October 9, 2006


This weekend, Beth and I left Mia with the grandparents and headed to a friend's wedding. It was nice on a number of levels - Beth got to meet some of the folks I hang out with everyday at work, we had a nice night out and, it brought back some nice memories. See, Beth and I have been married exactly seven years today.

...pardon the blurry picture of a picture but I really like this one...

Seven years ago, Beth and I walked down the aisle, exchanged vows and danced all night. A lot of things have changed in the intervening years. I've got a better job, we own a home, and - most importantly - we have a precious little girl. There have been plenty of bumps along the way too. But some things haven't changed much at all. I still love my wife with all my heart and am forever grateful that she agreed to spend her life with me.

I love you, Beth. Thanks for putting up with me.

Posted by Chris at October 9, 2006 7:14 AM

Awwwwwwwwwww. You know, in the photo, it looks like she's patiently, and with a sense of humor, waiting for you to quit acting up. I suspect it's been like ever since, too.

Y'all are ADORABLE.

Posted by: Contrary at October 9, 2006 7:40 AM

Congratulations to both of you on 7 memory filled years :)...

Posted by: Stephanie at October 9, 2006 7:54 AM

Happy Anniversary!!!!

Wishing you endless years of continued happiness!

Posted by: Wicked H at October 9, 2006 7:57 AM

Happy Anniversary! My husband and I were married seven years this past June. Except we have a 5 year old and a 3 year old :-)

That is a great picture.

Posted by: Alissa at October 9, 2006 7:58 AM

Adorable picture! Happy Anniversary!

Posted by: Lisa at October 9, 2006 8:00 AM

awwwwww... happy anniversary!!!

Posted by: cmhl at October 9, 2006 8:02 AM

This makes me giggle. "Thanks for putting up with me." James and I will more than likely say this to one another on our 7th wedding anniversary. :o)

Congratulations, you guys. Y'all are one hell of a team.

Posted by: Emily at October 9, 2006 8:04 AM

Happy anniversary!

Posted by: Katherine at October 9, 2006 8:10 AM

Happy Anniversary!

Posted by: Jenn at October 9, 2006 8:14 AM

*Raises glass of orange juice 'cause it's 7am*

Here's to many more years filled with health, happiness, love and laughs.

Happy Anniversary!

Posted by: Pammer at October 9, 2006 8:16 AM


Posted by: Bill at October 9, 2006 8:18 AM

She totally pulverized you with the cake, didn't she?

Congratulations on SEVEN YEARS! Y'all rock, as people and parents.

Posted by: samantha at October 9, 2006 8:20 AM

Aw! Happy Anniversary to you both.

Posted by: Fraulein N at October 9, 2006 8:44 AM

Congrats! Here's to 7 more, and 7 more after that, another 7 after that, and another 7 after that....well, you get the idea.

Posted by: Traci at October 9, 2006 8:45 AM

Happy Seven Years to you both!

Posted by: Jessie at October 9, 2006 8:57 AM

Great picture. Happy Anniversary!

Posted by: daisy at October 9, 2006 8:59 AM

I love that picture because you are laughing. I love the unposed pics the best! Congrats!! Happy Anniversary

Posted by: Debbie at October 9, 2006 9:03 AM

What a great picture! Happy Anniversary!

Posted by: donna at October 9, 2006 9:05 AM

Great picture. Happy Anniversary!!

Posted by: ann adams at October 9, 2006 9:17 AM

Happy anniversary! :)

Posted by: Manda at October 9, 2006 9:20 AM

Wow -Happy Anniversary!

Our Seventh was on 09/09 -yes we got married on 09/09/99 -even though it was a Thursday. I just loved that date for some crazy reason.

Posted by: HR Mommy at October 9, 2006 9:31 AM

Happy Anniversary! You two are one of my favorite couples so I am particularly happy for you!

Here's to many, many more!

Posted by: Q at October 9, 2006 9:40 AM

Happy Anniversary! I'm just wondering if Beth nailed you in the face with that cake or not... :)

Posted by: Michelle at October 9, 2006 9:41 AM

The candid shots are always the best ones. That's a great photo of the two of you :) Happy Anniversary!

Posted by: Jules at October 9, 2006 9:44 AM

Happy Anniversary!

I love the picture of the two of you, it really captures the moment.

Marriage is a beautiful thing, its always nice to see other people who are in love with eachother as much as my husband and I are!

Posted by: molly at October 9, 2006 9:47 AM

Happy anniversary. :)

Posted by: Liz at October 9, 2006 9:51 AM

Happy anniversary guys!

Gabe and I are exactly one week behind you. Our seven year anniversary is next weekend. (But we have a whole extra kid. Sukkas.)

Posted by: Sarah, Goon Squad Sarah at October 9, 2006 9:51 AM

Happy anniversary! You two are so cute...and now I see that it has always been that way. :-)

Posted by: Krush at October 9, 2006 10:04 AM

That's a great photo! Happy Anniversary.

Posted by: bad penguin at October 9, 2006 10:15 AM

What a great picture! The happiness you guys exude is palpable. You make a great couple

Posted by: wordgirl at October 9, 2006 10:16 AM

Happy Anniversary, Cactus-Fish! That's a great picture.

Posted by: Kate the Shrew at October 9, 2006 10:19 AM

Congratulations! Happy anniversary to one of the cutest couples ever.

Posted by: Dawn at October 9, 2006 10:22 AM

Aww that's a cute picture. Happy anniversary!

Posted by: starrynite at October 9, 2006 10:28 AM

Happy Anniversary to you both!!! You do make a great couple. Thanks for sharing your lives with us. I, too, would like to know if she smashed your face with the cake.

Posted by: Pat (Trish) at October 9, 2006 10:29 AM

How sweet! Hope yall have a great day.

Posted by: Magnolia Mom at October 9, 2006 10:42 AM

Happy Anniversary!

Posted by: statia at October 9, 2006 10:42 AM

Happy anniversary!

Posted by: Denise at October 9, 2006 10:48 AM

Awww, very sweet, Sugar.

Posted by: Queen of Ass at October 9, 2006 11:52 AM

Happy Anniversary to you both!!

Posted by: jenn at October 9, 2006 11:53 AM

Awww!! What a precious picture. Happy anniversary!

Posted by: Sparkle Pants at October 9, 2006 12:11 PM

Happy Anniversary!
You two take the cake . . . and you get to eat it too!
Congratulations to lucky "7" years!

BTW, no itching aloud!

Anni :-)

Posted by: Anni at October 9, 2006 12:31 PM

WOW!! seven years is a long time! You guys make a wonderful couple. Happy anniversary!!

Posted by: Ava at October 9, 2006 12:40 PM

You are a lucky man. Happy 7th.

Posted by: Brad at October 9, 2006 12:58 PM

Blurry or not, you both look very happy in that picture. A Happy Anniversary to you both.

Posted by: Annie at October 9, 2006 1:02 PM

Awww. Why can't my hubby be sweet like you? Oh. That's right. He's a marine. They don't do the emotional crap.

Happy Anniversary!!

Posted by: oakley at October 9, 2006 1:11 PM

Happy Anniversary, Cactus Man and Fish Lady!

Posted by: shelley at October 9, 2006 1:22 PM

Happy anniversary!!!! Gorgeous picture.

Your anniversary is exactly ONE day before ours!

Posted by: Nadine at October 9, 2006 1:22 PM

That pic is beautiful - happy anniversary!!

Posted by: GigglePixie (Evil Genius) at October 9, 2006 1:37 PM

OUTSTANDING! My grandpa used to always use this toast at all of our sentimental family events--that I now send to you and Beth:

"May our children's parents be healthy, wealthy, and wise!"

Posted by: kristen at October 9, 2006 1:52 PM

Happy anniversary, and many, many, many more!

Posted by: Jen at October 9, 2006 1:56 PM

Happy Anniversary!!!!

Posted by: ::c:: at October 9, 2006 2:02 PM

Happy anniversary to both of you! :)

Posted by: Lisa at October 9, 2006 2:38 PM

aw congratulations :) you both look so happy then - just as you do now! happy seventh!

Posted by: kate at October 9, 2006 2:44 PM

Marriage is a beautiful thing, isn't it? I mean, it can suck ass sometimes, but it's mostly good. Congrats on another year of good (rather than suck ass).

Posted by: Elaine at October 9, 2006 2:52 PM

Oh good. When I first saw the title of this entry in my bloglines, I thought you were writing about that horrible Brad Pitt movie from 1995.

Happy Anniversary you two! That's a great wedding pic!

Posted by: SMIT at October 9, 2006 2:57 PM

That is a GREAT picture of you guys! Happy Anniversary to you and Beth...and many more!

Posted by: Michelle at October 9, 2006 4:09 PM

Aww... Happy Anniversary y'all.... Marriage is the best.

Posted by: Sue at October 9, 2006 4:22 PM

Oh my gosh. This is beautiful. Mazel tov on your 7th anniversary! Beautiful picture and post. Beautiful!

Posted by: haley-o at October 9, 2006 4:30 PM

To an itchless seven years! :-)
You guys are just too adorable. Today is my sister's birthday as well, and yesterday my grandparents celebrated 57 years. May you have all that, and more!

Posted by: Heather at October 9, 2006 4:32 PM

What a great picture! Happy Anniversary!

Posted by: jen at October 9, 2006 4:44 PM

Congrats!!! What a beautiful picture. The cake pictures are always my favorites! You always get to see where the trust lies from those pictures. Will she smear it? Will he smear it?

Posted by: CJ at October 9, 2006 4:47 PM

Happy Anniversary!

Posted by: Milly at October 9, 2006 5:01 PM

Happy Anniversary!

Posted by: kim at October 9, 2006 5:03 PM

Have I told you yet what an inspiration you two are? Well... you are. Here's to many more years. And may we all be so lucky!

Posted by: Tink at October 9, 2006 5:18 PM

Congrats! enjoy every minute of life together. thanks for sharing!


Posted by: melanie at October 9, 2006 5:24 PM

Way to go! Here's to 7+ more happy years to come!

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Posted by: Starfruit at October 9, 2006 5:58 PM

What can I say, that was SO sweet. Happy Anniversary to you and Beth. May you have many many more :) And by the way, I can see why you love that picture, it's beautiful.

Posted by: Kate at October 9, 2006 6:11 PM

So sweet. Happy anniversary.

Posted by: Melissa at October 9, 2006 6:11 PM

Here's wishing you many, many more happy years together. It gets easier as the years go on. You guys are beautiful in that picture.

Posted by: Nila at October 9, 2006 6:46 PM

Yay for the Cactus-Fish marriage.

May a hundred more happy anniversaries bless you, and all the days in between.

Posted by: alektra at October 9, 2006 6:47 PM

Congrats to you both. May you have more... more years, more laughs, and always more love.

And I just have to add... I bet Contrary hit the nail on the head up there, didn't she? :)

Posted by: Karen at October 9, 2006 7:49 PM

Happy Anniversary! And that is a great photo!

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Posted by: erica at October 10, 2006 12:39 AM

Happy anniversary! Awesome picture.

Posted by: Adi at October 10, 2006 12:48 AM

Happy 7th! A little belated at this point though :)

Posted by: Nanette at October 10, 2006 4:16 AM

it's a beautiful picture.
you guys are an adorable couple. happy anniversary.

Posted by: ali at October 10, 2006 10:33 AM

Happy Anniversary!!! (1 Day late, lol)

Posted by: Tammy at October 10, 2006 2:03 PM

Happy Anniversary

Posted by: Latte Man at October 10, 2006 3:16 PM

Great photo. Beth has a beautiful profile!

Posted by: Dolly at October 10, 2006 9:16 PM

Happy, Happy Anniversary!

And Many More!

Posted by: Janet at October 11, 2006 1:12 AM