Monday, December 24, 2007

18 Years Ago Today.....

....I married this silly, handsome, loving, wonderful man! Yep, we tied the knot, got hitched, became husband & wife on Christmas Eve, 1989. I thought it would be romantic.....he thinks we should have waited another week & did the deed on New Year's Eve because "at least then, there would always be a party to go to & we'd just have even more reason to celebrate". Ha! See, I told you he's silly!
It's actually kind of funny looking at us now (above) & back then (below). Boy, have we changed through the years! We've both added the pounds (too many!), he's lost some hair & what he does have left is turning gray (both of which he blames on me, lol), but for some reason, I just can't seem to give up my 80's hairstyle ;)
It's hard to believe that it's been 18 years already. We've been through so much together these past 18 years.....raising a son & a daughter, deaths of family members, him being in the Navy & going out to sea, me working several different jobs, us packing up & moving from Virginia to Michigan on less than 2 weeks notice, owning 2 homes & losing one to foreclosure, numerous vehicles (too many to count!) along with lots of good times, bad times & in between times, but always doing whatever it takes to make it through them all! Marriage is full of compromise....and lots of hugs & kisses :)

Our
plans on this Christmas Eve? French Toast for breakfast (or maybe Belgium Waffles), bake some cookies (since I still didn't get them done because I went out shopping yesterday instead with all the other crazy people!), finish wrapping presents & then we're thinking about going out to a movie. Afterwards, we'll spend the night at home, snuggling by the tv (since we don't have a fireplace, lol) & just enjoy the rest of the day together. Ahhhh.....my kind of day :)

Merry Christmas Eve,
Benita

5 comments:

jill said...

Happy anniversary! Love seeing the 2 different pics.

Our Christmas Eve is with family, food, music and last but not least ds reading Twas the Night Before Christmas...it's tradition :)

toners said...

Happy Anniversary :) What a great post! Wishing you both a wonderful day and Happy Holidays!

Stella said...

Happy aniversary and here is to many more happy years!

I love that old photo! What a hoot!

Maureen said...

Happy Anniversary. I hope you have many more years of memories.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Years. Hope you have a safe and happy holiday with family.

Emily said...

Happy Anniversary!