Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Sweaty Socks, a Half-Eaten Empanada, a Score Card and a Bottle of Water

You may be asking yourself what all of these things could possibly have in common. Well, fortunately for me, the answer is my husband.

That's right. Last Saturday afternoon, I was cleaning up the kitchen and noticed an insulated lunch box sitting on the cabinet. Assuming it was left over from Herschel taking his lunch to work during the week, I pulled it across the counter to put it away. That's when I noticed that it was unusually heavy. I immediately thought the worst -he didn't eat his lunch from two weeks ago and left it in the car and it's now a pile of mold. Not quite...but close.

You see, when I opened the lunch box, I found all of the things listed above: a pair of sweaty socks, a half-eaten empanada, a golf score card and a bottle of water.
This is why I love my husband.

This sight probably would've driven me completely crazy about a year ago, but on Saturday, after I had opened the lunch box and taken inventory, I couldn't help but laugh. And laugh even harder when I asked Herschel about it and he immediately started trying to defend himself, but then realized that he had absolutely no excuses. This is my husband. The man I fell in love with, and the same guy I love a little bit more everyday - sweaty socks in his lunch box and all.
This is the same man who while we were dating "didn't have time to clean" when I was coming over to cook dinner one night and decided that instead of doing the week's worth of dirty dishes that were sitting in the kitchen sink, he would put all of them in the cabinets so that the kitchen would "look better." I was COOKING DINNER!!! After I pulled out about the third dirty dish, I raised my suspicions to him, and he finally fessed up. See, in his mind, it made complete sense.

And two years ago today, I made him all mine.

Happy Anniversary, Herschel! I love you and I'm so proud to be your wife. You are truly an incredible man, and I consider myself blessed to get to share my life with you. I look forward to many, many, many more years together. I love you!!!

Mini versions of our wedding cakes that he surprised me with last year on our anniversary

This year we are headed to the western coast of this beautiful state to go to St. Petersburg to celebrate with a weekend getaway. We are both so excited! Neither of us have ever been, so we are just going on the suggestions of friends. Anyone ever been to St. Pete (that's what us "locals" call it)?? I'm taking suggestions on places to go and things to do? If I don't get any, I guess we'll just have to find a beautiful beach to lounge on instead.

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