This weekend Lance and I celebrated 13 years of wedded bliss. Okay, it has definitely NOT always been blissful but it has been real. And full of love. And compromise. And commitment. And Annoyances. And driving each other bat shit crazy.
Lance and I have been together since we were just babies. 17 years old to be exact. We were high school sweethearts(different high schools) and we’ve been together for a total of 22 years. Let that sink in. We’ve spent more of our lives together than apart. That is insane to me. Mostly because I don’t feel old enough(most days) to have been in a relationship for this long.
As I said before, we have had MANY wonderful years but we’ve also had our fair share of very tough times. Just raising three kids is enough to challenge any marriage but add to that the death of our siblings, my father passing away, his parents divorcing, moving, job stresses and well, the list goes on. I won’t say that I’ve always been madly in love but I have always loved him and been committed to him. Through thick and thin, commitment is what will get you through when nothing else will. Eventually, that madly in love part DOES come back! At least for us. Plus, it doesn’t hurt that he still finds me just as attractive(or more so according to him) than the day we met. He has always made me feel pretty and as a woman nearing forty, I absolutely appreciate that!
We aren’t big into giving gifts to each other for anniversary’s(or any holiday really) so we decided that a nice night out would be the perfect way to celebrate. We made reservations at Del Frisco Grille in Downtown Fort Worth, hired a sitter, got our pretty clothes on and headed out on a nice little date.
Can we just stop for a moment and talk about how cute this Express dress is. It’s currently on sale in multiple colors and it’s SO forgiving and flattering!
I wish I had taken more pictures but apparently, I was too busy embarrassing Lance and posting to Instagram Stories all night. Oops. Ah well, you really would have just seen some deliciously rich food, a couple of selfies that were forced upon him and a big ol’ slice of Cheesecake Factory Cheesecake that we took to go!
Sunday, September 10th was our actual anniversary and I was pleasantly surprised to see a cute little bouquet of flowers, a perfectly mushy card and a giant cinnamon roll waiting for me.
Some girls want diamonds but me, I’ll take all of the delicious food any day. I mean, just take a look at that fluffy, iced goodness. It was melt in your mouth good. Paired with a creamy cup of coffee it as perfection. If we are talking about bliss, THIS is it!
13 years of marriage down and hopefully with a whole lot of love, respect, forgiveness and commitment, we will see many, many more.
I want to hear all about how you met your spouse!