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Monday, September 27, 2010

2 Years

Falling In Love Is Like Owning A Dog
By Taylor Mali

First of all, it's a big responsibility,
So think long and hard before deciding on love.
On the other hand, love gives you a sense of security:
when you're walking down the street late at night
and you have a leash on love
ain't no one going to mess with you.
Because crooks and muggers think love is unpredictable.
Who knows what love could do in its own defense?

On cold winter nights, love is warm.
It lies between you and lives and breathes
and makes funny noises.
Love wakes you up all hours of the night with its needs.
It needs to be fed so it will grow and stay healthy.

Love doesn't like being left alone for long.
But come home and love is always happy to see you.
It may break a few things accidentally in its passion for life,
but you can never be mad at love for long.

Is love good all the time? No! No!
Love can be bad. Bad, love, bad! Very bad love.

Love makes messes.
Love leaves you little surprises here and there.
Love needs lots of cleaning up after.
Sometimes you just want to get love fixed.
Sometimes you want to roll up a piece of newspaper
and swat love on the nose,
not so much to cause pain,
just to let love know Don't you ever do that again!

Sometimes love just wants to go for a nice long walk.
Because love loves exercise.
It runs you around the block and leaves you panting.
It pulls you in several different directions at once,
or winds around and around you
until you're all wound up and can't move.

But love makes you meet people wherever you go.
People who have nothing in common but love
stop and talk to each other on the street.

Throw things away and love will bring them back,
again, and again, and again.
But most of all, love needs love, lots of it.
And in return, love loves you and never stops.

My aunt read this poem two years ago, the day that Dustin and I got married.  I come from a family of animal lovers, especially dog lovers, and it seemed fitting.

Today as I remember that day two years ago and think about where we are now, I know that even though love is not always perfect and sometimes it can be incredibly messy it is also one of the most worthwhile things in the entire world.

Happy anniversary Bunny.
I love you.


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59 wonderful thoughts:

Diana Mieczan

Awww that is so sweet! Happy 2 year anniversary to both of you...You both look so in love and beautiful:)
Enjoy your day,sweetie

Scientific Housewife

Happy Anniversary to you both!

Helena - A Diary of Lovely

beautifully said! happy Anniversary gorgeous, enjoy it! xoxo


Happy anniversary!
And that is a great poem, I've never seen it before :)


Cute poem! Happy anniversary :)
Have a great day!

Emily Jane

So sweet!! Happy anniversary! :)


so sweet, congratulations!


I'm so saving that poem.
Happy Anniversary to the both of you!

Chic 'n Cheap Living

Happy anniversary dear - so, so sweet!


Happy Anniversary!


I've never heard anything like that but I LOVE it. Every word is so very true. Happy Anniversary!


Happy Anniversary Krysten and Dustin!!!

Smart Ass Sara

Happy Anniversary! :) (We should have a party for Dustin since he's still alive!)

Melanie's Randomness

Happy Anniversary!! What a sweet post! =)

Purses Pastries Etc...

How sweet -- perfect poem! Here's to many, many more anniversaries for the two of you!!


Aww, so so sweet - Happy Happy Anniversary! A lovely poem - expressed love so well - and a lovely post :)

Breathe Gently

Happy of happiest anniversaries! xx

Cafe Fashionista

Ah, this is so incredibly sweet! Happy, Happy Anniversary to you and Dustin, Krysten!! :)

Teenage Bride

The two of you are incredibly sweet! Best wishes for many more very happy years

Geezees Custom Canvas Art

Happy Anniversary to the both of you! xoxo


Happy anniversary!

Connie @ SogniESorrisi

Happy Anniversary! What a wonderful poem.


Cute poem! Happy Anniversary to you both!


Happy two year anniversary!! xoxox


Happy anniversary! You were a gorgeous bride lady!

Dancing Branflake

Happy Anniversary! So sweet and those photos are just so lovely!

Kristin Hjellegjerde

Happy happy anniversary! With love from NY

Brittany Ann

Happy Anniversary to you guys!


So sweet! Happy Two to ya'll. :)


aww happy anniversary to you both! i hope you did something special to celebrate your love!

Joanne Faith

Happy 2 year anniversery. That poem is beautiful, I just read the whole thing with a big grin on my face! :)


As a lover and an obsessive dog owner... I heart this poem :) congrats!!

hip hip gin gin

Loved that poem! As a dog lover and a married person. It is definitely so true.
Happy Anniversary!!!!


this is so sweett. I love that photo of you guys!

steph anne

Aww, that's a really cute poem! Happy Anniversary to both of you. :)

la petite coquine

A very, very happy anniversary!

Crazy Shenanigans

Happy Anniversary!

heather yalin

Aww, Happiest anniversary to the both of you! This poem is so sweet! Enjoy each other heaps always, and especially today!


So, so sweet! Happy anniversary! You guys are so cute together.

Amber Blue Bird

Heres to many more happy years!

Tamara Nicole

Awww congrats! Lovely poem, and we just had our 2 year last week!!! How exciting:-)

The Blonde Duck

Happy anniversary! May you always have love and joy in your life!

kelli g. { bug miscellany }

how sweet. happy anniversary! :)


this poem is absolutely fantastic, and so are you!! congrats on your two years, and here's to so many more. :)

Camila F.

Ohhhh....how sweet! I wish you too all the happiness in the world!

Happy anniversary! ♥


Happy Anniversary!! I love that poem :)


Happy Anniversary! That poem is so sweet, I love it. :)

Anna Walker

Happy Anniversary!!!


oh, Krysten -- HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!!!


Happy Anniversary! Thank you so much for sharing that poem. It's awesome!

vanessa {+greg}

happy 2 years! hope it's been a wonderful day :]


So sweet! Happy Anniversary :)


Happy Anniversary, and what a sweet poem! Thanks for stopping by during my SITS DAy!

Ashley, Lions Lace Lattes

Congrats on your 2 years!!! :)

kelly ann

congratulations, dear! happy anniversary. <3

Fashion, Art and other fancies

Ah, how sweet and romantic - warm Anniversary congratulations to the pair of you, my lovely! What is life without Love?;-)


thats really cute. Happy 2nd anniversary!

Oh, My Darling

Aw, happy anniversary! Hope you guys have a great time celebrating!!!


happy belated anniversary!