Ken and I tied the knot 10 years ago today.

Of course, our marriage has been an adventure. Paris. Deaths. Two moves. Two homes. Two children. London. Three dogs. The Great Recession. Illness. The blog.

I don’t think either of us could easily get into our wedding attire. We both weigh more. I have gained at least 15 pounds. Thanks, Simone and Nadia! No official number was released for Ken, but I’d say about 10 pounds. I have more hair; he has less. I walked down the aisle with a TWA, or Teeny Weeny Afro, and I have been growing my hair ever since. And he has been, well, …

We are the same. He is still a pop culture geek and an Alabama football fan. I am still a folk art collector.

We are different. We don’t know what we used to do with all the free time we had on our hands before dogs and kids. Well, we did eat out more. Our days, though, were quiet. We’re a loud family now. We work like a team on most days, punting tasks to each other whenever needed.

Our love is stronger. I love him more today than I did the day we were married. Here’s to 10 more years and beyond. Clink.

*Loving in the blog post title refers to Loving v. Virginia, the U.S. Supreme Court case that struck down anti-miscegenation laws.

10 thoughts to “Our Loving Day

  • Julie B

    Congrats! Beautiful pic. I LOVE the title of this post.

  • Ernessa

    What a wonderful post. Very inspiring. I, too, wonder how I didn’t get more done when it was just the two of us. Happy 10th anniversary and many more to come.

  • Rania

    I also love the picture and Happy Anniversary!
    BTW, I knew EXACTLY what you meant by your “Loving Day” 😉 It’s a beautiful thing. Thank God for those who pave the way for others.

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  • Blanc2

    Happy anniversary! Our happy 16 is coming up in just a couple of months. In the meantime, I looked up and realized that our son basically has three more summers with us before he departs for college. This summer is already fully planned with summer camps, vacations and such. Savor it while you can because they grow up fast.

  • Gwendolyn

    It’s amazing that such marriages were once forbidden. Love knows no boundaries. Congratulations on 10 years … and to many more to come.

  • Keya

    Happy Anniversary.

  • Nikki @ Euphoria Luv

    Happy Anniversary!

  • Yvonne

    Happy Anniversary!!

  • Mrs. K

    Happy Anniversary. This is so precious. I love it!

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