Today is Katie and mines anniversary. We have been married for 11 years although we were together the 5 before that hence the funny title. I thought this post would be better for last year but like most things in my life currently, everything seems to be last minute.
I love her oodles and I love our kids and I love our lives together. She is amazing.
And here are some funny things that have changed in those 16 years.
Top 5 songs on the radio in 1999
1 “Believe” Cher
2 “No Scrubs” TLC
3 “Angel of Mine” Monica
4 “Heartbreak Hotel” Whitney Houston featuring Faith Evans and Kelly Price
5 “…Baby One More Time” Britney Spears
Top five songs on Spotify in 2015
Top movie of 1999 – Toy Story 2
Top movie of 2015 – looks like it might be Inside Out. Guess some things don’t change.
What Apple announced in 1999 – iBook
What Apple made a bazillion dollars from in 2015 – Apple Watch
14 years ago, mom told me to take a girl I like to go get some ice cream.
Today we are still at the same ice cream shop.
Life is good.
So I started the tradition when we first got married to actually attempt to find both a traditional and modern wedding anniversary presents for my wife. Of course the Internet being so full of wonderful information (sarcasm) has a few conflicting ideas as to what those gifts are. Some of the years are fairly consistent such as paper the first year. ( I bought her a comic book 😉
So this year we learned that the traditional gift was either copper or wool, and the modern interpretation of that is a desk set or something office related. Now my wife is a smart lady and has not only her BA degree in astrophysics but also a PhD in space and planetary science. But she never had her degrees framed so that was my gift to her this year for the desk set part. I tried to look for a diploma frame made out of copper only apparently they don’t exist. I thought about making one but then I realized I have no real skill when it comes to welding. So we found a nice cooper colored wood frame instead and I got those framed and will hang them eventually.
And then I bought her a outdoors clothes line dryer. Hey, it covers the wool part, and it’s romantic so shut up. I don’t want to hear anything about it. If you want to be helpful you can give me suggestions for next year http://www.findgift.com/Anniversary-Table/
This past weekend, my wife and I celebrated our 7 years of being married. Of course this if just the number of years since our wedding. We got engaged 2 and a half years before that. And we dated for for 2 and half years before that. So what have I learned in 12 years. Probably as much or more then I’ve forgotten.
– Our first “date” was as friends to her Jr. prom. I had already graduated high school and a friend told me I should go with her. Also I though she was kind of goofy.
– My wife was also my rebound as we sudo started dating the day I got dumped by my then current girlfriend.
– I did not propose in any sort of romantic way. Technically the first time I proposed was in front of Burger King and she said no.
– I felt as though we got married when she said yes. Even if she did have to beat it out of me. On a side note, I think more people should consider the “engagement” as actually being married and maybe there wouldn’t be as much divorce in this world.
– Then we had a huge party. It was fun. See here for proof. http://www.astrosquirrelbait.net/katie/wedding/
– 5 years later we had sex and got a kid.
– And 2 years later we did it again and had another.
These are the important things in our marriage. The rest was all fun and I’m sure sometimes painful or joyous or any of a hundred other adjectives that mankind has come up with to express our feelings with. I still love her.
yup, that sounds about right.