Friday, September 2, 2011

the bees knees (a different 'this moment')

Early morning, September 2nd, 2007, driving to our wedding site, black eyed susans dot the highway for miles. This image is ingrained in my memory forever. The heavens gave us a magnificent day... sunshine, a cool breeze, a circle of people holding us.
Today we celebrate four years of (unlegalized) marriage. Seven years four months together. It's been full. Full of laugh-so-hard-you-cry and cry-so-hard-you-laugh moments. Hills and valleys and a lot of hard work. Inner work, interpersonal work, and just the work of who's making dinner. Someone once told me that, "Marriage is hard work. It's the hardest thing you'll ever do. And you do it". In my experience... it's worth all the effort! 

Today, the heavens give us another magnificent day... sunshine, a cool breeze, a circle of people holding us...... and a back yard full of black eyed susans. 

The bees are my gift to my wife. She's into them lately.  I am loving you!

Check out the pollen baskets on his hind legs

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  1. beautiful! and happy anniversary! i support you!

  2. Oh happy day! Love, love, love this post! May be my favorite of all time! Thank you for the beautiful words and beautiful pictures and sharing a glimpse of this very special day with us all!

    We look forward to the day when all the squabbling over who has the right to be married will be over. It's just not right or fair and it breaks my heart!

    Our moment this week is a hurricane prep momnet. A local berry farm had sent an email out asking for people to come pick their raspberries for fear that Hurricane Irene would destroy the berries and the bushes. We gladly went to "save the raspberries" and came home to make some wonderful raspberry jam!

    Have a wonderful weekend and may this next year be your best yet!

  3. What a wonderful moment and story to go along with it. Congratulations!

  4. Beautiful photos. And you're right, marriage is work and you do it! Looks like a beautiful life you've created. :)

  5. Love you girls. And the bird too!

    Here's ours:

  6. what a gorgeous first shot~ love the vintage feel.
    we're coming up on 15 yrs. of marriage~ and yes! you're right.. it's worth every effort. :)

  7. i'm loving your photos. and that you have that special flower for your special day. i have a similar special flower, it's called "Sommerbraut" in German, which means sommer bride, and it's so fitting as our anniversary is in summer... have a lovely weekend!

  8. This is my favorite "This Moment" thus far! So glad I found you through Soule Mama... I just LOVE that wedding photo, simply breathtaking...

    Mine is just one of those moments where you sit back and watch the way your kids interact with each other and can't help but feel like you are doing something right as a mom...

    I really hope you'll take a moment to come by! :)


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