Saturday, March 20, 2010

Mommy Loves Michael

13 years ago today, Michael proposed to me on a jetty in Point Pleasant, New Jersey. Since he did propose on a beach, at night, and still managed to catch me by surprise even though I was totally expecting it (in fact, I was searching for the ring at the time he proposed), I decided that I could forgive him for choosing New Jersey, OF ALL PLACES, to propose, and I said yes (eventually, but that's another story). How's that for a run on sentence?

12 years ago today, we got married. (Yes, we were engaged for an entire year. I am not sure I would recommend that to anyone, but hey, we did it!)

We also got married on the first day of Spring. OH YES, WE DID. One little girl I know insists that we did NOT get married on the first day of Spring (because she knows that the first day of Spring is March 21st), and since arguing with a 10-year-old is pretty much futile (Nuh-uh, Uh-huh, Nuh-uh, Uh-huh!), I'm telling you, ON THE RECORD, that we were indeed married on the first day of Spring. In fact, the next time we won't celebrate our anniversary on the first day of spring isn't until 2012. On March 19th (for our time zone). SO THERE! Um, ok, I got a little carried away there... I'll step off of my brat-box now.

So where was I? Oh right, the anniversary thing. Yeah, so we got engaged and married on the same day. A year apart. Yay, us!

Want to see how cute we were? This picture was taken AFTER I cried my way down the aisle.

Well, things have changed a bit over the years. I've gained some weight, he's gained some weight, we've gotten older, he lost some hair (on purpose), I gained some more weight, and well, we also have 3 kids. And a cat.

So when we celebrated our anniversary this year, it was with kids in tow. We went to the park to laugh at the ducks.  We fed them too.

We also visited the playground.

Matthew loved the swings.

Daddy played too.

And we ended with dinner at The Olive Garden. (Oh, the bread sticks!)

Happy Anniversary, Michael!
Wanna go for another 12?


  1. I love their laughs on the teeter totter! I don't know if you have a Macaroni Grill in Utah....but their bread is to die for! Happy Anniversary!

  2. @Sara
    Me too! The giggles are contagious. We do have a Macaroni Grill, and you're right, their bread is yummy too. Now I'm getting hungry...


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