10 Year Anniversary
Monday, August 15, 2011
I thought I would get a quick entry in today on account of it is my wedding anniversary today. Ten years. Patrick likes to tell people that I can finally say now that this is the longest I have ever been married to anyone! (I had one very short and ill advised previous marriage once that lasted only two years but he thinks it is funny to say that...and it kind of is :)
Are we celebrating tonight? No. We have been on holiday now for a month and a half and have done plenty of celebrating...tonight the restaurant opened up again for the season so Patrick is at work and I am ...well I guess I am on Spark. We got an immersian blender for our anniversary. Boring kitchen tool? No way! Important culinary toy! It is appropriate that we spent our day together opening up the restaurant since we met after competing against each other for a position in a restaurant. It is true. In the end, they wanted us both so they gave him the position and created a new one for me as the pastry chef.
It is amazing to me all that we have done since getting married. Patrick counted up 10 homes that we have lived in during those 10 years including the home that we owned in Minnesota that was built in 1875. We have also lived on a mountain side where we could see wildlife all around not to mention a bobcat on the last night we slept there. We have had a dormant volcano as our view once as well as the ocean and the beautiful Caribbean sunsets. We have looked out over the mountains in the Arctic and then later, the city of Oslo. Now we more or less have a cozy view of a Norwegian neighborhood. Where we will go next I cannot say but I do know that it will be interesting and that we will be together.
Patrick has a way of making things happen. If he says it then it will happen. Somehow. I am so blessed to get to be married to my best friend...and to have my best friend be such an interesting person! Together we marvel that we have been so lucky to have such special children. We often wonder what we did to deserve such jewels.
My life has changed so much in the past 10 years and every bit of it for the better. Amazing. I am so lucky. I love Patrick.