Let me preface this story by saying that we were 18, not the most mature and obviously needed to create our own entertainment... Back in high school, after having just begun dating my now husband, my friends put together a poll on what time he would finally kiss me for the first time. I think circumstances prevented it from happening prior to this night, and even though we were hanging out with a group, everyone was so sure that he would make his move that they made a game out of it. I still have a torn out piece of notebook paper that has big lips drawn on it and lists everyone's name and their chosen time. Again, maturity levels prevented this from being a secret all night and he figured it out and so, right before he kissed me he said "who has 11:57?" :) So smooth for a high schooler. It's a wonder I didn't up and marry him right then.
That was 10 years ago. We dated that summer and even though we were going off to seperate colleges, we decided to not break-up and 'just see what happens'. Now, we are about to celebrate our 2 year wedding anniversary but we are still celebrating this day because, well, 10 years is a pretty big deal. (And by celebrate, I mean a little dinner date instead of frozen pizza!) I put together some old photos of us through the years... have we changed much?
We've said that, after this tenth year, we will stop celebrating this day and just celebrate our wedding anniversary, but I have a feeling we will continue to count until forever. It's not a gift giving day or a day with any expectations, it's just fun to say, 'wow - we have been together for x number of years.' And today it's 10!