Celebrating 8 Years

I married my husband 8 years ago today, June 13th. I had the idea to put this little thing together months ago, because I thought it would be fun to see the impact of what we’ve done together. And because numbers really fascinate me. I’m not good at numbers, but they still fascinate me.

For us, since we live and work together, sometimes it seems as if we’ve been married much longer. I’d like to think we are in a pretty good place after 8 years. This year we’ve undergone so much growth and transformation, not just as a couple, but also as individuals. I’m learning that my marriage is something that refines me. I’m learning that forgiveness is key. I’m learning to have grace for him, and for myself. You’d think I’d have all these things down after 8 years, but it’s still a work in progress. 🙂 And I can say, that through all this, I still love him earnestly.

Eight years seems like a long time, but in perspective, we still could have 65+ more years together if we both make it to our 90’s. What a thought that is! We’ll be old and wrinkly and probably still doing things like dominating bumper cars at an amusement park, or going laser tagging.

Happy Anniversary, Kent Shaffer. I love you.



14 thoughts on “Celebrating 8 Years”

  1. Happy 8th anniversary to you two! Really enjoyed reading your reflections on eight years together, Evie! 🙂 Wait until you reach 45 years, as we did this past April 8th. It IS possible! Ha! Love you both! Aunt Barb

  2. Happy anniversary to both of you! Evie, you have the most important part – love… and good for us that it is not countable:) Lovely post that makes me smile…With my partner we are not having exact date for our anniversary hehe – but was in July – 6 years ago:)

    1. Thank you so much Aunt Barb! 45 years…that’s a great achievement!
      thank you Freja. And congrats on your own 6 years. 🙂

  3. I love this! How did you create it? Would you be willing to do one for me and what would you charge? My 11th anniversary is coming up and my husband had a rupture in his brain 2 days before our 10th anniversary last year and we spent our anniversary in the neuro ICU as he underwent brain surgery. It’s been an intense year of recovery, but he is doing great and I think this would be an amazing gift to give him. Would be so cool to do it on a canvas or framed? Thoughts? Cheers and thanks, Kim

    1. Hi Jeaneen, it’s so easy! I sketched out with pen on watercolor paper, then I scanned it in Photoshop and then you can go to Image>adjustments>invert. It basically inverts the whole thing so the background is black and the text is white. 🙂

  4. Very cute idea. Borrowing it for our 5th anniversary this year… there’s like hundreds and hundreds of things you can add too! Thanks for the inspiration!

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