Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Our Six Month Wedding Anniversary

In all of the excitement that comes with Monday, I didn’t realize that it was our six month wedding anniversary until after I had blogged. Six month ago today, Keith and I were jetting off to sunny Hawaii for our honeymoon. Oh, how I wish we were on our way to the airport for a vacation today. This morning, my lovely husband is sitting beside me on the train. Yay for commuting buddies! He’s working in a different office that’s right off my route, so we’re traveling together again, but just not to a sandy beach that serves Mai Thais. Maybe in six more months…

The beach! Sunsets! Tropical drinks! Party shirts! 

Last night we celebrated. Keith brought me six roses and I poured him a glass of red from the box o’ wine that’s been sitting on our counter all week. We’re a classy couple. I’m usually pretty handy in the kitchen, but last night’s “celebratory” meal was a bit uninspired. I had pork chops, and I had red wine. Put the two together and (according to Food Network) what do you get? Something delicious! Yes. But, no. Not last night. Pork chops + red wine did not equal anything worth eating. Keith said he liked the “flavoring” but I think he was just being nice.

After dinner I scraped the leftovers into the trash, loaded the dishwasher and hopped in the shower. We watched the most recent episode of our new favorite show, Homeland (It’s on Showtime!) and then we went to bed.

Other than the meal falling short, we had a wonderful night together. Sure, it was far less exciting than our wedding night, but in a way it was just as special because it was our typical night. We cook (all other nights dinner is delicious, I swear!), we talk and laugh and then we unwind. We have similar nights about 5 days a week so enjoying them is important. We certainly do exciting things, too. Last week we saw John Grisham speak at Yale. We go to happy hours with our friends and we plan special date nights at our favorite restaurants. But enjoying the average, run-of-the-mill evening together is what I think counts the most.

That was a lovely little look at a slice of my life. What about you? How do you and your husband spend your nights?


  1. That sounds like an average night for my husband and I as well (with whom I will celebrate four months tomorrow!), when we're actually home.

    We usually eat good food, drink a little something, watch a movie or TV-on-DVD, and relax together. It's "ordinary" but so lovely because we're a family now. :)

  2. Happy Anniversary! I swear we eat well, too!! I'm going to have to recap some of our better planned meals!

  3. Just chiming in to say Happy 6-Month Anniversary again! While I love the big celebrations, I treasure the ordinary, every day moments with my hubs. Everything is a bit better with him by my side no matter what we're doing.

  4. So true! We are lucky girls.
    When do we get so see the lovely wedding you did over the weekend?

  5. ha. we rarely make time to celebrate yearly anniversaries. props to you!

  6. pork chops and red wine????
    next time call for advice

  7. Hahaha! I know, it was terrible. Send me a pork chop recipe. Pretty please!