Friday, October 22, 2010

"One dozen" - TMBG

Twelve.

1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1 = 12

[Tomorrow] It'll be one dozen.

Maybe . . .

one dozen bagels
one dozen donuts [buttermilk, please]
one dozen eggs
one dozen flowers ---- oh, yes, I like that.

One dozen years ago I married the Pita.  After knowing him for 97 days. 
[I met his Mom & sister one day before the wedding.]

It was my fairy tale wedding.  The one I had dreamt of for 21 years.

Here are a few of my favorite photos.

First dance.


Me with My Dad.

Me.  Being.  Me.

The Pita with the women.




Me bawling after a comment from "happy".


Me with the boys men.
And my Pita, not letting any of my leg show.

One [awesome] thing my mom did was to write down things people said at/about our wedding.


Ya, so ex-boyfriends aren't allowed to make "official" comments and probably shouldn't have been on the "invitee" list, says the Pita. [see white bar below].
Things I remember:

* running 13 miles, that morning.  Yes, I was crazy way back then too.
* going to see "Robert" to get my hair/make-up done.
* family rules, as in "rocks"
* dancing.  a lot of dancing.  But "happy" dancing the most.
* I wore a necklace [gasp]
* I got the ring I had been eyeing at work for the last two years [worked at jewelry store]
* loving that my dad was walked me down the isle.
* my mom & girlfriends helping me get ready.
* never getting cold feet.
* never thinking 97 days was too soon. Met AND married within 97 days.
* I loved my dress. It was the first dress I tried on.
* I only tried on one dress.  no joke.  one. and I bought it. that. day.
* That the Pita said he was glad we picked the 23rd, being that he could never forget it since #23 was on 90% of the shoes he owns.
* I remember getting to the hotel room.  He carried me through the door and we both dropped to the floor and [finally] ate.  with our fingers.  out of zip-lock bags.
* The happiness of that day
* Not a care in the world.  Not one.

Happy Dozen My PITA!

80 comments:

Jamoosh said...

I was so nervous before my wedding I took four seperate showers. At least I was clean..

Happy Anniversary.

Quinton J said...

Congrats E and P...You two were as hot then as you are now. Celebrate til' you're sore.

Kelly Leigh said...

Happy Anniversary!! The fact that you'd only knew him for 97 days doesn't blow my mind as much as the fact that you put together a gorgeous wedding in how many days???!?! I had to order my dress and bridesmaids dresses months in advance. Oh and the venue - a year in advance. I don't even know how you do it, but I'm impressed once again.

Rae said...

Happy Dozen Anniversary!

Silly Girl Running said...

You both look so happy! :) And 97 days...I guess there IS something called true love! ;)

Happy dozen! ;)

Staci Dombroski said...

Happy Anniversary!! I love the idea of your mom writing down what people said! You were such a beautiful bride :)

Marlene said...

Happy Anniversary!

I love that you ran on your wedding day. I kind of wish I was a runnr 5 years ago because I would have loved to do that too.

Slomohusky said...

wow so much in common. it was 12 years for us in Sept. plus, we got married after only a fews days over 90 ourselves. congrats! have a great day!

Emz said...

Oh my mom.........she IS wonderwoman.
She also likes a challenge. 97 days was a breeze. I think she saw it as more like her party to get rid of me. ;)

Chloë said...

Precious! I love the pictures, and you two definitely are a beautiful couple. I hope you get your dozen donutes {and maybe a baby?} on this momentous day. :]

Kovas Palubinskas said...

Happy 12th and here's to the next 12 as well! My wife and I celebrated our 12th recently as well - who knew other people got married in October?

ShutUpandRun said...

I love the comment about Mike's face when he saw you.

One dozen is nothing to sneeze at.

Or fart at.

Or do anything at.

I'm sure you guys have hundreds of more "97 days" together.

Congrats. Go run 12 in honor of this day.

Then go eat something out of a bag. Ziploc or not. Mcdonalds?

Evolving Through Running said...

Big, huge CONGRATULATIONS on your anniversary. The pictures tell the same story as the comments, which is so very cool.

The fact that you did a long run the day of your wedding is just too perfect. The morning of my wedding I was a nervous mess. Not typically one to get nervous, but the wedding definitely got to me. Maybe I was afraid my wife-to-be would finally wise up before I could get the ring on her :)

Emz said...

ETR - so funny. you last sentence is exactly why the pita said we needed to get married ASAP. ;)

SU&R - on mile 5 of my 18 miler this morning as I type [ oh ya, I multi-task] - I'll take the extra 6 as EXTRA good luck.

AND SOOOOOO funny about the zip-locks. Heading out of town tonight [as of last night, yay me!] and I've packed zip-locks of food. The test will be to see if HE even remember THAT part! ;)

Steel Springs said...

Happy anniversary! Those comments are a great idea. You look so beautiful and incredibly happy. I love that you're bringing Ziplocs with food!

The Green Girl said...

That was absolutely beautiful!

Lee said...

Congratulations on 12 yrs! It's 13 for my dh and me although it's second time around for both of us.
In this day and age every year still married is a huge thing to celebrate.
Love your wedding dress and you both looked fabulous! The groomsmen aren't bad either!

Jeff - DangleTheCarrot said...

Congrats to you both!

Foges said...

CONGRATS!

Jon said...

Congrats Emz!!!

TMB @ RACING WITH BABES said...

Happy anniversary. What a lovely post! And 97 days is totally enough time. I would have married J after our first date if he had asked. Hope you two get to celebrate to the fullest!

Laurie said...

I think your mom is the coolest. (Don't tell my mom I said that.) What beautiful pictures and comments, how awesome to have those preserved.

My husband and I got engaged in September and married in December (right around 90 days) and the day after I got engaged I kidnapped my mom to go dress shopping and also bought the first and only dress I tried on. When you know, you just know.

Congrats on 12 and 12 more after that and 12 more and...

Emz said...

Thanks so much for all the comments!!!!!

And

It was 97 days from the day I MET him. On a blind date. !!

Johann said...

Congratulations! 12 years is super! You really had a lovely wedding. I love it when things happen quickly.

One Crazy Penguin said...

Congrats on 12 great years! This was such a beautiful post and it looks like the wedding was just as lovely!

Here's hoping that the rest of us can find what you've found!

Teamarcia said...

Happy anniversary!
1998 was a great year for both of us.
Here's to dozens more years of wedded bliss!

Laura said...

CONGRATS!! I have been married wayyyyy longggg and would not have it any other way.

Morgan said...

Happy Anniversary!!!!! :) I love your posts! They never cease to make me smile!

Aimee said...

Aww..this post is so sweet! Congrats on your anniversary! Yay! :)

Stacie said...

Happy Anniversary!!!! I loved this post and the pics. Great idea for your Mom to write down what people said. I can only imagine what was said at mine. It's so awesome to relive your happiness of that day.

Lesley @ racingitoff.com said...

Awesomeness... congrats!

Sarah said...

Hahahahaha!!!! I'm dying to know what the ex-boyfriend said. Loved this post. You were a beautiful bride. :)

budget menu lady said...

Love wedding photos. Yours were beautiful. So not nearly as impressive as your calculations, I counted up days from meeting my hubs until the wedding...270. You could have gotten married 3 times in the amount of time it took us. However I did meet his twin first, so maybe that would mess up my figures some.

budget menu lady said...

I meant to wish you a Happy Anniversary. Sorry, spacier than usual this a.m.

Emz said...

Sarah - I soooooo wish I could. I'll email you in 46 minutes. ;)

BML - I love the "3 times" calculation. :) guessing his twin wasn't nearly as much of a "catch"?! ;)

Heather said...

Happy Anniversary! Hope you have a wonderful weekend. The photos are awesome. That was so thoughtful of your mom to write those things down for you!! What a great mom!!

kristen said...

happy anniversary (tomorrow), emz. congrats on 12-really? i remember being there.

shellyrm aka jogging stroller mama said...

Happy anniversary!

I have to think it is much more than a coincidence that Army son proposed, you offered me your story and you are celebrating your 12 yr anniversary. I've been reminded by several that I don't know the plans of God. I sent Army Son the link to this post with a message of my love and hope filled support. Thank you for reminding me that I don't know it all! and all he wanted was my support.

Natalie said...

It was a beatiful night:). My favorite thing about your wedding thought was the roast the night before. so fun. I still have my necklace. Congrats to the two of you! love you em!

Erika said...

I love the idea of what your mom did! That's a great gift to have!

Emz said...

Shelly - I'm in tears. Happy. Tears. You are amazing.

Nat - that night [roast] was well.....a night to remember. Thanks for being such a great example to me.

Pam said...

Happy anniversary!!!!!

How did you ever plan a wedding like that in 97 days?!?!?! You had to have started planning on like day 2!

Jill said...

Happy 12 to you and the Pita, yay!! Love your list of things you remembered, so very cool :). I hope you get something big and sparkly for the special occasion - and wear it while getting that 100 done!!

Angie said...

Congratulations- everything has been said, hope you are married for 97 years more.

Emz said...

Pam - it was day 14. No joke. And again. My. Mom. Rocks.

Jill - got my big sparkly pressie last year. Its pretty great. I took it off for the 50 but I'm wearing it for the 100. Just because you said i can. I get a kick in the backside this year. ;) probably deserved. Whatever.

Big Daddy Diesel said...

Congrats, this was the best post of the day!! I may have testrone flowing, but I love happy stories

Emz said...

BDD - happy. Happy. Me. Thank you. And your testosterone level --- ya. That never has or ever will be in question. ;)

Karine said...

Wish you could have seen your Dad as he read your post this morning. So glad you saved the "comments" from wedding guests. They brought back many happy memories. Have a great celebration....so many anniversaries you get to celebrate every year!!

Zoë said...

What a lovely little walk down memory lane! Congrats to you and your Pita on 12 years...Here's to many many more dozen. :)

budget menu lady said...

His twin was married. I just had to look at him to decide if it was alright to be set up with the single one I guess. Maybe a picture would have been easier? LOL

Julie @ "Hotlegs Runner" said...

awww happy anniversary!!!

I can't believe you ran 13miles the morning of your wedding! I'm not even sure if I read it correctly haha!

You were a beautiful bride Emz! =)

Patrick Mahoney said...

That's tremendous, EMZ, congrats...

Adrienne said...

Congrats to you two! Enjoy your anniversary. 12 years for us in August this year as well. Time flies when your having fun!

Molly said...

that comment list is priceless!

Happy Anniversary! Are you going to run 12 miles tomorrow?

: )

AM-GoalsfortheWeek said...

Happy Dozen! Fabu...and you're dress looks very similar to mine...and same color bridemaid's dresses, but uhh...yah, didn't do any wedding morning run. I hated running ~11 yrs ago. Ha, that's funny.

cheers to you 2!

Nikki @ Balance and Moderation said...

So romantic! What a special day!

amyraye said...

happy 12 years! i totally remember that day, too. wasn't robert the best?

Candice @ I Have Run said...

Congrats on the dozen! There's nothing better than getting your dream wedding and then cherishing these kinds of memories every year. Thanks for sharing your day with us.

And maybe I'm missing something, but I have to ask - why was #23 on so many of his shoes?

Emz said...

Candice - love it. It means you actually read my post!! ;)
He's a basketball lover. #23 on all his Nike Michael Jordan b-ball shoes!!

misszippy said...

Awwww. What great pics and great points you have listed. Love that you never got cold feet!

Anne said...

Another great post! ...Shelley's comments the last few posts...touching.

Happy Anniversary :)

Zaneta said...

Congrats to the both of you! How wonderful!! I LOVE your pictures!! You look so beautiful! :D How did you guys meet? 97 day?! That is fast but love is love :D Me and my boyfriend met a little over 1200 days ago and still aren't even engaged ;)

Emz said...

Z- blind date. Set up by people I had never even met who saw me at church 2 Sundays prior.
Crazy. C r a z y. :)

ajh said...

Nice post. Congratulations!!Loved the comments your mom wrote down!

Zaneta said...

haha! That is so AWESOME!! I love hearing stories about how people met! :D I met my boyfriend at a baseball game in our little town :)

Char said...

Boy - when it's right, it's right! Right girl, right man, right dress. Happy anniversary.

Kera said...

i also want to know what the ex said. happy freaking anniversary. give the pita a big squeeze for me. and also just wanted to say that you look pretty cute in your buckle.

Kevin and Ciara Slider said...

Happy anniversary to my favorite extra tall couple! love your favorite extra short couple!

Petraruns said...

good god girl are you gorgeous - I just can't believe it. Many many congratulations on the 12 - well done and long may it continue!

DRog said...

CONGRATS!!!!
97 days! meant to be :)

Derek

Amy said...

Happy Anniversary!

Melissa Cunningham said...

happy anniversary!!!!
guess im not the only crazy one who ran over 10 miles on the day of her wedding!!!LOL!!!
hope you have a great weekend!

Karen R said...

Have a great anniversary! 12 years is a real accomplishment in the world we live in today!

Keep up the great work :)

Angie Bee said...

Happy Anniversary dear.
Heres to 75 more. Yes 75 that way you live a long happy life :)

I love your impulsive daring nature and your confidence to know what you want and get it.

...Barbie... said...

aww happy 12 years. i love this and i love what your mom did - what a GREAT idea! 97 days?! Holy smokes, I am waiting 500+ days to get married and we were together 3 years before he popped the question. I love your impulsiveness. =) congrats on 12 years!!

Matty O said...

Happy belated CONGRATS! Just got back in town last night doing some catch up. Hope you had a great anniversary!

heather said...

Happy Anniversary Emz! You and Pita were (and still are) a gorgeous couple. I love, love, love your story and think its nothing but amazing, not only the 97 days part, but that you met on a blind date set up by strangers that saw you at church! Fate at its best.

Black Knight said...

Happy anniversary. I like the pictures, beautiful memories.

Allison said...

Happy Late Anniversary!!! I hope you have many more "dozen" years together!!!

What a wonderful story..... but as usual..you always have wonderful posts!!!!

Dash said...

Happy (belated) Anniversay!! Love it, ran 13 miles that morning! :)