Married to the Empire

Monday, July 19, 2010

12th Anniversary

Steven and I celebrated our 12th wedding anniversary this past weekend. Our actual anniversary was Sunday, but our big anniversary thing was on Friday night. We went to the Winspear Opera House in Dallas to see Beauty and the Beast.

The show was fabulous! We had a great time, and it was wonderful to get dressed up for a night out.

We treated our actual anniversary as a low-key, relaxed day. We went to church in the morning, as usual, but we got someone else to cover our youth stuff in the evening. We went to lunch with friends, then came home and took a much-needed nap. Poor Steven has been working insane hours the past several weeks, and desperately needs some rest and downtime. Later, we went to Pappadeaux for dinner (my favorite Cajun restaurant), then to the huge Half-Price Books in Dallas. Very enjoyable day.

Someone asked us yesterday if it felt like 12 years. Neither of us knew how to answer that. On one hand, if we think back to our wedding day, it feels like forever ago. But on the other hand, 12 years really have flown by. Marriage has been a joy and not the hard work that most people say it is. In that sense, 12 years of marriage has been no time at all!


Anonymous said...

Hooray, congrats!

Jill said...

We loved it too. Brian had connections from his temporary job with AT&T and we got a back stage tour after the show. What a beautiful opera house. Happy Anniversary!

Beth said...

Happy anniversary! Glad you had a relaxing weekend and enjoyed the show. We will be celebrating 18 years in Sept and it definitely does not feel that long to me.

becky s. said...

Congratulations on your anniversary! Marriage can be a joy *and* hard work, can't it? (Kind of like parenting.)

lizzykristine said...

Love that Half-Price, too! We often stop in when we're driving through Dallas. :)

Happy anniversary!