When you’ve been married to someone for 10 years

When you’ve been married to someone for 10 years, you learn a thing or two about them. Like the fact that your darling husband is the most vehement blanket snatcher. One quick shift at night, and it’s over. You’re left shivering while all of the blankets rest underneath your snoozing husband’s body.

 

When you’ve been married to someone for 10 years, you’re intimate with their dietary hankerings. Garlic Chicken Salad — no noodles, add feta, normal size but in a bigger bowl. Boom!

 

You see, when you’ve been married to someone for 10 years, it’s good to know certain things about them.

 

Because you’ll know that when you’re in the middle of New York City and you ask for your husband to “do something awesome” in a picture, this is what you’ll get.

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You’ll know that big crowds mean WAR. So, you’ll put on your best “don’t mess with us, we’re Disneyland on a Saturday professionals” face, and you’ll weave through that crowd with everything you’ve got.

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But then you’ll stop and become one of those annoying tourists that you just said the most “colorful” words about. Because, hey, look at these pictures! Worth it.
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When you’ve been married to someone for 10 years, he’ll know that you have to take a million pictures of the same exact thing because it’s. . .

just. . .

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img_2152.jpgWhen you’ve been married to someone for 10 years, you’ll know that you both think that subways are for wusses, so you’ll take to the streets and walk 14 miles a day because that’s the only decent way to see the city.

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When you’ve been married to someone for 10 years, he’ll know of your weakness for beautiful places. So he’ll always be prepared for the, “oh my gosh! This is so beautiful! Sit over there. I need a picture!”

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When you’ve been married to someone for 10 years, he’ll know that a decent trip to New York includes at least ONE You’ve Got Mail adventure. So, he’ll take you to THE cafe where you’ll order overpriced cups of coffee and the most disappointing piece of carrot cake.

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When you’ve been married to someone for 10 years, you’ll know that he can’t keep a surprise. So you’ll find yourself completely perplexed when you just “happen” to run into a Priest you know right there at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York City (huge shoutout to Fr. Dan Beeman!). And then you’ll start doubting all certainty when your husband tells you that he had been planning this little “happenstance” and that you will be renewing your promises to each other in a private chapel underneath the altar of St. Patrick’s Cathedral.

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I know, you guys. I know.

 

When you’ve been married to someone for 10 years, you’ll look back and smile at all of the adventure the next 90 will hold.

 

Happy tenth anniversary, my love. You still make my heart sing.

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2 thoughts on “When you’ve been married to someone for 10 years

  1. Congratulations on your 10th anniversary! This post made me laugh and smile. My husband and I have been married for eleven and a half years, and I could completely identify with some of these. I’m also someone who really appreciates beauty and likes to capture it with my camera. My husband has also been a good sport about letting me take photos and write about our adventures together.

    So glad I found out you have a blog!

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