Sunday, August 31, 2008

Twelve Glorious Years


Twelve years ago, today, my husband and I got married, at the ripe old ages of 20 and 21. I know, I was practically an old maid. A couple of Yucci Indians, who lived in the jungles of Bolivia said so. They did. And I was 15 at the time, so at age 21, I would've been... like... an old maid + 6. Cause in their village, the women get married around age 12. So, it was a good thing I snagged me a husband before people really started to make fun of me. All it took was a big stick and a blow to the head, and he was mine. Ok, so I didn't hit him over the head with a stick. I bribed him. But I think he came out of the deal pretty well. He gets to live in a purple house with 3 kids, 3 snakes, and a million cats and bunnies. And he only has to hang in for 53 more years. Because when we married, I told him he had to give me at least 65 years of marriage. So if you do the math, that's 53 more years.

So to celebrate, we're going to do something we obviously don't want to do in front of the kids... I'm talking about dinner and a movie, of course. Marshall's parents are visiting this weekend, so we get some babysitting. Which is rare these days. Our last date, sadly, was in December. So we're gonna live it up, and I plan to get drunk drink two glasses of wine with dinner and maybe see an R-rated movie. I know... we're a couple of crazy kids. And speaking of being crazy kids... another consequence of two youngest kids being married to each other... we can never wait to give each other our gifts... for any holiday. So of course we exchanged our 12th anniversary gifts last week. Who says we have to wait?

I'll leave you with a picture taken of us during our 1st year of marriage. It just keeps getting better and better!


23 comments:

  1. Congratulations on your anniversary!

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  2. Ha! Ha! Ha! I love your humor. Congratulations!

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  3. congratulations!! what a cute pic of you guys..so young! we were 21/22 too..have a great anniversary. :)

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  4. ps thanks for the email..i'm trying to figure out how to join, lol. :)

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  5. Yay! Congrats, hope your hangover isn't too rough! :)

    That picture is just darling!!

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  6. Happy anniversary! I love the photo! We got married as babies too, at 20 & 21. :) Congratulations!

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  7. You two could NOT be cuter!! Happy Anniversary!

    (Man do I feel like an old maid -- I am practically TWICE the age you were when you got married!!)

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  8. Congratulations!! That is so great! I love that pic it is so cute :) Have fun ;)

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  9. Congratulations on your anniversary!!!

    Robbin

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  10. Happy Anniversary!!!!! I hope you 2 had a great evening!

    Jenni

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  11. Happy Anniversary to the couple who gives me chuckles on a weekly basis. I lOVE this blog!

    You guys ROCK!

    Wendy

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  12. Happy Anniversary!! Hope you had a fun time on your date.

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  13. AWWWWWWWWWWw Congrats!!!!!!!!!!

    I'm just getting ready to post a blog around how after 17 years with my honey, he can stil make me giggle like a teenage school girl LOL

    The 7th of this month was our 17 anv. of our Blind date ;-)

    and January will be our 16th wedding anniversary! I just can't believe it! 17 years ago I could not imagine being 37 let along married for 16 years LOL


    Looky there I don't have to blog after all I can just point people to my reply here LOL

    HEHEH Hope you guys enjoyed your dinner and movie!

    You know what dave and I love to do for date night LOL is send the kids off to stay the night at a friends, then we go rent some movies stop at dairy Queen and get some way to greasy food and ice cream, come home crawl im to bed eat our crap food and watch movies while doing so LOL

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  14. 21!!!? 22!!!? I was 34 when I got married!!! Hello, I was the old maid....Happy Anniversary! And a dinner and movie and the TWO glasses of wine sounds divine. Because if it ain't diet coke with lemon, it has to be wine ;)

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  15. Came over via Blog Around The World.

    Congratulations on your anniversary, please do tell me your secret of snagging a husband because I am definitely not getting any younger!

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  16. Visiting from Blog Around the World...

    Happy Anniversary! Hope you enjoy(ed) your date!

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  17. Congratulations! I was 18 and my hubs was 21 when we tied it up. And I felt like such an old maid .. now three years later with two girls under three, I'm figuring out what old really feels like :o)

    Hope you guys had an awesome date night!

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  18. Hooray for all of us who got married young and are still going strong with wonderful happy families! I was 19 and dh 21 when we married 8 years ago. Marriage gets better every year! Although date night sounds divine (I think it has been 2 years since we have had a date!). Congrats :)
    Katie

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  19. Happy Anniversary! Hope you enjoyed your day.

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  20. Congratulations on your anniversary

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  21. Good thing yu snagged him before you became a withered husk of a thing! Happy Anniversary!

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  22. Happy Anniversary!! 10 days after mine :). I hope your date was fun!

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  23. So darn cute. Marshall looks 12. You look the same now.

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