(My handsome dates for my anniversary dinner.
I chose sushi. It was bad.
No more sushi for long time.)
Ten years, and it feels like way more. We were put through the ringer the first year of our marriage- I highly DO NOT recommend going through a custody evaluation/court battle during those first 12 months. No fun. Neither is trying to get pregnant in the middle of it, and failing miserably. Which is a crazy thing to do, anyway. But by the end of that first year, we had Parker and Maddy and a baby on the way. And we celebrated at KFC- Aaron's choice.
To say that we don't celebrate our anniversary like we should is the understatement of the year. We are horrible at it. (I mean, sushi on a Tuesday night at a restaurant 5 minutes away, with your 4 year old in tow, to celebrate ten years?) But what we do really well is love each other through the every day, mundane, imperfect, and demanding parts of our life together. We don't always agree. And, occasionally, we argue. But those butterflies that fluttered so often in the early years have woven a pretty cozy and familiar blanket around my heart. He is the best thing that ever happened to me and my life, and I love him a whole lot.
We're thinking that maybe we'll go big with the 10 1/2 year mark. Or 11. Any good trip suggestions out there?