Tuesday, October 27, 2009


Today, we are celebrating our tenth wedding anniversary. On this day in 1999, a beautiful Wednesday, we said our vows. Yes, Wednesday. It happened like this:

We were sitting at an all-you-can-eat buffet in Las Vegas (romantic, I know), discussing how crazy it is to get married there. We had met a couple a few days before who had done just that—gotten married on a whim. It blew me away to think that people actually just up-and-get-hitched like that, but I have to admit, there was something titillating about it.

And then he said it. "We could get married." This was not a question. It was stated as a fact that rolled off his tongue with the calm confidence I have always loved about him. I was simultaneously stunned and certain. I asked with a sideways glance, "are you serious?" Immediately followed by "yeah, we could!" And that was it. His proposal, my acceptance.

Two days later (our engagement, I suppose?) we were husband and wife. Ten years later we are so much more than that. It's a rare thing, but that was one Vegas bet that paid off.

Happy Anniversary, "A"!
The image at the top of this post is the camping permit we had displayed on our windshield. The park ranger scribbled that sweet message at the bottom of it. "Congratulations and eternal love."


  1. How fun. We had our tenth in August, my how time flies, eh? I can't believe it's been that long. Congratulations, and what a great story.

  2. Now that is an incredible story to tell your grandchildren ; )
    I lovelove the camping permit and the fact that you still have it today! We are celebrating our eleventh in November, I have a small wooden box that is falling apart now but holds so many special memories! Movie tickets, love letters... your camping permit reminded me of these treasures! Many warm wishes and congratulations on finding 'eternal love' !!!

  3. Love it! great story..Congratulations

  4. Ohh , what a great story!!!
    (thanks for your comment on my wee rabbit)
    I am so loving the hats you made for your family , and ... socks too wow!
    Unfortunately I just didn't get the knitting genes...:(

  5. that's so cool! as a wedding photographer, those stories always make me smile. congrats!

  6. Thank you for your kind hello. Congratulations on your tenth anniversary. We just had our - 23rd !! Love your work. Especially the clever map tube.

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