“What the hell was I wearing?”
Or something to that effect, was Peter’s comment after scrunching up his face upon seeing our date night, ten year picture comparison.
Then, just like that, he was filled with delight on recognizing his One Line Drawing tshirt.
Some things stay the same.
I suppose our marriage must be mostly happy as it doesn’t feel like these 10 years have dragged out.
Of course there are some nasty bitter parts but the high, sweet, buttery goodness overshadows the low.
This year in particular has been a wonderful, happy year.
We both have been anticipating our 10 year anniversary date this month. Peter had it all planned out and even took off for the actual date(as in number). Even(!!!) hired a babysitter! Our first real, none related, teenage babysitter! I was so excited about this that I planned in my head to get a picture with her! But, when it came down to it, I totally forgot!
The morning of our 10 year anniversary started off like most. Samwise slept in his crib til 3am and kept me up and down with his need for play. I took the girls to school and then came home and curled back up under the blankets with my still sleeping husband and son.
When I re-awoke with needing to nurse my son I could hear my husband cleaning in the kitchen. Great sound.
My phone was buzzing and I found a sweet personal message from my husband on fb along with several sentimental pictures from our start together. It totally got me. It was like starting the day off with a bite of honey.
When the day continued and our date night approached I was lucky enough to get to run to my hairstylist sister-in-law! She swiftly and sweetly fit me into her day at Bella Salon. Not only did she style my hair but even went on to do my makeup! I felt so posh and glamorous while she fancied me up and served me champagne. For real. She served me champagne. Even surprised me with my own celebration bottle and a sweet anniversary card. What an angel!
She wasn’t the only one to bless us. Along with the champagne and card, I was surprised to find a note and beautiful flowers from my sister, a yummy (I love it SO much) banana pudding dessert from my mother, and a card from our daughter that she made at school.
The whole time I had thought to wear this black beaded dress I have. It’s a bit big on me(since it was actually my aunt’s first) but considering I’ve gained so much weight since Samwise, I thought I’d look nicer in it.
Sparrow girl was bummed with my choice of color in dress since her card depicted me in blue.
I did had a (sexy?) blue dress that I bought for our anniversary a few years ago but never wore it because I chickened out, and that’s when I was more fit!
My husband preferred it to the black. With his approval I had the courage to wear it out.
Of course the girls went gaga and wanted to do a photoshoot.
Don’t I look fabulous?! Haha!
So we were off on our date. Our reservation wasn’t until later so we walked our lovely lit up Main Street and popped into The Brewery for a beer.
My husband began to tell me that it was his intent to take me to the most posh restaurant in town, The Nest.Though I’ve never gone, the place is sentimental. The Nest is the first date we ever (never) had. First date we never actually went too as I cancelled. He was so cute and I liked him so much that I was just too nervous to eat in front of him! We just drove around and talked instead.-
However his intent, The Nest still remains a mystery to me since the sitter and his day off was already arranged, he realized too late that it would be closed on our anniversary. He settled for the second most posh place in town, August E’s!
We had a beautifully arranged and tasting three course meal.
After our delightful meal (that I have leftovers from) we drove to our next destination to visit and have a drink. First, though, we parked and exchanged our gifts. We’ve been trying to find gifts that go with the themed married years “traditional or modern” gifts. 10 year anniversary gift is tin. Real original, I know. This year though, we both managed to give something special that went with the theme.
We are so incredibly happy. A special thank you to all those who greeted us with celebration and even more so to those who have supported us and encouraged our marriage throughout these years.
We are blessed.