Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Happy Anniversary!

Today is my 14th wedding anniversary. It's been a great day. I went to lunch with Rob. We got Primantis and ate them at Mellon Square on a georgeous 70 degree day.

I can assure it was not 70 degrees or sunny on the day we got married. In fact, we were in the middle of a large snow storm. We went to Disneyworld for our honeymoon. That wasn't so great either. From walking (yes, walking) to MGM from our hotel to almost crashing and burning on the plane trip home to getting so sunburnt in the two hours of sun we actually had that I could not even stand to have anything touch me to watching NCAA basketball...it wasn't what I had dreamed.

A week later we moved to Pittsburgh. Neither one of us had a job. We had a few bucks from the wedding and we were young and adventerous, so why not? In our first apartment we had a TV, a card table and a second hand waterbed. We'd spend mornings sending out resumes and evenings playing rummy. I got so that I hated rummy. I still, to this day, have no desire whatsoever to play rummy. After a month, Rob found a job. I think we bought a couch to celebrate.

All of this to say, it really wasn't the greatest start to a marriage. But, I know people who had dream honeymoons and moved into their first homes fully furnished...and are now divorced. I love the life Rob and I have built together. I love our kids. I love our home. I love our past. I'm excited about our future. I love that we can spend $12.50 on an anniversary lunch eating downtown and it's one of the best dates ever. I love that he can predict most of the time, what I am going to do and say. And, I love that I can do the same with him. I even love that sometimes those things he does and says are a little annoying. (Like, why does he still have notebooks from computer classes in college in his closet?) I love that we started with nothing. I love that we have fought through some hard times and have come out the other side. I love that we are still together and with the help of God, we always will be.


Mindy said...

Yay for staying married and for still loving it after 14 years! Congratulations to both of you!

AmyinMotown said...

Wow, happy anniversary! I can't believe it's been 14 years! I remember the day well (okay, most of it. Parts are, ahem, a little fuzzy). I admire you guys for all you've come through and still not only love each other, you like each other. Pretty cool!

Hey, is Primantis that place that puts, like, fried eggs and french fries and such on their sandwiches? Yum!

I know when Paul and I can have a day out without Maggie, love her though we do, we could be having The Sparty Discussion and still have a great time, just to have a little non-parenting time.

(and what is UP with guys and college books? Right now there is a box in my garage with his college textbooks and a solar calculator, perhaps even a graphing calculator which comes in so very handy in daily life. This is from when he was an engineering major, too, so it's not like it's relevant to his career or anything. Why? Why?)

noblekleigh said...

I can only wish to be so lucky someday :)

Love you both bunches! Happy Anniversary!

Trina said...

I loved reading this. Congratulations on your anniversary!

Maxine said...

Belated but heartfelt congratulations on your 14th anniversary!!! That is sooooo great. We totally love your family and hope for many, many more celebrations.
Papa & Maki

Dianne said...

Belated happy anniversary wishes! Great post! Sweet story!