a few weeks ago (i’m behind with my posting, i know. but goodness how anyone can keep up with a daily blog after chasing their babies around all day beats me! hats off to you legit bloggers!) but anyway, a few weeks ago josh and i celebrated six years of marriage. i am so very proud of us. i know that six years is not ten years, or twenty or fifty. and i’m not naive enough to say there won’t be challenges and trials down the road that may try to weaken what we have going on right now, but i’m particularly proud of us to make it to six years especially because i feel like nowadays we live in a world where marriage isn’t valued the way it once was or could be….nowadays it seems like a contract you can get in or out of depending on what you want at that very moment (of course this depends on circumstances and some marriages shouldn’t go on, i know that) and the significance, the sacredness, the commitment, all the hard work… i think a lot of that is lacking in society’s idea of marriage these days. and i think that is so sad. and unfortunate. i love being married. i am thankful for a husband who values me and our marriage and makes our family his first priority everyday. our marriage is not perfect and we often have a lot of “do overs” throughout the day (have you ever tried that? you say something stupider than stupid and you’re like oh man. that so didn’t come out right. and you ask for a do over? yeah. i am usually asking for a lot of do overs throughout the day.) but i am thankful for a husband who has a lot of patience with me, is never sarcastic (i think sarcasm is terrible for any relationship) and understands the power of forgiveness. i’m thankful he comprehends what a significant role he plays as a father to eleanor and samson and when i see him with them, i can’t even deal i just wanna go make more babies with him right then and there. ;)
so, six years! we celebrated by having breakfast at sarabeth’s as just the two of us and biking across the park to the met where we spent the morning at the museum. we met up with the littles in the afternoon and took samson to the pediatrician for his one year check up (he’s a few weeks late on his routine schedule. already told you, i’m not a particularly punctual person and it’s carrying over to my family.) after he received a few gold stars on his tiny baby card (hooray!) we took the family to south street seaport where my friend natalie was filming a segment for her new show which she asked me to be a part of. we did a little private trapeze lesson for the show, and i have to tell you, it was so much fun! i am such a wimp and didn’t even think i’d be able to climb up that ladder, but i really surprised myself by how much fun i had. josh and i can’t wait to go back. despite the fact that my abs (or lack thereof if we are being completely honest) hurt for over a week after the class, if i could, i’d go every week. i loved it that much.
^^^at the met.^^^
^^^on the rooftop of the met. best views of the city right there. love that rooftop.^^^
^^^i climbed to the top of the platform! at this point i was like, “ok. i climbed the ladder! this is good enough for me. i’m done now. someone please help me down! can i climb down now???”^^^
^^^that photo on the right is of me doing the catch with the trapeze instructor! this is a big deal. i can’t even do a somersault on the ground. i don’t know how to dive into water. or do a flip on a trampoline! i have to hold my nose underwater. and i’m deathly afraid of heights. so being able to let go of the bar and hang upside down and have someone else catch me, was kind of huge. and so cliche to say, but seriously, i feel like i can do anything after doing that.^^^
^^^letting go of the instructor after the catch and falling into the net! so.much.fun.^^^
^^^the first time josh goes up he does a flip into the net perfectly! the man has no fear. i love that about him.^^^
^^^i wasn’t kidding when i said i really surprised myself with how comfortable i got up there. trapeze is so fun. in my next life i am so joining the circus.^^^
josh, happy six years. can’t wait to see what the next year, six, and sixty after that, have in store. i love being married to you.