smiling, laughing, crying, or thinking about what an amazing woman you are and how inspiring you are for the rest of us. Love you and miss you!

  4. Dear Amy,

    I am still up for watching you troop so you and Jeff can have another night out. Lets plan for January.

  5. Oh I feel bad now. My kids told me that I made it sound like it was my anniversary. Sorry. It was just an evening away. But thank you for your well wishes. We didn't really get to do anything for our anniversary this year, so this kind of made up for it.


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