Jul 20, 2010

Only 2 years?

The hubs and I have been married for two years! Yesterday, July 19th, was our 2-year anniversary. It feels like we've been married for a lot longer, because we've actually been together almost 9 years.

I feel like we are closer now than we have ever been. I think making a family, this little baby inside me, has drawn us together, so much more than ever before. Knowing this baby is coming gives us extra permission for staring at each other with googly eyes, and more hugs and belly rubs, and just knowing that we did this.

We are so much more than just me and him.

We went to Asheville to celebrate the two-year mark. We got married in the mountains, and because our hearts belong there anyway. We stayed two nights, which flew by because we stayed so busy. Already a tradition, staying in Asheville on our anniversary. Next year we will have a 7-month old with us!

Another tradition we've started is getting a small version of our wedding cake from the same bakery: carrot cake with hazelnut filling and cream cheese frosting. I forgot to take a picture of it, but here's a shot of it from our wedding day:

At the bakery, we decided to have some food. I got the most scrumptious VBLT (vegetarian BLT). I don't remember what Kevin got, but surely it wasn't as good as mine. Our ticket number was 42. Don't you know 42 is the answer to ultimate question of life, the universe, and everything?

And aren't these salt and pepper shakers just darling? I thought them appropriate for us, considering we are so different yet are so perfect together.

We walked around downtown and found art for the baby room (finally, doing a little something!) and getting caught in the rain. We saw old friends and met their new baby boy (he's a deliciously chubby baby with red hair and blue eyes). We also played Balderdash with Kevin's sister, her husband, and two others. Have you ever played Balderdash? So fun!

We stayed up late watching movies on tv and cuddling. And we left early on Monday, our anniversary, to come home. We stopped at noon on the dot, found a cute wall, and took our picture in front of it. Two years, exactly!

Last night was our first Bradley Method childbirth class. There are 8 couples in the class. One other couple is having their baby at the birth center, with our midwife! They are due one month before us. Another couple is due on our exact due date! The class has 3 other teachers, besides me, and 2 other people who work with music in some way, like Kevin.

I do a lot of research anyway, so the teacher didn't say anything new to me. But already it's helped me and Kevin get more in tune with each other, preparing for the birth of this baby. I think it will be good for him, too, to be around other new dads. I'm glad to be connecting to other pregnant moms. I haven't been able to talk to another pregnant ladies much since sharing the news after our 3-month mark.

I thought it was neat that our first childbirth class was on our anniversary. And after the class, we treated ourselves to some On The Border. Delicious black beans and rice (can we say MORE PROTEIN???).

I love you hubs!


  1. I did know that 42 was the answer to life, the universe and everything!!! Best books ever written. Seriously.

    Happy anniversary :)

  2. Wow 2 years! Happy Anniversary Kevin and Kristina!! Im so glad that you like your classes and I think it is great you two get to do something like that together, hugs!

  3. Love your photos and story!


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