Ok, let’s be honest – being married isn’t wedded bliss 24/7. Everyone knows that. It has it’s challenges, just like getting along with any other person does (my kids!). But I am happy to report we are celebrating 25 years together!! Hooray to that!! Being married to your best friend really does make it easier though (Didn’t anyone tell Alan we were supposed to be wearing *non* running related clothes for this photo shoot?? haha!!)
Alan and I met when we were in college. We were taking (wait for it…) a computer class! However, computers were just the subject I picked to major in, where Alan had actual skills in computers and owned one. Remember, this was in 1990 – not everyone owned a computer! We were in a programming class, and Alan used to wait until the night before it was due to work on his projects. I had to slave away for days to finish my project, at the college computer lab. I should have realized back then that he was a night owl! We were also in several other classes together. Group projects brought us close together! Oh, and the Thursday night trips to the local college bars. Did I mention the drinking age for Ohio was 19 yrs old back then? Good times. Geez, talking about this makes it seem like the stone age!! We did have the internet… but it was all text based. OMG.
[insert picture here of girl with bangs and baggy sweatshirt, and boy with Billy Idol hair… because I’m too lazy to dig up a picture from my old photo albums!!!]
We dated for about a year, and then got engaged. We waited until he got his first real job out of college to plan our wedding though, so it was about 2 years later. Not long really! Our wedding day was a beautiful sunny September 12th, 1992.
We went to Mexico for our honeymoon! (this should not be a shocker for any long time blog readers either! haha)
In honor of 25 years, I decided it was time to bust out my wedding dress! It was all sealed up in a fancy box to protect it. Guess what – not only did it still look great (outside of the wrinkles), it still fit just fine!!
I think my kids thought I was crazy, but it was so fun just to put my dress back on. I know the style looks dated perhaps, but I challenge any woman to try and not feel like a princess wearing a wedding dress!
We had to recreate a few pictures. Time has stood still, am I right??
Then we snuck off for a romantic dinner and a fancy restaurant. So pretty!!
Carrying on their “glass flowers” decor theme in the restaurant, they gave us an anniversary gift…. what a cool keepsake!
And no anniversary would be complete without some beautiful flowers. These are from Alan… 25 roses
I took a few to work so I could enjoy them all day. Excuse my messy space… it’s temporary. We are moving our office soon. And look, a Y2K bug! Geez, I really need to update my office decor.
My Mom & Dad stopped by and surprised us with this bouquet.
Well there you have it. 25 years! Time sure flies. I’m truly thankful for the great marriage and family that I have. Love ya Alan!! Here’s to another 25 more years, and more!
Q: Do you go to “fancy” restaurants very often?
Nope! Lots of fun when we do have an occasion to celebrate.
Q: Do you know what the Y2K bug is about??
(just checking to see if anyone remembers that ancient computer stuff!)
Q: College graduates – do you still hang out with your college friends?