A quick check-in after the weekend. I promised myself I’d do more of these, and haven’t been. Tsk tsk.
Tyler and I celebrated our 6th wedding anniversary. Has it really been six years since we did this?!
By “this” I mean pose for really awkward pictures. But we did also, you know, get married that day.
All weddings are a bit crazy, mine is definitely one that you pull out massive amounts of alcohol for in order to retell. I wouldn’t do a single thing for my wedding over again, except for marry the same man, have all of the same incredible bridesmaids by my side, and I did really like our first dance song – Queen, “You’re My Best Friend.” But at least the end result was the same, and that is a pretty incredible marriage.
We started dating in high school, and did break up for awhile in college (while still basically dating each other in between other people), but this next year will mark more of our lives spent together than apart. How crazy is that, and I can’t picture it any other way. He’s the person that I want to first talk to about everything. He is patient and honest and kind and generous. He always puts me and Guinevere first, and spoils us rotten. He also is quick to humble me, and is able to tell me when I’m crazy and out of line (yes, that happens…a lot!) and understands me better than anyone else ever could. He loves my parents and extended family as if they were his own, and even yesterday my mom surprised him with a shirt she’d bought him because it reminded her of him. I love that he shares that relationship with them. He is always, always supportive of whatever crazy path I’m taking in life. Whether it was when I was hyper into blogging and going to conferences and taking outfit pictures. Or when I quit my stable job to become a contractor. Or my stint as a bartender. Most recently, when I hired a pretty expensive personal trainer and am now working out 5 days a week and making him eat healthy food again because I can’t be trusted with junk in the house. I’m always latching onto some new passion or activity and he’s always right there saying “Do it, you’re amazing.” I love the honesty in our relationship. We always hear stories from our friends about things they keep separate from their spouse, and I just can’t imagine ever feeling like I couldn’t trust and share everything with my husband. I might joke about sneaking in a pair of shoes during a Target trip, but I’d never try to deceive him about my actions or money spent, and I’m SO grateful that I found a life partner that I can always be honest with, and always trust him to be honest in return.
So on Friday night, we wrangled a babysitter and headed out to dinner at a local restaurant in Old Town Manassas, Malones. I love this restaurant – I first went there for my 30th birthday and its quickly become a favorite. The food is delicious, they have my favorite beer (Port City Optimal Wit) on tap, and they have a cute patio for outside dining in the summer, plus service is always pretty on point. We then bickered through most of dinner about what movie to see. He won, and we headed to Guardians of the Galaxy. He enjoyed it, having lots of context of the characters and story from reading the comic books. I found that lots of storylines were confusing or not well explained. I fell asleep for about 40 minutes in the middle of it, and still left feeling like I’d basically seen the whole thing, HA.
Saturday morning we took Guinevere to the playground. She has this new thing where Team Umizoomi (characters on a TV show) are her little imaginary friends and join us everywhere. It is pretty hilarious hearing her talk to them, and asking us to help carry them when they get tired walking, etc. Except then I asked, “So how come Team Umizoomi gets to live with us now?” And she replies, “OH MOM. This is just pretend, they aren’t really here. I’m playing make believe.” Insert a baby eye roll there. We went from the playground to Lowe’s for new blinds for the upstairs windows, and Guinevere and I tried to decide on curtains for her room. I wanted these nice teal ones, but was willing to let her get a pair of sparkly lime (green is her favorite color). She had her heart set on a pair of sheer purple scalloped monstrosities with giant butterflies, and I was about to let her get them, but then she started picking others as her favorites, so I figured out she didn’t care and was just messing with me. I bought the teal, and they looked awful hanging up, so now I’ll be returning them. Still not buying the purple, though.
Saturday night was our actual anniversary, but I had plans to go out for my Sister in Law (Tyler’s sister)’s bachelorette party. I was nervous since I didn’t know any of her friends but it was SO.MUCH.FUN. We went to bars I hadn’t been inside in years, and all of the other girls were dancers/dance teachers like SIL is, so I worried I couldn’t keep up, and overcompensated by drinking lots of beer. I also made the mistake of wearing a short leather dress (I thought it was going to be cooler that night! Forgot about sweaty college bar dance floors!) and drank even more from being so hot. The hangover on Sunday morning was NO JOKE but I’m now that much more excited for her wedding, and I’m so glad we have become friends We took quite a few pictures together, but none of very attractive. This was the best I could handle posting haha.
That night, I cabbed back to my parents house since they live close to the city, and slept over with Guinevere. The next morning, we took my dad to breakfast, and headed home to nap before my cousin’s birthday party. It was so nice seeing the extended family – we don’t get together often enough. And my cousin had the CUTEST 6 week old puppy. He was in Georgia with his friend and there was a litter of pit bulls that were going to be sold or given (not sure details) to people that would raise them to fight them – so he and his friend each took a dog home. His name is Chevy and Guinevere was IN LOVE. I’ll have lots more picture for Trendy Tot Tuesday tomorrow, but here’s a sneak peek 😉
I have never seen a happier little girl