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I said MAYBE to the dress...

Wednesday, September 07, 2011

At the local Labor Day festivities, emoticon a day before our 14th anniversary, my DH says"Here's what I am thinking..."


When he says that, I get nervous. It sometimes involves a lame idea--think rope, chainsaws, and ladders. emoticon Sometimes it involves OUR money going to my in-laws, which irritates me to no end. Sometimes it is perfectly harmless and I let him have his way.



This time he says, "since next year will be a big one, I think we should renew our vows." emoticon


What?



You see, big one, is a relative term here. We lived together TEN years before we got married. emoticon




I know, I know. I just wanted to be sure he was the one. emoticon



So every year at anniversary time, he looks at 2 different gift choices. This year was 14 years or 24 years with his adjusted math. I don't care, as long as it involves jewelry. emoticon



Now you are saying, wow, its a good thing those two people found each other. That way, they are not screwing up two other peoples lives. emoticon



So with his adjustment, next year will be 25 years. I have never known anyone that renewed their vows. I have been to 50th anniversary parties. They seem to be celebrations of the mere fact that two people lived together and didn’t kill one another.


What adds more "ew" factor is that he wants me to wear my wedding dress. emoticon



WTH! I weighed 115 lbs. when we got married.


And he thinks I could get into the dress NOW. emoticon



Oh that is really sweet honey….YOU NEED GLASSES!



WHEN I get to goal weight of 119 I don't know if it will fit.



But you know what…it doesn’t matter. emoticon



According to a SP quiz I took…I love my body. My results:



How Positive is Your Body Image?

Quiz by Liza Barnes, Registered Nurse and Health Educator
Body image affects how you feel about yourself, how you project yourself, and how you care for your own health. Answer the following questions to find out where your body image stands now—and how you can improve it.
You love your body.

Congratulations! You have a positive, healthy image of your body and tend to treat it with respect. You realize that there are far better ways to spend your time than obsessing about the way that you look, and you incorporate healthy behaviors into your lifestyle in order to feel better, not just to look better. Keep up the good work and don't let others pressure you to change if you're already happy with your body.






I didn’t think of it like that before. I thought I was just accepting the aging process.


I didn’t want to fight it…and it beats the alternative of being DEAD.


So it is OK with me that my boobs hang so low I could throw them over my shoulder like a Continental Soldier…as long as I don’t trip over them, that is all that matters. emoticon




And my hips opened up like the Grand Canyon duing both pregnancies. After the second, they did not go back.

Oh well…the Grand Canyon is a beautiful place. emoticon




So I said...


...here is what I am thinking...yes, I will marry you all over again…just maybe not in that dress. emoticon




emoticon emoticon emoticon Trish


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BSEANACAIN 3/4/2012 11:12AM

    alright

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MAGGIEROSEBOWL 10/31/2011 12:39AM

    Funny! I tried on my 41-year old wedding dress. It was a 12. I'm wearing 8's and 10's now. The wedding dress won't zip up. I know sizes have gotten smaller in the last few years, but I also blame my changing body shape. OMG, I laughed at your boob comment. SO TRUE! When I lay in bed, mine disappear. OH...there they are, laying off to the side. Literally, they hang to my waist when I'm upright. TMI!

So if you can get into your wedding dress again--KUDOS! But a new dress would be so much nicer!

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AHODGES7 10/4/2011 9:39AM

    Looks like you are having a BLAST!
Good for you Trish, congratulations!
Keep Looking UP!
Andrea

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TRICOTINE 10/1/2011 12:19PM

    CONGRATULATIONS on 25 years and how romantic to your husband to want to marry you again!!! emoticon

You made me laugh a lot too! I love what you said about the boobs and the Grand Canyon! emoticon

Have fun picking up a new dress! emoticon

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IMIN2GENES 9/14/2011 9:19PM

    LOL! You crack me up... the boob thing... totally get you there!

Have fun planning. I'll bet you find an awesome dress! Congratulations on those 25 years. That's awesome!
Chris

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TEXASFILLY 9/14/2011 7:47PM

    *ROTFLMAO* You, dear Trish, are a woman after my own heart! I love your wild sense of humour~ and YES! As long as it involves jewelry! *LOL* What's that saying: Some women like poems, others like flowers~ I prefer jewelry! *LOL*

Congratulations on 25 years with one man! My hat's off to you both! Celebrate well~ *hugs* All the best, BB~

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FTHOODBABY 9/11/2011 8:40AM

    You can do it!!!

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LNDASMS 9/11/2011 5:32AM

  he is a keeper!

emoticon on your summer 5 % challenge...one of three out of 53...that is amazing! You rock!

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ANGEL636 9/11/2011 5:07AM

    Good excuse to buy a beautiful new dress and some matching shiny things. That is really sweet, gotta give him credit for wanting to do that.
We want photos & am so glad you love yourself just the way you are.
Beautiful! emoticon

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LOGCABINMAN 9/10/2011 4:38AM

  can't wait to see you in the dress emoticon

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SCRAPDAWG2 9/8/2011 4:22PM

  emoticon on the soldier and grand canyon...too funny!

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CMPEARL 9/8/2011 4:00PM

    emoticon !!!
I am in complete agreement with Dottiejane1...enjoy this special anniversary!!

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DOTTIEJANE1 9/8/2011 10:12AM

    This is soooooooooo sweet , get a new gress and have fun planing. Marry the guy again !!!!!!

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MOOSEMUFFIN 9/8/2011 9:03AM

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ADEWYN 9/8/2011 8:25AM

    What a nice idea :) renewing the vows :) and as for the dress i think that is cute....weather or not you do the dress or not it was sweet he notices and is supportive and Have fun planning that party :)!!


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KELLEEH 9/8/2011 8:08AM

    How cool! You and your hubby sound pretty awesome! Me, personally, I would have no desire to wear something I wore 25 years ago (my taste was pretty bad back then lol), so I say Bring On the New Dress!

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REGAN49 9/8/2011 6:07AM

    Great blog!!

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BABYSTEPS84 9/8/2011 3:00AM

    That was a fun blog to read. Pure fun.
I'm very happy for you!

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GLORYBLOGS 9/8/2011 2:46AM

    Awww. And I was just thinking I'd like to take Hubbie on a second honeymoon.

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MELLIL 9/7/2011 10:05PM

    PFT! The heck with the dress or the pounds or the hips! THAT MAN is a KEEEEEEEPER! You BETTER marry him again! emoticon MY husband didn't propose to me the FIRST time! And YOUR husband's done it TWICE!
That is toooooooo sweet!

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NEWMAC2011 9/7/2011 9:38PM

    What a great blog! Happy 14th or 24th Anniversary. It's wonderful that you have such self-acceptance. We can all learn from you.

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NYS_EMT 9/7/2011 9:13PM

    Your husband sounds very sweet... it's usually the women wanting to renew vows and whatnot! :)

And I LOVE LOVE LOVE what you said about the Grand Canyon! I have two beautiful children and baby 3 on the way and I have to tell you I have been having some SERIOUS body image issues lately, but your comment REALLY helped! So thank you for that! :)

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46SHADOW 9/7/2011 9:06PM

    AHHH! So sweet. get the new dress!

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CHALLENGER15 9/7/2011 8:42PM

    I think that is a wonderful idea!

Maybe DH is showing great support for your sparking efforts in talking about the dress? I think that is sweet...

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THETURTLEBEAR 9/7/2011 7:32PM

    That is so sweet!

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TEENY_BIKINI 9/7/2011 7:17PM

    This blog is absolutely hysterical.

Loved it. I think it is sweeter than sweet.

You go girl!

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MINDA31807 9/7/2011 6:55PM

    How sweet! emoticon

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FINALLYBEINGME 9/7/2011 4:36PM

    Oh, that is the sweetest thing to get your vows renewed. Your hubby deserves kudos for that idea :). I'm sure you'll look beautiful no matter what dress you wear. emoticon

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SEWINGMAMACDS 9/7/2011 2:48PM

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AGAPEJOY 9/7/2011 2:37PM

    My cousin is actually renewing her vows at the end of the month for her 25th anniversay. But, I also, know someone that renewed her vows at 15, if not less, too.

Lovely, thought from DH, lovely. I like it.

Blessings to you.

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RUARUGBYNUT2 9/7/2011 2:35PM

    You have never known anyone who renewed their vows
because there are,nt too many as lucky as you two after 25years
together who obviously still love each other.
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Congratulations and GOOD LUCK on the next 25
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Russ

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MTULLY 9/7/2011 2:20PM

    You have a good head on your shoulders and a great sense of humor (and self!). How wonderful to have such a romantic husband and how lucky you both are to have each other. You have a great plan to make your 15/25th anniversary a truly memorable occasion. Go for it!!!

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CAPECODLIGHT 9/7/2011 2:12PM

    Too funny (and sweet at the same time)!

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STACMOMTO2 9/7/2011 2:10PM

  Yay! My parents resaid their vows and it was alot of fun. I plan to do so as well, but we are only on #11 ;) I told hubby that we will do so someplace warm, on a beach! So glad you have great thoughts on your body image... I agree with others you will look great in whatever you decide to wear. Congrats!


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IRISHBEANERGAL 9/7/2011 1:10PM

    What a lovely thing for him to suggest - he's a keeper! I'm impressed (even if it does involve ladders and rope LOL)

~Irish

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CRAZYDOGLADYBO 9/7/2011 12:58PM

    I have to say you got me with the "Wow" comment!

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VICD25 9/7/2011 12:31PM

    You are delightful! Really made me chuckle.

Good luck on the wedding dress. I go rid of the dress my BF kept asking me to wear so now I can say. . I just don't know where that is.
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wedding dress or not, it's great you have such a loving hubby!
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LOPEYP 9/7/2011 12:06PM

    You have a great attitude! Have fun at whatever you do and whatever you where.
I mentioned renewing vows to DH once and he said "Why I haven't forgotten the original ones?" I thought about it and decided this was true. Nice excuse for a party and second honeymoon though. emoticon

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MJK0430 9/7/2011 11:46AM

    What a lovely blog, it has me grinning ear to ear. I love the adjusted math!

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ANIMAL_L0VER 9/7/2011 11:14AM

    Woohoo! Awesome that you have such a great body image! Awesome that he wants to renew your vows (aww)! Awesome that you will look beautiful no matter what dress you wear!

So happy for you!

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RAYLINSTEPHENS 9/7/2011 11:12AM

    How awesome!

With that dress or another - it is awesome he wants to do that!

I wanted to renew ours but DH wasn't "so inclined" so we didn't.

Go get 'em girl!!

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