Well, PenofJen tagged me...sorta.
She wanted to see a post about me and Subvet..with pictures. Seeing as how I've had 3 babies in 3.5 years, you can imagine that I am not pleased with my current appearance. However, I will succumb to peer pressure, after all, "all the cool blogs are doing it" as they say.
Today Subvet and I celebrated our 8th wedding anniversary. We were married 7/17/99 at the Dallas Arboretum. Yup, that's me all over, an outside wedding in the BUTT MIDDLE of a Texas summer. Poor Subvet almost melted in his tux before all was said and done. It was a simple wedding, there were 11 of us there. That's counting me, Subby and the preacher. We went to Walt Disney World for a week's honeymoon and then 2 weeks after the wedding we had the reception with about 75 or so attending. I planned and executed the whole thing. The only thing that I remember Subby having input on was the groom's cake. He wanted "We're Legal!!" put on it. So I did. ;-) (We'd lived together for a year before getting hitched) As I don't have a scanner you can't see wedding pics (darn shame too, they are GOOD!)
I have to tell you that last night was hard for me. Subvet works odd hours and he was gone from early evening till early morning this morning. Knowing that he'd be working on our actual anniversary and this was going to be our celebration somehow made his absence harder. I had a lot of time to think about our marriage and kids and life in general. It's hard to remember what things were like 8 years ago. Our life now is mostly caught up in taking care of the kids and working with our 2 delayed sons. But I do know this. I love that man. More than he will ever understand. He is the one that I can lean on, the one that I go to for everything from life advice to broken toys. PenofJen did a question post the other day, what brings you comfort. All I could think of was Subvet. He can make me laugh when all I want to do is cry or scream. He's 6'3" and I'm 5'5" which means I can get totally lost inside his huge hug. We can communicate across a room without words. He spoils me rotten.
So, what did we do for our anniversary? Well, we had a hard time deciding if we wanted to go to the pistol range or go see Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. We saw the movie, and it's a good'un. We'll go shooting sometime soon.
When we got married I told him that we would try it out for 60 years, then decide if we wanted to make it permanent. So, 8 down 52 to go. I'm looking forward to each one.
So now for the pictures *sigh*.
These were taken at Sugars' baptism last May. The dress she's wearing was Subvet's baptism gown. All 3 of our kids have worn it. The dress I'm wearing I made 4 years ago for our 2nd wedding. Subvet went back to Catholicism so we had to get married again by a priest. I get asked periodically if I'd still marry him were we to be able to go back and do it all over again...surely after doing it twice already that question's been answered.
So, here you go Ms. Jen. Now it's YOUR turn!