18 years

Erik is up skiing today while I finish up the pinkalicious party. And that’s a lot of why our marriage works.

In his defense, he contacted our bank a month ago to obtain these lovely passes that throw you to the front of the lift line and include snacks, private lockers and a dip in the glorious top-of-the-hotel open-air pool and spa. Truly, a lovely anniversary plan.

But he forgot that my varicose veins in all their blue and purple glory have banned me from the slopes and the tubs(and aren’t you glad I haven’t been giving you constant updates on the gross vein procedures? You’re welcome). He stayed for the beginning of the party– slicing strawberries, painting fingernails– but I could see his eyes shifting out the window, measuring the fresh powder…

He’ll stop by Costco on the way home and tonight, we’ll probably go to a Thai restaurant, order a green papaya salad, and he’ll sacrifice the lone shrimp on top because he knows I crave it.

I’ve spent my entire adult life with this man– babies and illnesses and moves and heartbreaks and miracles. And we have so much to look forward to– graduations and weddings and grandbabies and sunny days on the ski slopes. And after that? Forever.

January 23, 2009
January 25, 2009



  1. jennie w.

    January 24, 2009

    Wow! You guys look so young! Happy Anniversary!

  2. Linkous

    January 24, 2009

    You guys really are a great team. Have a wonderfully happy anniversary!

  3. Jeanelle

    January 24, 2009

    Happy anniversary!!! Love the hopeful/excited/I’m so in love with this man look on your face.

  4. M

    January 24, 2009

    Happy Anniversary! What a beautiful post. –Emily M.

  5. Brooke

    January 25, 2009

    i love that. gorgeous peeps, gorgeous writing.

    happy anniversary~

  6. Jan Russell

    January 25, 2009

    Happy, happy, HaPpY anniversary!!! From one January bride to another 😉

  7. Claudia

    January 25, 2009

    I love your big curls and Laura Ashley wedding dress. You look gorgeous. And Eric looks ever so studly. Happy Anniversary. Hope you have a marvelous time!

  8. Tracy

    January 25, 2009

    What a lovely and young, hot couple!!!! ..and I am talking about today’s version!

  9. Denise

    January 25, 2009

    Has it really been that long? I remember the day. Happy Anniversary. Look at all the amazing things that those 18 years have brought. How wonderful! May you have many, many more happy, healthy anniversaries to come.

  10. Linn

    January 25, 2009

    Happy Anniversary! The picture is just darling!

  11. Glazier5

    January 26, 2009

    Happy Anniversary! Love the picture…and it is fun to see your Mom in the background!

  12. martha corinna

    January 26, 2009

    Happy Anniversary! What a young beautiful couple, and it does sound like you have a great man.

    I have the varicose vein problem too, I’m counting the days until I can have surgery.

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    January 27, 2009


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