Dress? h&m (old) Shoes? Ralph Lauren, DSW (hereBelt? Michael Kors, Winners Clutch? Thrifted

Matt and I celebrated our 6th wedding anniversary over the weekend (a wedding pic here if you are interested). We had a lazy day that included some garage sales, beach time and dressing up to enjoy a patio for a couple hours on a hot summer evening. It goes without saying that I took the 'dressing up' more seriously than Matt did...
Sometimes being married for 6 years feels like a long time and sometimes it feels like we are just novices at this marriage thing. We argued the other day (the only time we have ever argued obviously...) about food choices at fall fairs. What the ratio of healthy food to deep fried food should be and if it should be mandated. It sounds so stupid and it was. I stopped halfway through a heated rant to ask 'are we really fighting over this?' and when it was confirmed that, yes, we were, I continued on full steam ahead. We just needed to get that out of our system.
Sometimes we fight about more important things than the food at the fair. Sometimes I have a bad day. Sometimes Matt has a bad day. Sometimes it just is a bad day. But most of the time we are really blessed. There is not a night that I don't go to bed thankful to have Matt and his groan inducing, but well timed, puns in my life. I'm also grateful for his dimples, that cat towel he gave me and the poly blend golf shirts he always wears to work. Those golf shirts are the ugliest thing of life but just as he is never embarrassed of my fashion statements, I have learned to just let it go... Best of all, those shirts dry easily and sometimes it's just nice to just cry your problems (or your hormonal swings) unto the shoulder of one who loves you.

Thank you Matt for being you. And for letting me be me.


Natasha Fatah said...

6 YEARS! Wow! Congratulations!
Also, can we please talk about that beautiful nail polish colour? I love it!

~Natasha Fatah~

Elaine Hearn said...

happy anniversary :)

Kendall said...

You look beautiful here, happy anniversary!
xo K

Anonymous said...

happy anniversary!!! you look gorgeous.

jackie said...

Happy anniversary you lovebirds :)

Frannie Pantz said...

What a sweet post Jen! Happy anniversary to you both. Love the dress and I LOLed when you were talking about Matt's clothes. Patrick wears polos and jeans everyday. But I still love him. Even when he talks smack about something I'm wearing!

Ilse said...

Congrats! 6 years is a long time !Love the dress by the way!


newpetite said...

Awww... Happy Anniversary!

Rebecca Jane said...

A huge congratulations to the both of you for your sixth anniversary - that's wonderful!

And that last photo of you is absolutely breath-taking by the way! Beauty.

Adin B said...

Happy Anniversary!!!! :) Cheers to more fair food fighting and all. LOL!

You look great!

Adin B

Amber of Butane Anvil said...

Congratulations! Everything about this post is just lovely! Many more years of happiness to you.

Van said...

Happy anniversary and congratulations on making it to your 6th year!

Life etc... said...

Naww such a sweet post. Happy anniversary! :)

Life etc

Sydney said...

Congrats! My husband and I are celebrating our 3rd year next month and I agree - it seems so long and yet so short all at the same time. Also - good to know we aren't the only ones to have ridic arguments!

Sweet Laundry said...

Happy Anniversary! Here's to many more pun filled years together:)

dotty said...

happy anniversary!

dash dot dotty

Jennifer said...

My boyfriend and I totally fight about lame stuff like what to eat at fairs haha I think it means that we both awesome ;)

xo Jennifer


Please may I? said...

Happy anniversary, heres to next 6. Loving the dress.

x x

Anonymous said...

Congrats! you look stunning!


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Gina said...

Happy Anniversary!
I love this look. What a cool belt!!
XO, Gina

Sarah said...

So sweet. Congratulations!! And love the dress.