10 years


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)


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

  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 ;)

  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!

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

  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!

  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 :)

  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!

  8. Congratulations and Happy anniversary! Lovely couple :)

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

  10. Congratulations my sweet friends.


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