Marking special anniversaries

Hubby and I

Hubby and I

Hubby and I celebrate all kinds of anniversaries in our relationship. I mean, don’t tell me you’re surprised…we are like totally that kind of uber romantic, will take any occasion to celebrate and gush about ourselves kind of couple. LOL!

Let’s see, we have our latest and greatest one, our wedding anniversary, which is April 14 (2010). Then there’s our “been together since” anniversary, which was also our first official “date” and first kiss, November 18 (2004). And of course, the first time we…ummm…you know?!?!?! (I am not giving you that date…girl’s gotta keep some things private and I DO have a reputation to maintain…). And….this past Saturday was another biggee. It was 7 years to the day that we met.

Hubby and I actually met in quite possibly THE most corniest way; at a coworker of mine’s wedding. She and hubby had known each other for years because he had worked for the same organization I did but a few years before my time. And when all the women there found out hubby and his ex had split (again…), well…I mean…they went INSANE and raved about how fahhhbulous he was. And about how uberly perfect we would be for each other. They went on and on and on….seriously….it was a bit embarrassing!

I have to say though….I had my doubts. From what the gals told me, hubby and his ex had a history of breaking up and getting back together. And we all know the greatest predictor of future behavior is past behavior. Add to that, they shared a son and I know how much parents try to stay together when there are children involved. So from my perspective, the chances were quite high that they’d be back together in no time.

Great guy or not….I did NOT have stupid tattooed to my forehead!

Not to mention, I was 10 months into my commitment to NOT date for 1 year and I was determined to meet my goal. I could not be persuaded. He’d have to be GOD to get me to waiver and there was no way this guy was GOD?!?!?!

Well, the rest is…as they say…history. Hubby may not be God but he’s pretty damn close. I had my doubts and reservations, but he saw something in me (and in us) and he persevered. He totally and completely won me over. He melted my heart with his thoughtfulness, his generosity, and his attention to detail. He was the first man who ever jumped through hoops for me and was willing to do whatever it took to prove to me he was worthy of my love and my trust. And worthy he is!

And in 7 years, I can honestly say, he’s never let me down. Oh yes, we have our ups and downs. We’ve had our share of disagreements and issues. But, hubby has never let me down. His love is unconditional and profound and….he knows ME…the real me…the honest me…the raw me…and he loves all of ME!

It is truly a gift to be loved like that….and to love someone back that way…

Happy 7 years (anniversary number 1) hubby! Here’s to another glorious zillion anniversaries to come!

What anniversaries do you and your significant other celebrate?



  1. Happy 7 years Sweetheart!
    Living the dream on my end – I could have never dreamed a relationship could be SO easy!

    I feel we’ve packed a lifetime into the past 7 years – SO looking forward to the rest of our years before pulling a hand in hand ‘Notebook’ ending! LOL

    I got your pink G-Knits on order – check out More Cowbell (jenny hansen) for great gift ‘Mundies’!

    • MUAH!
      Can’t wait for my G-knits and not to worry, right after I read Jenny’s blog this morning I went off and ordered you a special selection of Mundies! Woot woot! I took a ‘guess’ at the size so let’s hoping I got it right. Kisses….and Merry Christmas love! 🙂

  2. Happy Anniversary! (Corks popping, beer caps snapping, whatever works!) Celebrations are at the top of “My Favourites” list and it sounds like you do a lot. Sounds like a true-love story to me! Here’s to a “glorious zillion” more!

    • Luv that Patricia and quite honestly, we’ll drink anything put in front of us – we are lushes and are ok with that! LOL!
      Thanks so much. I love that you guys do the celebration thing as well. Life is simply to short and precious – you gotta celebrate every chance you get!
      Here’s to that! 🙂

  3. Happy Anniversary! It’s refreshing to see you both understand the importance of celebrating love.
    My husband and I celebrate our wedding anniversary and our…other anniversary too! In fact, I think we get more gushy with the latter — no details!

    • Ohhhh….LOVE it Amy!!! And no details required. Your….ummmmm….discretion says it all. LOL! HERE HERE! 🙂
      It’s all about keep the romance and the love alive and thriving…and shoot, I’ll take any excuse to get/give cards and gifts! LOL!

  4. Your wedding anniversary is my birthday! So you have an even better reason to celebrate;) And happy 7 years. That’s a milestone, and what a sweet post. It’s obvious how much you two perverts care about each other!

    • OMG – I near spit out my coffee Stacy – LOL! Love that – how much you two perverts care about each other! Ahhhh….so true and we are damn proud! LOL!
      Happy Belated Birthday Stacy – I hope you celebrated well and here’s to a most incredible year ahead. I know you’ve got some rough patches going on/coming up so here’s to you and your family coming through them with peace, love and grace…HUGS!! xoxoxox

    • Opps…WEDDING anniversary is the same as your bday! LOL I read it too quick and just went with it. Well there then, my bday wishes for you are done for 2012 – woot woot! LOL!! Have a GREAT week Stacy! 🙂

    • Happy birthday, Stacy!!!

  5. You are too deliriously happy for words! I love it!!

    Happy Anniversary and congrats to you and Hubby! I’m with Patricia and uncorking all sorts of celebratory drinks for you! It’s so obvious that you two are in love and are totally made for one another. You both crack me up every day!

    Love you both and again, happy, happy, happy anniversary!

    • Woot woot – thank you so much Tameri!! We definitely have fun and love to laugh…LOL!!
      Love ya bunches and here’s to having celebratory drinks together someday! 🙂

  6. Happy Anniversary!!

    My guy and I don’t celebrate anniversaries. Why? Because neither of us pay enough attention to dates. We’ve been together for 8+ years, and neither of us can remember exactly when we started dating. The only date we are sure of is the date we bought our house – May 2008. So, I guess that’s one anniversary we do celebrate! Perhaps if we ever get married, we’ll take note of that day. LOL

    • WAHAHAHA! I love it Tiffany – well we are all different and at least one of you isn’t sitting around offended that the other forgot. LOL! Sounds like you have something special that works perfectly – and isn’t that what it’s all about! 🙂

  7. P.S. GREAT photo!

  8. I love the photo too!! Such sweet smiles you both have. 🙂

    My guy and I celebrate: our birthdays, our meet anniversary, our 1st date anniversary, our wedding anniversary and everything surrounding our daughter. It makes for a fun time.

    This is a REALLY sweet post, Natalie.

  9. Happy anniversary, that’s a great picture!

    November is such a good month 🙂 My Guy and I celebrated 14 years this month. But our thing isn’t the big days. We both prefer the “just because” days.

    Sweet post!

  10. Jillian Dodd - Glitter, Bliss and Perfect Chaos says:

    It’s awesome that you celebrate and remember all your anniversaries. I remember the first day my husband and I hung out and kissed. (March 19th, 27 yrs ago!) We got engaged on Christmas Eve, so that’s easy to remember. And our 23rd wedding anniversary is coming up next month!! Congrats. Your hubby sounds like an awesome guy!!

    • Awwww…LOVE you guys! So romantic and here’s to 23 years of marriage – woot woot! Congratulations!!!
      Guess what – your first kiss anniversary is the SAME as my BDAY!! 🙂 Double wammy celebration. LOL!


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