Friday, August 15, 2008

Happy 10th Anniversary to us!

Yesterday was our 10th anniversary.  Kyle told me he was in charge of the day (I got to plan our overnight getaway in Las Vegas next week when we go visit my sister Janet).  After work we met up at Bryce & Bettie's for them to watch our kids.  Kyle had changes of clothes for both of us...we both wore denim shorts and our maroon "Got Good Marriage" tshirts that we got at a marriage seminar/dinner/dance earlier this year.  Apparently B&B have been hiding from us that they have a racquetball court at their apartment complex...Kyle and I both have racquets but we've never played since we married.  We played 5 games (and I won 3 of them!) and then we went out to dinner at a Japanese restaurant.  It was such a fun night.  Racquetball is one of the few sports I feel competent at and it was SO FUN!!

A couple weeks ago Kyle asked how often I check our bank account online.  Then he recommended I don't check for awhile.  OooooKaaaaay.  Last night Kyle reenacted the night he proposed to me.  He read a poem he wrote and sang the same song he same to me 10+ years ago and got down on one knee and presented me with my wedding ring with a read diamond.  Here's the backstory: when we got engaged, we got a cubic zirconium instead of a diamond because we were poor and didn't want to go into debt for the ring.  We also decided that we would probably be able to afford a real diamond by our 10th anniversary. A few months ago the CZ came out and I put my ring in my jewelry box for safe keeping until we got a replacement stone.  I've been wearing my Grandma's wedding ring, so the priority for fixing the ring was fairly low (aka...kinda forgotten).  Low and behold...Kyle seized the opportunity to get the ring fixed and fulfill a promise of 10 years ago.

Thank you my love!  I had a wonderful anniversary!


debbie said...

Sounds fun! I don't think I ever heard about your proposal before. But then again, it WAS 10 years ago. BTW, I did make that bus cake after I talked to you the other day. This is the 4th year and it looks a little different each time. I always buy DOTS candy for the head/tail lights, but this year I took a lesson from your "What I Love About Me" post and looked to see what I already had that might work. That turned out to be red and yellow peanut M&Ms. (Much better than DOTS.) Glad you had a great anniversary!

Emily said...

Karen, that is so exciting!!! I remember you telling us one night while we were over playin games!! I would love to see a picture of your new diamond!!! Congrats again on 10 wonderful years.

Sheffers said...

OOOHHHH! So romantic, somehow that gene did not get passed down the line to Jordan? Congratulations on 10 years! Sounds like you had a lot of fun! You will have to send pictures of your new ring! Show it off girl!