May 24, 2012

Tis a Gift to be Simple

Hubs and I celebrated our third wedding anniversary yesterday.  He made a fantastic dinner, and surprised me with a gallon of orange tea from Petro's and a custard pie from S&S Cafeteria.  I was in seventh heaven.  If you asked my younger self to describe the perfect anniversary celebration, I'm fairly positive I would not have described sitting on the back porch, drinking iced tea in grubby shorts and no makeup.  It was perfect though. 
We gazed out at the oak tree where Hubs proposed and where we were married.  I am so very lucky to be married to a man who helps me slow down, and who I have the best time just sitting around shooting the breeze.  He has taught me that so much joy comes from the simplest things.

He also was ready for me to quit taking pictures of the lovely meal he prepared, and sit my ass down to eat.
In addition to being an excellent companion, Hubs is amazing on the grill.  Delicious lamb chops, grilled simply seasoned with salt and pepper, roasted asparagus, and Ina Garten's roasted potatoes with mustard.

Please note Buddy in the background.  He is dying to celebrate his parents' anniversary with a piece of lamb.  It didn't happen.

I walked down the aisle to Appalachian Spring, also known as Simple Gifts.  The words are just how i feel about my life with Hubs.

'Tis the gift to be simple, 'tis the gift to be free

'Tis the gift to come down where we ought to be,

And when we find ourselves in the place just right,

'Twill be in the valley of love and delight.

When true simplicity is gain'd,

To bow and to bend we shan't be asham'd,

To turn, turn will be our delight,

Till by turning, turning we come 'round right.
Some people might want fancy trips or expensive gifts.  Apparently you can just give me a good old custard pie, and I become a complete sap!


  1. How sweet! Congrats on another wonderful year!!

  2. happy anniversary friend!! i think that sounds like the perfect, relaxing evening and the menu sounds even more amazing

  3. Happy anniversary! I walked down the aisle to Appalachian Spring too - Aaron Copeland is a genius!

  4. That sounds like a lovely way to celebrate! It's like our Friday nights -- they used to be about going to dinner or to the bar and now we're quite content coming home, making dinner and opening a bottle of vino.

  5. This makes me happy... simplicity is so underrated! Happy, happy anniversary my almost wedding twin!


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