Wednesday, September 16, 2009

I failed. . .

I have failed.

I have failed the reputation of woman!

Well, that part of remembering all dates and not missing an event, at least. If you asked me the date of mine and hubby’s first date, I could spout it off in an instant. September 15, 2001.

Did I remember yesterday, September 15, 2009, that it actually WAS September 15th and the 8th anniversary of our first date? Nope. Missed it.

That is until hubby came walking in, from working a long day and then donating blood, carrying a bottle of wine and a card. Yup, he remembered.

Now before you think we are really crazy for celebrating our first date anniversary, I feel I should explain. No, we are not THAT romantic, or mushy that we celebrate every single milestone. Our wedding anniversary is November 22, always the week of Thanksgiving.
And for the first few years of marriage, had been consistently impossible to celebrate due to holiday happenings and events with children.

So a couple years back, three to be precise, we decided to celebrate our anniversary at a different time. That celebrating "us" anytime was more important than celebrating us on THE anniversary of our wedding. We decided that we would do it in September when we first started dating - so we knew to not let time slip past us.

And what did I go and do? FORGET!!

I have a wonderful husband and he deserves kudos for being on top of things (that and I am sure his outlook calendar ;) ).

...It is a wonderful life!

Smiles!

10 comments:

Ballerina Girl said...

Congratulations anyways...
Happy First Date!!!

BG

Finding Pam said...

Awh, that is so sweet that you do normally celebrate the first date as your anniversary.

I am sure that he forgave you. I hope you have a lovely evening.

Lailani, thank you for the nice post at my blog

Jane In The Jungle said...

ROFLOL!!! I would forget too, it's because we multi-task and they have reminder thingies on their phone things!!!

Friar Tuck said...

ha. it is not always us guys that forget.

Gayle said...

Happy first date anniversary! Wow, you guys are good. I don't remember the date of my husband and my first date!

bluecottonmemory said...

Congratulations! What a sweet husband! I don't think you've failed as a woman at all! We do that with my husband's birthday at times. It's in early January, so sometimes, we celebrate in June!

Mrs. E said...

I love, love, love the fact that you choose to celebrate "we" at a different date. What a great idea. (And how sweet is it that he remembered!?! He gets kudos in the husband department from me!)

Debbie said...

I never have kept up with things like that. Maybe I've never been a woman:)

Sniffles and Smiles said...

I think you're wonderful!!! And remembering a non-anniversary, anniversary? Well, that's got to be tough!!!! It's the things you do all year round that make the difference...and you, my dear friend, are one of the most loving people I know!!!! Your family and husband know you love them!!!! Congratulations on your anniversary!!! Our anniversaries are both just before Thanksgiving!!! Who knew that we had that in common??? ~Janine XO

Belle (from Life of a...) said...

What a guy!! Congratulations on your happy first date celebration.