Saturday, July 25, 2009

once upon a time



Last Friday, I painted the kitchen. I had decided I was not thrilled with the color I had chosen three years ago when we bought this house and wanted something else. I sort of mentioned in passing that I wanted to paint the kitchen to Ty and took his affirmative grunt as tacit agreement. When I painted a whole wall (to check the color) on Thursday evening he got a little miffed with me. He felt, quite correctly, that I hadn't consulted him. I just hadn't thought he would care. Luckily my color choice was spot on and the kitchen is much more lovely than previously, so he forgave me. Saturday was our 12th anniversary. We are not good at anniversaries, things always seem to go wrong, (and we couldn't find a sitter) so we played it safe and stuck close to home. Take -out and a dvd are not what I had in mind as a romantic evening when my much younger self pictured future important evenings together. But we have been to all those places, fancy restaurants and concerts, candlelight and roses, and while I can't say I don't adore all of those things, they don't make the evening. Him being there, with me, is all that I care about. He, of the obvious joke and the surreal comment. He, who thinks I'm smart and pretty, even when pregnant. He who always lets me go my own way and supports me even when I take a wrong turn. We aren't super demonstrative in public (He still blushes when I kiss him with anyone watching) so maybe you weren't aware of the fairy tale love that lives in our house. I guess I am living my happily ever after. Lucky me.

10 comments:

Sara said...

You were a heavenly bride! Congrats on 12 wonderful years. May your love be as wonderful tomorrow as it is today and was yesterday!

Julie said...

Beautiful. If we could all be so lucky. Happy Anniversary!

Mandy said...

I love seeing past wedding pictures!! Thanks for sharing - I didn't even recongize you guys at first - I briefly thought you were blogging about some relative that was recently married. But after a second look, it's you all for sure! And I love hearing fairytale love stories - thanks again for sharing!

Carrie said...

Congratulations on your anniversary! And your right, you are living happily ever after.

Andrea said...

Awww...I remember that wedding day! You were beautiful! Was is really 12 years ago? My 12th is this year too and I'm a little bit in shock. That seems like such a big number. Congrats on the milestone!!!

Linn said...
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Linn said...

So very sweet and congratulations you two! Happy, happy!

Haley said...

Congrats! Fun to look back on all the years.

Mendokusai said...

Congratulations!! I love seeing your wedding picture. What a beautiful bride. I can't believe you've been married for 12 years! -Adela

Hollie said...

As a witness to you two falling in love, I am so happy for you. I can't believe it has been 12 years! I wish you many many more happy years. (Oh- and I must not be "public" because I remember some kissing!!) Congrats again-