Thursday, July 23, 2009

The Fantastic Four

It was four years ago today that Rachel made me the luckiest man on God's green earth by marrying me. Four short years since we said our vows and made our commitment to each other. Four short years since we danced to Guster. Four short years since Cliff and Chris made their toasts, and Mike Vincent sang "Take Me Out To The Ballgame," and Jill fell out of the limo, and Boom took after-parties to a whole new level. Four short years since we first met our nephew Ezra, and my Uncle Tommie gave me my grandfather's Naval Sword.

Today Rachel and I celebrated our anniversary in a very low key way. She surprised me with a basket of fruit flavored treats and flower shaped straws. Fruits and flowers are the traditional gifts on a fourth anniversary. I came home from work with a bouquet of flowers and an over sized banana balloon. We made "Anniversary Chicken" for dinner - the recipe used to be called "Company Chicken" by Rachel's mom, but we gave it a new Klug house name tonight. Then, we went and hung out with Nurse Kim in parenting class. It might not seem like much, but it is a pretty good day if you ask me.

The accounting of daily activities begs the question, what does any of this matter? It may not matter much in the grand scheme of things, but after four years of memories and great times whizzing by, I just wanted to post a daily recap. That way, in four more years, I can look back and remember what today was like. Because, if there is anything I have learned in twenty-eight years on this earth, it's that the next four years inevitably will pass faster than the last.

Rachel, thanks for four years of mischief, fun, adventure and love. Happy Anniversary.


  1. HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!! Thanks so much for sharing the pictures - we Knipps all enjoyed your wedding so much! Soon it will be one of your two most favorite/special days of your lives!

  2. :) love and miss you both intensely.