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Friday, November 29, 2013

The Story of Us

This weekend's Trifextra challenge: a 33-word free write.

Hubs and my upcoming vow renewal (in honor of our 15th anniversary) has me feeling all gooey and lovey-dovey lately. Groaning and eye rolling are perfectly understandable.


First blind date
Hello, fate

Married fast
"Will it last?"

Honeymoon
Baby soon

And another
Joined big brother

Fifteen years
Sometimes tears

Mostly smiles
Despite trials

Love abounds
And surrounds

You

Me

Us


Before stretch marks, worry lines, gray hair and all
the fun bonuses that come with children.

In the interest of full disclosure, that kid on the right is
really about 4 inches taller than me. (Thank you, heels!)


35 comments:

  1. Nicest blog entry I have read in a long time! Congratulations...

    Oh, I voted and fell into a black hole of Mommies! There are 687 of them... I was lucky to get out of there!

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    1. Awww! Thanks for the kind words, Ted.

      Oh, and thanks for braving the mommy blogs. Glad you made it out alive. :)

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  2. You haven't aged a day! How is this possible?

    ps. Nice story.

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    1. Haha! You should see the portrait of me in the attic. ;)

      Thank you, Paul!

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  3. There aren't enough votes in the universe to give this poem the praise it deserves. So precious it made me cry. Happy anniversary, sweet friend. You have a beautiful family.

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    1. Oh, Valerie. You are so sweet! Your lovely comment means more to me than you know. Thank you for being such a wonderful friend! XOXO

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  4. Beautiful children, beautiful family! This post should be framed and on the wall with all your wedding photos.

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    1. Wow! Thank you, Tina. I might just do that. :)

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  5. A great poem that seems like a cheer as well. :) You have a lovely family.

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    1. Well, I was a cheerleader eons ago, so that works. Haha.

      Thank you!

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  6. Aw, so lovely! And, btw, you still look pretty darn awesome! Lovely post, Ivy. Congratulations on fifteen years and a gorgeous family! :)

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    1. Thank you for the ego boost, Suzanne! :) I'm pretty proud of our little fam.

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  7. So sweet and lovely. No eye rolling at all - none! Love the photos too. Happy anniversary and congratulations on 15 years! oxox.

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    1. Thank you so much, my friend! XOXO

      BTW, I'm so thrilled to see your work being recognized by the community. I always enjoy your words. :)

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    2. Oh, thanks for saying that, Ivy! It is really thrilling to be among such amazing writers and caring people here. oxox back at ya!

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  8. This was beautiful, Ivy :) And your kids are adorable.

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    1. Thank you, Yeshasvi! And I tend to agree about the kids. :)

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  9. I don't even know where to start, with your beautiful bride picture.. Or with the one today.. The one that shies all the history, that tells your love story even more than your gorgeous words

    As a true romantic and a believer in fate, I love that it found you and hubby and stayed.

    Of Ivy, you're beautiful inside and out, funny, irreverent, irresistibly wonderful.. And I am so proud to call you friend.

    Happy anniversary beautiful. Xoxox

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    1. Kir, your comments always make my day. You are such a sweetheart. I wish I was half as awesome as you make me sound. Hell, I'd even settle for a fourth. :)

      Thank you my kind, beautiful friend! XOXO

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  10. Oohhhh... Plus, I love love love those shoes. ;-)

    Much love girlfriend Xoxo

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    1. Thanks! You wouldn't believe how comfy they are. :)

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  11. Great poem. Congratulations on you anniversary.
    As someone who recently celebrated 42 years of marriage I can only say it gets even better over time.

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    1. Thank you so much. Congrats to you for 42 years. I love marriage success stories. :)

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  12. Congratulations on 15 years. I met my husband on a blind date too, and we've been together for 30 years. Best wishes for many more loving years together.

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    1. Thanks, Tara! Congrats to you on 30 years. That's awesome--especially starting from a blind date. So cool. :)

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  13. Congrats, Ivy. Lovely poem. I can't help but smile at your husband seated on that throne. I love it.

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    1. Thanks, Steph! That was taken on a Disney cruise, and we couldn't pass up that throne photo op. But Hubs knows who's really running things around here. ;)

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  14. You big sap!!!
    A very Happy Anniversary.
    Beautiful story, beautiful family. Cheers to another 15!!

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  15. Happy Anniversary Ivy! Cute write! May there be many more married years and many more lovely poems! Don't forget to come back and vote!

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  16. Aww,so sweet-love happy love stories!And just look at you-looking younger than ever Ivy -15 years later-such cute kids and I like that your King got the throne,lol!Happy Anniversary to you both and may you celebrate many more:-)

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  17. Thanks for sharing such personal memories. Happy Anniversary to you and your husband. Like I always say, there is nothing more important than Love. Glad you found it and that it is still going strong. May you both have many more years of happiness together.

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  18. Very sweet post. Happy Anniversary to you both!

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