holyhippie: (Alan Taj Mahal)
Eleven years ago today, Valkyrie and I dressed up in some really spiffy clothes, looked deep into each others eyes, and said "I Do."

Thanks for asking me to marry you, Valkyrie.

The tradition of posting something to my journal this year seems to be pretty firmly established: Here is what I had to say for all my anniversary posts.

What's above this line is a formula, what's below is my personal 'state of the marriage' thoughts. I should have posted this a week ago, on the anniversary itself - but It took until October 5th to finally sit down and write this.

There's a few reasons for that - one being that I'm very busy. Work is overall going well for me - the job is challenging and rewarding. But, I'm spending a lot more time in meetings than I used to, and I'm starting to get used to many rapid changes of topic.

Another reason for not posting about the state of the marriage before, is that this past year was a low point between Valkyrie and I. We've spent much of the year dealing with a legal issue - resolved in our favor, luckily. We've also been spending a lot of time trying to keep our relationship from falling apart. Right now, things seem to be going well - and that's about all I'm going to say on that.

To celebrate our anniversary, Valkyrie and I went to visit the Tesla factory in Fremont. We both enjoyed the tour, and are extremely excited about actually getting a Model S.

Ten Years!

Sep. 30th, 2010 06:29 pm
holyhippie: (Alan Taj Mahal)
Ten years ago today, Valkyrie and I dressed up in some really spiffy clothes, looked deep into each others eyes, and said "I Do."

Thanks for asking me to marry you, Valkyrie.

The tradition of posting something to my journal this year seems to be pretty firmly established: Here is what I had to say for all my anniversary posts.

This year, we seem to be too busy with life to do much for our anniversary. We have a 10 week old puppy at home that is absorbing a lot of time and energy. Corwin is in fourth grade, and needs lots of coaxing with homework. Kjersti is in first grade, and is getting used to the school schedule, and homework.

One very positive development - a few months ago, Valkyrie got an iPhone. This has helped communication between the two of us a lot - we are texting each other all the time. She's also joined facebook, and posted a picture of us at our wedding today.
holyhippie: (Coffee)
Nine years ago today, Valkyrie and I dressed up in some really spiffy clothes, looked deep into each others eyes, and said "I Do."

Thanks for asking me to marry you, Valkyrie.

The tradition of posting something to my journal this year seems to be pretty firmly established: Here is what I had to say for all my anniversary posts.

We seem to have done more for our anniversary this year than last year. I got Valkyrie a new coffee maker. Last weekend, we went up to Lake Tahoe. The kids and I played, while Valkyrie danced in a belly dance competition. Today, I took a couple hours off of work, and Valkyrie and I got massages.
holyhippie: (Coffee)
Eight years ago today, Valkyrie and I dressed up in some really spiffy clothes, looked deep into each others eyes, and said "I Do."

Thanks for asking me to marry you, Valkyrie.

The tradition of posting something to my journal this year seems to be pretty firmly established: Here is what I had to say for all my anniversary posts.

Today is a work day, although with lots of interruptions. We are planning on going out to dinner tonight, and leaving the kids at a drop-in daycare place. I took the Subaru to the dealership to get serviced, and got my teeth cleaned. Valkyrie had a yoga class.

About all I got for Valkyrie was a nice card. She seems happy with that. Somehow, we now seem to be more involved with living our lives, than giving showy displays of affection.
holyhippie: (Coffee)
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Seven years ago today, Valkyrie and I dressed up in some really spiffy clothes, looked deep into each others eyes, and said "I Do."

Thanks for asking me to marry you, Valkyrie.

The tradition of posting something to my journal this year seems to be pretty firmly established: Here is what I had to say for the third, fourth, fifth, and sixth anniversaries.

This year, we got one of the best gifts EVER from my brother and his girlfriend -- a weekend off! I took Valkyrie up to Alpine county, and we spent a day relaxing at a mountain resort. See the smile on Valkyrie's face? It was a good day.

The Miata is fun to drive up to the mountains too. And, even with as little as we took, we managed to stuff the trunk full. The cell phones didn't work up there, but the resort had a open Wi-Fi network, so my iPhone managed to get on the net and check email. Luckily, I didn't get any.

Six Years!

Sep. 30th, 2006 12:00 pm
holyhippie: (Coffee)
Six years ago today, Valkyrie and I dressed up in some really spiffy clothes, looked deep into each others eyes, and said "I Do."

Thanks for asking me to marry you, Valkyrie.

It seems to have become a tradition of mine that I will remember this occasion with a short post in my LiveJournal - I wasn't using LiveJournal until September 2003, so my third anniversary is the first with a note. There are also posts for the fourth and fifth.

Somehow, this year we didn't put a lot of time or thought into gifts to each other. I got Valkyrie a card that made her very happy.

At six years together, we seem to be settled down into the comfortable groove of a life together. Our kids are growing nicely, with Corwin in kindergarten, and Kjersti a Terrible (and Terrific) two.
holyhippie: (Coffee)
Five years ago today, Valkyrie and I dressed up in some really spiffy clothes, looked deep into each others eyes, and said "I Do."

Thanks for asking me to marry you, Valkyrie.

It seems to have become a tradition of mine that I will remember this occasion with a short post in my LiveJournal - I wasn't using LiveJournal until September 2003, so my third anniversary is the first with a note. Last year I also posted a note for the fourth.

Anniversary gifts for the fifth anniversary are either wood or silverware. Somehow, we ended up doing both, I think. I got a nice set of silverware for Valkyrie; and while we were shopping for the silverware, Valkyrie found four nice wooden chairs that we are now using in the kitchen.

After five years, we seem to be settling down into a comfortable life together. The kids are growing, the house is steadily becoming nicer and more organized. Kjersti radiates cuteness. Corwin is great fun, and a playful three year old. The two fight some (like kids that age will), but overall, they are very good to each other.
holyhippie: (Coffee)
Four years ago today, Valkyrie and I dressed up in some really spiffy clothes, looked deep into each others eyes, and said "I Do."

Thanks for asking me to marry you Valkyrie. It's been a good four years, and it's hard to believe that it has been that long. (Of course, having kids makes things go fast - Corwin is almost 3, and Kjersti is 5 months.)

This year, there were several different possible traditions of wedding gifts. Options included linen, silk, fruit, flowers, or appliances. I chose to give Valkyrie some silk pajamas from Victoria's Secret, and she gave me a hemp shirt and sandals.
holyhippie: (Coffee)
Three years ago today, Valkyrie and I dressed up in some really spiffy clothes, looked deep into each others eyes, and said "I Do."

Thanks for asking me to marry you, Valkyrie.

Apparently by at least one tradition, the standard gifts for the third anniversary are leather. Valkyrie got a coin purse, I got some nice slippers.
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