Ten years ago, on July 24, 2004 I married my best friend. I remember the day started off with heavy rain, and being a bride, I freaked out. I had planned most of the event myself, my bridesmaids did their best to maintain my sanity throughout. As it turns out, trying to do everything yourself is incredibly stressful. Which is why I always recommend to my brides that they have help, lots of help, at the very least someone else to be the point person for questions on the actual day.
We were married at Flag Hill Winery under an awning overlooking the ripening grapes. By then the rain had stopped. It was overcast during the ceremony and reception which was perfect for photos and cooled everything off. We made vows I no longer remember (Before you judge, ask any couple what they said to each other on their one year anniversary, I bet they won’t remember). What I knew in my heart then and still know, is that it would be a lifetime of fun and adventure. It certainly has been. Through my sickness and many deaths. Through travels abroad with barely a plan, being content to sleep in a tiny rental car. To our growing furry-four-legged family and starting a business. We’ve done it all together. It hasn’t always been easy, but it sure has been an excellent adventure.