Sunday, March 18, 2012

my green heart

{get off me}

Disclaimer: this is a day late, I should have written this yesterday but I was too busy enjoying the day. Apologies.

On the 17th March, 461, not yet Saint, Patrick died. Five hundred years later, people in Ireland began observing the Roman Catholic feast day of St. Patrick, but more importantly (to me anyway), 1549 years later, The Husband and I got married, in a little chapel in Lenox, Massachusetts (where my great-grandparents had been married like a 100+ years before, but probably not on St Patrick's Day).

So whereas St. Patrick's Day might mean the wearing of the green for others, for me, it's now the day I wear my heart on my sleeve. That said, today is all about The Husband, and what I love oh so much about him (just a few things though, none of us have that kind of time).

+ Sometimes, he decides that a Saturday might be Skippy Day. Which is basically a day where I am to be treated like a princess while The Husband and Fifty wait on me (this never turns out as wonderful as it sounds, but God love him, he tries... you can read about past Princess Skippy Day disasters here and here).

+ I can usually, like 99% of the time, pick out what we watch on TV.

+ Whenever we go out to dinner, and I can't finish my plate, we switch plates and he finishes mine (I don't know why this makes me happy but it does). 

+ He is a super easy going, go with the flow kind of guy (so I'm basically the yin to his yang) and when he hasn't done something that makes me want to rip his head right off, he keeps me pretty chill.

+ He would lasso the moon, wrap it up in a bow, and give it to me if he could.

+ When I discovered that he had never heard of Dr. Seuss (and was horrified) he curled up on the couch while Aidan's daughter read some to him. A D O R A B L E.

+ Back in Dublin, when we had only been together a couple of months, I got sick. Like really sick. The doctors said it was a viral infection and sent me home to my mother's.  I was in bed for days with a high fever not really able to walk around, or eat or anything (it was one of those lose six pounds kind of sicknesses) and everyday, The Husband would come over and sick next to my bed while I slept. And everyday my mother would ask me why he was there. I think that's when she figured out that he was going to be different.

+ He loves what he calls 'the funk' (think Kool & the Gang and Barry White) and will dance around the house and sing badly to it (this is very entertaining for Fifty and me).

+ He loves me and I love him.
It's pretty much a mutual appreciation society over here.

bisou

37 comments:

  1. Aw, Happy Anniversary & St. Pat's day!

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  2. happy anniversary to you and your husband :)

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  3. super sweet. and it's all true. i love me some french husband and his gentle ways. and you too of course. you wouldn't work without each other.
    aidan xo

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  4. This made me smile so much when I was reading it!! Happy Anniversary! Your French man sounds like a great man :)

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  5. Happy Anniversary, with many more to come!

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  6. Awww. Sweetest post ever. Happy anniversary!

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  7. Happy Anniversary!!! Hope you guys had an awesome day and got to spend some quality time together drinkin' green beer and stuff. :)

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  8. Awwww. Happy Anniversary :-)

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  9. this is adorable. high five to the two of you! ; )

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  10. awwww... happy anniversary to you two!

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  11. Lovely - wishing you a very happy anniversary & many more to come!

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  12. Awww...Happy anniversary! Here's to another wonderful year together! : )

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  13. cute! Happy St Patriversary Day. xx

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  14. I love this! Happy Annivery to you both!!

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  15. Happy Anniversary! All the best, live your dream!

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  16. Happy Anniversary darlin'. This was too damn sweet.

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  17. happy anniversary to you and your french lover.

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  18. He sounds a treasure. Happy anniversary and best wishes for many more to come.

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  19. He is sweeter than sweet.

    and kinda cute!

    You are such a lucky girl!

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  20. Happy Anniversary!! How romantic that you got married in the same chapel as your great-grandparents. Lenox is beautiful. I want a skippy day!!! Seriously, the dude is a KEEPER!!! xo

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  21. Awww, Sara Louise. This just made me misty-eyed...and no, it's not the afternoon wine I'm sipping on that's making me feel warm and fuzzy, it really is your post that's doing it.

    Your husband sounds fantastic. You deserve it! : )

    Happy Anniversary!

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  22. this was AWESOME! i love all the fun and unique ways you love him! happy anniversary to you guys- that is WAY better than st. pats day anyway!

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  23. Happy Anniversary!! You two are the sweetest and he is definitely a darling.
    P.S did you mean he comes and sits next to your bed - or did he really sick next to your bed. Because if he did throw up next to your bed that's really hardcore bedside manner. x x

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  24. Happy Anniversary!!! I love the pic!

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  25. Awww. ... now I love him too !
    :)
    Happy Anniversary .. a man who sits with you while you are ill is a treasure.

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  26. what a beautiful post - your hubby sounds like an absolute peach.

    you are doubly blessed - both for having him in your life, and being aware of your gratitude.

    xo

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  27. Happy anniversary, you lovely people!!

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  28. oh, this was very fun to read. i think it's really cool that you got married where your great grandparents got married. i also love how easy going my husband is because i can be a nervous wreck. i think i need to tell him about princess skippy day...

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  29. i seriously love LOVE posts! they make me get goosebumps! I love how the more time that goes by grows a deeper and deeper that love gets! truly amazing! Happy anniversary you cute thing you! :)
    -karly

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  30. Awwwww.

    No seriously - awwwwwwwwww.
    I love The Husband. He is my boyfriend for life.
    The way he looks at you (most of the time.....sometimes he looks at you like you be crazy, which is true!) is the look of love, true love! (twroooo wuuuv!)
    He is the Alexander to your Tatiana (without the death and war and angst and Russia and ... yeah .....)

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  31. Lovely! Happy anniversary to you! Your reasons are awesome (he will lasso the moon for you!) <3

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  32. Aw what a sweet post! Hope you had a great aniversary :)

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  33. Lovely post from le Petit Village!
    Hope you two had a very happy anniversary.
    Bisous d'Annecy!

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