Monday, December 29, 2008

Felice Ottavo Anniversario

Everything sounds so much more romantic in Italian. I'm sure even asking where the restroom is in Italian would sound like a sonnet to an English speaker. In this case, the Italian truly is a romantic thing, as these musical syllables are wishing my husband a happy eighth anniversary.

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As I'm sure all the mushy things I've told and will tell him would make the strongest of you nauseated, I will refrain from sharing. But I will say this, it's nice to get to keep your best friend forever, mine, all mine, ah-ha-ha-ha...(that was an evil laugh, and thanks for keeping me Chris, not that you would even be able to return me as I lost the receipt, sorry :)

Warning: 18th Shakespearean Sonnet follows, mushy.

Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?
Thou art more lovely and more temperate:
Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May,
And summer's lease hath all too short a date:
Sometime too hot the eye of heaven shines,
And often is his gold complexion dimm'd;
And every fair from fair sometime declines,
By chance or nature's changing course untrimm'd;
But thy eternal summer shall not fade
Nor lose possession of that fair thou owest;
Nor shall Death brag thou wander'st in his shade,
When in eternal lines to time thou growest:
So long as men can breathe or eyes can see,
So long lives this and this gives life to thee.

10 comments:

Brenny said...

That was so lovely. There is nothing like Shakespeare on a Monday. Love it. Very cute picture. Happy Anniversary. I hope you two have a great day celebrating.

Melisa said...

Awww, congrats! Winter weddings are great! What a great picture! You guys make a great picture with your super dark hair and his super light hair.

mommymuse said...

I'm controlling myself :). Cute, cute, cute, and happy anniversary--hope you have many, many--like, a whole eternity many--more!

Natalie said...

Dolce! Dolce! I always love eating at Macaroni Grill because they play "How to speak Italian" in the restrooms; I think I learned to say "I'd like to exchange some money" and it sounded marvelous. :) But I digress...congratulations on eight wonderful years of marriage. You two are one of the cutest couples ever; that picture is darling. Have you ever read Epithamalion by Edmund Spenser? I think we may be the only two women on the planet who are big enough literature dorks and sappy enough to love it, but it's great. :)

The Hoyal Family said...

Happy Anniversary! You guys still look just like you did when you got married!

Deanne said...

Happy Anniversary!

Mommy Of 2 said...

Oh Happy 8th. Hope you both had a great day and many more to come. Cute picture of you both too:)

Mike and Melissa said...

Happy Anniversary! I didn't know that December was your special month. It was nice seeing you guys at the family Christmas party! Thanks for the popcorn maker...I realized there are two bowls, which are way cute.

Welch Mom said...

Happy Anniversary to the cute couple!

Steve and Claudia said...

What a gorgeous couple! Happy Anniversary!! Raela just got me up and going with a blog -- I had written you a note on HER site last week -- everyone needs to be patient with the learner...!! Your blog is just so entertaining, I added your link on my site.