Saturday, December 13, 2008

11 years and counting

Today is my 11th wedding anniversary. I don't know what I am going to do today. I have a friend that is going to watch my kids for me. Is it sad that I really don't want to do anything? I would just like to make a really nice dinner, rent a few movies and cuddle on the couch. I don't think I can convince Jeff of that though. He wants to go out and do something. Oh, well.

I wish I had a scanner. I would upload some cheesy wedding photo. Here are a few facts about us instead.

Did you know that a terrible wedding day and reception is supposed to be good luck? It must have been what's helped us all these years. I think the real low point was being left at the hairdressers, begging for a ride from someone there at the hairdressers, having to scale my parents snowy roof to get into the second story window with my new French tip nails, because I needed to get my veil and shoes. Ahh, good times. :)

Did you know that our wedding anniversary is exactly 12 days before Christmas? We sometimes get or do little things each day to keep celebrating.

Did you know that we also picked the 13th so we could have a few Friday the 13th anniversaries? We did, we're kind of funny that way.

Did you know that I prayed to know who I was going to marry when I was in 8th grade? I did. I was in Miss Money's English class and I had a voice tell me very plainly, "your going to marry Jeff DeCoursey." I looked over at the chubby kid with glasses who was probably wheezing at the time, I snorted and said something along the lines of "whatever!"

Did you know that I married my best friend? I did. Jeff and I were best friends for about 2 years before I ever felt romantic feelings for him.

Did you know that I fell in love with him at a cemetery? Yup. I went to visit Grandma Elva and Grandpa Jess's graves and feed the swans. Jeff took me and we brought a picnic lunch. We sat on a bench and I heard something in my head say, "You love him, you need to be with him." I instantly fell in love with him. Like snapping your fingers. We were married 3 months later.
(my mom thinks it was Grandma Elva being the meddling matchmaker)

Well, I am glad that I married my best friend. We have been through ups and downs together and we have faired pretty well. So here's to 11 years and counting towards eternity.


Jan said...

You followed your prompting. Happy Anniversary.

Lisa said...

Happy Annivesary! I loved reading all of those facts about the two of you. Hope you are out doing something fun right now :)

Em and Ms said...

Happy Anniversary! Such fun memories. I loved it--though I do think we need the full story about your wedding day!

Jeanette said...

Happy Anniversary. Eleven years and counting. I agree that you will have to give us more details about the actual wedding day. You have me very curious.

dani said...

awwwwwwwww, destiny:)
i hope you all had a lovely evening, heidi... HAPPY ANNIVERSARY, DECOURSEYS!!!

SuzanSayz said...

There may have been a time when I had doubts about that chubby blonde kid with glasses as well. But now I can't imagine life without Jeff. He was simply born to be a part of our family. I hope that you did have a great time last night and that you were able to let go of your cares for a while.
Happy Anniversary to you both!
Love Mom

Mike Brinkerhoff said...

Happy Anniversary!! I'll never forget the awkward feeling in the chapel when the wedding should have started... but hadn't... and then your dad got up to the pulpit and announced that there would be a slight delay because you weren't there yet...

We're so glad you guys are who you are! Keep it up!!

Jones Crew said...

Happy happy happy HAPPY haPPy anniversery!!!! AHHHH I am jealous fo the couch cuddling!! I hope your next 11 are just as happy!

Marilyn said...

Heidi, I am a couple of days late on this post, but Happy Anniversary. What a sweet post.

Whitaker Family said...

Happy Anniversary! Hope you had a great date, and that you got your cuddling on the couch anyway :).

libbie said...

happy anniversary. there must have been something magical in ms. money's class. i totally had her too. i am pretty sure i was just as rude to her as i was all my other teachers...... dang! hope you guys had a great one!