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Seven Years

29 Oct

Today is our seven year anniversary.

Last night, I slept sitting up on the couch while our one month old son slept on top of me. My husband slept horizontally in bed with our daughter, waking up periodically to cover her with a blanket.

This morning, after our son spat up all over himself and me, I took him into the bathroom for a quick shower. When our daughter realized we were in the shower, she wanted to join too. My husband brought her to me and we swapped kids.

Tonight, we took an hour and a half to eat leftovers for dinner as my daughter picked out the veggies saying, “Yuck,” and cutely requested more and more big noodles.

This was our seventh wedding anniversary.

My husband asked me as we swapped kids for the shower this morning, “Is this what you imagined our seven year anniversary would be like?” I replied, “Yes, if I was lucky enough.”

Happy anniversary to my husband. I hope I’m lucky enough to celebrate every anniversary with you and our baby boos eating leftovers.


Six Years

29 Oct

Today is our six year anniversary.

When I started this blog, I had nothing but time. But now, I’m trying hard to fit everything I need to do and want to do in the day. Time is no longer infinite. For my husband, I feel, it is the opposite. His work hours are less intense and he no longer has to study in his spare time. He seems to be gaining time.

After a whole year with our awesome daughter, we are still finding our “just right” balancing act. My husband drops her off at daycare in the morning; I pick her up in the afternoon. We read her I love you, Stinky Face — I read the mama parts; he reads the kid parts. I come in for a kiss on her right cheek; my husband goes for the left.

We are both so thankful for the chance to balance all that life throws at us and to balance each other out.

Happy anniversary to my husband, the best counterpart I could ask for.

Five Years

29 Oct

Today is our five year anniversary.


In the past year, I didn’t post here at all. I just didn’t feel like it. In the tv show Girls, Lena Dunham’s character says that one of the good things about being an adult is that you can say ‘no’ to things you don’t want to do. And I just didn’t want to post. But my anniversary post is my ongoing love letter to my husband and I couldn’t say ‘no’ to that.

Earlier this month, we were lucky enough to welcome a beautiful, healthy baby girl into our family. As parents, we have to always put someone else ahead of ourselves. Throughout my pregnancy and at the hospital for the birth, it became even more apparent to me that my husband has already been doing that for a while now with me.

Happy anniversary to my husband, a man worth posting for.

Four Years

29 Oct

Today is our four year anniversary.

We’ve had a really tumultuous year – some really great times and some times we both would’ve rather just stayed in bed than face the day.

During those high times, I’d look next to me and see my husband’s giant smile. And during those low times, I could feel my husband standing next to me as he held my hand.

Happy anniversary to my husband, the person who will always be besides me for both the highs and the lows.

Three Years

29 Oct

Today is our three year anniversary.

When we got married, we celebrated with my extended family three months after we tied the knot. Since most of my family is in New York or New Jersey, we organized hors d’oeuvres at my aunt and uncle’s house and a nice dinner at a restaurant in New Jersey.

Three Years

And even though today my husband and I are celebrating three years, just four months ago, we were having another wedding celebration with my husband’s extended family.

His family is much more spread out — from Texas to Boston, Chicago to Atlanta. So while my mother-in-law wanted to plan something sooner, things got swept up in distance and “Indian Standard Time” (always running late), and so it got put off to this past summer.

Three Years

Happy anniversary to my husband. I’d be as happy today celebrating four months as I am celebrating three years, so then I could do it all over again with him.

Two Years

29 Oct

Today is our two year anniversary.

Due to Hurricane Sandy, we are both at home all day today and tomorrow. We’ve been doing some work, watching tv, eating lots of snacks, checking the weather report and peering out the windows.

And, we just started watching The Newsroom on HBO.

In the final sequence of episode 4, “I’ll Try to Fix You,” they play Coldplay’s song, “Fix You.” Even though I don’t love that song, I think of it as one of the sweetest songs. Coldplay’s Chris Martin reportedly wrote the song for his wife, Gwenyth Paltrow, when her father died. She came home from the hospital in tears and he asked what he could do for her. And she replied, “Just hold me cause you’re the only thing that can fix me right now.”

Although my husband will never write me a song, he always fixes me when I’m sad, angry, or upset, even if it’s at him.

Happy anniversary to my favorite handy man.


12 Oct

I watched the entire season of Girls on HBO in just three days.

My husband watched some of the episodes with me, and things that I thought were hilarious, he didn’t blink an eye at, but instead looked at me in bewilderment.

One of the scenes I especially enjoyed was in Episode 3 (“All Adventurous Women Do”), where Shoshanna and Hannah are watching a dating show called Baggage. Each of the contestants air their small, medium and large baggage (i.e. “she spends $1k on her weave a month” or “she plans her wedding after the first date”), and are eliminated by the suitor based on their baggage.

Shoshanna and Hannah share their baggage. Watch the clip.

What would be in your baggage?

I made my husband play with me as we listed our own baggage and each others’ baggage. Either a really fun or really fight-provoking game…

And here it is:

My Baggage:

From My P.O.V. From His P.O.V.
Small Unknowledgeable re: news. Needs attention whenever I am doing something.
Medium Tomboy. Doing a favor has to be accompanied with an immediate quid-pro-quo.
Large Stubborn. She hates being told when she does something wrong – will fight over it.

His Baggage:

From My P.O.V. From His P.O.V.
Small Momma’s boy. Wastes time doing things (i.e. Craigslist/Wikipedia) when supposed to be doing other stuff.
Medium Always makes it sound like he is right, even when he has no clue. Often construed as arrogance. Yells at the tv / Beats himself up about his driving / Sounds arrogant when isn’t trying to be.
Large Takes forever to get ready / is never on time. Mamma’s boy.

Pictures are of a bag I recently made for myself — I kept it small-ish to limit the amount of “baggage” I carry with me.