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.
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  • LENKA763
    Happy Anniversary!
    I love the story of your life together.
    R>I have met my hubby also in a restaurant ( ours was in Germany near Stutgart).

    and now we live in Minnesota:)

    3318 days ago
    What a beautiful blog. Happy late anniversary! Hugs!
    3318 days ago
  • TERRYT55
    I loved every word of this made me happy! Congrats on ten years of marriage and two beautiful kids. I love to hear about all of the adventures you've had over the last ten years. I loved reading about how you met! Here's to many, many more years together.

    I love my immersian blender! It's one of my favorite kitchen tools. When I make soups and sauces I wonder what I would do without it.

    Thanks for the happy blog!
    3325 days ago
    I'm sorry I didn't see this earlier.

    I love you and Patrick. You have both been blessed by each other and your two little ones.
    3326 days ago
    Belated happy anniversary!

    It sounds like you and Patrick are soul mates and really good together. Thank you for sharing your 10 years of bliss with you, you made me dream of all those nice places.

    Besides, by sharing space (even if just on the internet) with lucky people, some of that luck rubs off so I feel very lucky too :)))
    3326 days ago
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    Happy anniversary! What a wonderful reflection on your past together. Your future sounds just as positive and exciting. You share your passions well. :)
    3327 days ago
    emoticon I think you're blessed to have each other! Being married to someone you consider your best friend is wonderful! YEA for you both!
    3329 days ago
    Happy Anniversary!
    What a wonderful life you are blessed with. You are right where you are meant to be! Your family is so lucky to have you for a wife and a mom!
    3329 days ago
    Your blog will lift up anyone who reads it. Congratulations on 10 years together, and I hope you have many more.
    3329 days ago
    How wonderful ! Happy Anniversary ! Gee, I wouldn't mind being on holiday for a month and half. That's a great way to recharge and re-energize !

    May you and Patrick have ten more happy happy years together !

    3330 days ago
    What a wonderful story! Congratulations!
    3330 days ago
    What a wonderful way to spend ten years, and I expect the next ten will be just as wonderful where ever you go and what ever you do.
    3330 days ago
    Congratulations on all your success, adventures and happiness. May there be many more!
    3330 days ago
    Congratulations! Sounds like you are crafting an incredible life adventure together.
    3330 days ago
  • ERIN4771
    i look at my first marriage as my "practice" marriage emoticon ...second one's the charm....congrats on 10 amazing years my friend! how awesome you have been able to see and experience all these great places together with your best friend!! that's pretty special! sounds like you kind of like your hubby emoticon it should be!!!
    3330 days ago
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    Congratulations!! Super congratulations! Good to hear from you again -- missed you! What a great way to spend your anniversary by rejoicing in all that you have done and become. Blessings my dear!
    3330 days ago
    Such a loving heart felt blog. So happy for the both of you!
    3330 days ago
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