Nine Happy Years at the Town’s End

Nine years ago, I married Chris Townsend. I must say, I love this guy. He makes me laugh. He cooks me yummy food. He builds me fun projects around the house.

I don’t think I could ever rival how good he has been to me.

I can count on one hand how many times we’ve fought, and it’s all been insignificant.
World of Warcraft:
Me: *getting ganked*
Him: You know, you could’ve dismounted.
Me: I was stunlocked! Don’t tell me how to play my character.

World of Warcraft:
Me: Aren’t you going to my raid?
Him: I don’t like the loot drama.
Me: Then why am I even Raid Master? I only play this stupid game to play with you.

We quit the next month.

Him: Skirts are purely fashion. As clothing, they are completely impractical.
Me: You just called my fashion sense impractical!

Yep. That’s it.

Fun TogetherBut I couldn’t count the number of wonderful memories even if I used both hands and feet. I remember the tears in his eyes as we exchanged vows. I remember cleaning our rented townhouse, preparing to move into our home, and spending our first anniversary sharing wine in a packed-up room. I remember sushi and movies and discussions over folding socks and underwear, his funny faces, sincere smiles, and the way he’d wiggle his thumb to say he was alright, but not great.

I love this man, and I’m looking forward to at least another nine years with him.

What do you remember about your significant other? Do your good memories outweigh the bad? What’s your favorite memory?

Loni Townsend

About Loni Townsend

Wife. Mother. Writer. Ninja. Squirrel.

21 thoughts on “Nine Happy Years at the Town’s End

  1. Happy Anniversary! I never fight with my fiance either. Disagreements, sure, but it sort of baffles me to hear about other couples screaming at each other because we’ve never done that.

  2. Aww, what a sweet post. Congratulations and Happy Anniversary!

  3. Happy Anniversary! Ooh, that World of Warcraft! The good memories by far outweigh the bad.

  4. Happy anniversary! Here’s to the next nine happy years together. 🙂

  5. Anne BB

    Happy Anniversary! What a great post. Nine more? Nineteen or ninety, I say.

    My hubby and I still haven’t had an actual fight. The good memories definitely outweigh the bad. Even a house flood that put us in a hotel for seven weeks with three cats and required major restoration failed to bring out our angst and frustration on each other. It’s all him. He’s sweet, generous, and easy-going. I’ve learned a lot from him.

  6. Happy Anniversary! We just passed #21. I hit my husband’s car on our first date. 😀 I thought we were done. Apparently, it’s a way to get a husband. lol

  7. Congrats and here’s to many more great years. I wish I could report the same for my significant other, but Matt has some issues he needs to deal with, but I will always cherish the good times we had.

  8. Happy anniversary! Sounds like an awesome marriage to me.

  9. Awww, you guys are adorable!! Happy Anniversary! Here’s to nine times nine more years.

  10. Aww, happy anniversary!

  11. awwwwwww
    you guys are an awesome pair =)

    and i love all your dress-up pics! so fun! and great backgrounds too!

  12. Happy Anniversary! 😀

  13. Happy anniversary! Love the WoW arguments.

  14. Happy Anniversary. ^_^ Here’s to many more happy years for you both.

    …and if he’s not a fan of skirts, I’m guessing he’s never tried a kilt?

  15. The guys with the mirrors on their shoes would disagree with him. 😛

    Happy anniversary!

  16. Happy to hear things are great at the Town’s end! You guys sound super in love which is super cute. So to the next nine (or fifteen…twenty-five…fifty) years of happiness! 🙂


  18. Happy 9 years! You guys sound like a match made in heaven. =) It’s terrific to hear of anniversaries, especially when so many marriages don’t make it these days. Here’s to more of them at the town’s end!

  19. Oh, I just love the two of you right now. You are lovely. Congrats on nine wonderful years and here’s to fifty more. (What do you mean “at least nine more”?!) I needed some good, happy stuff right now and you delivered. (Because it’s all about me, right?) Hope you had a beautiful day.

  20. Congratulations and happy anniversary!

  21. You two are adorable! I think that picture says it all. Happiness just rolls off of you.

    Congratulations on nine years! May the next nine be even sweeter.

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