12 Years

 Me

Me

Once upon a time this girl... met this guy...

 Him

Him

on the internet (of all the crazy un-thought of places!  I think the girl's parents thought she lost her mind).

They dated for a while.  They fell in love and had quite a few adventures.  And then one day, while they were in Rome, they got engaged (although not at their favorite cafe outside of the Pantheon, or at Trevi Fountain, or at the Spanish Steps, or at the Colosseum.  If you must know, he actually popped the question in a rather cheesy pink Italian hotel room... but it was in Rome).

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A little while later they got married in this church surrounded by their family and friends...

 2002-01-13 wedding-1

2002-01-13 wedding-1

and then had the best party ever (because their friends and family are all kinds of awesome).

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2002-01-13 wedding-3

Yeah... that was a pretty amazing day for that girl.

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2002 28 years

Amazingly... they even spent some of that day being totally normal (other than wearing that poofy dress and that penguin suit).

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2002 28 years 2

12 years since wearing that poofy dress that girl still loves that guy.  He drives her crazy... and she drives him crazy right back.  They still have adventures.  Sometimes those adventures are as big as those past adventures in Rome... sometimes their adventures are to IKEA. Sometimes those adventures are with children in tow... and sometimes they involve NO KIDS.  And sometimes those adventures involve laughing over crazy stuff (like, did you hear about Friday when they went to Atlantic City to celebrate their 12th Anniversary and arrived in AC only to realize they left their overnight bag on their couch at home?)  Yep... 12 years of fun times brought them to where they are now...

 Famo;u

Famo;u

Not a bad 12 years at all.

Happy Anniversary Nick!!!  I love you!  Here's hoping the next 12 years are as good as the last!

*Mostly... that girl wants to know what in the world happened to her hair???