Today marks 10 years Mr.S and I have been together. It doesn’t seem possible! It does seem like a long time since our first date, but a whole decade ago.
It just seems amazing and unreal to me… ten years only one major fight and it was over a simple misunderstanding in the first year. We have never taken a break or even seriously entertained the thought. I feel so lucky to have found each other. Everyday being able to waje up next to him, its just an amazing treat. I never have any doubts we are perfect for each other. We have shaped and molded each other into wonderful people over the years and have grown together. In many ways we have gained the wisdom of older couples and enjoy the small treasures in life together.
I am not sure what we are doing to celebrate, but we must do something. This is more than twice as ling as either of us have been in a relationship and to have the love and passion just like year three is a major accomplishment and worth celebrating.
I know its been a long time since I have posted, but we had to put our wedding plans on hold due to finances. Now with extra money coming in we have started talking and planning again. The goal is by the end of next year to be married. But until the I will keep you all posted.
Throw all the old ideas out the window. We toyed with Thailand, Hawaii, Alaska and so many others. Over Labor Day weekend we started talking about places we had been and would love to go back. He mentioned he would love to go back to D.C. to the museums. As coincidence would have it I was looking to see what the Appalachian Mountains had to offer in way of elopements and wedding venues. So I started looking in Virginia / Maryland area.
We have tentatively decided on having a wedding at a bed and breakfast somewhere in Virginia. Right now we are looking at two different bed and breakfasts in the Shenandoah Valley. Both include several amenities, but the search for the best place still continues.
We are planning for early May 2013 when the weather is still cool. I can image either of us enjoying a day in the heat. I would rather chance rain than sweat!
The more serious our relationship became the more outspoken his opinions on weddings became. He wanted nothing to with them. He is an introvert and hates speaking in front of crowds and dislikes being the center of attention. This all makes logical sense, but my internal monologue keep repeating I am NOT getting married in a COURTHOUSE! But being me I didn’t say anything, I mean at this point in time he hadn’t even proposed to me yet. I like every other girl always dreamed of this big wedding, the gorgeous dress with friends and family surrounding you.
The years passed more friends and family are getting married and we go to several ceremonies and I start to see the light. I find myself sitting through the ceremony wishing it were over and looking forward to the reception. I talked to several brides after the fact who wished they could have enjoyed the day instead of running around making sure everything was running smoothly and finally me met someone who had eloped. They had a wonderful day just the two of them and have never regretted not having the standard wedding and thus I was sold on the idea!