Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Printers + Marriages...

Troy and I got married nearly ten years ago.
That is the same age as our first printer.

We try to give 100% every day to our marriage.
But sadly our little printer is ready to give up.

A deep-rooted marriage will stand the test of time.
A printer will soon grow outdated and need replacing.

The more you give to a marriage, the stronger it gets.
The more you use a printer, the more worn it gets.

It's love, trust, understanding, friendship, happiness that go into a marriage.
Our printer only has one function. It prints.

Ten years of marriage is something I would never trade for the world.
Our sad little printer is something I would love to get rid of.

Welp, apparently, marriage and printers have....
 nothing in common.
Which is why it was time to say goodbye to our old printer and HELLO to this baby!!!

HP® Officejet Pro 8600 e-All-in-One Printer
Here's a picture of the old printer, on the right hand corner of our desk... RIP.

How very 2003 of us to wait until now to have a printer that does more than print-- it can scan, copy, and fax too! And it's wireless! It's got all the bells and whistles! I can not tell you how many times I have wished for a machine like this, it is wonderful! I have taken way too many trips to the public library and dug in my wallet for spare change to do these simple tasks. We received this printer from Staples (did you know that you can find printers at Staples)? I'm as happy about it as I was on our wedding day ;)

And, not surprisingly, it has strengthened our marriage. When you have a guy like this, who is willing to set up the new printer, how can you not fall in love with him all over again?

(please ignore random horse in background. k thanks)

I really love our new printer. I LOVE that I can print from my laptop, while I am sitting on the couch. I print things all the time for my church job, and this printer has been a lifesaver. I am very happy with the quality. There are a few things I haven't tried yet, like sending a fax, but I am super happy that I now have the option of doing that from home! It is pretty large, but considering all it can do, that's not a complaint. I suppose I will need to dust quite often since this printer is black and dust shows up quickly. Other than that, I can't think of anything negative to say about it. This HP Officejet Pro All-In-One-Printer was rated really well on Staples.com. I am so excited about this new machine in our home, and would highly recommend it!

Full disclosure: Staples provided me with this all-in-one printer. Troy provides me the wedded bliss I always imagined. The words, marriage advice, and opinions expressed in this review are strictly my own. No one else would ever be so clever. To see the full line of printers, visit Staples.com. To read more about our love, go here. If you haven't had enough cheese from this post, go check your fridge where there's bound to be more. :)


  1. I have that printer! And we must have very similar anniversary dates! :)

  2. Haha. You're such a ham! You will find a million uses for the scan and copy functions (at least we do). Can't believe you went so long without one!

  3. P.S. are you married in the winter of 2003? We were- coming up on 10 years, and I have a similar hairstyle & cape situation going on in our photos ;)

  4. Love your full disclosure statement :) Also love HP printers (and my husband too...). I had an HP for 7 years before it bit the dust. It was a workhorse and only printed. Now I have a HP all-in-one and do love the fact that I can print/copy/scan too! The only thing I don't like is it seems the ink doesn't last as long as the old printer. Oh well, good with the bad, right?

  5. Love how you brought marriage into this post! Totally fun to read! I have a printer that will do all that but isn't wireless. I just know getting a wireless one would make our marriage better cause all those wires I have to try to creatively conceal make me grumpy ;)

  6. Perfectly blogged... Best disclosure statement I have ever read! Ha ha

  7. I can't believe you have had a printer for 10 years!! That is some kind if record!!!

  8. I love it! I read this post on my phone this morning at my 13-year-old son's track practice and reached your disclaimer just as the team was gathering around to wrap things up. My unfortunately-loud laugh caused every other parent and every track team member to turn and stare. I'm hoping that my poor son will eventually recover from the embarrassment. Hee-hee! I love my wireless, all-in-one printer so much. I can't imagine life without it!

  9. I love having a wireless printer! It makes things so much easier than dragging the laptop in and trying to find all the wires and cords to hook the two up. The scanner option is very useful as well. I haven't used the fax on mine yet but maybe someday I'll need to :)

  10. Man the disclosure gave me a good belly laugh! Thanks.


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♥Rach H