It was a beautiful day today. Our 4 year anniversary, nice day to spend together for a little bit, just the two of us :). We don't get to do that very often. We usually take our kids wherever we go, but today we took a few hours just for ourselves. We went to our favorite little restaurant in town, The Indian Oven, we both love spicy indian food and although we go regularly there, today we treated ourselves to ordering from the menu rather than having the buffet. Everything was delicious and we enjoyed chatting about the kids (LOL, funny we go on date without the kids and we still talk about them).
4 years have gone so fast and yet it seems that we have been together forever.
- 5 years since we met at the Jamaica train station in NY.
- 4.5 years since we started dating and holding pinkies, yep, we started holding pinkies first :).
- 4.5 years since we fell asleep on the grass by the stadium and woke up a good hour later, wondering what in heck had happened.
- 4 years since we married in our special temple that looks like a castle, Logan Temple.
- 3 years since we had our first little treasure.
- 3 years since we started on a business venture that keeps us busy 24/7.
- 2 1/2 years since we bought our first house--a dream come true, come to find out it was a nightmare when the electricity bill showed up!!! We were young and stupid and didn't check to see how old the furnace was, come to find out it was an oil furnace converted to electric...badddddddddd!!!
- 2 years since I graduated, a dream come true for me and my mom, and one of the proudest moments in my life--I am the first in my family to ever graduate from college.
- And last year, our little angel Nyah came to us to bless our house with her presence and her love.
We have trully been blessed during these past 4 years. It has been difficult at times, when we realized that we owed this much $$$$ and we only had 000 in our bank account. When I had finals and Sam had finals at the same time and we had a mountain of books to read and baby Bryant needed attention, and wonderful Grandma Phelps took care of him so that we could both be sane.
When we have 200 orders and we are both running like mad chickens back and forth at the shop and we sleep about 4 hours a night.
3 floods in our apartment that caused us to evacuate twice, the third time right after Nyah was born--I was exhausted after a long day at work. Finally happy to come home ready to relax with Nyah on my arms and then fatality struck as my feet sunk an inch down in soggy carpet, and I automatically fell to my knees and started sobbing uncontrollably, and my wonderful Sam just held me up and said "Everything will be ok, I will take care of it."
Ohh, life without him will surely be difficult, manegeable, but surely difficult. He holds me up when I am feeling the worst, and he has more faith in me than anyone in this world. He is awesome--I mean, he has to be, he puts up with me and my craziness, crankiness, and blueness :).
Then the truly memorable moments that make life worth it:
- The day after we got married, when we realized he didn't have to go home, we WERE home :).
- The day I found out I was pregnant with Bryant--happy joy, joy. The baby powder and water trick worked, LOL.
- The day Bryant came to us along with 3 feet of snow, LOL, no church that Sunday for us.
- The day we stepped into our very own first (lemon) house. Which we no longer own.
- Mother's Day when I got my so cherished blender and work gloves :) from Bryant and Dad.
- The day we found out I was pregnant for the second time :). That baby powder sure works :).
- The day little baby Nyah finally arrived after knocking on the door for about a week :).
- And everyday we get to spend at home with the kids just goofing around doing nothing.
We have come to find out that no matter what we do in life, our little family is what is important and as long as we are all well, everything else will fall into place.
It has been great 4 years and I am looking forward to spending our retired years together, him reading some church history books and me knitting/looming/reading/cross stitching away :).
Talking about looming, I finished my infamous tote bag that ended up being too small for a tote...hmmm. But, I made lemonade out of my lemon :), my bag is going to be a GREAT book bag and knitting needles bag. In the picture, the bag has 2 books and it is holding up very well, I may have to reinforce the handles with some tubing at some point, but it looks great with my books. By the way, I got my books for my anniversary :). I love reading fantasy books, so after our little date, we went to do stuff that it is specially difficult to do with kids: went shoe shopping for him and book shopping for me :). I tried to get to the Craft book section but there was a group of about 20 men there having a meeting, I was a little upset, but Sam said that he will bring me back tomorrow. What books did I get? Sabriel by Garth Nix, Leven Thumps and the Gateway to Foo by Obert Skye, and Magyk by Angie Sage.