Heavy on Love & Pictures


I told you August is ooey gooey with love stuffs. I know, it’s gross. You can look away, but our eyes are locked. I blush, he laughs, I giggle, he smirks. *siiigh*

Yes, we’ve always been this way. No, I don’t know what’s wrong with us.


We do honor our anniversary. We aim to ditch the kids and make the most of couple time, but sometimes it’s on a stupid Tuesday or whatever, and that’s a bit harder with school. Even harder when The Mister was in school, too.
“Oh, you have to read about the Bolsheviks all day?” Reading is sexy.
Sometimes we can’t get away and have to staycate. Staycating is hawt.

Twice we’ve moved into new homes on our anniversary, which I think is special.

The Mister has always taken our anniversary off work like it’s a holiday. Twice, he arranged for his R&R in August, specifically so we could be together on our anniversary. Cottaging is hot like literal hot because Florida, August, sun, heat, humidity.Β  August in Florida is QUIET. It’s like you OWN the whole beach, so you can be LOUD, as one tends to be after months apart. *achem*


On a more family-friendly note, when it’s been 242 days since you’ve seen one another, part of the joy is sharing the happiness, the togetherness.
In the case of small people, say a wee four-year-old girl, astonishment meets delight when it’s not just mommies waiting at the bus stop.




Two weeks together after 242 days apart — suddenly the mundane feels like a celebration.


this photo fills me with absolute joy, mercy, they’re precious, right?

August has always been a good month for us. Our anniversaries, no matter how they’ve been spent, have always been better than our actual wedding day.

Today is no different. #18 today!

A total eclipse of the sun, they said.
I Googled and Googled and decided that it may actually be possible to get into the band — either Nashville, Tennessee or Carbondale, Illinois sounded promising. The Mister loves Tennessee. I don’t, mostly because I don’t like driving there. I like my grids, thanks. Too much round and round and up and down for me and my vertigo. But would he want to Nashville on a Monday? And how long could we stay? And who would supervise the teens? Who would taxi them to their specials?
Carbondale had the advantage of being near friends and also, much flatter. But the same questions arose and we discussed the traffic, the predicted gridlock. My in-laws were out of town, Bubba was in town, so we opted to stay home.

We had a breakfast date at Cracker Barrel. At Cracker Barrel, I order the Old Timer’s breakfast: Two eggs over easy, hashbrown casserole, grits, one biscuit with gravy, another biscuit with blackberry jam, an orange slice, and bacon I put in a napkin and take home for Sadie. And then, I pretty much don’t need to eat for 10-12 hours.


What I did was go home and get back into bed, which is NOT a bad way to spend Monday morning on your anniversary.

The eclipse here was meh. Like any ol cloudy day.

Being TOGETHER on our anniversary is still a celebration.


Every day we’re together is a celebration, even when it’s more like He-Man vs She-Ra, oil and water, out of the frying pan and into the fire — “When an unstoppable force meets an immovable object” — and it IS like that — Quite A LOT. We grow from that. Closer. Together.

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81 Responses to Heavy on Love & Pictures

  1. atticsister says:

    Happy Anniversary. Just remember to always make time for it like you do now. It’s sweet!

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  2. This is just one of the massive “aaawwwww” posts. I love that you love each other so very much! Kudos to you!

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  3. ghostmmnc says:

    Happy Anniversary! Love the photos! You can just tell how much ❀ there is between y'all!

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  4. Happy anniversary to both of you, Joey! Just for you to know, it’s the oil/water that makes it work. Same at home πŸ™‚
    To many, many years of frying pans and fire.

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  5. meANXIETYme says:

    Happy Anniversary! I forgot that we’re on the same year (though a few months apart) that you two are. Keep enjoying the day every year, and as always try to enjoy the other days a little bit, too. πŸ˜‰
    (and I get it, because Hub and I are gross like that, too, and people hate us for it) LOL

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  6. scr4pl80 says:

    Very happy anniversary. How cute all the pictures! We are at 33! Sometimes it feels like yesterday, some times it feels like 63 years! Keep making people jealous!

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  7. You two…cuteness overload. You had a much better “eclipse” than most of us. Happy Anniversary, and many more !!

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  8. Myas says:

    Until forever plus 1 – I loved reading this!!!

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  9. Dan Antion says:

    Happy Anniversary. The pictures show the huge amount of love in your house. Keep it growing.

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  10. JT Twissel says:

    I have a great big smile on my face! Best thing to see today. (course our eclipse was fogged over too) Bravo for holding it all together so well. Your girls are very lucky.

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  11. I already said Happy Anniversary, but Happy Anniversary over here too.

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  12. I can never tire of love. More love and kindness please! I enjoyed your post and the happy lovey dovey pics!

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  13. loisajay says:

    You two make me blush! Happy Anniversary, guys!

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  14. Susan says:

    You two are fantastic! Thanks for sharing photos!

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  15. 18! Yay! Happy Anniversary. Great song choice!

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  16. Reblogged this on Art by Rob Goldstein and commented:
    Happy Anniversary to Joey and her Husband!

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  17. Victo Dolore says:

    Happy anniversary! There is that point when you have been together so long there is no one else you can imagine spending the end of your life with. It is a beautiful, beautiful thing.

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  18. JoAnna says:

    In no way is this gross! It’s beautiful and wonderful and oh, so sweet! I love all the lovey pictures. Those girls are gorgeous! This is the stuff that a good life is made of! Happy Anniversary and wishing you many, many, many more! ❀

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  19. Carrie Rubin says:

    Loved seeing these pics of you and your hubby. Happy Anniversary!

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  20. Benson says:

    Congratulations. I hope your 50th is as special as your first.

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  21. Happy, happy anniversary. This assortment of couple photos is wonderful. May you celebrate many more together. πŸ™‚

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  22. Happy Anniversary!!! I think it is wonderful that you are as still in love now as you were when you married πŸ™‚

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  23. Happy Anniversary!! The photos and your narrative are heartwarming, and wonderful!

    Your Anniversary Monday sounded pretty great. I hope you have many, many more years of loving, and growing together.

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  24. marianallen says:

    Happy anniversary! Charlie and I had our 36th on Monday! We never do anything special, so it was really neat for him to blot out the sun for me. I was touched. Truly.

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    • joey says:

      HAH! We share our anniversary? WOW! I didn’t look at it the same way, obviously your years of matrimony have rendered you supreme in wifely perspective!


  25. Laura says:

    Happy anniversary! 18 and still going strong — keep the gooey, it tends to horrify the little people and that’s always fun. πŸ™‚

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  26. Joanne Sisco says:

    Dan said it best, so I’m going to leave it at that … well, except for the phrase “an unstoppable force meets an immovable object”. Who’s who? πŸ˜‰

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  27. Erika says:

    Happy anniversary! Yep, this post was sugary sweet, and I love it.

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  28. bikerchick57 says:

    Happy Anniversary to Joey and the Mister! Your photos of togetherness and happiness made my heart happy. May you both live long, prosper and love much!

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  29. Prajakta says:

    Happiest Anniversary to you and your Mister! These photos were such joy πŸ™‚ We all need a regular healthy dose of mushy!

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  30. larva225 says:

    Congrats!!!! Ours is next Tuesday. We’re getting pedicures. I dig it.

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  31. Get a room (and then enjoy)!

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  32. Happy Anniversary! That is so sweet that the Mister always takes the day off for your anniversary. Love all the togetherness photos. ❀

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  33. pluviolover says:

    Great!! I hope it was wunnerful. Reading this made me wanna sign up to be one of y’all’s cheer leaders (except at A&M we called them Yell Leaders). Hope you keep it going and going…

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  34. Happy belated Anniversary! πŸ™‚ Wonderful pictures! πŸ™‚

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  35. Happy belated anniversary! I would have been super happy to go to Cracker Barrell for my anniversary, or any day for that matter.

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  36. Yeah!!! Happy #18 of happiness. ❀ You two are adorable.

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  37. Happy anniversary..!! lovely post..


  38. Skipah says:

    Happy belated anniversary :), we were in the 92% totality range here and it was a let down, but Columbus in a few years!!!!!

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