Today Matt and I celebrated our six year wedding anniversary. I don't think too many people who read this blog were there to celebrate with us that day, but if you were, thank you for being a part of it!
The first two or three anniversaries we had we made sure to pull out our wedding video and watch it, but we hadn't done that in a couple of years. Last night we pulled it out and watched it with our children. It was really fun to see again, and it was especially fun to watch with Harper who did a pretty good job of recognizing who everyone was. It sounds completely cheesy, but we had a great time getting up and dancing in the living room during the reception portion of the video. I couldn't help but look around and think how far we'd come. It hasn't been all sunshine and roses, but Matt and I have managed to build a pretty good life together.
We had a large-ish, relatively traditional wedding and I loved every minute of it. The weekend we got married was probably one of the most fun weekends of my entire life. We got married where I grew up, in Wisconsin, but I was already living in Ohio. This meant that my mom did the lion's share of the planning and I was probably one of the least stressed brides in history.
Our reception felt like the huge celebration that we meant it to be - no worries, and a crowded dance floor hours into the night. I'm sure there were things about our wedding that weren't everyone's cup of tea, but we had a blast. One of the best decisions? Instead of having people tap their wine glasses for us to kiss, we had people get up and sing a song with the word "love" in it. We have most of the performances on video and they are equal parts hilarious and touching. You have to have a certain type of guest to play along with that sort of thing, and, wonderfully, we had many.
Six years in I'm happy to say that I think our marriage is living up to the wedding that we started with.
P.S. We celebrated today by taking Harper to see WALL-E, which we all really enjoyed. Then Matt and I dropped her off with his parents (who already had Michael) and went out for a completely delicious, decadent dinner courtesy of a very generous gift card we'd been saving.