Tuesday, November 24, 2009

"And Wuv, Tru Wuv, Will Fowow You Foweva"

Our 8th anniversary was yesterday. We didn't really go all out this year...which seems to be our pattern lately. There is such joy everyday in our lives with Aurora that we have felt like just quietly celebrating birthdays, our anniversary and other special occasions. But we were still true to our family tradition of stretching the celebration out as many days as possible. One night we went to Red Lobster for dinner and then we went and saw New Moon the next night. We exchanged anniversary cards, wishes and thoughts yesterday (we had decided against presents this year).
And this anniversary probably fits right in with a description a friend had told me recently about Jared and I's relationship: a little "blah." She did go on to explain that "blah" was a good thing compared to her turbulent unstable relationship. Even if she had meant it negatively I would have still smiled and considered it a compliment. To me, I can't think of anything better than to have a relationship where all the normal, everyday things you have to do such as grocery shopping, cleaning the house, getting H1N1 shots, and cooking (things we did this past weekend) are made special & fun and bring feelings of joy, love and peace all because of the person who is by your side. I knew that by the world's standards we would be considered boring and in recognition of that it's why I gave this title to our blog.
I have been teased about my love of the Twilight series and other romances, but to clarify and to slightly defend :) I don't read them because I wish to have that life or relationship. I enjoy them purely for their entertainment value. I'm not even unsatisfied with my relationship and life after reading them either. In fact, I usually look around afterwards and give thanks for my relationship with Jared and my life. They and others can keep their star-crossed and drama-filled loves. I will quietly sit at home with my best friend, my eternal companion, my true love.
P.S. The title of this post comes from the Princess Bride which, as many of you know, has special meaning to Jared and I. If you don't know the story, ask me about it sometime.

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