Thursday, February 14, 2008

And now for something completely different

Valentine's Day, 2008

My wife is a little out of it after a long day with children. The late dinner we ate just took it right out of her. She's next to me on the couch, dressed to kill, and we're blogging.

I don't know why people say we're not like other families.

She assures me that we're only blogging for now. And that's reassuring for me, because hey, you buy a girl a nice dinner, bring her flowers, put the kids to bed, and then...homeschool blog? I dunno.

We're writing this (well, I am. She's making a valiant effort not to fall asleep on my shoulder) because although bad news travels fast, good news seems to go nowhere. It seems like doom and gloom is everywhere (you've all heard about the poor kids at Northern Illinois by now), but people often seem to keep their good news to themselves.

We're bucking the trend. We've got an announcement to make (hi, mom!) and we won't be silenced. I hope you're ready because here it is:

We've been married nearly ten years
- that's not it, wait for it -
and we're in love.

That's right. We're married and have two kids. We live in a little tiny baby pretend apartment with noisy litterbugs for neighbors. My car smells like puke. I made, like, $20,000 last year. Next year probably won't be a lot better.

And we're wildly, passionately in love.

DW (dear wife) just said, "I think you're right!" as I typed this, so that clinches it.

Maybe some time soon we'll go into how this came about, but for now we hope it's enough to know that somewhere out there are two people in love, making it work, fighting like cats and dogs sometimes, but in love.

Ewwww. Our poor kids.

Remember that part in Jerry McGuire when Rene Zellweger's character says "I love him for the man he wants to be, and the man he almost is"? Or something? Well, we've learned to love each other for the man and woman we are today.

So that's it. We now return to our regular programming.

Just thought you should know.


Zelda said...

"That just makes me want to puke all over your head, Sir!"

A lot of people will find that a wildly inappropriate response but a lot of people don't understand...(and can't see me getting all misty-eyed and uncomfortable with the display of raw emotion)...its not called arrested development for nothing.

Congratulations and Happy Valentine's Day.

LBJ said...

That's...wonderful. Capital blog. Most capital. A toast to you both :)


my5wolfcubs said...

And I thought the announcement was going to be that there was going to be another prince in attendance at King Alfred Academy! But being in love is just as good. Or maybe even better...there is always time for more princes (or princesses!). Hope you're typing the same thing next year, and the year after that, and the year... :)
Lee, still in love after almost 15 years
PS I met my dh when we were students at NIU.

Brittney said...

Zelda...You make me laugh! Your comment was wildly appropriate in so many ways! In no way what-so-ever was I (or Collin) offended. Thanks for checking though...

Smiling at you...

Brittney said...

It warms my heart to hear others in love as well. We really want to pass on the good news since there seems to be so much bad. And about the little "princes"...that would be good news, huh!

So sorry to hear about your alma mater.

Brittney said... make me smile!
I love YOU!

Anonymous said...

That has to be the sweetest thing I've read in awhile! How true that people often keep the good news to themselves, a shame really so all we hear is doom and gloom. Whoohoo for love! :)

LisaWA said...

I started thinking this was a baby announcment! But love is just as good... and what makes babies! lol

What a great post.... precious!

Happy Late Valentines....


Anonymous said...

It's so cute that your dh blogs with you. Mine could care less. It's into other techno things with his laptop glued to his side.

SKELLER said...

awwwww. i just love it when married people love each other. :-) a wonderful post.