Thursday, November 29, 2007

10 Years of Married Bliss?????

So, 10 years ago.... This was us. I was 18, he was 23. Our daughter, not pictured here, was 2 months old.

I know it's NOT been all married bliss. Far from it some days. (Including a bit of a "disagreement" last night.) But it's certainly been an...... interesting decade.

After this picture was taken, we moved in with the inlaws for a couple of months. 3 months, it was. THAT was considerably less than blissful as well.

(FWIW, DD thinks that the hubby and I look odd in this picture. And "normal" in the next pic. I just remind her that the next picture is reasonably how she's used to seeing us every day, but she'd barely known us when this picture was taken, and certainly doesn't remember us looking that young. And skinny.)

So, here we are 10 years later. Easily 40 pounds heavier (on my part, DH may be more than that). It's all that good cooking, I tell ya! Considerably more sleep-deprived and less "made up". Wouldn't you know it, I'm wearing a concert t-shirt (Montgomery-Gentry concert) and have messy hair because I'd been making dinner. DH thinks he looks like he's stoned. He's really not. At least, he wasn't at this point. He wound up taking some percoset a little later for a tooth-ache. (Yeah, I know, again! I'll be nagging him to make another dentist appointment.)

Well, there you are. 10 years. Sometimes I can't believe it's been that long. Other times it seems like it's been longer than that. In the past couple of years we've finally come to the point where our spats don't last long, and don't happen often. As bad as it sounds, it's become "comfortable". Most of the time we know what to expect from each other. I wouldn't say we know how the other thinks, necessarily, but there's some understanding of how the other would act in regards to certain things. We have our routines. We have things we've come to share as a couple.

Naw, not all married bliss, but certainly not bad, either. It is what it is. Some days are better than others. Just like the rest of the life.

Have a Blessed Day!


Slip said...

10 years? Darn newly weds, 38 years here all to one woman. Once the kids all leave home it gets even better. Grand kids are great you can send them home.

peppylady said...

Best Wishes year to come.

TurtleHeart said...

HAPPY 10th ANNIVERSARY!!! And congrats. Loved seeing the "then & now" pics. Firehand & I celebrated our 10th earlier this year. It's amazing how much has changed, yet stayed the same, isn't it?

barefoot gardener said...

Congrats on 10 years! I have never been good with long term relationships (think 2 month max), so DH and I being together for most of the last 7 years is unreal. I can't imagine how I will feel when we hit 10 years!

That is so cool.

I am jealous of your wedding dress, by the way. I looked ALL OVER for a long sleeve wedding dress, but they weren't in fashion when we got married (read none available cheap), so I ended up with elbow length. Not that I didn't like my dress, but....

Anyway, Congrats again! 10 years is a wonderful accomplishment.

whimsicalnbrainpan said...

Congratulations Kati! :-)

Happy Anniversary!

Tori_Z said...

Firstly, a belated happy anniversary from me!

Secondly, whoever thinks they're marriage is 100% blissful is lying to themselves. Everyone has at least small disagreements with their partners. It's how life is. If you told me you and your hubby never had even the smallest argument I'd never believe you. For there to be no arguments, someone has to be lying.

And, as for the "considerably heavier" comment. I think that's normal once you get married too. My hubby and I were a fair bit lighter before we got married (a little over 4 & 1/2 years ago) too. My hubby blames all the good food too. LOL!

Celticspirit said...

Congrats! You and DH look happy in both pictures.

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Steph said...

Happy Anniversary sweetie!