Wood or Silverware?

Erik and I have been together for 5 years this month.   And so we can choose from the traditional gift of wood or the modern gift of silverware.   Since we aren't traditional, in that we aren't legally married, I suppose we should forego the wood.   But silverware?   I'm not thinking that's such a great idea since we already have enough in the drawer for the two of us.   We planted a couple more new trees recently so that's probably good enough to cover the wood.   We'll go with that.

A lot has changed in 5 years.   Erik sold his place up north and moved down here to our little ranch.   Although I already had the dogs, they really needed a papa, so that's a good thing.   We added Harry and Gunny and several chickens.  Two years ago we brought Toby home and he's been a very good addition.   Roosters bring good luck, you know.   

We now have some fruit trees and other trees that are growing nicely.   In another 5 years they should all be pretty awesome.   We remodeled the living room, the master bath, the laundry room, and had several other projects done.   Always more to do.... like a new kitchen?   Someday soon.

We love spending time with Erik's girls when we're able.   Melinda loves a great guy and so we  have Pete as part of the family.  They moved from San Francisco to New York where she was offered a full ride to a graduate program at NYU.   They love New York and we are so happy for them, although it's quite far away.   Carli graduated from Portland Art Institute with a degree in Apparel Design,  moved to California, and has her dream job at BCBG.   Who could ask for more when it comes to happy and healthy kids?   

I am not sharing photos today.   I just wanted to take the day to acknowledge my life with a wonderful man.   We'll probably share a special bottle of wine next weekend....cork is made from wood, right?   Here's to many many more, Honey of mine.

Comments

TexWisGirl said…
awww. congrats on 5 yrs together! i like the tree idea. :)
Congratulations and would LOVE to have seen a photo of you two.
Karen said…
I have to agree with Diane! Happy Happy Five year celebration :-)

Very sweet - happy Anniversary!!
Mary said…
Happy Five Year Anniversary! Planting trees is a beautiful way to celebrate. You have lots and lots of love in your life! It doesn't get any better than that!
Tabor said…
We have to go with the twists and turns if we want to be happy. Sounds like you have the best of the last five years, though.
Lynne said…
Congratulations on Five Years with your "Honey!" I think the planting of a few trees at the ranch sounds like a grand idea for your five year celebration!
CountryDew said…
Congratulations! Five years is great, and you have had a full plate from the sound of it. Nicely done!
Congratulations, technically cork is from a tree so yes it would qualify as wood. Save your corks and do something artistic with them for the memories.
Laurrie said…
A big heart to a successful blended family. Except for the donkeys still being too fat, all is good and all is clearly appreciated. This was nice to read.
simply bev said…
Happy Anniversary! Trees, corks - sounds like you've got your wood to mark the occasion. Congrats!
Michelle said…
Congrats on your five years together!
Green Monkey said…
what a lovely post! and happy anniversary!

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