Saturday, November 11, 2006
Today's the anniversary of the day Gary and I met, and also our wedding anniversary. We've now known each other for seventeen years and been married for eleven.
Gary's always liked 11/11 because it's easy to remember. The year we got married, 11/11 was on a Saturday, and he liked the idea of having that as the wedding anniversary too, because then there would only be one date to remember. And since this is our eleventh wedding anniversary, there are just elevens all over the place!
(Actually, it's a little more complicated than that: we were legally married at City Hall on a weekday in late July, because Gary had always wanted to be able to say, "Sorry I'm late to work, but I just got married." On 11/11, we had our own ceremony and a big party at a restaurant with friends and family, but that's the date we consider the "real" anniversary, even though it isn't the legal one.)
Above is my favorite picture of us, taken by a church friend on his porch a year or two ago.
Tonight we're going out for a very fancy meal at our favorite restaurant in Reno, which also happens to be one of the most expensive. Otherwise, though, I'm going to be spending most of the day grading. It's that time of the semester!