UnDomestic

Writings of a teachermom, choosing to stay home with her kids, while loathing all domestic responsibilities! In late Aug. 2008, I was diagnosed with Triple Negative breast cancer. After surgery, chemo and radiation, I was given theall clear. However, in the late summer of 2008, I was diagnosed with a brain tumor, which metasticized to other areas.

Wednesday, January 18, 2006

8 happy years

Yesterday was our anniversary. My husband and I have been married for 8 years! Because my mom is here, we were able to go out to dinner to celebrate without the kiddos. His toast to me...."Here's to making it past the 7 year itch"....how romantic!

We actually had a lovely evening at The Melting Pot Fondue. It was fun, nice novelty. The chocolate fondue dessert was to die for.

During our dinner, we talked about the fact that 12 1/2 years ago working at the summer camp where we met..who would have thought that we'd be living in Minnesota with THREE kids. In those days, we used to hear a baby screaming and turn to each other and remark, "Reason number 2321 why not to have kids" or witness kids fighting in a restaurant and say, "Reason number 4839 why not to have kids" or see a child running away from her mother in a crowded mall and comment, "Reason #5743."

Now, we laugh as we realize that our children exhibit each and every reason that we used to witness in other kids. But the difference is, we can quadruple the number of reasons why we're thrilled to have our little darlings. I mean really, who can resist the light curls, the giant eyes, the devilish grins. Sure they can be taxing on our marriage sometimes, and we just look at each other like, "Oh my, what have we done?" But in actuality, we wouldn't have it any other way.


3 Comments:

At 7:29 AM, Anonymous Dana said...

Cari,

Cam is so cute on that turtle, Ella is growing so fast, and Max looks like he got his hair cut. Congrats on your anniversary!! Kids are great...even with all the trouble. I really love being around your family and your kids. I have to come again and visit this summer...if you do, Ican watch the kids so you and Melvin can go out to dinner again.

Love you, Dana

 
At 9:07 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cari,
Congratulations on 8 years! Children are a joy - "Lo, children are an heritage of the LORD." Ps.127:13a. You have beautiful children! Enjoy every moment!
Love,
Jaye

 
At 12:31 PM, Blogger Cari said...

Dana, Would love to have you come this summer. When were you thinking?

Jaye, Thanks. Love the Bible quote.

 

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