My 10 year anniversary dream vacation- spending 2 weeks in some tropical paradise with my husband.
10 year anniversary reality - taking Isabelle to school, having coffee with a friend while Beau and Chloe try to stay occupied. Considering we were there for over an hour...they did really well. Ran errands, dropped Beau off at school, laid Chloe down for a nap at my parents, ran more errands, picked up Isabelle, picked up Chloe, picked up Beau, ran more errands, got ready for dinner, Chloe peed in our closet, and Joey came home to a mess of a house with 3 crazy kids and one crazy wife with her hair halfway done.
Thankfully, my wonderful husband scooped up the kids and took them to McDonald's so I could finish getting ready. When they got back I was happy and ready to go! My awesome mom came over again to watch the kids. We went to the Vintage Press and it was good. I love going out to dinner with out the kids. Then we got to go to Best Buy to buy a new keyboard. Came home to find the kids still up. I was surprised to hear Chloe's scream when we came in...she ran past me and straight to Joey. I did get my hug and kiss though....I don't mind being second. After we got the kids to bed we had to deal with our broken washing machine. Wet and mildewed clothes, taking bowls to empty out the water that won't drain. Then off to my parents house to put those stinky clothes in their washer. I am so happy they live close now. That's what 10 years gets you - an awesome husband, 3 awesome kids, an awesome mom to watch those awesome kids, broken keyboard, broken washing machine, and a fancy dinner. I wouldn't have changed a second of it...it really is just another day in paradise.
We were talking about our 1st anniversary. We were living with my parents at the time. We spent the day washing our cars and then watching the whole Rocky series. We've spent a lot of our anniversaries at the weddings of family and friends...memorial day is a very popular weekend to get married! And one of my favorites was 2 years ago when Chloe was born...just a couple of days before our anniversary. We always have so much fun celebrating...I realize that it's now about where we go and what we do, but just being together is all I need!