Friday, May 15, 2009

What I've learned about marriage





I knew I'd get everyone's attention with that title.

We celebrated our 10th anniversary in a whirlwind 28 hours. Who says that isn't long enough? It was like 10 regular dates right in a row.

Though I put that picture of me at Anthropologie to look cool, we did our best shopping at tried and true Old Navy and Target. It just feels easier to spend $$ at places where the overall prices are lower. Even if you end up spending more. Tricky Target.

The kids had fun with my good parents and R and I had a nice escape from It All. Of course we still had to watch the Lost season finale and it only made the trip even better. What a show...but just one more year of it, darn it!

Oh yeah- back to the anniversary. We'll have more than one season left of our marriage, I think. Kind of like tv- some seasons are better than others. But it's the whole storyline that counts, and if the characters are real and likable. Man, I'm good with waxing philosophical about tv and marriage! Parallels in everything guys...you just gotta look.
Keep thinking those deep thoughts.
Happy 10, R and Me!

15 comments:

ddrussel said...

Has it really been 10 years since I attended your reception on the porch of your parents house? I can still hear the Carpenters singing Christmas songs in the background...and 10 years since the copy center at the ASB???? Man time flies.

stephanie said...

congrats! That is wonderful. Hopefully there will be 50 more fantastic years

Karen said...

Wow! Happy 10th it's looks like you guys had a great time! A memory for sure!

Megz said...

So what TV show would you be? I Love Lucy... The Odd Couple ....Lost....Happy Days...This could be a fun game!
happy anniversary! I hope you bought me a thank-you-for-bringing-R-into-my-life present from Anthro.

Nikki said...

Yeah! Happy Anniversary! I'm so glad you had 10 dates right in a row! If I did that I would be covered for a whole year! I'm glad you had fun.

Terry and Melissa Rees said...

Ha ha. I love that you love tv. Sometimes I think I should just turn it off, but darn it, it's just so good! Happy 10 years of wedded bliss! We are approching the big 9 in August. We just went to the SLC temple for a ceremony and couldn't believe how old we are! Our pictures weren't even digital. So very sad.

Lady Di said...

I was looking for some good Erin-wisdom and you did not disappoint. You and R are definitely real and likable characters and, unlike Lost, can go on and on forever without me getting mad and wondering when it will ever end!!! Happy 10th!

Jen said...

Congratulations! A decade goes by so quickly doesn't it?
(I wish Lost would stay on for another decade)

Maria said...

Oooh, I love "Lost". I just started watching it in January and now I'm hooked. That finale was crazy. I have a huge crush on Sayid.

Congrats to on 10 years of wedded bliss! That is awesome.

liz said...

Congratulations!!!! We are celebrating our 10 year in June. I had always dreamed of going to Cancun, but we'll be lucky if we get to go out to dinner! ha ha! :)

LC said...

Happy anniversaire! (I'm just trying to French-ify it for added flair)
What a fabulous couple you are. We sure like you!
I think I might like Lost...I have been known to be addicted to shows (Idol)

rut said...

Well-put, Cocoa. Those were the best 10 consecutive dates I've ever had.

T said...

Ten!?! Wow -

I'm afraid I'd relate more to "Everybody Loves Raymond" if we became a TV show... except that it wouldn't be HIS parents driving us insane :)

congrats (sorry I'm a little late coming to the party here... it's been a weekend...)

middleageguy said...

Good luck to you. We'll be celebrating #30 this weekend.

Jenny, Arturo, y Dalia said...

Erin! I can't believe you've been married for 10 YRS. That's crazy. I can't believe we've been out of HS for 12 yrs. Congratulations! I'm so happy for you guys. You have the cutest kids. I love your anniversary pics. Your hair looks great.