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Thursday, December 13, 2012

A Decade

Wow.  When you say a decade it makes it seem like I'm really old.  Roy and I have been married for 10 years today.  We got married on Friday the 13 in 2002.  What changes have happened in the last 10 years!  Of course there are the obvious changes:

  • Both of us now have college degrees and Roy has a post graduate degree
  • We have moved 7 times and live in a state with no family nearby
  • We bought a house and a car
  • We're 10 years older than we were
  • Oh, and:

But there some less obvious changes as well.  I was thinking back to our early college days of engagement and marriage.  We had what some may consider a quick courtship.... 6 months and 1 week to the wedding day.   While I wouldn't change how we did things, it did have some laughable consequences.  Looking back we both smile at how awkward we were when we'd see each other on campus.  Hello, we're married but unsure if we want to walk across campus to class together?!  Like I said, laughable and awkward.  It didn't help that Roy was 7 months fresh from his mission when we got married.  Even he will admit he was green!
The last  year especially has seen less obvious changes that are pretty obvious to us.  We've grown closer and shared more - really trying to lean on one another and be confidants.
So what did we do to celebrate this milestone anniversary?  Well, tonight we went to pack meeting and built graham cracker gingerbread houses.  Following which, we put the kids to bed and spent a rocking good time trying to teach Roy how to use Facebook.  He's been "on" Facebook for approaching 2 years now but still doesn't know how to log on.  It's a bit embarrassing....
In honesty, we purchased and attended the Forgotten Carols a few weeks ago as an anniversary gift to ourselves.  We also have a babysitter lined up for tomorrow night too so we can go out to dinner and/or Christmas shopping.  So while it isn't a beach in the tropics, I'm just glad I get to spend my 10 year anniversary happily married to my best friend.

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