Thursday, July 10, 2008

our sixth year in this glamorous life

yesterday was our sixth anniversary. can you believe it? me neither.

since we have been married, our lives have been nothing short than thrilling.
to commemorate our six years of wedded bliss, i am going to list 6 things that are really important to BIG T and little h(that's us)!
in no particular order:

1. the bountiful temple
this is the beautiful and special place we were married and sealed together for time and all eternity. this temple was chosen because of my own personal vanity. i wanted to be the only bride at that temple on my wedding day, and i was!!!

2. our saturday and sunday morning breakfast tradition.

we always try and have a big breakfast together on the weekends. we all look forward to it. we all have preparation assignments. thomas is the king-grits makers. i sneak the chocolate chips into the waffles. reagan barks orders. scarlett feeds meatball her food.
we have morning prayer. we chit chat. we skim the newspaper. we plan the day's activities. it brings us closer together. the family that eats and prays together, stays together.

3. reagan. being parents together has helped us learn more about ourselves and how to better serve one another and how to love and forgive more fully.
kids can be tough bizness. but few things can bring you closer together.

but pretty adorable bizness too.

4. and scarlett. we really like her too.

being a mother to a girl has made me want to be a better woman.

5. wholoesome recreational activities and hard work. this number is a combo. we can't have one without the other.
thomas often gets exasperated with my tendency towards the ridiculous. it's true. i am a bit wacky. (did you know that?) but we have a good time together. and i appreciate that he indulges me on my whims. and i think he has started to show some of his personal wackiness...

happy bird-day parties
an incredible affinity for everybody loves raymond.
robert e. leestein. cracks me up everytime i think of it!!!
watching civil war/revolutionary war documentaries and laughing at inappropriate times. watching anything and laughing at inappropriate times.
the soup. friday nights at 9pm.
posing with firearms, assault rifles even.

and not many husbands will dress up in costume for their wives. i consider myself very lucky indeed.
and the all important yin to wholesome recreations activities yang: WORK

thomas at work in his office
thomas receiving some award for his work. me WORKING by holding a squirmy child.
thomas graduating from law school because of hard work. i am wearing a cute dress that i WORKED really hard to find. (does blogging count as work?)

6. finally, on a serious note. the gospel of our Savior Jesus Christ. it is what truly binds us together. we know it is true.
without it we would be lost. with it, we have everything.

don't be jealous of our glamorous life.

(thomas was sleeping in this picture. dreaming about georgia football, i am sure.)

since this is a wedding post, let me shout from the rooftops this exciting news!!! i can't believe that i have neglected to post this amazing morsel of beck family information!!! david (also known as boo boo 'round these parts) is engaged!!! the fantastic bride is the lovely christine. they will be married on august 2nd in the salt lake temple! i have only heard good things about christine. you read that right, i've only HEARD good things. i haven't met her yet. everyone else in the family has but me and mine. i think it is a vast conspiracy. like i am the one in the family that would scare her off...please.

everyone in the fam is completely delighted. especially my mom. once the lovebirds seal the deal, we are going to have to pick another topic to dominate all our familial conversations.

hereforth they shall be called daventine. this one name business is so much easier to type than two names.

wow, this was dreadfully long. good job to those of you that made it through.


Kristen said...

although i don't think i've left a comment before...i really enjoy reading your blog. it always makes me smile and usually makes me laugh too. look at all the happy marriages and babies that have come from homecoming 2001. now, if we can just find someone for dave.....

Emily & Jeremy said...

LOVE it. you guys are a super hot couple. the passion is burning through the screen. i miss you guys. when will i ever see you again!?!?!!?

are you serious about planning a nashvull trip? i would love to go there!!!

Mindi said...

i LOVED this post and i am so pathetic because i don't even "know" you, yet i feel like i KNOW YOU!!!!! you do lead a very glam life--hey, any chick who works the princess lea buns is a friend of mine--and i still like you even though you got married like only 2 seconds ago, leaving me an old lady.


lrbodine said...

Happy Anniversary! I learned a lot about you just now.l

Angie said...

Happy Anniversary! I remember your wedding. It was so beautiful. I had always wondered why you choose the Bountiful temple. Good call on being the only bride there.

Livin' Single said...

wow, 6 years. did you know that the longest relationship i was ever in was a couple of months? eternity is going to be a long time. congratulations, you two!! you are great. and i love that picture of reagan sitting in that chair at the baseball game. he looks soooo small and cute!

Ashley said...

Happy Anni and also, I have never seen a more beautiful couple than what was it, deventine? Besides you and Thomas and me and Collin, of course :) They are like magazine worthy.

Paula said...

Heidi, I can't believe it's been six years already. Wow. I loved the post and I can related on so many of your points. I agree that having a girl (or any child really) totally wants to make me be a better woman/person. I also loved the ying/yang of work and play as well. By the way, where did you get your fabulous dress, belt and shoes? I can't find any cute summer shoes right now and it's bugging me. It was suppose to be the summer of dress as well and that isn't working out too well either.

Anonymous said...

Loved this post as always! That was a great picture of you and Thomas and your dress is awesome! Of course you always looks awesome and were you trying to show off your calf? Good work! Your brother's soon to be wife is gorgeous. She will be a beautiful bride! Congrats on 6 years and 2 beautiful kids!

Sarah Beck said...

Congrats Big T and little h! By the way, is that grey dress (the one when you 2 are in your living room) from Target? I love that dress. I've been drooling at it for a while. I would never thing to put a belt in it (and your hair looks cute too)

Jefferey and Victoria said...

6 years is a long time when you are a newly wed still celebrating every 6 months! Congrats on the fabulousness

Caroline said...

Love the post! Happy Anniversary! Love the picture of you and Thomas. He is a great man to put up with your craziness!
Scarlett looks just like Thomas!

amanda said...

Loved your post. You are such a genuine person and I love that!
And- happy birthday to Scarlett!

Caroline said...

PS-I love that y'all have weekend breakfast together! So sweet!

Ryan and Julianne said...

Happy 6 years of wedded bliss! And hey, your calves look really good in one of those pictures...very good indeed.

Love the name Daventine. Saves so much time and effort on the keyboard. They really look so terrific together. I've heard nothing but good about her, I'm excited to meet her.

But anyway, this isn't about Daventine, it's about you. And so -- happy anniversary to you!

Erin said...

yes, a match made in heaven. i think you're hilarious and i LOVE the waffle idea. THANKS!!!

Leigh Collins said...

Congrats on the anniversary tribute yourself! I mean, we may be crazy moms, but we do love our husbands!

Wade, Nicole, Nora, & Audrey said...

Wow...could you have any more comments on this post?!!! oh, I mean, happy 6th anniversary! ;) YOu guys have a great life!!

on a side note...Nora and Audrey wore the dresses you gave them on Sunday and they got so many compliments! THanks for your great taste and friendship!

THE AUG BLOG said...

Congratulations on your anniversary. You are lucky to have had the temple all to yourselves on your wedding day. We picked a day that wouldn't be as busy to get married as well. Glad to see things are going well.

Mark Beck said...

eoheidi, this is your brother mark...i'm coming home this weekend!! I can't wait to beat you in a 5k!

McClellan Family said...

Wow, girl! This is only your 21st comment! Loved your post. Congrats on 6 years. I still remember your beautiful wedding. You were a gorgeous bride and 6 years later- you're just as fabulous. I thought of you tons when we were in Blue many memories. Wanted to visit you but they kept me SO busy! Thank goodness for blogging.
Love ya,

Carie said...

I love this post . . . I am a big fan of happy marriages.

The High Family- said...

Wow...okay barbie and ken you are making all the rest of us look bad. You run 5ks and he makes waffles every weekend for the fam. I am impressed. Oh ya, and David's soon to be wifey is so beautiful. You Becks really know how to pick em.

Omgirl said...

Thanks for the shout out, Heidi. I've been reading up on you, and I think we're meant to be best friends. 1) both married 6 years 2) two kids, a boy and a girl, 3) making fun of everyone is our favorite past time as a couple 4)Best in Show 5) Oh Brother Where Art Thou, 6) Husband goes by BigK, which is like Big T
See what I mean?

Mink News said...

Oh, I really love this post.

You do have a glamorous life!!! You look gorgeous in that picture of you two! Congratulations.
Are you guys still heading out to UTah in August? I you want to stay at our house for a hile you are more than welcome!!!!
OH AND I can't bleive Thomas is on Bar #3! Its like Dave droped off the Earth, I am sorry! But I know, of anybody know you do. I still remember all your single days in Tuscaloosa!