I was greeted yesterday by a beautiful bouquet of flowers on the counter. "Happy Anniversary Week!" the card said. "With love," from my husband. He even remembered that lilies were in my bridal bouquet.
Then today he greeted me at the door with chocolate dipped strawberries. "It's the second day of anniversary week!" he said excitedly.
It definitely has been a week full of wedding reminiscing. Two years later we can finally afford the wedding album we originally passed on. We've spent more than a couple hours trying to narrow down the bzillion shots our photgrapher took down to 36 (and let's be honest, my organizational skills are not the best so we spent at least half that time looking for where I put the darn CDs). I know it's silly, but I am SO excited! I realize this is an entirely vain, useless, expensive purchase. But we're solid now. We were giddy then and oh-so-in-love, very much like today only without quite so much giddiness perhaps. But now I also know we're going to last. And so the pictures are more than the pretty dress or the fancy hair, the slick tux, or the posed positions. It's about the fact that that day means I get today, and tomorrow, and the day after that with the man I love. And now I have the pictures to prove it.
Even better, one of my dearest and closest friends is sealing the deal this weekend, so there has been much wedding talk of a more current nature as well. We have a beautiful dinner to look forward to on Friday, and a sealing and reception on Saturday. I'm taking a little extra pride in this match since I was the one who set them up. What better way to spend your anniversary than celebrating the marriage of friends?
And though I'm always skittish to put up pictures online ... I figured a wedding picture or two isn't going to give too much away. Especially if I chop most of our heads off, right?
Happy Anniversary to us ... and to the other bjillion student-brides and grooms who got married in August to accommodate the start of a new semester. Ah, August. Bringing the world's two greatest pursuits together into one month -- love and higher education.