Friday, May 9, 2008

Six Happy Years

Dear Jim,

Happy Anniversary! Six years ago today, we stood in a gazebo, overlooking the ocean, in Jamaica, and our adorable Jamaican minister pronounced us husband and wife. "James and Jenn-ee-fer". A while later, I looked over at you on the beach, and thought to myself, "My husband! I love the sound of that!"

These six years haven't always been easy. We've been through the adjusting-to-each-other phase (could you please just show some excitement when you walk in the door?!), the hassle of your first house and the low life renters (the fly strip in the shower was a nice touch, huh?), the loss of our grandmothers, your parent's physical problems, a failed business attempt (so sorry about that - but I'm still a dreamer), infertility problems, colic, and torticollis! It has all made our love stronger, and knowing that you are in this crazy journey of life with me, supporting me and sharing life's ups and downs is the best feeling.

What could we possibly get each other for our 6th anniversary, Jim? I know! How about a HOUSE!! Finding our next house hasn't been easy, either, but we did it! I can't wait to make new memories in it with you and Dylan. One thing is for sure, it will be filled with lots of love.

I love you BIG TIME,


Karen said...

Happy Anniversary!

Janet said...

Happy Aniversary, Jen and Jim! And congrats on finding a house! (I did read that right, didn't I?)

Joanna said...

Happy Anniversary!! Yeah for finding a house! May it be smooth sailing from here.

Burgh Baby's Mom said...

I knew you would beat me to the house thing. You're a dreamer, but you're also a doer.

Congrats on six years and here's to 60 more!

Julia said...


A huge congrats on the six years! Has it really been that long?? So happy to know you through it all. Oh, and you forgot to mention the trial of losing the wedding ring upon jumping into the ocean, that was one major bummer. But its all been worth it!


Jen said...

Karen, Wow, it's the famous Karen that BBM talks about all the time! Thanks for stopping by!

Janet, Thanks, and yes you did read that right! I'll post more about it when I get a chance.

Joanna, Now we enter Phase 2 - selling our house, and smooth sailing would be awesome!

BBM, I am?! I don't know. Sometimes I have a problem with that. Too many ideas and not enough time or stick-to-itiveness.

Julia, Actually that is a great story, because he finds the ring in the great big ocean! I wrote about it in a poem - maybe I'll post that for ya soon.

JCK said...

Great pictures! Happy anniversary.

We had infertility, colic and torticollis, too!