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10 Years….and Counting!

September 15, 2012

Today is our 10th wedding anniversary.

I know! I feel like such a grown up! Brandon and I were sitting in our hotel this morning before breakfast, doing some math. We figured out that in our marriage we have:
* lived in 4 houses (our apartment in Waltham MA, Kerri’s mom’s place on Laurier when we first moved to Ottawa, Alta Vista towers, and now here).
* had 3 children (Anika, Oliver, & Sam)
* had 4 cars (a volkswagon jetta, a 1999 Rav 4, a 2006 Rav 4, and my minivan rocketship)
* lived in two cities (Boston and Ottawa)
* spent time in four countries (Canada, the US, Fiji, and France)

We got distracted at that point, talking about other places we’d like to go and things we’d like to do. But there are some fun things there – a lot of awesome memories connected to all of those things.

The good stuff isn’t the only thing that makes our marriage great though.

We’ve been through some tough stuff together too. We lost Brandon’s mom way too soon. We lost Oliver way too soon.

But fortunately our marriage isn’t defined by the bad things either.

Our marriage works because we are committed to each other; to our families; to God.

We are willing to change and to evolve together.

We are willing to talk about the hard things, and laugh at pretty much everything.

 

Is it perfect? No. But there’s not a step of the last 10 years I would do any differently.

Love this guy.

(And not just because he planned a totally secret anniversary overnight getaway – in which he arranged for the kids to be looked after, took us for 3 hours of spa treatments (!!), took us to an awesome hotel and to a lovely dinner (!!!!!), and then gave me some gorgeous earrings (!!!!!!!!!!). I am feeling like the luckiest girl in the world at the moment! And for those who are concerned, this was last night. I didn’t stop to blog :).

Here’s to the next 10!

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6 Comments leave one →
  1. Anuj Bhatnagar permalink
    September 15, 2012 11:33 pm

    Love this entry!! Happy Anniversary!!

  2. Hubby permalink
    September 15, 2012 11:44 pm

    Thanks for the great tribute post darling. Love you in that wedding day snapshot 😉

  3. September 16, 2012 3:33 pm

    Happy Anniversary!

  4. September 16, 2012 4:03 pm

    A-mazing. Congrats, guys. xo

  5. September 16, 2012 7:02 pm

    Lovely post – congrats. I can’t believe that was ten years ago.

  6. September 17, 2012 2:05 pm

    Congratulations! You’re a beautiful couple!

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