Monday, February 6, 2012

Perfect printable

How many people can say that they first met in the check out line of a Mongolian restaurant, or that they walked down the aisle to "Afternoon Delight" after they were married? If you can answer "yes" to both of those question, we have to talk because we NEED to be friends.

When I first met my future husband, he was this brilliant, handsome grad student, and I was a naive girl with no idea of what was best for me. After a brief conversation that first fateful afternoon at the Mongolian restaurant, we met again a week later at a friend's birthday party. Patrick, who I was about to find out was as much of an Anchorman fan as I was, randomly burst into a chorus of "Afternoon Delight" in the parking lot. I began to harmonize with him for several verses, and from then on, we knew that we were both equally as weird, so we had to be meant for each other.

Our relationship has always been unique. We were engaged 4 months after we started dating, I was pregnant a month and a half after we got married, and baby number two followed not long after. Nothing was ever forced with us, it just felt.....well, perfect.

Of course, no one is perfect. When we first got married, one of our first arguments involved me yelling at Patrick for leaving a dirty bowl in the sink for days without washing it because as EVERYONE knows, you're supposed to rinse the bowl out and put it in the dishwasher as soon as you're finished. Consequently, I also learned that it's weird and annoying when I leave multiple used paper towels laying around on the kitchen sink to use for later.

Apparently I'm less than perfect too.

Isn't that what love is all about anyway? Finding that one person who loves and accepts you despite all of your imperfections? I know it's true for me, and I wanted to free printable in recognition of all of our perfect imperfections.

Click HERE or click on the picture below to be taken to Google Docs where you can download this free printable in your choice of yellow, turquoise or gray, size 8x10.

And in case you were wondering, yes, I still leave paper towels laying around the kitchen.

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  1. I love this and the cute background on you and your husband :) Really a great, classy design and great saying! Thanks for sharing!

  2. Well, I can't claim a Mongolian restaurant, but I can say that we met in the drive thru of Chick-fil-A! Does that count? ;)

    Cute printable. I might snag it for my house once I get to decorating my loft. :)

  3. Thanks so much for the printable! Love the colors. :)

  4. This is adorable! I love the different color choices too. If you haven't already, I'd be thrilled for you to share it here:

  5. I see your mongolian and afternoon delight and raise with *We met online through one of our favorite bands and walked out of the church to Men @ Work's "Land Down Unda"*.

    How's that?

  6. Hmmmph.... "When I first met my future husband, he WAS..."

    Man, how far I have fallen in only 5 years.

  7. I hope you will join my Famous Linkz Party tomorrow. I so loved what you shared last week!!

  8. I met my hubby in a pizza restaurant! TFS~

  9. Thank you so much for this printable! And thank you so much for sharing your story. It reminds me soooooo much of ours! We met in karate, but he was drawn to me because of my weirdness--Star Wars fan, fellow geek, etc. We, too, were engaged in 4 months (and married 2 weeks after we got engaged). We had our first baby a couple of weeks after our first anniversary, and the babies kept following pretty quickly. We'll have been married 10 years next month, we just had baby number 6, and I still feel like I'm on my honeymoon. This printable is perfect for me, because he is perfect for me!!

    Thank you again. Enjoy your Valentine's Day!!

  10. This is great! It's so true! Would love it if you came by and linked up to my Manic Monday Linky Party!


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