Thursday, April 7, 2011

Wall Plaques and Paper Weights

When H & I were first married we agreed.  "For our 10 year anniversary we will stop our lives for a weekend, and go away together and celebrate the accomplishment of being married for 10 years."  Given the divorce rates in the country, I honestly think a 10 year marriage is deserving of street fair, fireworks, and a cheesy wall plaque or paper weight that says, "TEN YEARS OF SERVICE" on it, don't you?

Well, 10 years came and went, and we were busy... and poor, and 11 years came and went, and again, busy, poor and so 12 years... yea, you get the point.... well, 13 years is next month, and guess what?

We're still busy and poor... but that doesn't seem to have stopped us this time!  We're finally going on our TEN YEAR kid free ANNIVERSARY getaway!  

That's right, I said kid free - we have bowls of cat food filled up around the house and a litter box, so they'll be fine, right?

OH, all right... I mean, I can't exactly tie them to a chair can I?  Well, that's why my Dad is so cool.  He's arriving tonight to kid wrangle.  Too bad his blog is dry and about all kinds of money stuff (if only I ever took his advice, we could have afforded this trip ages ago) because I have a feeling that the weekend will be as blogworthy for D-Dad as it will be for me & H.

12 comments:

Hannah said...

Awwww! Congrats on 10 years (a few years later) and I'm so excited for you to get a kid-free getaway! That is just awesome!

Morgan said...

Yay! Congrats on escaping the madness and finally getting to celebrate that 10 year anniversary!!! Enjoy every single blissful moment of it!

Shellyrm ~ just a country runner said...

(Oh how I miss my daddy!)

That is wonderful that your dad is watching the kids! Bonus he writes a blog that my husband would actually like! I knew I could get hubbs to think blogging was cool!

Congrats on the 13 years. Where do we order our paper weights?

Pam said...

OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO FUN!!!!!!!!

fancy nancy said...

Many many congrats on 10+ years!!! Definitely deserving of celebration!!!

MCM Mama said...

Congrats on finally celebrating that 10 year anniversary. ;o)

We just got back from our first kid free vacation in, well, Jones is 9.5, so 9.5 years LOL. We'll call it a 16 year anniversary celebration.

Jen said...

Finally, I feel clued in... TY for sharing. Can I say I am super jealous... beyond jealous... we are wringing in 10 years this year, the way we always do... celebrating my son's birthday. He was born 3 years after we were married... Darn snow storm in January.

Jill @ Run for the Hills said...

Well deserved and I hope you have a great time!

Anne said...

Fantastic! Happy anniversary! Have a great time just the two of you. How sweet of your dad :)

Allison said...

Have a fun trip!

Julie D. said...

hope you are having the perfect kid-free 10 year trip!! We are going on ours in June and we are doing it 6 months early...I was seriously paranoid that we would let it pass us by too! Happy anniversary!

Alex said...

Aweeeee..happy anniversary!