Saturday, July 31, 2010


so, we've officially been married for three years! which is, woah, i've never committed to anything for that long, so i'm pretty stoked about it. marriage is hard and imperfect and has grown us both leaps and bounds and we have overcome so much and we still have so much to overcome and the longer we are anchored in our love, the deeper the anchor gets. our roots are reaching deeper and deeper as we continue to build our foundation, and we also still really like eachother.
 for our anniversary, as with all july 29ths for the past four years, we went to california to spend sunset on the beach. and here is a recap, because i'll forget and i really, really dont want to forget:
we woke up, and drove to get anniversary gas, ate anniversary mcdonalds, drove to california with no music, just eachother. we bought alcoholic lemonade and cigars. we never used the cigars, but i accidentally got drunk. we peed in the ocean. we laid in the sun. we ate really fancy pizza with artichokes on it. we watched the sunset from a lifeguard tower. we got free cookies from our awesome priceline hotel! we went in the crowded pool at the hotel, and froze a little bit. we ordered room service ice cream, but fell asleep halfway through eating it. we woke up the next morning and relived our waterpark glory days at wild rivers waterpark. i almost died on rides several times. omar is very brave and went on every single ride and never almost died or yelled that he wanted to get off. my favorite ride was watoobie! i just liked saying it, i think. we shared dippin dots by a gumball machine. then, we went to a very fun mall and read books at urban outfitters and ate fries and drove home. and lived happily ever after.

samuel stoddard wrote this in a book, and i think it is very very very very very accurate:
You know how to be silly
That's why I like you
Boy are you ever silly
I never met anybody sillier than me till I met you
I like you because you know when it's time to stop being silly
Maybe day after tomorrow
Maybe never
Too late, it's a quarter past silly

Sometimes we don't say a word
We snurkle under fences
We spy secret places
If I am a goofus on the roofus hollering my head off
You are one too
If I pretend I am drowning, you pretend you are saving me
If I am getting ready to pop a paper bag,
then you are getting ready to jump

That's because you really like me
You really like me, don't you
And I really like you back
And you like me back and I like you back
And that's the way we keep on going every day

And I like you because if we go away together
And if we are in Grand Central Station
And if I get lost
Then you are the one that is yelling for me
"Where are you?"
"Here I am"

I like you because I don't know why but
Everything that happens is nicer with you
I can't remember when I didn't like you
It must have been lonesome then

I like you because because because
I forget why I like you but I do
So many reasons
I don't know why
I guess I don't know why I really like you
Why do I like you
I guess I just like you
I guess I just like you because I love you


Chantelle said...

Happy Anniversary :) You are a sweet, silly couple and as long as you keep God in the middle of your braided love, you'll last forever and a day.

Chelsea said...

how cute are you guys!

yea for 3 years!

suzy said...

cute cute cute.