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My 10th anniversary is coming up and I immediately knew the perfect gift… a wedding album. You see Rick and I hired one of those artsy photographers for our wedding who didn’t do albums.

No problem, I thought. I’m crafty! I’ll put one together!

Ten years passed.

There is no album.

But alas, this is the perfect occasion to finally do it and surprise my loving husband.

So I bought all the supplies and then ventured up to the attic to find the photos.

I looked and looked and looked.

Nothing. I mean, a lot of crap but nothing that looked like wedding photos. But a sweet jean jacket with an “I’m Preppy and Proud” pin.

I called my husband.

“Did you move the wedding photos?” I asked accusingly.

“Why?” he said.

“Because I need them for a project,” I explained, trying to sound vague and mysterious.

“I did,” he said.

“Oh my gosh!!!! Are you putting together a wedding album?!” I screeched.

“Yes,” he sighed.

Damn him! I mean, how sweet. But damn him!!

Apparently Rick got the photos, digitized them and put an entire album together before I even climbed into the attic.

But I will not be veered off course by his competence and kindness.

I will put an album together too and we will have a wedding album face off.

Because what’s the point of celebrating ten glorious years together if you can’t make it a competition.

25 Responses to the wedding album

  • Everything in my life with my husband is a competition. Usually the anniversary is who can get each other the worst card.

    Last year he got me one that said, “To the man I love.”

    That gives you a little glimpse into the oodles of romance going on over here.

    I met your Aunt on the beach in Cape Cod. Then she babysat my kids so I could go out with my best friend from college (Moe family). She told me about your blog and I instantly followed you. Love it!

  • Lanie says:

    Can’t wait to see the albums and read about the face off. Who will the judges be? P.S. 10 years is very impressive! xoxo

  • Angi says:

    We are celebrating our tenth this year, too! My husband asked me if I wanted jewelry or a trip, so I chose a trip. I didn’t realize it would be to the hospital for and extended bed rest stay. I asked if I could change my selection to jewelry and he said no, we’d save for a trip for next year. I hate delayed gratification.

  • Jordana says:

    I clicked like and Michael’s fb must have been logged in. But to paraphrase a dear friend – what’s the point of celebrating 8 years together if you can like a blog post as your hubby…okay, it doesn’t quite work…

  • Becky says:

    Looking forward to the recap when you have the wedding album thrown down. Is it wrong of me to say that my money’s on Rick?

  • Marinka says:

    I’m voting for you. I mean I don’t care what your album looks like, you had less time to do it and Rick “planned ahead” which is obviously cheating. Why doesn’t he just take steroids next time?!

  • MN Mama says:

    I also meant to type how cool and wonderful it is that you all are on the same wave length! I just love it. You have a lot to be thankful for.

  • That is SO cute!! Was he hoping if he covered the romantic thoughtful gift, you were actually going to go “costume” shopping, perhaps?? *wink-wink-nudge-nudge* You should probably also post at least ONE picture from your wedding. I neeeeeed to see.

  • annie says:

    Post pics of each and let us judge. Since his will likely be tastefully done, I think you should go with glitter stickers & pompoms. It’ll get you extra style points.

  • erinb says:

    Forge ahead, but remember, you will only have 2 hours in the L’oreal Paris makeup room so use your time wisely…. Make it work KK.

  • anymommy says:

    This post not only made me laugh out loud, but also epitomizes a good ten year marriage. Happy anniversary! NOW WIN THAT ALBUM CONTEST!

  • Wendi says:

    Rick is one of a kind.

    And I did the same thing and made an album at 10 years. Now I can’t find it, but we managed to look at it once.

  • Selfish Mom says:

    That’s so awesome! Our photographer did do an album, luckily, or else it never would have gotten done. I do, however, still have a shoebox filled with all of the stuff I was going to put in a wedding scrapbook. We just had our 14th anniversary…still not done. Or started.

  • Jennifer Lee says:

    I love this story. I too planned to make an album for our 10th and then again for our 15th….I am feeling optimistic about our 20th…Whenever it happens, I am confident that my husband will never beat me to it!

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