Well today my husband and I celebrate our 11th wedding anniversary. Crazy! I wasn’t even going to post about it, but I was just realizing that this anniversary is on a Saturday and we were actually married on a Saturday so there is something circuitous about that for my brain that loves to organize.
This is where we got married on a beautiful day back in 1998. I was raised Protestant and Ken was raised Catholic so we decided to go with a non-denominational preacher and a non-church location. This was a great pick as we were able to have the ceremony and the reception in the same location.
Granted, I didn’t even want to have a wedding. I am not big on ceremony, quite shy and I wasn’t liking how I looked much at the point when we were getting married, but we did it. I think the most money I spent was on the location. We were actually married in the lower part. Below the bridge there is a lovely window which we stood in front of. Oh, this is Castle McCullough a former gold mine in Jamestown (just outside of Greensboro) NC. I don’t have a lot of pictures scanned and maybe that is a good thing because I don’t want you guys to laugh too much!
There we are in our silly old glasses. I went non-traditional for the clothes and I did all the table decorations myself. It was a simple affair with maybe 100 people. I’m glad we ended up having it in October because it was originally scheduled for August but I had to attend a training school for my first “real” job so I had moved it. It worked out great though because we were able to have a non-crowded honeymoon. We went to Disney World because I had never been there and that was a fantastic trip! Although we learned that a week in Orlando is a long time and probably should have shortened the trip to a few days, which is what we did in years later when we went back for my 30th birthday.
The drive down was a mess because everyone told us how long it would take but we got there WAY too early to even check into our hotel so we took our time on the way back and detoured to see John Glenn go back into space. That was worth the sunburn.
It has been a great (most of the time!) life. Ken and I actually knew each other from about October of 1994 so this month is also, in some ways, a 15 year anniversary of finding each other.
Of course, now that we are old and boring we are just hanging out and listening to it rain. Perhaps we’ll go to some cheesy restaurant like Olive Garden for our lunch today before settling in with movies. For me, that is perfect. A life that is comfortable but never too comfortable and to share it with someone you love. Priceless. Like a commercial. Except we make a lot of really dumb jokes at each other and spend weekends, sometimes, just sleeping on the couch.
Have a great day everybody!