Thursday, December 27, 2012

9 Years

Without the help of spanx or bridesmaids, I zipped myself into my wedding dress.  Nine years and two kids later, it's still the same: instant princess factor.  I felt like I had super powers.  I smiled the whole time.  I loved how it felt.


Today is our 9th anniversary.  Like every year, lingering Christmas celebrations take precedent, but that's ok by me.  I think we're going to celebrate in a few days with some climbing and a fun dinner.  One of these years, we will slip away for a little tropical getaway.  Today, we're just going to be a little more smiley, a little giddy, and a little bit more celebratory as we look at the clock and try to remember what we were doing this time, nine years ago.  

    
To John: I'm still amazed that we've evolved into the couple that we are today.  It's amazing to think about how much we have in common.  While I'm drawn to large masses of people and you enjoy good conversation with just a few people, one thing is true: we both value people and relationships.  L. Ryan was talking about her children who got married and said that one couple enjoys their marriage by being hospitable.  I thought this was good insight, then I thought that I think we're the same way.  When we go on our little date this weekend, we will talk about kids and us and having people over, because those are fun things for us.  

Some people have no clue how we got together and how we make it, but our close friends get it.  They know that we go together like puzzle pieces.  Happy Anniversary, John.  

8 comments:

  1. You look stunning in that dress.

    I love that you said that you go together like puzzle pieces. My husband and I are much the same way. he is quiet, I am loud. He has the idea for detail, but I get things done.

    Happy Anniversary!!

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    1. Thanks! anytime puzzles work their way into conversation, it's a good thing.

      thank you for the compliments!

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  2. I know a couple who always dressed in their wedding clothes on their anniversary - so fun!

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    1. and they both fit, every year? There were a few years there that i could not have pulled this off. good times.

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  3. You're amazing and I love this post!

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    1. you know L Ryan is your mom and the couple she's talking about is you!!! love your family!!!

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  4. Ah, always being able to fit into my wedding dress is a goal of mine. So far, so good! (Except the year I was pregnant...) You do look amazing, and Congratulations!!

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    1. that's a good goal! There have definitely been some years where I wasn't able to do it. Glad I can still dress up now! fun times!!!

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