Saturday, June 6, 2009

Anniversaries and Other Celebrations

Today is my 17th wedding anniversary. This photo looks much older than that, doesn't it? It's a photo of a photo--my scanner is never hooked up--and it is a blurry, muted, dreamy kind of photo to begin with. Now it looks downright vintage.

I never really wanted to be a June bride, thinking it was just too cliche, but eighteen years ago when we got engaged, a June wedding made the most sense. I thought a May wedding would be nice, but my husband's sister was studying overseas for the school year, returning the last weekend in May, and it would have been silly to schedule the wedding mere weeks before her return. September was my second choice for a wedding month, but I was starting graduate school in July, and we thought it best to have the wedding before that. So, June it was.

Early June is a nice time of year for a wedding, but as we have discovered, it is not the best time of year for an anniversary! The first week in June is crazy with end-of-school-year picnics, ice cream socials, and graduations. Our children's elementary school's ice cream social has been on our anniversary more than once in the 7 years we've been there. This year we have three parties to go to today! But that's okay for us. We don't mind. We'll find some time this summer to go out for dinner, or maybe even have a weekend away. It is fun to know that this time of year is special for so many people, for so many reasons.

Happy June! Happy Celebrating!