Today Chris aka Mr. Diamond and I celebrate 34 years of marriage. Who knew when those two 22 year olds got married the summer after college graduation that their lives would go on so many journeys? Who knew? Definitely not me.
One of the things that I think is so important in a marriage is the ability to have fun together. Chris and I always have fun. As the years have gone by I think we have grown to appreciate each other’s senses of humor and we often do those “couple” things that help keep the marriage fun.
I like to jump out and scare Chris at random times. He is VERY jumpy and it makes me laugh hysterically when it works. He warns me these days that as he is getting older that may not be a good idea to continue.
When we lived in Australia geckos in the house were normal. We had tons. So somewhere along the way I bought some plastic geckos and they got hidden and discovered here and there over the years. Now there is one that rides in Chris’s car every where he goes. Silly but a fun reminder of other times.
Of course everyone has pet names or phrases that they share, right? One of ours is “lovest”. Another one is “mostest” as in I love you the mostest.
Not too long ago we bought one of those Casper mattresses for the guest bed in the apartment over the garage. The mattress that was there had served its time and was probably long overdue for being replaced. We did our research and decided that one of those cool Casper mattresses that comes in a box would be a great way to go. We read the reviews and decided that this was the one that would give our guests the most comfortable night of sleep. So we bought it and waited.
The mattress arrived when we were gone (imagine that) and somehow the girl that takes care of our cats wrestled it into the entryway. I am not sure how she managed moving the 63 pound box but she did .The whole concept is pretty cool as the mattress is kind of vacuum packed in the box and then wrapped in Tyvek so that it stays folded up. We did read the directions, fortunately, and had the presence of mind to put it on the bed where it needed to be. The rest is history.I think if you watch the video you will see that Chris and I still have fun together after 34 years and make a pretty good team. Enjoy.
Oh and Happy Anniversary to my sweet hubby. Here’s to 34 more.
Casper Mattress from Beth Ann Chiles on Vimeo.
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Happy Anniversary to you. When my husband asks me why I married him, I always tell him because he makes me laugh. A very important ingredient to a happy marriage.
It is, isn’t it? I don’t think people realize how important it is to be able to laugh often. And when you have a partner that provides you the opportunity for that laughter to occur so often it makes it even better.
Happy Anniversary, Beth Ann and Chris. We’ll also celebrate 34 in September.
It’s a great year to celebrate 34 years—we have a lot of friends who also got married in 1982 so I think it was a wonderful year. 🙂
Happy 34 and many more!
Thanks so much!!! We have had quite a ride. Hope you are well.
Happy Anniversary. May you laugh often, recall fond memories and love one another forever.
Thank you, Ozzie!!!
Happy Anniversary Beth and Chris! We wish you many more years of fun and happiness.????
Thank you so much! We are looking forward to it!
Happy Anniversary! Loved the mattress video- did you try it out?
Yes! We did try it out before our next round of guests came and it was really wonderful actually! I know everyone has different tastes when it comes to mattress styles but this one is super comfy—firm but giving if that makes any sense. You get an idea of how we work together now, right? Silly!
Yes, 1982 was a very good year, the same year Randy and were married.
Happy anniversary to you and Chris! What a sweet post about your marriage. The video cracks me up. Thanks for making me laugh first thing this morning. I will need to check out the mattress. That might just be the answer for an upstairs bedroom because wrestling a regular mattress up the stairway might be impossible given space limitations.
It was a great year! Glad I made you laugh. My job here is done. 🙂 It really is a great mattress and it would be great for getting into a small space . Just make sure you follow the directions unlike Chris. 🙂
Congratulations! It’s great to see a couple with a good relationship after all these years.
Thanks Judy! I have been blessed. And I know it. Have a great day!
We’ll be 31 years this year, and we still marvel at how much we still enjoy each other. Love the video! Congratulations on your anniversary!
31 years is a milestone–doesn’t it sometimes seem like yesterday? Thanks for the video view—I was obviously giggling hysterically. 🙂
That is too funny! It reminds me so much of Motor Man and me…..he would have done the same thing to open that plastic. Happy Anniversary – hope you two have many, many more and lots more laughs along the way!
I can’t stop laughing when I watch it. Did you see him jump? See –he is jumpy!!!! Thanks, Dianna. I hope it gave you a giggle.
Happy anniversary you kids are are adorable! Here’s to 34 more!
Hahah! Yea, we are, aren’t we? We’ve come a long way. 🙂
Happy anniversary to two of the most loving, generous, contagiously joyful people we know. We love you!
Happy Anniversary. I was laughing right along with you–especially in the beginning when the mattress started to come alive and Mr. Diamond jumped.
Uhm, I wouldn’t be me if I didn’t ask and think the obvious…more giggles I’m sure. Because I am betting the two of you are just as naughty as you are good! ♥~
Thanks, Katybeth–and yes—we tried it out since you asked. Wink Wink.
Happy Anniversary, Beth Ann & Chris! Wish we were still neighbors! God bless you both!
Mary Ellen & Frank
That video was very funny and just the sort of thing we would do. It will be 40 years for us in January! We celebrated our 33rd anniversary on a cruise. The band played a special song for us and we danced to it. Everyone clapped and as we left the floor a younger couple shook our hands and asked, “How did you manage to stay together so long?” We both said without a hesitation, “A sense of humour.” Congratulations to both of you!!
Thanks, Darlene. Yes–a sense of humor is vital and congrats to you guys for the big 40 coming up!
2 crazy kids! Love the video! Did you ever get the card?
We did get the card on the Sat before our anniversary. Thanks.