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10 years

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Ten years ago today, Big Chuck and I went out on our very first date. Apparently, now that we're married we aren't supposed to celebrate this anniversary, instead reset the counter and start from 1 when our first wedding anniversary comes around. But let's be honest, to spend one third of my life with someone is pretty significant. I met Big Chuck when I was 19... 19! During the period of my life where I feel I've done the most growing, changing and evolving as a person we somehow managed to do it all together. While it wasn't always easy - there were definitely a few bumps in the road, it (we) always made sense. Who I have become has a lot to do with him. I would never have had the audacity to ask a sales person to give me last week's discounted price even though the deal is over, or know how to pump gas, or how to build a kitchen table or know nearly as much as I do about trees.

Ten years... it kind of blows my mind. But you know what they say, time flies when you're having fun.

Happy anniversary, Charlie.

xx bess

(photo: 280dg)

10 comments:

  1. Congratulations, and what a beautiful picture! I think the anniversary of your first date is well worth celebrating forever!

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  2. aw congrats Bess! That's so sweet...and I agree, celebrating the first date is huge because without a first date there wouldn't have been a wedding ;)

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  3. what a sweet post. we might not celebrate every 'first date' anniversary, but i don't think we'll ever stop observing it. congratulations!

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  4. What a wonderful anniversary reminder! I hope you have a beautiful 10-year 'first date' day.

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  5. My husband and I are in the same exact boat as you. Next year will be our 10 year anniversary of being a couple and our 3 year wedding anniversary. (We met at 19 as well) Super Congratulations to you!

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  6. Congratulations!

    We also celebrate our first date anniversary (14 years this spring) but we sometimes forget our wedding anniversary...oups!

    Have a wonderful time :)

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  7. I'm a new follower to your blog, but I just wanted to wish you a happy 10 year "Dateiversary". I met my husband at 17. We only just married in 2009 so I get it. All that you've said about growing together is so true!

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  8. Congratulations and Happy anniversary! Lovely couple :)

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  9. Congratulations!
    We still celebrate our dating anniversary as well.... why not... we all need more celebration in our lives anyway!
    oxo

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  10. Congratulations my sweet friends.

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