Today I’ve been married for five whole years. On June 17th, 2006 I walked down the aisle in a beautiful church with stained glass windows and arched ceilings; an emotional dad on my arm, and a husband with a quivering bottom lip (awww!) waiting for me at the altar. (Hey, when I think about how skinny I was back then, it makes me wanna cry too!!) Fast forward five years, and we’re no longer Midwesterners, we’re Californians. And I’m no longer that skinny Minnie I once was; I’m 9 months pregnant with our first baby – and I’m as big as a house! The screwy part is; I’ve got baby on the brain and you know what that means? I totally forgot to do anything special to celebrate my fifth year of marriage! Oops!
If I wasn’t pregnant, or if I was a lot less pregnant, we’d be jetting off to some tropical island somewhere and enjoying the beach on this milestone anniversary. But not now! I don’t think I could even be in a car for a few hours to go to some cool little California getaway for a weekend. I’m too pregnant for that. I’m like a ticking time bomb – ready to blow any minute! I need to stay close to home and ride this thing out. And so it is, nearly full term pregnancy has hijacked my big anniversary and I’m feeling guilty that I’ve got nuthin’ for the hubs as a gift and nothing planned for a celebration. The best I could do on short memory was make reservations at a fancy Chinese restaurant for tonight because that’s Jeff’s favorite cuisine and I usually never eat it with him. Annnnnd I’ll pay for it. Does that count for something? I even forgot a card. (OMG, I’M HORRIBLE!) I asked Jeff if he wanted anything for our anniversary after I came clean that I hadn’t gotten him anything yet and he said no, not to worry about it. But I know he’s lying. He wants something big and expensive. So I asked him if maybe he wanted a nice Pack ‘n Play for his new daughter and he perked up all girly-like and goes; “OKAY!!!! :)” Idk, but I think he was feigning enthusiasm…
This is probably the first of many forgotten anniversaries that will surely come in the future once we have this baby and additional babies. I only hope we don’t get really bad and make life all about the kids and forget to maintain our own relationship as hubby and wife. So many people do that and I’m really going to try to NOT do that! I mean look, I’m not forgetting about the fact that this pregnancy has totally killed my Hawaiian 5-year anniversary vacay, so for year 6, we’re going to do it up big time, with or without baby!! So we’ve got that on the horizon within the next 365 days, and I’m stoked!
I can definitely say I’ll never forget my 5-year anniversary, even if it has nothing to do with how we celebrated or what we gave each other. I’ll always remember how swollen my feet and ankles were. I’ll remember the back pain while sitting on the floor folding freshly washed onesies as I think back to dancing at my reception with wine in my hand and a pretty wedding dress on. Maybe we’ll watch our wedding video tonight. That sounds like a plan. However I’m sure Jeff will put the kibosh on that. We’ll end up watching another freaking marathon of “Pawn Stars” on the History Channel. Hey ladies, don’t be jealous….
Happy 5TH wedding anniversary, Jeffy! I love you long time!