I think each of us says this every Friday, but it bears repeating: Yay! It’s Friday!! There are plenty of reasons to be excited (sorry to those of you who work retail, I know this statement is bogus, I’ve been there!) the biggest being that it is Russ’ and my eighth wedding anniversary this Sunday! Man, is that a substantial chunk of time or what? October 20th proved to be the most beautiful day to get married I’ve ever seen. Perfectly warm, with just a hint of bite in the air, after the ceremony we walked through rows and rows of orange and red trees, with crazy butterflies and bright-eyed excitement at all we had ahead of us. I can still hear the sound of our feet shuffling through the dry fallen leaves. That sound will forever remind me of our wedding day.
As each year passes, we layer on new memories, and new faces, new heartbreaks and new triumphs. Each year right around this time I feel it all swelling up, and can’t help but feel massively grateful. No matter where I look the evidence is there, up down, and all around: life is beautiful.
I hope you all have a wonderful weekend, and get to celebrate your own good fortunes! Our honeymoon was centered around a rock and roll concert and somehow through thick and thin, broke and really broke, we’ve made the anniversary concert tradition stick, eight years running! So we’ll be heading to see a couple of our favorite bands, and I’m excited to see what surprises Russ has up his sleeve, as I’ve got a few of my own, too!
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