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12th July
written by Steph
Once more I find myself in the position of needing to apologize for the lack of updates here at S&TI! It's not for lack of love, I assure, you, but as there is no rest for the wicked, Tony and I have found ourselves quite busy little bees of late. Grad students don't really get a summer break, and I've been furiously attempting to collect data for the first of three studies that will comprise my dissertation... Being deep in the data zone means that I've had little time for reading or writing apart from that which pertains to school. When Tony and I have found ourselves with a bit of spare time, I admit it hasn't been spent on the computer. Including this past Sunday when we celebrated our two year wedding anniversary! Can you believe I've been an honest woman for two whole years?!? Time has flown by oh so quickly.

This photo was taken prior to us going out for a celebratory meal. We decided to ring in two years of connubial bliss by stuffing ourselves silly at a Brazillian steakhouse... After all, I like to say that nothing says love and romance like the meat sweats! We decided that we wouldn't do anything crazy in terms of exchanging gifts, though in the spirit of the second wedding anniversary which suggests a gift of cotton, we finally got a new duvet set for the bedroom. We then proceeded to spend post-dinner lying on our new sheets groaning and trying to move as little as possible in order to let our stomachs deal with the huge amount of protein we had consumed. Like I said, it must be love!

I remember as a child thinking that summer was the time when the world slowed down and time seemed elastic and interminable. Not so these days, as this summer seems to be passing at breakneck speed. Still, I'm very grateful, even if there aren't enough hours in the day, that I get to spend the ones I do have with Tony, who is my very best friend and makes every day complete. I cannot imagine a better person to spend my life with (not even Mr. Darcy!), and I'm so very lucky to have such a wonderful and supportive partner to share my life with. All right, enough with the mushy gushy! I'll be back tomorrow with a review of Ann Patchett's newest novel, and we'll see if we can keep my book reviewing mojo going from there.


  1. Happy Anniversary! If he passed the Mr. Darcy test, he must be a good one!

  2. Eva

    Great photo! Happy anniversary. 😀

  3. 07/12/2011

    Aw, happy anniversary you two!

  4. Perfect picture, you two! Congrats and happy anniversary!

  5. Lu

    To my favorite blogging couple… congratulations! You two are TOO cute. I remember when you posted the first pictures of your wedding dress and your crazy cute zebra shoes 🙂

  6. Happy anniversary! Love the photo – you guys look so happy.

  7. 07/12/2011

    Happy anniversary! It sounds like you had the perfect evening, at least in my book!

  8. 07/12/2011

    Happy Anniversary and congratulations on finding such a wonderful life partner.

  9. 07/13/2011

    Love this story! Sounds like us! And a very happy anniversary!

  10. 07/13/2011

    Happy Anniversary Steph! I hope that you two have many, many more. Oh, and also, I love your necklace!

  11. 07/13/2011

    Congrats, congrats! I love the mushy update 😉 and I hope things slow down for you both — I don’t envy your summer grad school work!

  12. Congratulations! I remember you getting married, so I must have been following you for over two years now – scary how time flies! Here’s to the next two years and beyond 🙂

  13. your hair looks so cute–the pic is great. here’s to two years and to many, many more!!!

  14. 07/14/2011

    Happy Anniversary!! Great photo of you two 😉

  15. 07/15/2011

    Congratulations Steph and Tony! I love that you both went and pigged out. That’s how celebrations should be!

  16. 07/15/2011

    @ all: Thanks for all the kind words and congratulations everyone! xoxoxo

  17. kay

    Happy anniversary to you two! I remember when you two got engaged, my how fast time goes! 🙂
    It sounds like you had a fantastic time celebrating too (or yummy should I say), and I wish the two of you many more anniversaries 🙂

  18. 07/17/2011

    Congratulations! We celebrate our anniversaries by stuffing ourselves at great restaurants too. It’s so much fun! 🙂

  19. 07/18/2011

    Aw. Happy belated anniversary, Steph and Tony! 😀

    Also, I hear you about the data zone. I swear, these days I even DREAM of excel spreadsheets with results 😛

  20. JoV

    Summer sure goes by breakneck speed, it’s too fast for me this year.

    Happy Anniversary Steph! Here’s wishing for many more good years to come!

  21. 07/20/2011

    Congratulations! No need to apologise – life is more important than book reviewing, and the summer is definitely a good time to be out and about with the one you love. Enjoy the rest of it!

  22. 07/21/2011

    Belated congratulations, Steph and Tony! My wife and I used to big Brazilian steakhouse devotees ourselves. 😀

  23. 07/24/2011

    I am sorry for being late in commenting. Congratulations to you and Tony! Hope you had a wonderful anniversary! That photo is really beautiful!

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