Sunday, April 11, 2010

A Baker's Dozen


I have been married for thirteen years today. My wedding day was sunny, though insanely cold and windy. It was a jam-packed day--the ceremony followed by a wedding breakfast followed by an evening reception with photo shoots interspersed. Ryan and I left our wedding reception and drove directly to McDonald's for cheeseburgers; we were starving, not having eaten a bite all evening. Then we drove to our apartment, counted the money that had been shoved in Ryan's tuxedo pockets all evening, and fell into an exhausted sleep.

Thirteen years later, we still fall into an exhausted sleep most nights, though we've given up McDonald's cheeseburgers for their slightly lower-calorie sister, the hamburger. We've created a life together that continually amazes, entertains me, and leaves me indebted to my younger self for trusting my inexperienced gut. I never could have imagined all that has taken place in the years in between then and now, the ups and downs, the victories and losses. He is still my closest and dearest friend. He still makes me laugh. He still makes me feel beautiful. He still doesn't clean the toilets.

25 comments:

Kristina P. said...

Happy anniversary, Tiffany!

jennie w. said...

Uh, so you counted your money and then went to sleep? Aren't you missing some important details? Hmmm?

Ali said...

Happy anniversary! Sweet wedding day tale.

Katie H said...

Happy anniversary! I laughed out loud at the toilet-cleaning. I don't think I've met a man yet who actually cleans them...correct me if I'm wrong.

Have a great day!

Dede said...

Happy anniversary! I'm not just saying this, but I think you two are made for each other.

Annie said...

happy anniversary!

dan had prk eye surgery 6 weeks ago. i told him now he can see the toilet when it needs to be cleaned. hasn't happened yet. guess i should not expect it to anytime soon!!!

Leslie said...

Happy Anniversary!! You two are definitely MFEO!!

Christy said...

This post made me smile. Thanks for sharing!

Soul-Fusion said...

Congratulations to one of my favorite couples!!

Jesse C said...

Congrats! 13 years!

I actually remembered yesterday while I was in a meeting, then I forgot to call/text when I got out of the meeting.

Angie said...

Very nice.
Happy Anniversary!

Kim said...

Happy Anniversary to the both of you! xoxo

MiaKatia said...

Happy Anniversary! You two take the happiest cutest pictures. Any fun celebrations to mark the occasion?

Miranda said...

Happy Anniversary! (a little late) I love a good love story. :)

Kelly S. said...

Our 14th is in a week on 4-19! It was cold then too! I snowed the day before and the day after, but that day sunshine all around. Congrats on lucky 13!

littlegypsy. said...

happy anniversary!

buddens said...

Happy Anniversary! We went to McDonald's on our wedding day too! Only we went on the way between the temple and the reception. Nothing like drive thru in a wedding dress and tux! haha!

Kellybee said...

Yay! Thirteen years! I hope the two of you had a great day! We are right behind you on the 19th of April! In fact...I have saved a picture that I printed for you of the two of us on my wedding day. I will have to send it out to you soon...

Lindy-Lou said...

Let me be the first to wish you a fantastic 14th year! I agree, you are soul-mates if there ever were such a thing. Love you both. LOve the fruit of your marriage, they are the 'apples' of my eye.

Kami said...

Happy Anniversary to you two!

Kyle doesn't clean the toilets either, maybe we should blog a tutorial to teach them? ;)

tiburon said...

Happy Happy Anniversary to you!

Becky said...

I'm late- but Happy Anniversary! Does my text count? At least that made it to you in time. :) You two are seriously one of my all time favorite couples! Congratulations on 13 years!

Vanessa said...

Happy anniversary to you and your hubby! How funny about your post wedding trip to Mcdonalds!!!!

Mindi said...

HAPPY ANNIVERSH!

you two are still spring chickens--cluck it up!


xoxo

Omgirl said...

I always say, as long as he still makes me laugh every single day, I'll handle the toilets.

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