Aren’t we cute???
“This is great!! I have no idea what I’m getting myself into!! What does the preacher mean ‘for better or for worse?'”
“I’m getting married! I’m so happy! What does the preacher mean by ‘in sickness and in health?’ Steph doesn’t complain at all when she doesn’t feel good. . .”
What we’ve accomplished in six years. . .
Six years ago, I was in the process of getting ready for my wedding. My most fond memories include Dustin’s brother Wes bringing me flowers from the groom, Mom holding a hair dryer centimeters away from my back to cover up “that damn tattoo” and constantly showing my blue flowers on my boyshort panties for my “something blue.” Ahhh how the time has flown in just six short years.
Six years ago, Casa de Tow was Apartemento de Tow. We newlyweds rented a one bedroom apartment for $335 a month. Our bed was in our livingroom floor because that summer was so hot, the air conditioning unit wouldn’t make it to our room. Our curtains were mismatched towels nailed up over the windows and we shared one bathroom and it wasn’t a problem. Dustin’s 93′ Ford pickup and my 96′ Mustang were paid off and we didn’t even contemplate the idea of needing a new vehicle. We ate out twice a week and didn’t have a clue on what being in debt was like. My specialty in the kitchen was box spaghetti and heating up Ragu’ and everyday when we got home from work we played Playstation 2. We were in bed by 10:00 p.m. so we could watch King of Queens because it reminded us of our life besides Dad living with us like it is in the show. And thoughts of changing diapers were not even in the picture. . .ahhhh memories. . .
Six years later, we own a 3 bedroom house in a small town for (after we refinance) less than $700 a month. Ironically enough our bed is in our livingroom because the girls played and watched movies all day yesterday on it. I still haven’t passed any classes on how to match curtains with your decor, so the ones that are too small in the livingroom will probably come down soon. As for the two full bathrooms in our house, yep, Dustin is outnumbered seeing as how the littliest Tow decided to get potty-trained. If it weren’t for those cute Princess panties Daddy might have had a chance on not getting booted out of a bathroom. Ellie sure does love her big girl Princess panties! My 06′ Ford F-150 that offers ample backrow seating and was bought because of its ability to let me breastfeed in the backseat (I know too much information) is three years from being paid off and Dustin’s “hand me down from Mom and Dad” 02′ Tahoe is paid off. We eat out maybe twice a month but have realized we like our food more than most restaurants. My specialty in the kitchen is pretty much anything. I love to cook and Dustin is in charge of the grill. Amazing what ingredients you can buy when you save the money from going out to eat. As a stay-at-home Mama of five-year-old Emma and two-year-old Ellie, I’m not sure when I do get off work? Dustin comes home and occassionally plays our upgraded PS3 but usually finds something to do around the house. We are never in bed by 10:00 p.m. because Dustin is in the shower and I’m picking up around the house. I catch up on TV, emails or reading (lately it’s reading) and Dustin kisses me three times like we’ve done for the last six years before he’s off to bed. I follow two or three hours later because I do enjoy my quiet time at night.
Okay so maybe alot has changed in six years. A few things we’ve expanded on would be our house size, Dust’s paycheck and my waistline a few times which goes with expanding our family. Granted, Dustin has gained 10 pounds since we got married, but seems to be losing more hair each year. But what a great looking released from prison early because of good behavior, shaved head husband I have! Have you seen him on his motorcycle lately, it’s a little scary with all that facial hair and shining bald head. . .
Our love has expanded because we’ve gone from the puppy love stage to a deeper love. We toasted or really high fived each other for making it six years and decided to make the next six years a little less challenging. We’re done with having more kids and Emma won’t be a teenager yet, so maybe these next six years will be a piece of cake. For all of those that have finally quit laughing at my optimistic attitude, here’s to another six years married to a man that challenges me everyday, loves me unconditionally and in the end accepts me and wants to do it all over again each day. I love you more than anyone else could and can’t wait to see what’s in the next six years.