October 25, 2013 marked an entire decade of my life as Mrs. Zook.
And that’s just starters.
1. Wear something new.
After so long together, you can stop seeing.
2. Bake a “wedding cake.”
Ours was too big and pretty to recreate, but I pulled out our original cake topper and made a white layer cake. We fed each other a bite while the kids cheered.
3. Cook a formal dinner and let your children share it.
We did cloth napkins, two forks apiece, candlelight, the whole nine yards—and I couldn’t believe how much the children loved it. On the menu? BBQ ribs, shrimp, potatoes, spinach salad, crab toasties, sparkling grape juice, wedding cake, hot tea.
(Make your own sparkling grape juice by adding 7-Up to grape concentrate in place of water!)
4. Wear your wedding dress.
Fitting into mine is quite nippy and tucky these days. But he buttoned up all those tiny buttons again. Awww…
5. Pull out pictures or videos of the big day.
You’ll be surprised at how much has changed—and how little.
6. Get away.
We’re rejuvenated and starry-eyed after two nights at a beautiful bed and breakfast.
7. Plan the next baby.
I threw this one in just to see if you were listening.
8. Do a photoshoot together.
Bribe a friend, or just shoot some selfies.
9. Read a romantic comedy aloud.
10. Dream about the next ten.
Time is an illusion. (Lunchtime, doubly so, says Ford Prefect.) If you had told us on our wedding day that in ten years we’d be the parents of three beautiful kids aged 8, 6, and 3; that we’d be the owners of ten acres of property; that Ryan would be a pastor and I’d be a blogger; we would have started giggling. It seems just as silly that in another decade we’ll have 18, 16, and 13 year olds. Where will we be then? Who will we be?
What are your favorite ways to celebrate an anniversary?