not skywalker

my name is anika. a-nick-a. not a-neek-a ... and yes, people HAVE told me before that it's like annikin skywalker. but i'm not.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Vacay ...

We went away for 10 days with our best little friends ... You know, the kind who are kindred spirits and with whom you get along with famously, despite the fact that you have spend over a week straight with them? That's rare. And just so wonderful. So great, in fact, that it makes us all want to pick up and move across the country. That would be some kind of adventure, no?

So anyways, now that we're home, it's business time.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Love Letter ...

I love you when you say goodnight to me.
And when you turn over and fall asleep.
I love when you tell me secrets.
I love you when you smile.
And show your perfect teeth.
Even when you scare me
When we are playing in bed.
I love you when you come home
And just want a kiss hello
I love you when you get out of the shower
Still wet and you smell so good.
I love you when you play with our oldest son
You make him laugh the most
I love you when you whip up the most amazing dinners
I love you when you protect your family
When you make it clear to us
That we are the most important thing to you.
I love you when you change our baby's diaper
And he watches you. And you talk to him.
(That's the reason I come with you)
I love you when you work hard to organize.
I love you when you're driving.
And you put your hand on my lap
I love you when we drink Tim Horton's
I love you when we lie on the couch and talk
I love you when you read me what you wrote
You are amazing at telling stories, writing poems
I love you when you try to explain yourself
Why you feel how you feel
I love you when you paint
In your underwear
I love you when I beat you at air hockey
I love you when we go to the pool
And you tell me that I'm the hottest one there
And we play with our sons
In the sun.
I love you when you describe me as:
a little girl with little wings.
I know that you know me.
I know you as well.
The more I know, the more I love.
And I just can't help but fall more and more in love with you

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

BFF's and other Tragedies

I have a few great friends. I used to be a girl who liked to have a lot of people around me all the time. I have learned that it is far more important to have a few close and intimate friends.

I had my heart broken a few years ago. And shortly after that, my heart broken again -- this time by a girl who I had considered a good friend for a lot of years. The pain from the latter was the one that lasted the longest.

Surprisingly, I got over the guy very quickly (the heart is amazingly strong to heal). I made a list of what I wanted in a man, and soon Jason appeared in my life -- strangely enough, he had every single one of these qualities! Life is funny like that sometimes. I think God likes to remind us that the small-but-important things are important to Him too. This man loved me and I fell head over high heels with him. We are married. I love being married.

I have learned, over this last bit, about friendship.
I have learned that my husband loves me no matter what.
I've told him every last secret and he has told me his.
I have learned who is worth it and who is not.
And the ones who are worth it I keep in my heart.
I have learned that a sister is a kindred spirit.
A sister shares a bond that no other person can forge.
I have learned about conniving fakeness the hard way.
I have learned that to love and to be loved in return is so beautiful.
I've learned that I cannot live without my friends.

Saturday, August 09, 2008

Where We're At:

me: "I like that guy's jacket."
husband: "I like his mustache."

Saturday, August 02, 2008

My Thoughts After Leaving My Dad's Wedding to his Third Wife ...

- it is interesting that this is the third time he has made the vow "until death parts us" and people think he is sincere every single time

- I'm glad my mom is no longer married to this clown

- we went to Tim Hortons on the way to the wedding and our total came to $6.66

- we were late because of going to Tim Hortons. We clearly have our priorities straight

- my grandparents sang "If This Isn't Love" ... *cough* it's not *cough*

- he seems to make a mockery of marriage by his actions. Tanks God he never walked me down the aisle and will not be walking my sister down the aisle this fall.

- it would have been funny if my dad's second wife showed up and made a scene

- it also would have been funny if my baby cried during the ceremony

- anyways, what's for dinner?

- I wish I could eat nachos from the bottom up because I always take much more care on the first layers than the last