Today is my 10-year wedding anniversary with Terry. I remember nervously getting ready on a Tuesday afternoon in my blue wedding dress. My hair and makeup all done up (something I don’t tend to bother with). And we had my dream wedding. Which was the opposite of what most people picture. My husband and I started dating on the 6th day of the month, so I really started liking the number 6. We got married June 6, 2006 and 6pm. We opted for a smaller venue with just our close family and friends (40 people total, including us and our officiant) at a clay and glass gallery in the town we lived. I told my bridesmaids and best man to wear whatever they want (Terry and I each had 2 bridesmaids and a best man) And true to my child-self proclaiming I would order pizza at my reception – we did and enjoyed it at a nearby park.
June 6, 2006
10 years later, we’re still going strong! Do we get along perfectly all of the time? Heck no! We argue, we’re not always blissfully happy with one another, but we make it work.
I wanted to make something for him to show him how much I’m still crazy about him even after all of these years (married 10, but together for 7 before that). So I made a little craft project.
I took a picture of us from each year from 2006-2015 and framed them. I attached a balloon to each and created them into a heart shape. I picked 10 songs that meant something to our relationship and wrote them out next to each picture. And I found some block letters with our initial and painted them to match the accent colour of our living room. I’m hoping he’ll hang up the letters and pictures sometime soon =)
Here are the pictures I picked:
2007 (Easter dinner)
2008 (Terry’s graduation for his second degree – yep, he’s a genius)
2009 (Headsave for charity)
2010 (summer hiking)
2011 (trip to Montréal)
2012 (visit to Google)
2013 (trip to Portland)
2014 (office holiday party)
2015 (Halloween in Santa Cruz)
He took me out to dinner to my favourite restuarant, Millennium in Oakland, CA. We don’t get out there very often, because it’s really expensive. A very nice treat.
We wanted to try several things, so we ended up sharing a bunch of dishes.
Roasted Fingerling Potatoes
Black Garlic Mizo Glazed Tempeh
Blackberry IceCream & Raspberry Shortbread (they put a candle in for our celebration)
Soooo good! We were so full after.
He also got me this fancy schmancy cutting board I had my eye on. It’s handcrafted by a local artist and is waaaay more than I would normally spend on a cutting board, but it’s so beautiful and I love it =)
And this pendant. I was pleasantly surprised he remembered my love of fused sea glass.
Here’s to many more years together❤️