Friday, July 30, 2010

Love goggles

Often we hear the expression "Beer goggles" when a man gets very intoxicated and ends up spending some intimate time with a woman he finds less than attractive the next morning when he's sober, but I have a new term that I just realized I have been experiencing....."Love goggles".

Big Daddy is a big man, a little over 6'3" and a little over 300 lbs. (good thing I do not use his real name, although most of my followers know exactly who he is, don't tell him about this please). But I've never really noticed that he's probably at his heaviest these days until I saw some pictures that my mother-in-law took during their visit with us a few weeks back.

Seriously I was shocked when I saw some of the pictures at exactly how big of a figure he is these days. So I must be looking at him on a daily basis through my "Love goggles", as how else could I not notice it?

I still see him with my minds eye that recalls him from our dating days. Now granted he wasn't a skinny Minnie back when we were dating but he sure wasn't anywhere near what he is now.

Now I can't really say that it is a case of "Love is blind" as I do notice his receding hair line and that patch in the back that is getting a bit thinner these days, but for some reason I don't notice the weight change.

But it doesn't bother me that I see him through my "Love goggles", as he's still the same man who makes me laugh, does a wonderful job of supporting our family, loves our children with all his heart and frustrates me on a regular basis....let's just hope he has on his "Love goggles" when he's looking at me lately too....d'oh

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Shhh, don't tell anyone, but......

......I can't wait to be able to actually parent my own children on my own.....without having others try to do it for me before I have a chance to get a word out of my mouth......*sigh*

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Such simple words....

....but yet they have such meaning.

Yesterday was mine and Big Daddy's 13th wedding anniversary and he came home with a dozen roses and a card. I kind of expected the flowers, he usually remembers them but I was floored that he purchased a card. A rare occurrence these days. Even more rare was the simple yet profound sentiment on the inside.......

Just so you know, I only plan to tag along until about the end of time or so.

Talk about floods of happy tears!!! It was a rare expression of how he truly felt that I will remember and treasure always! *sniff sniff*

Friday, July 2, 2010

17 years and counting...

It was on this date 17 years ago that Big Daddy and I officially became a couple. And even though it was technically after midnight making it July 3rd and not July 2nd, Big Daddy said it wasn't really the 3rd until after you went to bed and woke up. So for the last 16 years we've celebrated our dating anniversary a day earlier than we really should. I'm not really going to argue with him about it though, as I'm glad to have that extra day with that hard-working, soft-lovin' man of mine.

I always chuckle when I think of how the state of our "coupleness" came about. We were saying "goodbye" after hanging out at my parents house and I asked him "So does this mean we are a couple now?" Big Daddy replied "I don't know, I'm not very good at long distance relationships." You see I was a little over a month away from going away to college. I would be 3+ hours away, but only for one semester as Big Daddy was already planning on going to the same college starting the semester after I would be up there. For years I used to tell people that either I did all the work in our relationship during those short 4 months or he was better at it than he thought. ;)

One month shy of our 3 year dating anniversary he popped the question by telling me he had a present in his pants. Now I know what you are thinking but his shorts didn't have any pockets so the ring box was literally in his pants, or at least the waist band of his pants. LOL Classic Big Daddy! Then 13 months later we were hitched, just 10 days after our 4 year dating anniversary. So that means in 10 days we will have been married for 13 years!!!

Where has the time gone???

I have no clue but I can tell you that I have thoroughly enjoyed the last 17 years with Big Daddy and I wouldn't change a thing, in our relationship that is.

So here's to another 17 years Big Daddy!!! May they be filled with as much love and laughter as the past 17 years!!! I LOVE YOU!!!!