Threw Away the Receipt

8 Aug

In a little less than a month, Andrew and I will celebrate our 10th wedding anniversary. I couldn’t ask for a better partner/roomie to grow old and put up with. When things get challenging, nerves are tried and the quirks add up, I will remind him that the receipt is thrown away and he can’t return/exchange me.

Here are just a few of my favorite “you married me” moments:

  • You pile your dirty socks near the side of the bed. I never put clean clothes away.
  • I am a moody girl. You check my birth control pills to see if there’s a valid reason for it.
  • You snore. I don’t hear it when I’m sleeping. When I’m watching tv though, watch for a pillow to be thrown.
  • I worry about everything like soap getting in Nate’s eyes. You rarely worry and respond to me with statements like, “The ceiling could also fall down on his head.”
  • You leave crumbs on the counter. I park too close to your work bench.
  • I ask flighty questions and have many brain fart moments. (For example, not getting simple jokes or taking a few seconds longer than I should to figure out what word was just spelled to me.) After you look at me in shock for a minute, you don’t make me feel dumb, you make me feel endearing.
  • You bring me home flowers when you go to the store each week. I bring you home my car that needs filled with gas.
  • I let cups collect on my bathroom sink. You build cup towers with them.
  • You love me. I love you back. Swoon.

4 Responses to “Threw Away the Receipt”

  1. Andrew August 8, 2010 at 11:38 pm #

    Swoon for sure. I cannot wait to see what the next ten brings.

    As long as we both shall live.

  2. Joe August 9, 2010 at 6:24 am #

    My you be as blessed as Sandy and I have been. I know it is hard to believe, but it only gets better from here. The next ten years include watch Nate and Nia grow into young adult people, career success’s, the return of your life to the two of you, more fun than you can even imagine!
    I look forward to being an observer of it all. Thanks for sharing it with us! We love you both very much.

    • nikkival August 11, 2010 at 12:10 am #

      Thank you, Joe! Sounds like fun! The Holmes Family is our family! Love you all!


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