In approximately 2 weeks Brian and I will be celebrating out 5 year anniversary. I’m so excited. Our anniversary is 10/30 so we’ll have dinner downtown and probably stay somewhere nearby. Then on Saturday we are going to have a Halloween/Anniversary party where a good portion of the wedding party will be attending. I love parties. And I loved our wedding and everyone who was involved, so the mini-reunion will be fun. We are also doing a cheap beer tasting and anything involving cheap beer is usually a good time.
In the past 5 years Brian and I have been through so much craziness. We have spent a lot of time apart. Which has been so hard to deal with sometimes. And currently, he has been gone for several weeks and will return in about a week, right before our anniversary. I went to visit him in Dallas last month and we had such a good time. It made me miss him even more. I can’t wait for him to get back so that we can have a good time all of the time. I love that we get along so easily.
In exactly one month, our little Jillian will be 10. I can’t believe how awesome she is. I love her so much. She is cute and funny and she loves me and loves to hang out with me. She does almost everything with me, except walk to the grocery store (I don’t know why). She is always giving me big hugs and she’s always excited when I get home from work. And does she know how to work Brian, because of course, he adores her too.
Funny little story…About six months ago Brian and I were sitting out back with the dogs when Jillian comes out. Brian tells her that she should pick up the dog poop. She informed him that she doesn’t pick up dog poop and then proceeds to tell him she wants to start getting Nerd Block in the mail. (A box of silly little items that comes in the mail each month.) The one she wants costs $15/month. Now he’s irritated. She just told him she wouldn’t pick up the poop and now she’s asking for something. He begins a little lecture on how life doesn’t work that way. She gets up and storms inside. I get upset at him and tell him that he can’t talk to her that way. He should go in and apologize and word his thoughts on the subject differently because he hurt her feelings. Right after I finish my little lecture to him Jillian opens the door throws $15 on the table in front of Brian and tells him “there’s $15 and I didn’t have to do a thing”. And then goes back inside. He just looks at me and asks, “what just happened?”. I shrug. Needless to say the girl is getting her Nerd Block every month.
Okay so she’s a little spoiled but she isn’t a brat. At all. She just knows she needs to stick up for herself in a house where the other kids happen to be teenagers and she’s still little.
So much has happened in the nearly 13 years that Brian and I have been together. We’ve moved to a bigger house to accommodate 4 kids, we got married, we’ve adopted 3 dogs, we have bought and sold some cars, we bought a cute little trailer that we haven’t been able to use nearly enough yet, we have survived living in different states and hopefully a lot more excitement is yet to come. I can’t even believe it’s been that many years, it’s gone by so fast. Sometimes much too fast. I wish it would slow down a little.
I guess I’m feeling a little sentimental and I miss him today. I just needed to type out some nonsense to get it out of my system.