Friday, October 5, 2018

Sixteen Years Married to My Man

Renewal of vows at Six Flags last year

Me and my man have made it 16 years!  I'm more in love with Jason now and keep falling more in love with him each year.

Our first ten years were a little rocky to say the least.  We did the whole marriage and blended parenting thing all wrong.  We became experts at how to fail.  By the grace of God, we made it through and the last six years have been great.  Now, people actually tell us they look up to us as role models.  We've come a long way baby!

Our wedding vow renewal cake, complete with a knife on top.

In honor of our 16th, here's sixteen reasons why I love Jason:

1.  He's a man of God. - Six years ago he started church with me and it's changed both our lives tremendously.

2.  He's quick with comebacks. - Jason's wit is on point and he's Quick Draw McGraw when it comes to spouting off comebacks.

3.  He communicates with me. - I can talk to him about anything and everything.  We make it a point to listen (really listen) to each other and say what's on our mind.  Neither of us are mind readers and he can't know what's going on with me if I don't tell him.

4.  He makes me laugh. - Jason is one of the funniest and funnest people I know.  

5.  He is good to our kids. - We had a rocky beginning but we've learned from our mistakes.  Jason treats my kids like his own and loves them like his own.

Renewing our vows last year at Six Flags

6.  He's a jack of all trades. - Jason has a knack for knowing how to fix most things or work his way around until he gets it right.  He's super quick to learn and solve a problem.

7.  He loves me for me and lets me be me. - I'm not always a womanly woman.  If I feel like fartin' in front of him, I have no shame in my game.  He'll just fart back.

8.  He compliments me often. - I can look like I just got hit by a Mac truck and he'll tell me how beautiful I am.  I can roll out of bed with doggie doo breath and Jason will still compliment me.  He doesn't put me or my body down.

9.  He helps others. - Jason is very good about helping others and volunteering for many things.  

10.  He still makes time for me. - Even in the midst of his super busy life, Jason makes time to spend time with me.  It may be to go on a date or just lay on the couch and cuddle, but he is willing and wants to spend quality time with me.

Easter 2018

11.  He's good looking. - I think he's easy on the eyes and I enjoy looking at this manly specimen everyday.  

12.  He'll go even if he doesn't want to. - There are some things I'm interested in that Jason could care less about.  Nine times out of ten he'll attend an event or function even if it's not his jam.  He goes because he knows how important it is to me.

13.  He doesn't want to fight. - Back in the day I would've said otherwise.  But within the last few years, we've both chilled out quite a bit and would rather spend our time together living life.  We still disagree on things, but we do it without screaming and arguing with each other.

14.  He's a great cook. - Jason's got some mean kitchen skills.  He can grill and smoke meat like nobody's business.  

15.  He's also got skills in the bedroom. - 'Nuff said.

16.  He's mine. - I love him for being him.  I love him for loving me.  

Christmas 2017


Suburban prep said...

congratulations and to many more years.

tat2gurlzrock said...

Congratulations and Happy Anny! I have been with my Jason 7 years this week! You wedding vow renewal looks like it was really awesome and I love the cake!

An Apel a Day said...

What a sweet post. It's cool you got to say your vows over again. I love the costumes.

Bri Runde said...

Congratulations on 16 years! That is a wonderful accomplishment!!

Renee said...

Congratulations and wishes for many more happy years!

Yvonne W. said...

Awwww Happy Anniversary! That looks like a fun and unique vow renewal and anniversary celebration which are OUR favorite kind too!

LesleyfromWI said...

Congratulations! I have been married for 31 years and can honestly say that my husband is my best friend. It's nice when you find the right person to share your life with

Helga said...

Congratulations! You seem like such a loving couple!