Saturday, March 1, 2008

On This Day in 1997

This weekend Jeff and I celebrated our eleventh wedding anniversary. The girls spent last night at my brother and sister-in-law's house. Jeff and I had box seats at the Portland Trailblazer / LA Laker game. After the game we went out for drinks and then returned to our very empty house in the early hours of the morning.

We usually go away for the weekend to celebrate our anniversary. This year we enjoyed sleeping in our own bed without worrying about which of us was going to get up in the middle of the night with the kids. We slept in. It was luxurious.

This morning we went to a very popular breakfast spot in Portland and then walked around downtown. It was nice to spend a day without our children, to make decisions based on what we wanted to do instead of what we needed to do. It was also nice to pick up our children this afternoon, to hold them tight and recognize that in eleven years of marriage we created a family.

We started out as two people from different backgrounds and melded into one. In our oneness we created new life, our daughters, who look to us to be everything they need and want. Our marriage is more than it was because we are more than we used to be. We are now the basis for the different background that our children will carry into their marriages. That is humbling.

Today it is my eleven year anniversary. My love is waiting for me to curl up beside him and watch TV. I better go now.

21 comments:

Huckdoll said...

Happy Anniversary, Amy!

Your night and morning sounded absolutely fabulous.

As you know, Baby Daddy and I have our seven year anniversary coming up on Monday and we've just learned that my parents are taking the girls OVERNIGHT next Saturday so we can have some alone time.

I am beyond excited and can't wait for some of the same feelings you mentioned here.

Beautifully written. Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Anonymous said...

I remember that beautiful day like it was yesterday. You were stunning in every way. It wasn't just the dress and the skinny new body you sported... it was the unwavering faith you had in Jeff and the love you two share. It was a special day... I am thankful that you found the one that God intended for you sister!! I love you!!! (& miss you TERRIBLY!!)Amy

TheVasquez3 said...

aww what a lovely post.

Happy Anniversary!! 11 years, wonderful!!

lattemommy said...

Awww....how sweet! Happy Anniversary!

OHmommy said...

Happy Anniversary, Amy. Sounds luxurious indeed. Enjoy!

Melissa said...

Happy Anniversary. We celebrated our 7 year anniversary this weekend too. My in laws kept the kids and we spent the night in our own bed also. Hope you had a wonderful weekend!

Kelly said...

Happy Anniversary!

I'm not surprised that your marriage has lasted. You are such a geniune and loving person, it just makes sense.

I'm glad you had such a nice time. Enjoy that snuggle!

Nap Warden said...

Happy Anniversary! A morning with no kiddos=heaven...

Jane the Sane said...

Yay! Happy anniversary! Isn't love grand??

carrie said...

what an awesome marriage you have. just great.

Amy said...

Sounds wonderful girl!! Happy Anniversary!

Kimmylyn said...

I hope you guys enjoyed the day.. Happy belated Anniversary!!! :)

krissy said...

Happy Anniversary!

Sounds like you had a fantastic day!

Gray Matters said...

Sounds wonderfully romantic - Happy Anniversary!

JujuBoo said...

Happy Anniversary. Beautiful Post.

Whiney Momma said...

Very beautiful. Happy anniversary!

Kalamazoo Mom of 2 said...

What a terrificaly touching post. You sound gloriously happy. Glad you got to enjoy some true quality time to celebrate all that you've accomplished together.

common mom said...

Happy Anniversary! We celebrated our 12th in February. Isn't it amazing how fast time flies . . . and what wonderful things you can create in that time :-) We had a night alone on our anniversary as well - had a wonderful time. But it sure was fun to pick up the kids and get the hugs and kisses and smiles and cuddles and arguing that goes along with them.

Nothing better than family :-)

Here's to 11 more!

carrie said...

Happy Anniversary to you both! :)

LunaNik said...

Ok, so I'm all teary eyed now which is sooo not cool because I'm at work!!

Seriously, this was a very sweet post.

Congrats on your lasting and loving marriage. Happy Anniversay to you and your hubby!!!!

louann said...

HAppy Anniversary! Please excuse my being late.

This brought tears to my eyes because while reading it, I just felt so warm.