A practical romantic

Engagement Photo - October 2000. We will have been married 11 years this November. (11 in 11 of '11 ...MAKE A WISH!) But, this post isn't about that anniversary. This post is about the original one.

In honor of Valentine’s Day, I’ve posted one of our engagement photos taken in October of 2000. (Courtesy of my friend Tara, and blurred upon request of my special valentine.)  But, it’s not just Valentine’s Day that we celebrate this time of year.  Our “original anniversary” is so close to Valentine’s Day that we’ve always combined the two celebrations.  (What?  There is nothing wrong with being a practical romantic!)

This year marks 14 years together!

We’ve never been the traditional type, so we’ve made sure to honor our original anniversary throughout the years.  Yes, yes, the “wedding” anniversary is important, too, but to us, it was purely a formality.  To us, the years before we made our relationship legally binding are just as important as the years after.

True Romantic Traditionalists will gasp out loud at that admission, but it’s true!  And here is where I push them completely over the edge by admitting that roughly 14 years ago, some guy picked me up in a bar…

He picked me up, but he has never let me down, and I think that’s all the romance I really need.

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