Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Fruit, Flowers or Appliances

This past week we celebrated our 4th wedding anniversary.  The traditional gifts are fruit or flowers.  The modern gifts are appliances.  I decided that my husband would probably not be super excited over fruit, which is something I buy every week at the grocery store, or flowers because well because they're flowers.  So I opted for the modern gift of appliances.

When I think about what we want in the appliance department, it's usually me who wants something.  Well, let's be real, when don't I want something??  I long for the days that I will have a kitchen with a dishwasher.  One with all the bells and whistles. Like this pretty baby with all the adjustable racks, high heat wash, and hidden control panel...  I'm drooling...

Or, other beautiful convenience appliances such as this Dyson Absolute cordless vacuum

But those items would me me happy... not my husband.  So, I had to think of things that he would want or like so I ventured down the road of speakers.  I may regret this in the near future.  He likes to listen to podcasts and other various things while he's showering, shaving, cleaning or mowing the lawn.  So, I figured that is something that he would like.  

I did a little research and ended up with two different speakers.  One that is ready for steamy places like the bathroom and one that would be good basically anywhere else.  The first one I decided to buy was the Bose Soundlink Mini Bluetooth Speaker II and the second was the Photive Rain WaterProof Portable Bluetooth Shower Speaker.

I definitely did more research about the Bose speaker than the little waterproof one but hey, there was quite a price difference between the two.  I hope that he likes them both.  If not, I bought some really high tech paper weights.

It's funny to think back to four years ago.  We we got married.  Married...

Here's the part where I get mushy so prepare yourself...

I'm so lucky to be with someone who I love so much.  I married a man who I always knew would be a great father and has not disappointed me or my daughter.  He is incredibly compassionate and caring, not only to me but to so many others.  It makes me crazy that you can't say no sometimes but I love that it's within your nature to be as caring as you are which makes it hard for you to say no (somebody has to be the nice one and I'm not there yet).  Because of him, I have learned to be a calmer person because of the person that he is.  I've learned so much about myself and worked to be a better version of myself because I care so much for him.  I may have a long road ahead of me but at least I'm going the right direction.  There are so many other things that I could say about him and what we have become together but I think that my point has been made.

Four years ago on a mildly humid Wednesday in August we were getting geared up for the next umteeth years of our lives looking like this:

Something blue 

 Yup, that's everyone :-)

Something old and Something borrowed

 Cheers! To many more years!!

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