Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Highlights and Lowlights

Portland Temple
December 20th 2001

It's how I like my hair color and my marriage, lots of highlights and just a few lowlights. On Sunday we will have been married for 8, count'em 8 years! The first 4 were slow going, but now that the kids are in school the time has just flown by.
Here are just a few of the high-lights and low-lights

-my wedding dress
low -light
-the stress of a wedding

-finding out we were having a baby
low -light
-giving birth

-finding out the gender of the baby
low -light
-adjusting to a new baby, seriously, we have had some of the weirdest fights in a sleep deprived state in the middle of the night.

-the kids getting older
low -light
-the kids getting older

-more money
low lights
-more problems

-Spencer gets better looking and smarter with age
low -light
-I'm not sure I do.


-more dates, babysitters and hopefully more vacation
-there is no down side to this

-having a stroke
-having a husband who eagerly and gently takes care of a stoke patient
-sharing a blanket and watching Lost
-always having a buddy
-always having my bed warm
-going out to breakfast Thanksgiving morning
-Christmas Eve with him
-when I hear his keys unlock the door at night
-not having to take out the garbage, pay the bills or lock up every night
-never having to change a light bulb or call a plumber
-when he bought me a car
-going to Philadelphia with him
-sitting next to him in Sunday School, (all kids are in nursery or above, yea!)
- Valentines Day
I am sure there are a million more that I will keep wanting to add, but for now these will do.
Some of my favorite marriage quotes

"Choose wisely, live kindly" - Dr. Laura

"It's not lack of love, but lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages" -Friedrich Neitzsche

"Someone asked me why women don't gamble as much as men do and I gave them the commonsensical reply that we don't have as much money. That was a true and incomplete answer. In fact, women's total instinct for gambling is satisfied by marriage" -Gloria Steinem

"My husband and I have never considered divorce...., murder sometimes, but never divorce." -Joyce Brothers

"After all these years, I see that I was mistaken about Eve in the beginning, it is better to live outside that garden with her than live inside it without her."

- Mark Twain, from Adam in Adam's Diary

"The goal in a marriage is not to think alike, but to think together" - Robert C. Dodds

"There is no secret to marriage, you just commit and then do it"- Holly

"True love is not so much a matter of romance as it is a matter of anxious concern for the well being of one's companion" - President Gordon Bitner Hinckley

-"Affection is responsible for nine tenths of whatever solid and durable happiness there is in our lives" C. S. Lewis

-There are two kinds of people: those who say to GOD, "thy will be done", and those to whom GOD says "All right, have it your way""-C. S. Lewis (I know this has nothing to do with marriage, but this quote makes me laugh.


JAG said...

smart witty funny

happy anniversary!

Nathan and Sarah said...

Happy Anniversary. And your dress is most definately a high light! So gorgeous!

Becky said...

What a great post! You and Spencer look like Ken and Barbie (in a good way) in your marriage pics.

Mark and Karen said...

This post is great! I too love your princess dress. My own dress was a definite low light.

As usual, I love all your quotes, especial the last CS Lewis one. He was one smart man!

Happy Anniversary!