The Happyish Homestead

Monday, August 8, 2011

Now and Then

This week Bryce and I will be celebrating our eight year if anyone wants to take our kids so we can go out....

I thought I would do a brief comparison of what it our marriage was like back then, and what it is like now:


(note written to Bryce at the early part of our marriage...warning: extremely mushy)

My Dearest Bryce,

I love you. I am so glad that I married you, you make me so happy.

You've given me things that I lived without just fine before, but will never be able to live without again.

Thank you for your love, patience, goodness, example, righteousness, personality, hard work ambition and sincerity.

I love you with all of my heart.

Your wife,



(email sent to Bryce on Friday)

5 reasons why I should not have to fulfill my dinner responsibilities this evening:

  1. We have no food in our house because I cannot summon the courage to take four children to the grocery store.

  2. Meg took off her diaper and peed in her panties at nap time.

  3. She took off those panties and put on new panties and pooped in those panties.

  4. I had to clean off Meg's leg, foot, bum, and panties.

  5. I hate the Medford Irrigation District.


Whatever you decide.

*Please note that Bryce came home with dinner, a movie, and ice cream...



  1. I LOVE it!!! I wish Kelly had email at work :)

  2. haha, i giggled out loud as soon as i saw your recent email... i am glad you shared.

  3. I would volunteer to take your children, but then I read your second letter to Bryce and was turned off to say the least, also, we live 2 states away. You're much nicer about asking for dinner to be brought home then I am. I send a text that says I'm starving and am to tired to cook, bring me _______ (fill in desired fast food item here) please, and make sure you use the chase card. Love you. Then I don't respond to any text messages or phone calls following said texts so that I can make sure he actually follows through.

  4. Early love is great, but being able to be yourself with the one you love after years and years together has it's privileges too. Happy anniversary and here's to many, many more. (Hopefully next anniversary won't involve the spilling of any bodily fluids from little ones! lol.)

  5. Just fly them on out. I'll be happy to babysit, though it's probably cheaper to pay even the most expensive YW from your ward...


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