Our 10th anniversary!

So the one thing I did not mention in the last post was that Michelle and I celebrated our 10th wedding anniversary on Thursday.  10 years and we still love and LIKE each other!

Who knew we’d be in the middle of a global pandemic and told to shelter in place!

Before I share what we did, I think I better explain why I am worried about our 20th….

Taking the clocks back 10 years. Michelle and I were getting married on a Friday evening. We stopped first at Dusted Valley, our home away from home for a preceremony toast. Damn the Manchild and Mathmajor look so young!

We had rented the dining room of the Preservation Kitchen (the place of our first real date night) and our buddy Stu was going to marry us. (He is ordained in the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster (Yep a totally real thing!))


As the time for the wedding got closer, the weather outside took a turn for the worse.

We don’t get many windstorms in April, but one hit that day. Causing bad traffic, power outages and trees down. We were worried that people would be late or not make it at all.

But when we started the walk to Stu


Everyone was there and it was honestly the most fun wedding I had ever been to.

Funny thing, when Stu was presiding, the music from the restaurant was being piped through the speaker. The song playing when we said I do was Superstition by Stevie Wonder! The Manchild made sure to tell us that after.

We had a great time, went on to the Willows Lodge for 2 nights

Then up to Canada for a weeklong honeymoon.

Three weeks later I was laid off from the Mighty P! A scary way to start a marriage, but we survived and got stronger!

Now here we are 10 years later!

Our plan had been to go to Italy this year, we had it scheduled for the end of April. I was going to surprise everyone with a blog post from there!

And, we would normally have go out or even gone away for the weekend to celebrate close to or on the date.

We had to go a different route….

This year we got some YUMMY take Italian take out from Manga.

Excellent wine from both Dusted Valley and Chandler Reach, worked our jigsaw puzzle, and just spent time together.

A quiet, intimate night for the two of us. It was an excellent evening.

YEP, we are bummed about Italy, but it is not cancelled just TBD.  We are still going and there will be blog posts! Just not sure when yet.

But now do you see my worry?

Wedding day windstorm that affected a region.

10 year anniversary, global pandemic, shelter in place!

20 year anniversary???  Huge Asteroid coming?  Yellowstone erupts?? Aliens attack???

Do I need a bombshelter built before then??

In all seriousness, I can’t imagine the last 10 years without Michelle. I can be challenging, ask anyone. But the adventures we’ve had, the support she given for my bike rides


And being able to be there for her on her half marathons


And just the daily taking care of each other, making sure the other is happy and feeling loved.

We make one helluva team! I am looking forward to the next 10 years! Love you babe!

5 thoughts on “Our 10th anniversary!

  1. Happy Anniversary you two! Your wedding was a lot of fun. I’m so glad I got to be a part of it.

  2. Nice! 🙂 We’re scheduled to celebrate our 30th anniversary at the end of May – in Monterey, CA (site of the proposal). Tickets purchased, hotel booked – then the Big V struck. Maybe we’ll be able to go, maybe not. Who knows at this point? So we could be like you two love birds – enjoying take-out together in the kitchen, reflecting on the wonder of the last 30, and planning for the next 10 or 20 or ..? 🙂

  3. Well, heck you two, Happy Anniversary!

    For as long as I’ve know you, you’ve been two very-much-in-love lovebirds. I would never had guessed this was only your 10th anniversary. From some respects, I would have guessed you two have been together forever. And from other respects, your love and respect for each other make it seem as though you are very fresh newlyweds.

    As for your 20th, who know what the external situation will be like. What’ll be important is that you two will have weathered the storm/virus/apocalypse together. ❤️

    1. You aren’t wrong. We’ve known each other and been friends since 1997. We were both with someone else then.

      Sometimes the fates make things work :). And yes we will survive to tell the story together. As will those friends I very much care about and have not met yet.

      Take care kid!

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