Monday Love

Another edition of Monday Love….

A Quote One advantage of marriage is that, when you fall out of love with him or he falls out of love with you, it keeps you together until you fall in again. ~Judith Viorst

Something Personal: Well, this edition of Monday Love is completely personal (so feel free to skip it if you’re not interested!).  Jeff and I just celebrated our 6th wedding anniversary with a 3-night trip to the Beau Rivage in Biloxi — sans kids!  It was absolutely amazing, fun, relaxing, awesome — and every other good adjective that comes to mind.  I can’t tell you how many times each of said “this is sooooo nice.”  Whether we were laying by the pool, having a cozy dinner for two, sleeping in, people watching (there was TONS of that!) – we enjoyed every minute together and realized how much we have to appreciate in our lives.  When we finally reached the Atlanta Airport again, the car ride home was quiet and Jeff said “You’re already thinking about everything aren’t you?”  And, of course, he was right.  It’s back to Mommy-Mode again.  The constant to-do list that is running through my head: Who’s doing carpool tomorrow, we need groceries, what time do I need to drop off Jake, need to call several people to finalize sessions, need to finish editing, need to gear up for the holidays (work & home), LAUNDRY?, tennis lessons, dentist appt at 9am, well-check-up for Jake, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah!  It’s just so noisy in my head all the time – and it’s hard to focus on the most important thing in my life.  The one thing that holds EVERYTHING together.  My marriage, my husband, my best friend.  And so the quote above struck a chord with me, because I know this time in our lives is chaotic and stressful, with two children under 5.   But I also know that we are committed to each other forever – and knowing that makes it easier to sleep at night and get up every morning.   I truly love my husband, and I’m looking forward to falling in love with him again and again!  XOXO :)

And for some humor – some pics from our 7 year journey so far (these are all snapshots – nothing fancy!).

On the left, Halloween 2003, before we got married.  On the right, this was the night Jeff proposed (after his company holiday party) in December 2003, after 5 months of dating.

When we put a contract on our home. :)


A couple pages from our wedding album.  The night I married my best friend!  He always makes me laugh. And yes, that’s me singing with the band – dedicated to Jeff: “Because You Love Me” JoDee Messina.

The honeymoon – Aruba / September 2004!!!

On the left, our first wedding anniversary.   I was three months pregnant and Jeff had just spent two weeks in the hospital, had two surgeries, lost over 30 pounds and spent the next year recovering from complications due to Crohn’s Disease.  On the right,  five years later, happy and healthy!

And of course, the two kids that make it all worth while….. Kylie Bear and Jakester!

HAPPY MONDAY!!!  (Next week we will return to our regularly scheduled programming) :)

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Amber - I love reading your blog but especially your Monday editions. :) Thanks for sharing your life with us! Happy (belated) anniversary!!

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