Ok - now where was I....besides moving, unpacking, not blogging, blah, blah, blah. Oh, yes! Anniversary! Last week (12/4) Mark & I celebrated our 4th wedding anniversary. Four years - wow. Sometimes it feels like so much more (in a good, familiar way) and sometimes I can hardly believe how fast that time has gone! I remember a lot about our wedding day...maybe because it was one of the greatest days of my life and maybe also because I spent 9+ months living and breathing every intricate detail of the day's events. Mostly the former.
In case you weren't aware, the 4th wedding anniversary is the fruit/flower anniversary. The modern version is appliance. When I read that I was worried Mark would too....and he'd think, "Appliance? Well we've certainly got THAT more than covered this year, now don't we?" And of course he DID see that...and of course he DID think that...but being the awesome husband he is, he skipped ahead to the flower part anyway.
It was a busy week leading up to the anniversary - what - with the MOVE and all...and I almost forgot...so I knew for sure he almost (read: he did) forget. Ok...he didn't forget (whatever)...But the great thing about forgetting....making up for that fact is always a bonus. =-) I ordered a chocolate-covered fruit bouquet to be delivered to Mark at work. (photo note - he'd already eaten some of this...so it doesn't look as full as it did upon delivery)A little on the cheesy side....a lot on the totally over-priced, what a rip-off side....but hey...I got the fruit part in there...AND it was edible...win-win. I almost made a reservation for dinner for us...but thought I'd leave that one up to Mark.
So....after work, Mark arranged for my Mom to come watch the kids and off we went to dinner HERE. And waiting on our table for me...was THIS:
WOW! Talk about AWESOME! 5 red roses...one for each year of our marriage and one for the year ahead. LOTS of "Dude, you rock" looks from other men in the restaurant and several actual comments, including this one on our way out..."You're the MAN!" ha! I didn't mind the envious stares from the ladies in the restaurant either, I must say.
I honestly don't need a fancy dinner or even the flowers (but hey - LOVE that..just said I don't NEED it). I was just happy for time alone with my husband (NO KIDS!!! NO INTERRUPTIONS except someone asking me if I'd like more wine).....time to have an actual adult conversation and time to celebrate our marriage. I am sooooo blessed to be married to this man. I really need to show him that more throughout the year - and not just on our anniversary. He changed my life. I can't wait to celebrate many more years together.