Sunday, August 17, 2008

the best things

today was our anniversary. the six years we've been married have flown by, but at the same time it feels like sixteen. we had a great weekend together, but i don't have pictures to post yet and i don't feel like staying up super late. besides, it's already tomorrow anyway. =)

so in honor of our anniversary i decided to come up with a list of the best things about being married. this isn't gonna be your ordinary top 10 though (e.g. i get to be with my soulmate.... blah blah blah), these are some of the weird reasons we like being married! yes, i made ben make a list too. i picked the best 10 out of our 20 reasons. so here's the best things about being married (as applies to our marriage!).

1. you have a big, strong, handsome husband to open the pickle jar, kill the spiders, and scratch the itch on your back that you can't reach!

2. you have a beautiful, caring wife that you can count on to do things for you like go to the post office with the kids and ship ebay items.

3. when someone calls and says they'll be over in 20 minutes, you can get the house cleaned up twice as fast. (yes, i know, once they leave it will get messed up twice as fast!)

4. we get to make fun of other people together. (i know.... aren't we bad? but seriously, we were at target and saw this 5 or 6 year old boy following his mom and pushing a play stroller with a stuffed monkey in it.... what boy has a doll stroller and what mom goes to the trouble of bringing it into target with you? the boy's six for crying out loud!! i wish i would've had my camera....)

5. you have someone to play xbox with. and you can beat her most of the time!!

6. you don't have to feel stupid when you do stupid things and you have someone to do stupid things with! (like catching the car keys with your face and soaking in the kiddie pool) and yes, i'm sure there's a couple out there somewhere who has made fun of US!

7. you'll do silly little things for each other (like making a list) even if you don't want to.

8. you don't have to buy cards (birthday, anniversary, etc.) for each other anymore. every now and then we'll buy each other a card but usually what we do is go to target or walmart and pick out the card we'd buy then show each other. cheesy? cheap? maybe so, but we'd rather put that money toward a gift or doing something fun!

9. ball fights. any guesses on this? i'll elaborate on that another day.

10. you learn an amazing amount of stuff from each other that you probably otherwise would not know (like how to take apart a laptop, etc.).



Jessica said...

Congrats on your anniversary! This list is really cute! =) I like the "making fun of people together" part... that's funnY!

A day in the life of the Simmons said...

Congratulations on your Anniversary!

For the Record if my 6 year old wanted to take a shopping cart to target and that was the only thing that would keep his mouth from moving .. Then by ALL means I would let him! lol

We have been know to adorn the stores with rubber boots in August and flip-flops in January... anything to keep the kids happy ;)

Ashley said...

obviously i am a year behind on this but since you linked, i want to read it.

i have to say that i love that you and ben make fun of people together. it does sound horrible but greg and i do it together too and it is fun.

congrats on 6 AND 7