On May 18th, Mitch and I celebrated our 10 year wedding anniversary. 10 years sure has flown by! It was a great day! I took the day off from work so I could spend the early afternoon and evening with Mitch. This time of year is very busy for a heating/air guy so we knew a mini vacation away from home two weeks in a row would not be feasible. I pulled our wedding album out of a box (we have lots of stuff packed away since we are on the market and have been for 2 years) and looked back through all the pictures of our wonderful day. I unfortunately do not have the photos in digital version and I do not have a scanner so I took a picture of the pictures to share with you. I will share just a few photos of our special day [don't want to bore you too much ;-)] We were married on a Friday evening at 7 p.m. in front of a fountain at beautiful Parker's Ridge in Charles City County, Virginia.
After reminiscing and shedding some happy tears, I drove out to New Kent Winery to buy some of their White Norton wine. This was the first day this wine has been available since 2009. The birds destroyed their crops so they did not have any to harvest last year. We both love this particular wine, so I stocked us up with 1/2 case. They only have 200 cases in production this year. They are so limited that they are not even allowing tasting of this wine. :) The guy at the winery told me the wine is selling quick so to hurry back before it is gone. We plan to!
When I arrived back home, I spent time cleaning up and also polished our silver from our wedding day. These glasses were a beautiful wedding gift from our dear friends Sherry and Franklin. Each glass is inscribed, one for Mitch and one for Me. The pictures here do not do them justice. We used them for our toast on our wedding day and have not used them since. 10 years seemed like the right occasion to break these out again! We have been saving a bottle of the champagne we had on our wedding day for a very special occasion. I was running around trying to get everything looking great and ready for Mitch to get home from work. I also cleaned up our decanter and wine glasses that were also a wedding gift, so we could enjoy our White Norton. My plan was to cook Mitch a lovely dinner since he is always the one cooking in our household. Thought it would be a really nice treat. Unfortunately, storms had a different plan for us. We lost power for the evening and ended up grilling hamburgers/hot dogs. We went with it. Nothing was going to ruin this day for us! We sat on the back deck, drank our champagne then followed that with our wine. We enjoyed our hamburgers and hot dogs. We turned the radio on listened to some John Prine and danced in the rain. A fun, fun time with lots of laughs!
Although my plan for the day did not turn out quite the way I wanted it to, We both had a wonderful day and shared in lots of laughs! Mitch said it has been the best 10 years of his life, so I guess I am doing something right. ;-)
Mitch wanted to do something really nice for me also and he did! He surprised me and had me in tears (good tears) when he sent me on a scavenger hunt through the house. He had hidden poems of clues in several spots in the house. What a sweetie!! Clues lead me to love notes, chocolate and ultimately a new diamond wedding ring. It is a heirloom diamond and has been around since before they starting using lasers to cut diamonds. I love it! Just perfect and suits me very well! I was shocked, happy and very surprised!! He had been planning this for an entire year! I love my Mitch!! He is such a great guy and I am a lucky girl to have him! :)
Just like any couple, we have had our ups and downs, but through it all we have had each other to lean on in good times and bad. It has been a fantastic 10 years! We're going for 10 more! ;-)
Stay tuned Greyhound Play Date and VAGA annual picnic pictures coming soon!