Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Happily Ever After

Eight years ago today, I married my true love.  To be honest, our decision to get married was more practical than romantic.  We were thinking about insurance, legal decisions, etc., and really didn't think a piece of paper would change how we felt about each other.  But somehow it did.  And in the best of ways. It turns out it's more than just a piece of paper after all.  Sometimes it seems like it was just yesterday and sometimes it seems like we've always been married.  That's one of the things that's so great about it. 

We chose to be respectful and not smear cake all over each other's faces.

To celebrate this evening, I won't be cooking a gourmet meal or making an amazing dessert.  We won't be going to a movie or to a fancy restaurant.  We will do what we've done every September 13th for the last eight years:  we'll go to Steak 'n Shake. 

I get a lot of strange looks when people ask what we're doing for our anniversary and I tell them we're going to Steak 'n Shake.  There is a story behind it, of course.

The hubs and I are casual people and kept our wedding as such.  We were supposed to have an outdoor ceremony.  It rained.  This wasn't the end of the world as we had planned for it and simply moved our ceremony into the room reserved for the reception.  After our ceremony, we chose to eschew the traditional receiving line and asked our guests to enjoy the buffet, remain comfortably seated and we would come around to each table (it was a relatively small wedding).  This worked very well for us and it seemed as though everyone enjoyed themselves. 

The problem was that we spent so much time talking to our guests, we didn't get to sit down to eat.  By the time all the guests had left, the staff had already taken down the buffet and we were starving.  So in the wee hours of the morning (technically September 14th) we went to Steak 'n Shake. 

Gourmet?  No. 

Elegant?  Not so much. 

Romantic?  To us - completely!

Happy Anniversary, my beautiful HJ. 
I love you with all my heart!

1 comment:

  1. What a sweet memory! I love that you've been keeping up the tradition for all these years. Happy anniversary :-)


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