October 09, 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 07:14 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 07:40 AM

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

Posted by: Stephanie at October 9, 2006 07:54 AM

Happy Anniversary!!!!

Wishing you endless years of continued happiness!

Posted by: Wicked H at October 9, 2006 07:57 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 07:58 AM

Adorable picture! Happy Anniversary!

Posted by: Lisa at October 9, 2006 08:00 AM

awwwwww... happy anniversary!!!

Posted by: cmhl at October 9, 2006 08:02 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 08:04 AM

Happy anniversary!

Posted by: Katherine at October 9, 2006 08:10 AM

Happy Anniversary!

Posted by: Jenn at October 9, 2006 08:14 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 08:16 AM


Posted by: Bill at October 9, 2006 08:18 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 08:20 AM

Aw! Happy Anniversary to you both.

Posted by: Fraulein N at October 9, 2006 08:44 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 08:45 AM

Happy Seven Years to you both!

Posted by: Jessie at October 9, 2006 08:57 AM

Great picture. Happy Anniversary!

Posted by: daisy at October 9, 2006 08:59 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 09:03 AM

What a great picture! Happy Anniversary!

Posted by: donna at October 9, 2006 09:05 AM

Great picture. Happy Anniversary!!

Posted by: ann adams at October 9, 2006 09:17 AM

Happy anniversary! :)

Posted by: Manda at October 9, 2006 09:20 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 09:31 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 09:40 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 09:41 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 09:44 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 09:47 AM

Happy anniversary. :)

Posted by: Liz at October 9, 2006 09:51 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 09:51 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 01:02 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 01:11 PM

Happy Anniversary, Cactus Man and Fish Lady!

Posted by: shelley at October 9, 2006 01:22 PM

Happy anniversary!!!! Gorgeous picture.

Your anniversary is exactly ONE day before ours!

Posted by: Nadine at October 9, 2006 01:22 PM

That pic is beautiful - happy anniversary!!

Posted by: GigglePixie (Evil Genius) at October 9, 2006 01:37 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 01:52 PM

Happy anniversary, and many, many, many more!

Posted by: Jen at October 9, 2006 01:56 PM

Happy Anniversary!!!!

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

Happy anniversary to both of you! :)

Posted by: Lisa at October 9, 2006 02:38 PM

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

Posted by: kate at October 9, 2006 02:44 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 02:52 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 02:57 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 04:09 PM

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

Posted by: Sue at October 9, 2006 04:22 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 04:30 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 04:32 PM

What a great picture! Happy Anniversary!

Posted by: jen at October 9, 2006 04:44 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 04:47 PM

Happy Anniversary!

Posted by: Milly at October 9, 2006 05:01 PM

Happy Anniversary!

Posted by: kim at October 9, 2006 05:03 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 05:18 PM

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


Posted by: melanie at October 9, 2006 05:24 PM

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

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Posted by: Starfruit at October 9, 2006 05:58 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 06:11 PM

So sweet. Happy anniversary.

Posted by: Melissa at October 9, 2006 06:11 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 06:46 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 06:47 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 07:49 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 04:16 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 02:03 PM

Happy Anniversary

Posted by: Latte Man at October 10, 2006 03:16 PM

Great photo. Beth has a beautiful profile!

Posted by: Dolly at October 10, 2006 09:16 PM

Happy, Happy Anniversary!

And Many More!

Posted by: Janet at October 11, 2006 01:12 AM