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Lessons Learned Two Years Later

When Luke and first started dating we were two young crazy kids in love.

Well I'm not sure if we were in love at that point, but it came eventually.

But we were young and still had a lot to learn.

One area we still had room to grow in was the art of giving flowers and the art of knowing how to receive a gift.

Me=How to receive a gift

We both had a little something to learn.

So lets go to the day we both learned a lesson.

I can't remember what the occasion was or why Luke was giving me flowers but I do remember it was within the first 6 months or so of us dating.

Maybe it was our first Valentine's day, which was awkward. I wasn't good at dating, which could be why Luke is the only guy I've dated, and also why I wanted to marry him after the first year and just be done with the whole dating thing.

Too bad it took me FOUR MORE YEARS to decide to marry me.

How many times can I beat a dead horse?

Anyways, back to 2004 when we just started dating. We were celebrating something and Luke came to my apartment with a vase of flowers.

The ugliest flowers I had ever seen in my life.

I took one look at them and said, and I quote:

"hm, those are nice did you pick them in a field on the way over?"

No lie. I said that.

Just to clarify Luke is the sweetest person I have ever met. And very patient. Obviously.

I on the other hand am not, and there are probably plenty of people who could testify to this.

We do not need your testimonies right now, thank you.

I don't remember what happened after that, but I do know that we STILL laugh about that incident and he did marry me.

So he knew what he was getting into, just saying.

He swears that it did not hurt his feelings and he liked it cause I was "real" with him.

The moral of the story is he has gotten better at buying me flowers and I have gotten better at holding my tongue. Most of the time.

I mean look at these beautiful flower he sent to me today for our anniversary:

These definitely weren't picked from any field.

Oh and for further clarification, he didn't pick the original flowers out of a field either.

And please don't hate me after this post, I was young, and well, young.

But don't worry after the incident we got married and two years later we are celebrating our anniversary. Here we are in all our two year marital glow.

Proof that you will never look as good as you did on your wedding day.

By the way, after we took this picture Luke told me he thought my hair looked good. Bless him. He is a good husband.


  1. lol. one of your funnier posts, methinks:) and that's really sayin' something.

    Happy Anniversary!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. Just found your blog, Happy Anniversary! You two are adorable, I have so many moments where I wish I'd just held me tongue, so I can totally relate.

  3. this made me laugh out loud!

    love the flowers -- happy anniversary!

  4. Yay for "real"! Cute! First time hanging out with my husband? I was absolutely in work-out clothes. No pretense there.

    And gorgeous flowers this time! Happy anniversary!

  5. LOL, that is sooooo something I would say! Happy, Happy Anniversary!!!

  6. Too funny!!! I think he more than redeemed himself this anniversary!! :)

  7. Beautiful flowers! Luke did a good job!

  8. So cute! Flowers are gorgeous! Congrats on your anniversary! You guys are a sweet couple.

  9. This is hilarious! I can relate though, which is not so funny. J had ordered me flowers once when we were in college (9 hours apart), and they were carnations and daisies and they came in a brown basket with a little bear on top. I was so embarrassed to tell my roommates they were from my boyfriend (they were that ugly), so I lied and said they were from my grandmother. How awful is that????

    Happy anniversary you old married couple :)

  10. Too funny!

    Happy Anniversary!!!

    BTW, I'm not good at dating, either. At all. In fact, I really wish I could find "my Luke" and just be done with the whole thing, as well.

  11. I'm a new follower! Funny, funny story!! The flowers are beautiful!!

    Happy Anniversay!!

  12. ha ha happy anniversary! Ours was yesterday. (-:

    He has much improved on the flowers.


  13. You crack me up! Love the flowers he bought you-beautiful! Happy Anniversary!

  14. Girl, you crack me up!! Happy anniversary and the flowers are beautiful!!

  15. lol---love this story! So glad he still decided to marry you! Those flowers are gorgeous--Happy Anniversary!

  16. Great flowers.
    And I agree with your husband; I like that you are real, including the stuff that is funny!

  17. You guys are too cute, happy anniversary!! And great job on the flowers Luke!

  18. hahaha this post cracked me up :-) happy anniversary my friend!

  19. Hahah, this is hilarious!! He definitely did a great job with this years flowers, they're beautiful!

  20. Haha, funny post! Happy Anniversary! The flowers are beautiful.

  21. Oh that's so sweet! Three years on and my husband still needs to learn that coming home with flowers is a good thing. Happy Anniversary!

  22. It really is amazing how many guys get flowers "wrong." I got one arrangement at work one time that was so heinous I removed the tag and snuck the vase into the break room and abandoned it. (The giver was also kind of a stalker so that made them that much worse)

    But those are GORGEOUS! He done good!

    Happy anniversary!

  23. That was hilarious!

    Happy Anniversary!

  24. Such a great story! I think we all have similar stories from the early days of our relationships. Happy Anniversary!

  25. i absolutely love you two!!

    you're totally an old married couple now.. no longer newlyweds =)

    happy anniversary loves! and good job on the flowers luke!

  26. hahaha! whenever i do something crazy and micah starts to complain i always tell him "eyes wide open" because he KNEW what he was getting into when he married me! :o)

  27. That's hilarious! Too bad you didn't have a pic of the first flowers. :) Haha

  28. Happy Anniversary!!

    This flower story made me laugh. My S-I-L did that with jewelry that my brother bought her and he said he would never buy her jewelry again. HAHA!

    Your flowers are beautiful. Good job, Luke!

  29. Hilarious! That sounds like something I might say to my husband now but I probably would have only thought to say when we were dating. We have a tendency to tease each other like that so I could totally see it coming out of my mouth. :)

    Happy Anniversary!

  30. So sweet :) Hope you had a fabulous anniversary!


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