From Tracie: Anniversaries Happen Every Year

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Anniversaries Happen Every Year

Thomas shared this special moment on facebook yesterday afternoon...

Thomas: Has it been 11 years?
Tracie: It has been 11 years.
Thomas: You're old.
Tracie: You're old.
Thomas: You're old.
Tracie: You're old.
Katarina: Both of you are old.

Moral to the story....age happens!

When Thomas posted that, he neglected to tell you the whole story - we were only able to have that conversation because facebook saved our anniversary from passing unnoticed into the darkness of yesterday.

Yes, we forgot it was our anniversary.

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But facebook was nice enough to send Thomas a little reminder in his sidebar, next to the list of birthdays.

Facebook did not remind me.

Obviously facebook hates me, and wants me to be seen as an uncaring, anniversary-forgetting wife, but faceook is wrong. I am caring. I even wrote a lovely post about our 10th anniversary. (ahem. The one year I remembered it.) I should get points for that.

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Thankfully this whole forgetting the anniversary thing is something that both of us do almost every year, so neither of us can be upset about it.

Plus, we have two more anniversaries we can celebrate this year, right?
(That is the great thing about having three weddings.)

We will celebrate one of those 11th anniversaries.

Maybe.

If we remember.

Every year we say we will remember the other two anniversaries...but it has yet to happen.

I should probably mark them on the calendar right now, just in case.

Nah. I'll do it tomorrow. I'm sure I won't forget...


Happy Eleven Years, Thomas. I love you with much muchiness and all my heart. This is going to be our year.

31 comments:

  1. Happy anniversary to you & your hubby - wishing you many more (that you'll remember) ;)

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  2. Um you should remember your wedding in October, because that is one that Stephanie and I attended. AND did you ever find all those pictures??? Man, I wish we all had digital cameras back then...

    :)

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    1. I never did find those pictures. It makes me so very sad.

      The fact that we "didn't have digital cameras BACK THEN" makes me feel really old, Jenny. Really old.

      I love so much that you and Stephanie were in that wedding. You are both special to my heart.

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  3. I am laughing because we do the exact same thing. As I mentioned on twitter earlier, we forgot our 20th last year. We both are terrible with dates. One year his mom asked me what I was getting him for his birthday and I said "I don't know I have another 2 weeks" and she looked at me like I was crazy and she said "no, you have a couple days." His birthday is on the 10th, not the 20th. That's been a running joke here for years. My poor kids. I am really challenged.

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    1. Ha!! Maybe this is why people get their kids birth dates tattooed on them? I should probably look into that.

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  4. Aw! Much muchiness to you both! Five years here and yes, nearly forgot it. My mom remembered before I did!

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    1. Moms are awesome.

      I'm glad to know I'm not alone in the forgetting department.

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  5. Happy Anniversary!

    My husband and I have been married 11 years too.

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    1. That is so awesome. Happy 11 years to you. :)

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  6. Great story~ Happy Anniversary. I must say though three weddings?

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    1. Yep. Three weddings. We like to do things big! (well, mostly small, since the first wedding only had five people at it, and the second one was mostly family.)

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  7. Happy Anniversary! Three Weddings?? That's interesting!

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    1. Thanks!

      Yep. We keep things interesting like that.

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  8. Congratulations on 11 years. You two are so cute! That Facebook update is too funny.

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  9. Wait, three weddings? Say what? Tell me more!!!

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    1. Three Weddings: http://www.fromtracie.com/2012/07/ten-years-on-our-way-to-forever.html

      If only I had thought ahead, and realized that would mean three anniversaries to remember! ha.

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  10. Sounds like you celebrate your love every day. That's more important than remembering a specific date.

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    1. Yes, we do. You are so very right.

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  11. My husband and I are good at forgetting our anniversary, too! One year we remembered the day after over dinner with friends! I'm sure they thought we were crazy! Happy Anniversary!

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    1. Ha! At least you know you are not alone in your possible craziness ;-)

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  12. My husband and I celebrate four anniversaries too--our first date, the day we decided to 'go steady,'the day we snuck off and got married and the day we got married in front of our family and friends.

    We both forgot our first (first) wedding anniversary this year, and neither one of us was upset. Like you, we knew there would be more anniversaries this year and in years to come.

    I also think since we celebrate love and each other every day, neither one of us is expecting to have unmet needs met on any particular special day. Every day is special. Still, neither of us would say no to a nice anniversary dinner. :)

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    1. I LOVE that you celebrate all of those special days. That is awesome.

      Every day spent in love is special. Amen.

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  13. Oddly enough neither hubby or I have ever forgotten out anniversaries and we have two a year, the day we meet and the day we married...........hope yours turned out ok

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    1. It was a nice day. I'm very impressed that you both always remember two anniversaries a year. That is awesome.

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  14. Looks like you totally redeemed yourself with this very sweet post! Our anniversary is Wednesday...here is hoping I don't forget! ;)-Ashley

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    1. Awww. Thanks. I hope you are remembering today, and it is awesome! :)

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  15. Congrats on so many years, and best wishes for many more!

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  16. Oh yay! We have 2 anniversaries. I remember the day we met and he remembers the day we got married haha (We'll celebrate our 11th soon too!)
    Happy Anniversary to you!

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