Friday, May 17, 2013

313 Months

One month ago today Russ & I celebrated our 26th anniversary.  It was right in the middle of a busy week and so it just sort of passed by without much celebration, but I still wanted to write about it.

Marriage is one of those time warp things—it seems like just the other day that we went on our first date, and at the same time like we’ve been married forever.  I looked around the kitchen the other day at our kids messing around and I looked at Russ and asked “Does it ever amaze you that we did this?”  I mean we have six children!  One of them is married!  We are grandparents now!


We were apart for our anniversary last year—Russ was living on his own in Hillsboro and I was working on the house with the kids in NC.  I’m much happier to have been able to spend this anniversary together—those months apart make the time we spend together now that much sweeter. 

One of the interesting things about living here is that we run errands together quite frequently.  I’m not really sure why this is so different—it probably has something to do with the fact that our kids are so self-sufficient here, and I think it also is because we live close enough to everything that errands don’t always include an hour of driving time. 


(Of course we put the top down whenever we can—that makes running errands feel a lot more like vacation.)


I feel like I won the jackpot when I said yes long ago to that boy who called me on the phone to ask me out on a date.  Without a doubt Russ is the best thing that’s ever happened in my life, and I’m looking forward to another 313 months together!





  1. I didn't know you got married in the Atlanta temple!? And Fred Meyer- I miss that place:).

  2. I love you and I'm glad I called too.