June 12th

Today, J-Dub and I celebrate 7 years of wedded bliss.

He claims it’s only feels like 30 minutes.

He also informed me a few moments ago that my corn-on-the-cob is always kinda tough.  Evidently I cook it wrong.  According to Google, you should boil the water first, then add the corn, return to a boil, cover, turn off the heat and let sit for 15 minutes.

Who knew?

I just throw it all in there and let it boil together. 

Today we honored our love by napping the afternoon away.  I did, anyway. 

Soon we will enjoy a tender steak on the grill with tough corn-on-the-cob.  Then watch Cheers reruns until snores fill the living room.  Mine, of course.

Naturally, seven years is not a great accomplishment, we haven’t reached our silver, golden, or even aluminum milestone, but in this day and age, I’d like to think we’re doing okay.  I asked my sweet beloved what advice he would give others for achieving marital bliss.  He answered, “I don’t know what that is.”

But he came up with a few:

1) Laugh alot—-at each other’s expense.
2)  Say “Yes Dear” often.
3) Come to the blinding realization that your twinkies are her twinkies too, so coming home to the last twinkie wrapper crumbled on the counter is just tough nookies.
4)  Realize you can’t win.
5) Never criticize her cooking.  (Oops)

All jokes aside, marriage can be a wonderful union full of rich rewards.  It takes sacrifice and unselfishness.  Giving of yourself to another and enjoying the ride.

And eating the tough corn-on-the-cob.

19 thoughts on “June 12th

  1. Oh, Angel and Justin, Congratulations to you kids! What a beautiful, amazing picture of the two of you!!! You are both too sweet for words and I wish you many many more years of wedded “bliss”. As long as you have each other and God at the center you will do just fine. I absolutely love the heart carved in the tree for generations to see! Did you just do that or has that been there since the beginning of your romance? BTW, try wrapping each ear of corn up in some saran wrap and “mic” them babies for about 3-5 minutes! Works really good and no heatin’ the kitchen up and little or no clean-up! ( I love it grilled best, however) Enjoy your steak, the corn and each other ;} Until next time .. Donna H.


      1. Wrinkles and white hair are good. I love my mother’s white hair. 🙂
        I liked that top pic because both of you look so fresh faced, natural, outdoorsy, and your hair looks so lovely in it.


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