Monday, June 7, 2010

Happy Anniversary... well kind of...

The 'kind of' applies to the debate of whether or not it should be still considered an anniversary. The 'happy' definitely applies! On Thursday it was 12 years since my husband and I started dating. A dear friend of mine claims that once you are married, the 'getting together' date goes out the window - but I say 12 years is an achievement!

Usually we verbally acknowledge this date, and maybe have a nice dinner at home. This time we went out for a lovely dinner at a local Italian restaurant, with Miss Emily in hand. Sadly, no glass of wine for me, and my handbag was replaced with a bag filled with blocks, puzzles and a dolly for Emily. After a lovely dinner, we put Emily to bed and settled in to watch a movie together... however I passed out about 1/2 an hour in. That's what happens when you have a 19 month old, and are 23 weeks pregnant  :)  My how times have changed!

Some of our bigger milestones were celebrated in style. For the 5 year mark, we both took a week off work and jumped in the car with no destination in mind. At each major turn, we flipped a coin to decide which direction to take! It was one of the best holidays we have ever had. We went to places we never even knew about! And then for 10 years we went to Montreal & Toronto (living in California at the time). This was also our 'babymoon'  :-)

Did we ever imagine 12 years ago that we would be here? No way! We could have only dreamed about it!


  1. Aww congrats! xx

    Amie Thompson

  2. Congratulations. That's terrific. Love the idea of flipping a coin at every intersection. Cherrie

  3. Lisa (Snugglebug)June 7, 2010 at 2:10 PM

    Congratulations Naomi!! I'm with Cherrie. I love the idea of a holiday with the coin option. We are sooooo going to do that one day. Massive milestone. Hope you have many more to come!

  4. Thanks ladies! The coin flipping option was my husbands idea. I am much more of a planned structured type person. It was great to just let go and relax for a change :)

  5. Congratulations! You can never celebrate too many milestones. Patrick and I usually acknowledge our "dating anniversary" in some small way, too.