Oh my goodness – time FLIES! This past weekend Jason and I celebrated our sixth wedding anniversary. Since this was the first year that law school finals aren’t controlling are life (other than Year One), I made Jason plan the day. Haha.
I’ve always been a grand gesture type of a person. Even as a kid, I’d put on what I thought were elaborate productions for my parents, dragging my siblings into the mix, and I’d write out menus after pouring over cookbooks for days. So even though I wanted Jason to plan something on his own, I was hoping he’d plan a fancy dinner out.
He did not. Not even close. He did so much better. I know everyone falls into the, “I’m so busy trap.”, but really our life has been busy for so long, and most of the time it’s not a busy that we’re in together. Jason’s been in a world of law school, work, bar prep, etc. I’ve been growing this blog as a legit side business (with a lot of freelance work I am so grateful for), plus I’ve been coordinating more events both with my side business, and Sunday Supper Media, and then there is my actual full-time job in healthcare. We have loads of friends, and two large families…Jason and I have learned to somehow survive the chaos, and put so many things, and people before us, as a couple.
I always say somehow we come back to one another, once the dust settles, and it’s true. We work really hard for our goals, and when time allows it, we laugh so much. We honestly couldn’t be more opposite, but I think sharing the same goals, having a hard-working mindset, and knowing when it’s time to laugh together is what has gotten us this far.
So! Jason gave me a card, with a sweet message, and said we’d be spending the day going back to our roots. While we were engaged, living together in our apartment we would fantasize about the future a lot. We visited our fave diner spot for breakfast, took in a movie (when we have time together, going to the movie theatre is our favorite thing to do together. We are both huge movie nerds), and then had beers at a local restaurant and watched a bit of baseball (something we used to do ALL the time).
I thought that was the end of it, but then we took the pups back to our old neighborhood for a walk around the lake. I have really fond memories of the apartment, and I can’t believe we’ve been homeowners almost three years now! Afterward, we went out for BBQ, came home for some Netflix and Chill. As we were getting ready for bed, Jason asked if I was up for one more surprise. To be honest, I thought he was trying to be fresh 😉 But he wanted to watch The Office in bed. When we first started dating, Jason would bring The Office DVDs over and we’d lay in my bed and binge on the show – this was before you could stream anything on Netflix, Hulu, etc.
It was the perfect day, and a total Jason move. Since year six’s (modern) gift is wood, I ordered Jason this watch. I get so many compliments on my wood watch, and thought it’d be fun to have similar looking watches. My watch was a perk as a blogger, but I paid for Jason’s, and had it engraved with one of my favorite lines from our last dance song.
Marriage is work some days. Anyone who is married will tell you that. But it’s not work everyday. And the days that are good, are really, really good. Saying, “yes, yes, yes!” when Jason asked was still one of the best decisions, I have ever made. Better is the day standing by your side, husband.