Saturday, 4 July 2009

Carbon's Anniversary The Parting Of The Sensory - 10 & 11

Dear Shawn,

Happy 10th & 11th Monthiversary!

I skipped writing a 10th monthiversary post; not because I wanted to punch you in the ear but because things were going so well that I didn't want to jinx it.

I guess it's pretty easy to be married to someone when you're both in a tropical resort; there are no arguments over whose turn it is to cook or clean because it's all done for you; and someone leaves a chocolate on your pillow every night. (Note to future self: if times get tough, head to the Caribbean!)

While we were in Punta Cana, we kept hearing about the amazing sunrises. I really wanted to see one but we couldn't seem to pull ourselves out of our alcohol-induced sleep early enough. Until our last morning, when you set up a wake-up call for 5:30 and another for 5:45 and then forced me out of bed. Though it made me a bit stabby initially, I really appreciated the gesture. We sat on the deserted beach and watched the sun rise behind the shipwreck and my heart just about burst with shmoopiness.

And then we came home and returned to our daily routine. Less shmoopy, more normal (not that normal is a bad thing, it's just not as ... fun.)

We sold both of our cars and bought one to share. I was worried that sharing a car with you would be disastrous but in the last month having only one car has caused friction just once. We're doing a good job of compromising and I have to say, I'm proud of us. We're pulling off this whole grown-up thing quite well (or we're doing a good job of pretending to be grown-ups. Whatever.)

I can't believe I've been your wife for almost a year.

Love you, dude.


  1. I LOVE these photos! Spectacular! And congrats on getting to nearly a year and sharing a car (and two not low-maintenance dogs) and still being all blissed out.

  2. Awww! Too cute :)

    Pictures are gorgeous! How were you able to leave again?

  3. i love your monthiversary posts. you and shawn seem so.. i don't know.. REAL. like real people who really love each other and who make it work. sometimes i read blogs from people who are just soooo blissfully happy at alllll times and i can't quite relate, but you guys are just perfectly awesome.

    uh, i think what i meant by that was "happy 11th monthiversary" and not "i'm a creepy stalker." sorry.

  4. Glad to hear you guys are having a lot of fun and that the ear punching has been kept to a minimum!

  5. "Love you, dude."

    Well aren't y'all just the damn CUTEST!!!

  6. We once set an alarm to watch the sun rise on vacation. It was pretty painful to crane my ass out of bed that early, but it was a pretty awesome sight. And then afterwards I promptly buried my head back in bed, as I hope you did too.

  7. Gorgeous sunrise!
    Happy 10th and 11th Monthiversy!

  8. How beautiful! As half of an 8 month-old marriage, I know that every month that passes feels like a year, and its passing is its own victory.

  9. Those photos are AMAZING.

    I can't believe that it's been 11 months already...

  10. Those photos are amazing and worth the "stabby" hour. Happy Monthiversary!

  11. Awesome photos! And yay to anniversaries!

  12. I commend you waking up for a sunrise. I doubt I will ever have that kind of determination to see a sunrise. But damn it sure looked pretty. :)

  13. Congratulations on one year. Those are some of the most incredible clould/sunset photos. Love sunsets.