Tuesday, August 28, 2012

500 DAYS OF BLISS

I don't tend to get very personal on this blog, but what I'm sharing today is part DIY and part personal story, so I figured I'll go with it. Last week I celebrated 500 days being married to my husband, Eric. We don't celebrate every tiny occasion, but I intended to do something thoughtful for our first 100 days, and that came and went so quickly, so the next best was to wait until 500 days. I cut out a little saying, trimmed it into a banner and presented it to Eric with joy & delight.


The amazing thing for me about being married to Eric is that he understands me to the core. He goes along with my celebratory ways as if it's something he's thought of too. It's such a gift to be so supported by your spouse. Sometimes I'll come up with an idea, like making something festive to toss on the top of a stack of pancakes, just on any ordinary day. I'll think about it for a bit, then get a tad sheepish about going through with the idea, but then I remember who I'm married to and I say to myself "Do it. He'll love it!" And he does! Together we are creative, optimistic and curious. Separately he is passionate, driven and minimal where I am a day-dreamer, a collector and one who loves to laugh. I often have my head up in the clouds and he soon follows, spouting off all of the possibilities our lives might hold. Life with him is one blissful, adventurous journey and if the first 500 days are any indication of where life might take us, we are going to be immensely blessed.

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    1. God knew what He was doing when He put us together. :)

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    1. Thank you, Ali! So fun to hear from you. Congrats on your new baby boy!!

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  3. this is really really sweet to read. made me choke up a little bit, in fact. my favorite line (and the one i relate to the most) " I'll think about it for a bit, then get a tad sheepish about going through with the idea, but then I remember who I'm married to and I say to myself "Do it. He'll love it!" And he does!"


    congrats on 500 days and here's to many many more! :D

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    1. andrea, thank you for your sweet comment. i hope there are thousands of more days with my husband. he's the absolute best! i'm so glad you could agree with me on being a bit sheepish about a fun idea. ha! it's like i get embarrassed for a second. :)

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  4. This post is absolutely adorable :) Congrats on your 500 days! xoxo

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    1. thanks, kelsey! you're such a sweetheart.

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  5. congrats laura & eric! you two couldn't be cuter and neither could this post!

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    1. thanks, girls!! we love you both so much!

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  6. I adore this. congrats on 500 beautiful days, fellow dreamers!! xoxo

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    1. cheers to the fellow dreamers. jeremy & ash, thank you for supporting us and loving us. WE LOVE YOU BOTH!

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  7. Congratulations! I think it's wonderful that you found someone you are so inspired by and yet so comfortable with at the same time. : ) Best wishes for the next 500... x

    *Claire

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    1. hi claire, thanks for your comment. this man i'm living life with is pretty amazing. :)

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  8. *Sniff* Congrats you two! We love you!

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    1. and we love you right back, richardsons! xoxo!

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  9. So sweet, Laura. I'm glad you shared. :) Love you two so much!!

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    1. oh lauren, thank you!! we love you two and are beyond thankful to be living life with you. xoxo!

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    1. thank you, stephanie! it's fun to celebrate the mini milestones. :)

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