I think Anthony and I have moved into the "old married couple" category.
Thursday, February 19, 2009, was our 9th Anniversary!
It's not the 9 years that was such a big deal, it was more how the day unfolded. I woke up at 6 in order to get everyone out of the house by 7:30am for a dentist appointment for Harrison. Anthony was laying there, peacefully sleeping. He's been SO exhausted from work lately. It crossed my mind to nudge him and wish him a Happy Anniversary but I decided to let him sleep. I knew how much he needed it. Once we were up and going, I was out the door in no time with all three kids dressed, fed, and ready to go. Anthony was coming out the door right behind us on his way to work. After I was on my way I realized we had both forgotten to wish each other a Happy Anniversary. I called him and we talked and both wanted each other to know we had not forgotten...just forgot to say it out loud. Sort of sad, isn't it.
No one called to wish us a Happy Anniversary until late afternoon. Not that it bothered us, please KNOW it did NOT bother us. I'm just trying to make my point of the whole old married couple thing. :)
Our big plans for the evening???? I bought a Rotisserie Chicken. Big stuff, I know! :) We are celebrating next weekend with a date out to my favorite restaurant...Maggiano's...and we RARELY celebrate on the actual 'day' anyway. Unless it's a weekend, it's so hard to do that once you have kids.
Plus, guess what else we did? We already had plans anyway. We had a nice fellow over and signed our refinance papers. Nothing says romance like the signing of financial documents! :)
Don't worry, the day was special to us. We know what precious meaning that day holds! It was the beginning of our future together and we have enjoyed these 9 years together so much! I am so blessed to be married to the man of my dreams and blessed to know that he loves me with all that is in him. I love him SO much. The Lord has been so good to us to give us to each other. I love my man!
We'll celebrate next weekend while Anthony's parents are in town and they'll watch the kids. Perfect. Oh, the other good news...he's been able to acquire some tickets for us to use this year for a trip away together. Once I'm finished nursing Addison we hope to get away...we're thinking Hawaii...wouldn't that be GREAT! :) I can't wait! I'll keep you posted on that one.
Happy Anniversary Anthony! These have been the best 9 years of my life and I wouldn't want to be in an old married couple relationship with anyone else but YOU! I love you!