Adrian and I got married on a cold and icy day five years ago. I ducked out of work a little early and we headed down to Charlotte Town Hall just before closing. Other than a few curious people who happened to be renewing dog licenses or paying town fees, it was just us and our Justice of the Peace and a town select board member who happened to be in the building and got roped in as a witness (and then admonished by the JP for not taking off his John Deere hat).

Like our wedding, our anniversaries have been quiet affairs, marked by a frigid walk in the woods with Ollie.

This year it was even more low-key than anticipated, since we thought we’d be getting to know our newest family member. But the baby has yet to make an appearance. Won’t be too long now, as I’m facing an induction in the morning. But for tonight we’ll try to relax and just enjoy our last child-free moments as a couple, thinking about five great years of marriage and the more than ten years since we first met on that beach in Thailand.

And here’s to all the adventures we have in store.

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13 Responses to Milestones

  1. jliskin says:

    Wishing you and Adrian all the best with your almost-arrived adventure.
    Un abrazo,

  2. Pris says:

    Congratulations on your anniversary, and best wishes for the birth of your new child. Life will never be the same!

  3. Ty says:

    Smooth sailing, sister.
    You’re going to be just fine.

  4. deenie galipeau says:

    Good luck tomorrow! Don’t forget to let ‘us’ know!!!!



  5. Felicitations on five years — and may tomorrow’s passage into the newest chapter of the adventure be healthy for all with much eventual rejoicing.

  6. Anonymous says:

    David and I will be thinking of all three of you tomorrow, Jane. Remember the body surfing analogy I told you about at NWT? All it takes is a little jump to start riding that wave, then just keep your arms pointed straight ahead and yell, “Woohoo!!” whenever you need to… the wave’ll do the rest. XO

  7. Dillow, Ben says:

    Lovely…really quite lovely. Good luck tomorrow–hope your children are as special as mine, and your dad’s!


    Sent from Ben’s iPhone

  8. redheadvt says:

    Bonne annniversaire, Jane and Adrian! And may all the goddesses of reproduction be with you today! Can’t wait to meet the little one, already showing a signal Lindholm trait: “Why should I make a change? It’s fine in here!” Love to all of you.

  9. vttrailgirl says:

    Happy Anniversary.
    My husband and I celebrated three years yesterday…I’d thought it was an unusual time of year to get married. Now, I can’t imagine NOT celebrating an anniversary by the Christmas tree.

  10. Castle Freeman, Jr., Newfane says:

    Hi, Jane and Adrian (and newcomer), good luck today. We’ll be thinking of you…….Alice and Castle

  11. woodstalker says:

    Lovely message. So glad you were able to let us know the latest status, I had assumed your baby was already in your arms. Be strong and scream all you want during birth, your loud voice will soon give way to gentle coos and whispers of love. Hope you or Adrian can let us know the outcome.
    Both my marriages were with a JP, never desired anything else. Money saved for lives of babies, house, dogs, etc.. We will be thinking of you, Jane
    Jane Schlossberg

  12. Marissa says:

    All the best to you both! Wishing you a wonderful welcoming of your new family member. Happy New Year!

  13. Jaye Roseborough says:

    Best of luck, Jane. Can’t wait to hear about the. “Little Critter.”

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