Wednesday, March 24, 2010

 Impromptu celebration of 9

Nine years of being married to this amazing, patient, good man. So much to celebrate.

And yet, so much life happening too. These days life doesn't slow down and say "go celebrate you two! I will come to a halt so you can revel in the wonder of memories and chatter excitedly over the possibilities of the future! Go - have fun!"

No, we knew that the season of life we are in, the budget we {try} to follow, and the day of the week this milestone landed on was not conducive to much celebrating. So we made plans to go out for dinner this weekend...

But still... Today. What a day! The memories - the thoughts of everything this anniversary means to me - I couldn't stop thinking about it. And I knew I wanted to do something special. Today.

Indeed, it is busy. Indeed, four little ones do take alot. Yes, the baby is young, and just starting to take a bottle. For sure, any kind of special "just the two of us" time takes alot of effort and planning...

But oh is it ever worth it.

So, I called his mom.

And she came over.

And the boys were thrilled.

I put on a skirt and some heels.

I even put a flower in my hair. :)
 He called while I was getting ready and really - I had such a hard time not saying anything. I am not good at keeping my mouth shut. Not good at all. But this time... I did it!!

I went to one of his favorite restaurants,
to get his favorite burger, and I brought it to him at work.

I called and asked what he was doing as I walked to the building he cleans. He did not suspect a thing. 

But then I told him the sidewalk I was walking down and the building I was walking by. He asked if I had come to town to pick up K? Was K not doing well again? Why was I there?

But how fun to say no, it's not about K this time. I have warm brownies from the oven and I'm bringing you the cowboy burger. It's about you. It's about us. Just us this time.

So fun.
He grinned and we found a table and a couple of chairs. We talked about our nine years and about how many changes have come our way. It was good. So good. It was only 30 minutes - but what a good 30 minutes.

And what a good nine years. Oh am I ever blessed.


Leslie said...

oh Wendi
this is darling
your a good wife..
you guys are beyond sweet togethor.

happy 9
love that you snagged the little moments.

we have to. and claim them as ours..

noone else will do it for us.

Melody said...

Good for you!!!!!

Happy anniversary : )

Chelle said...

He is one blessed guy ( And vice versa from all I hear) , with his beautiful flower in her hair, favorite burger bringing,anniversary surprise of a bride.

You guys are seriously darling.

Love that you made the most of your day.

Hayley said...


Love that you two are still in love. It is so easy to let the kids drown everything else out.

Just want you to know that your recent thoughts on marriage have been playing over and over in my head this week and I have actually been able to DO a couple of them- thanks for the push to make the most of every moment.

And love your uncle kracker song. Daniel plays it for me and I always do smile. :-)

Happy anniversary, you two. (What a special day it was.)

Barbie said...

What an amazingly fun and romantic woman you are! I am sure you made your husband's day. Glad you got those 30 minutes! Blessings!

The Sneaky Mommy said...

How sweet! You looked beautiful, too! I'm sure he had that big grin at work for the rest of the day!
Happy Anniversary!

Amber DeYoung said...

This is so great! I love it, I'm going to tuck this in my memorie bank and do this some day (only it will be a little harder since he works at the airport.

Oh I have an idea I'll ask him to go check something in his car and then I will be there waiting....Oh now I'm excited for this summer to do that. Maybe for his birthday or something..


Amy@My Front Porch said...

How fun! You totally pull that flower off! :) And I LOVE the song you have playing. It makes me *smile* everytime I hear it :)

Mama Belle said...

Well, aren't you just the sweetest and cutest? Love the flower and the idea.

Happy late Anniversary!

~beautyandjoy~ said...

You are DARLIN'! (And I think we have the same coat?!) Happy nine! We just did ten last weekend...isn't it great? :)

Jackie @ Our Moments Our Memories said...

I LOVE the fact that even though you've been married 9 years, and are such a busy mama to all your little men, you still take the time to dress up a little, and make your man happy. Love it! And you are SO beautiful - I need to take a lesson or two from you about making myself look a little better during the day, even when nothing is happening and I don't feel like it. Happy Anniversary - and may you be blessed with many more!

Lindsay said...

so fun! Here's to many more wonderful, amazing, mercy-filled trips around the sun together!!