Today my husband and I are celebrating our 9th wedding anniversary. It’s hard to believe it’s been that long, but time flies when you share your life with your very best friend.
Looking back, our wedding was a frugal affair: we only invited immediate family and we each had a best friend stand up for us. In total, we had 17 people witness our very simple wedding ceremony. Then we had a nice dinner and sent every one on their way. My husband still wears the suit he wore at our wedding. I still wear the shoes I wore that day. We certainly didn’t miss all the stress and expense of a big wedding.
We had a frugal honeymoon… a quick weekend trip to a locale only 3 hours away and we had a wonderful time.
I think one of the reasons our married life together has been so happy is that we’ve always been on the same page when it comes to our finances. We hate debt and seek ways to prevent it from taking over our lives. We support each other in our all our efforts. And we talk about anything and everything. We don’t always agree on things, but we’ve always respected each other’s opinions.
Every day I realize how lucky I am that I got to marry such a fabulous guy – who also happens to be my best friend! We’re a team. And I’m so glad I found such an incredible teammate!
To celebrate our anniversary, we’re planning a night out, just the two of us. No worries about bills, the kids, the house, work, coupons and bargain hunting. Just the two of us, sharing memories of our lives. We don’t need expensive gifts or extravagant adventures. We’ve got each other.
Happy Anniversary, Aaron! I love you!