Saturday, June 5, 2010

She Forgot But is Forgiven!

We're home now for about 24 hours. Argentina was amazing, more on that later...

It's the 6th wedding anniversary today of the Chicken and I. She forgot. Or rather she said, "No, I didn't forget the date, I just forgot that today was the date."
That's OK, we've been without a calendar now for about 3 weeks and only recently realized May had passed and June was here.

Six years ago, my father in law's partner, the only man I've known as a somewhat father figure, the man who has died and is being buried today, walked me down a spiral staircase to a room full of all our favorite people. Chicken and I exchanged vows with a Buddhist water ceremony and the family joining in (but not my family because g-d forbid they pour water over our hands to bless us, it might piss off Jesus and his dad!).

I'd like to say it was a magical night, but the truth is, our photographer sucked, my MIL popped me a Xanax which SO doesn't go with alcohol, we both indulged too much in the vodka/caviar bar and we were so drunk we forgot to tell the wedding planner to bring out the wedding cake. And we told her not to serve it until we informed her we were cake. Thank god we had other desserts served at the table and no one knew!
I just have to laugh because it was clearly OUR wedding. We had the best music and loads of dancing and the best food. But, in other ways it was a disaster and it's all more than a bit hazy to both of us. Don't you wish you had been invited? I'm sure there are stories to tell I know nothing about!

We've decided to do another ceremony for our 10 year anniversary: sober this time for at least one of us and only a glass or two for myself. Smaller list and lots of children. I can't wait!
My how our lives have changed! Since we haven't had a chance to get each other gifts or cards for today, (Um, we have been around each other pretty much 24 hours a day now since DECEMBER. Not much privacy or time to surprise the other one!) we both gave each other the chance to take a shower.
Ha! Chicken even got to shave one leg before Whoop Whoop's crying became so intense, she elected to shave the other one at a later date.

Happy Anniversary Chicken! I sit here with a sleeping Whoop Whoop strapped to my chest, the only way to stop him from crying and get him to sleep.
I thank god we're far, far away from where we were 6 years ago.
Life is very good and I couldn't be happier! OK, well honestly I'm hella sleep deprived and once the babies sleep longer than 3 or 4 hours I'll be happier, but you's pretty damn good this life.


jessie said...

happy anniversary! i think you should post some wedding pics.

Pomegranate said...

Happy Anniversary!

It's funny, our wedding was a lot like yours in the sense that we got too trashed too early and also that we know it may not have been perfect, but it was a damn good party. We're planning another sober party, too, hopefully after it becomes legal here.

Can't wait to see your Argentina pictures...

Strawberry said...

Wishing you both a happy anniversary...and some sleep!

K J and the kids said...

Happy Anniversary and MANY MANY more.

Glad you had a fun and safe trip.

I'd love to hear more about the 2 dads and who's gay and who's not and who's ok and who's not.
Just if you ever feel like you want to tell all :)

Next in Line said...

Happy anniversary traveling girls! Showers sound like the best gift ever. I can't wait to hear about your trip.

shindagrl said...

I'll be there, sister! With my Plus-2-thank-God-older-than-2. :)

Congrats. The one shaved leg cracked me up.

golyweg said...

I love the "It was a disaster but hey! we're happy!" attitude!! I wish you and your family infinite years of happiness to come!

I'm especially looking forward to hearing your tales of Argentina! Thanks for stopping by my blog.
M :)

Jen said...

Sounds perfectly imperfect! Happy Anniversary!

poppycat said...

Happy anniversary you two! What an amazing path you two have traveled together.

Lez said...

Happy Anniversary! Here's wishing you many, many more together!