10 Years and 1 Day

I was going to do a post on how today is me and the hub’s dating anniversary. We don’t celebrate it anymore since we got married, but if we did, we’d be celebrating 10 years together.

Here we are 10 years ago, before a little weight loss and the hub’s PRK surgery.

And 10 years later.

Ten years is a long time. I don’t know if there’s anything else I’ve done that long. Well, except my husband.

And then I realized our anniversary was actually yesterday. It’s nice and fitting that I forgot again since I’ve  gotten the date wrong by a day for the past 10 years. Why can’t I remember January 8th? I don’t know. But I always have to look up the release date of Jeepers Creepers on DVD to be sure, because we rented it the day it came out and that’s the night we kissed for the first time. Nothing says romance like Jeepers Creepers. Try it. You’ll see.

Anyway, when we first met I started keeping this shoebox of memories.

It basically contains cards that he’s given me over the years, notes he’s left on my car, menus from restaurants we went to on our anniversaries, and movie stubs from some of the first movies we’ve seen.

I forgot about the box until this weekend. I also forgot that I saved the first stuffed animal hubs ever won for me.

For all of you men out there that are trying to woo your ladies, I’m here to tell you that a Justin Long movie and a Kiss doll should do the trick.

Anyway, I just wanted to say happy anniversary that we don’t celebrate anymore to my best friend, greatest love, and the best man I know.

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  1. Yey! Happy Anniversary! I love my boyfriend very very much. He is so much more than that – he is my partner, my support team and my best friend. It warms my heart to read about other women who are in wonderful relationships.

    CONGRATULATIONS!

  2. Jina @ Behold the Turtle

    Happy dating anniversary (well, yesterday)! You guys are adorable.

  3. Katie G

    You guys are so damn cute. If a Kiss doll is any indication, I want to see more of what’s in the box. New topic: sh!t my husband gives to me!

  4. Happy dating anniversary! I actually laughed out loud at your first stuffed “animal.” I expected a cute bunny or bear 😀

  5. Jessica @ Sushi and Sit-Ups

    This made me so warm and fuzzy. Happy non-anniversary!

  6. Happy “anniversary”! My husband and I have been married for five years, and yet we still celebrate our dating anniversary. It was nine years last week. Why do we still celebrate it? Well it’s New Year’s Eve, so we’re usually already celebrating, and why not? I say any excuse for a drink and a nice meal 🙂

  7. Michelle

    Happy Anniversary! 10 years is a long time! It IS fitting that you went and saw a movie 🙂

  8. Congrats on 10 years! We always acknowledge our dating anniversary (9 years in April), even if we don’t do much compared to the wedding anniversary.

  9. Yay for 10 years together 🙂 You guys are such a cute couple!

    Kiss doll > Justin Beiber doll. Always.

  10. Laurie

    Happy dating anniversary!!! That was so sweet! I wish my husband and I would do something like that, but I’m guess I’m glad he remembers our wedding anniversary!

  11. So sweet!

    Lucas and I hit the 10-year dating anniversary on Halloween. Yes, I fell in love with a guy dressed as a video game character covered in blood. To his credit, he saw through my slutty schoolgirl costume (ugh) and fell right back in love.

    6 years married this April — time flies!

  12. Happy Dating Anniversary! I daresay, you guys look better in your 30s than in your 20s! The years have been good to you!

  13. Happy 10 years + 1 day! Be comforted by the fact that in your time together, you and the hubs have outlasted probably 98% of all Hollywood relationships.

    And any guy who gives a Kiss doll as an early-relationship gift is a winner in my book!

  14. In Hollywood years, you just celebrated your centennial anniversary. Congrats!

  15. Happy anniversary to you and your husband! We have our 5 year dating anniversary next month…not really sure where the heck that time went?!

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  17. Look at how cute you are with your memory box!! Happy almost anniversary 🙂

  18. Elizabeth

    I agree – nothing says romance like Jeepers Creepers or a Scream movie marathon.

    And your hubs is adorable.

  19. Mz. Teri

    Happy dating anniversary. That means I’ve known the two of you for almost 10 years now. Damn I feel old! lol

  20. Aw! 10 years is a long time. I love love!*

  21. That “stuffed animal” is hilarious! I showed it to my boyfriend and he regretted that he never won me a stuffed animal before.

    Congratulations, Paula!

  22. A Kiss doll!!?!?! That my friend is true love:-) Happy Anniversary! Cheers!

  23. I somehow missed this post…but…considering the day you wrote it, I do hope you understand. Anyway…Woohoo on 10years together! 🙂 Congratulations. 🙂

  24. Btw-that’s such a sweet box…of stuff you two love! 🙂