Today is Michael and my wedding anniversary. Five years ago we fled to the courthouse and married in secret. You may remember that our celebration was in June, I wore the wedding dress, we cut the cake and had fun with our guests. But... our real wedding was so much more.
We married on a Friday in jeans and sweaters. We said our vows and kissed. We went to dinner and relished in the fact that no one knew we were married except us. We ended our night dancing to 'My Funny Valentine' at the Fairmont Hotel. We drank champagne, ate chocolate covered strawberries and had the BEST time. I wouldn't have done anything differently.
I love you, Michael, can you believe it has been five years?! We went from a tiny apartment on Capitol Hill, to a bigger apartment and a cat, to our house with our wonderful twins. We have endured more than a couple should have to. We have seen family strife, infertility, the devastation of an imperfect ultrasound, hospitalized bed rest and life without family near and two infants. Sure, it has been hard but we have triumphed. Our family has made me the happiest I could ever imagine to be. Thank you for everything. I love you and cannot wait for the next five years and beyond.