Sunday, November 29, 2009

He Ain't Heavy, He's My Husband

Today is our 13th wedding anniversary. On Friday we dropped Bridget off at Grandma's and went to our place for dinner. It's called The Other Place, but it's our place. We've been going there since we were engaged. We also went to a movie ("An Education") at the Broadway, which happens to be on the same street as The Other Place. It's the sort of date we used to go on every week before we had a child in our lives. Now it's a fancy night for us. Which is how we like it.

(The picture at the top is from 2004. I decided to put my favorite picture up after posting my least favorite picture on the last entry. Also, Bridget keeps laughing every time she sees that grade school photo of me. "That's so crazy! That makes me silly!" Yeah yeah.)

This year had all of it - better and worse, sickness and health. My Grandpa Curtis advised us when we got married that marriage is not a 50-50 proposition, it's 100-100. Husband and wife each giving 100% is what makes it work. (My brother-in-law Ben advised us, "Pants first, then your shoes.") He's right. Grandpa and Ben. I love that I'm still willing and eager to give 100% to Brian and I know I'm getting that in return.

Cheers to 13 joyful years!

11 comments:

allyn said...

happy anniversary!!! to the beautiful couple. sweet memories of that day.

Jill said...

What a great day to have an anniversary! It's my husband Mike's birthday today. Like I said, a great day.

We've been married 13 years too. It's been a great ride. I love how you put it in your post, glad that you still feel like giving 100%. I feel the same way about Mike. I feel lucky.

Jen said...

Ben is always full of useful tidbits that he learned from Sesame Street. Happy Anniversary and congrats on having your daughter laugh at your old pictures. That is a big day.

amylouwho said...

Happy Anniversary!!

Mom said...

Happy Anniversary! Beautiful couple, beautiful family, beautiful post! Thanks for getting Brian in our family!

melissa said...

Happy Anniversary to the prettiest couple I know! Ben is so wise.

How was that movie?

Angelyn said...

Happy Anniversary!! You guys are a great couple!

Allison and Noah Riley said...

Congrats! I still remember your wedding - the scene is all very fancy in my memory (but wow - was I really 12?!).

We lived on the exact same block as The Other Place, literally three doors west, and never ate there. Now I'm wondering what we were missing all that time?!

Brian said...

I missed this post Sunday. I needed to read it away from work (I can't cry here:)). Thanks for being a great wife and always giving 100%. I'm very lucky to have a person with your character and dedication in my life.

I love you,
Brian

kenzie said...

Good idea showing the worst picture right before the best. That way I know you deserve to be beautiful. j/k, you deserve it anyway.

Kristi said...

Happy belated day you two! We love you bunches (and your daughter, too)! You know, the only thing I remember from our wedding day was all the weird advice people gave us. At least the advice you received was wise. :)