Saturday, January 9, 2010

Thoughts on Life, Death, and Marriage on the Occasion of Our 6th Anniversary

It is 11:08. Joe's asleep in bed beside me, with the lights still on. Our two girls were tucked into bed hours ago. So much has changed in 6 years.

Cuervo

On New Year's Day, my last surviving grandmother passed away at age 95. Gigi, the one whom Georgia is named after. I flew to Tulsa this week for the funeral and left Joe behind with the kids. No instructional notes. No pre-cooked meals. Yes, he's a good catch.

Gigi with the bride

We sometimes feel like we can't keep up. One room is being destroyed as another is being cleaned. Bills sometimes go unpaid for lack of time, not money. Milk, toilet paper, laundry, repeat. Our teamwork isn't always effortless.

But I still love this man as much as I did then.

After pics

Maybe more.

8 comments:

Mike&Maggie said...

So sweet... all of it.

ritap said...

congratulations to the two of you. that was a fabulous wedding celebration :-)

I am sorry to hear about your grandma Gigi...:-(

Besos y abrazos

Danni said...

Joe really is a fantastic guy. I'm glad I've gotten to know both of you.

jessica said...

Way to make me tear up at work!

Kate said...

Jessica, I know it is sad that we haven't been to Mexico together for 6 whole years, but please pull it together. One day we will remedy that situation.

Anonymous said...

OK what have I told you about making my cry in the office!!?? Congrats. And BTW, you're not bad yourself, Kate! :-) - Tom T.

jessica said...

Kate, I love that idea! Happy late anniversary!

Anonymous said...

Awww, so cute. And so jealous of you two at the same time. :) Love, the other Kate