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Monday, July 28, 2008

I thought I would find some posts from my pink archives while I am gone. enjoy

March 26, 2006 vintage pink
romance!
The above photo is a napkin i just found in a box this weekend that was given to Jeff and I right after we got married.
The night of the reception that we had at my parents house one of my moms friends had taken a sampling of food from that night and put it on a tray with flowers and had it sitting on our bed with this napkin beside it. I have never forgotten this and actually gave someone a bedside tray table for a wedding gift with this inscribed on the table. I loved it. Jeff and I were so hungry and i remember sitting there eating everything on the plate and laughing and kissing.

This week Jeff worked over 100 hours. he came home from work this morning with two consecutive sleepless nights, unshaven, exhausted and the first thing he did when he walked in was kiss me. He then put all three girls in the bike trailer and rode them around the neighborhood so i could have 15 minutes to myself.
12 years ago when i married him i thought i knew what being in love with him was and that giving me flowers was romantic. It has taken me a long time to realize that Jeff's way of showing me he loves me is by the silent acts of service ... and the flowers and chocolate are just the icing on the cake.

Napkin:

Jeff & Kristi,
Keep passion and romance alive in your marriage for many years - forever by eating raspberries and chocolate mint brownies in bed without napkins and under the covers. You enjoy life and live spontaneously. - A bed without crumbs is a marriage without romance.

9 comments:

Liz said...

Now that is romance! What a sweet husband you have!

Sharon C. said...

THOSE SILENT ACTS OF SERVICE TELL US SO MUCH. I HAVE BEEN THE RECIPIENT OF SUCH ACTS AND FEEL SO BLESSED.

Dana said...

This is one of the best posts I have ever read on your site Kristi!

Loved it!~

Jill said...

A visit to the pink archives is a great idea! I had forgotten about this awesome post. It's wonderful!

michelle said...

This is amazing, Kristi. I had forgotten this one. Such wonderful advice, too. I love love love what you said about Jeff at the end. That's true love.

Traci said...

That is really sweet! So glad you shared it!

Cecilia said...

Great post as always! Thanks for sharing this amazing experience. You're so inspiring!!!!

kim said...

Oh my goodness! I saw this when you posted it the first time around and I couldn't remember where I saw it! I thought it was such a cute idea for a wedding gift. I'm so glad you posted it again. I'm also happy I stumbled across your blog again. I'll be checking back more often. (FYI, I was roommates with Jessie Taylor in college)

Rachel said...

WHat a great post and that napkin! Such wisdom!!!