Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Thirteen years and counting.

Thirteen years ago today Hubby and I were married. At the risk of being gaggingly (Yes...that's a word....a Mama Smurf created word) cliche..."time sure does fly by when you're having fun."

He forgot.

I debated for quite awhile this morning on whether or not to remind him. I thought maybe I could milk this for all it's worth (in most women's eyes anyway). I could play the "I can't believe you forgot our wedding anniversary" card and maybe walk away with a guilt diamond.

But I didn't....play the guilt card that is. Because that would require me going out and getting him a guilt present. And I just don't have time today.

This post makes it sound like we're pathetic.

We're not.

We are still hopelessly in love.

But we don't celebrate our anniversary the way most couples do. It's pretty much just another day around here.

We are leaving in four days for our annual Higgin's Lake trip with three other couples and a total of twelve kids. So I've been busy trying to prepare for that. Grocery shopping, cleaning out van, making doggy daycare arrangements and such. We will be on vacation from Sat. to Sat. without internet. I probably won't get a chance to post again until after Labor day weekend.

Here's a recap of last year's trip. Ten adults. Twelve children. Rained 6 out of 7 days. Never got hotter than 70 degrees. Boat broke down twice. The ONE day that the sun came out and we were able to take the boat out....the power steering went out on the boat and it had to be towed in. Sleeping arrangements for Papa Smurf and I: 3 out of the 4 sides of our mattress were touching walls (no I'm not exaggerating).....and there was one foot of clearance on the fourth side....just enough to open the door a bit and SQUEEEEEEEEZE our body's in. It was a LOOOONNNNNNNG week.

I refuse to look at the forecast any more because as of yesterday morning they were already predicting rain for the first 3 days of this year's trip.

Pray for us.

16 comments:

Kelly said...

The only reason you may not have any fun on this trip is because we are going to miss it this year!!!!! Shut up and have fun. Drink an excessive amount of alcohol..have some for me..cuz I have missed way too much fun this past year!!!!

xoxo
Kelly

Kelly said...

Oh and Happy Anniversary!!!! At least you didn't spend it at Coney Island while your family watched you have a pregnancy melt down!!!!

LOL

Kori said...

Happy Anniversary! And here's to hoping the trip is better than last years!

Jamie said...

Happy Anniversary and have a wonderful trip!!

Tracey said...

My parents have been married for 63 years this December and they don't get angry when the other forgets...they've made it into a game. Whomever forgets has to do the others chores ie...clean toilets for mom or mow lawn for dad...if they both remember they go out to dinner. The anniversary is a special day, but it's just that "a day"...what matters is how you treat and love each other the other 364 days of the year.

Marni's Organized Mess said...

Happy Anniversary and Good Luck!

Kate @ Life As I Live It said...

Happy Anniversary, you crazy kids! Have a great trip. Sounds fun to me, regardless of sleeping arrangements. Can't wait to hear the details and see pictures!

LittlePaintedPolkaDots said...

Happy Anniversary!! I hope you have a great trip(rain or no rain!)

EatPlayLove said...

Happy Anniversary. Today is a friend's 8th anniversary and they totally forgot as well.

Have a great trip!

Kash said...

Happy Anniversary! It is so enlightening to know that you two are still so in love....that's what I hope for everyday!

Suzie said...

Happy Anniversary. My hubby forgets everything and i still love him. Have a great trip.

Mama Zen said...

Happy Anniversary!

Sounds like you're gonna have ample opportunity for togetherness!

April said...

Happy Anniversary and have a great trip!

common mom said...

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY! Ours is Feb 14th (4th generation tradition) . . . the last 2 years we've gone up to the mountains . . . last year, Hubby and I spent our 12th anniversary taking our first snowboarding lessons :-)

Have a good trip . . . it's gotta turn out better than last year, right? And really, it's nothing a little (or a lot) of alcohol can't "fix" ;-)

Bahama Mama said...

Happy Anniversary guys. My husband informed me prior to marriage that he didn't do birthdays or anniversaries or anything like that. I said, "You do now!"

Leslie said...

Happy Anniversary! Hope the trip goes well!