today is my tenth wedding anniversary... which also marks 16 years together. i can't believe it has been so long. i was 19 years old when i first met my husband and became friends. a little while later we started dating and fell in love. at that age i could have never imagined i was meeting the man i would spend my life with. i look back on all the things we have done together over that time, and in many ways we grew up together... in many ways we still are. we are also now watching our children grow up which is such a magical thing. marriage is hard work. something i didn't really know about at 19 or maybe even 10 years ago. when you are with the right person it is worth it though... every day and every year. i can't imagine doing anything else.
we celebrated our anniversary a little early this year because of the new baby on the way. we took a weekend trip to savannaha where i have never been but always wanted to go. it was so lovely. the weather was hot! but it we stayed in a beautiful old inn right in the heart of everything. it was nice to just park the car and be able to walk everywhere. it was nice to be able to do what we wanted without thinking about whether it would be interesting to kids. we walked all over, went into any shops we wanted to, ate where we wanted, when we wanted, sat on park benches and in coffee shops just talking about nothing... and we ate sweets the entire time! did i say lovely? it was paradise! it is so important to do these things as a couple because sometimes you can forget that you still are a couple and not just mama and papa. i know it will be a while before we get a chance to do something like that again and i'm glad we made the effort to make it all happen.
i'm really looking forward to the suprises the next ten (or sixteen years) will bring!