Friday, November 14, 2008

Silk, Linen or Pearl or will it be Japan??

According to honeymoons.about.com, you traditionally celebrate the twelfth anniversary with Silk, or keep it Modern with Linen/Pearl, or...Travel to Japan!

Interesting! There is a good possibility that we may go to Japan next Summer, and since we celebrated our 12th wedding anniversary today, that's perfect!!
Ja!!
Todays's family celebration included Madagascar-2 and a quick dinner at Uno's. Tuesday was a Holiday for both Pup and me. So we had a nice breakfast together after dropping the girls off. We Yoga-ed a 30 minute routine from on-demand, and went to the mall and shopped to re-stock our closets with clothes a size or two lesser - YAY!!

12 years together. Actually more than 17 if you start counting from the time we started having a "thing" for each other.

Most of my friends tease me as having had a "child marriage" or at least one that was decided when I was still a kiddo! That's what happens when you have aunts who have nothing better to do :)
Sorry athai (aunt)!
But in your defense, it did work out well...

So one day, when I was supposedly studying for upcoming exams, I overheard a conversation between my aunt and mom. My aunt was suggesting that Pup and I will be a good match for each other! What the??? Did I hear it right through the closed door?
I leaned closer...and much to my surprise, it was true!
How was I supposed to react? I was only 15! I assumed they were casually talking and disregarded it, even though conversations like this did not happen casually in our house-hold...

I had forgotten all about it with the craziness of my 10th board exams. And, with no more such talk, I didn't think much of it. But I started checking Pup out everytime he visited, or we visited them.
Our families have known each other forever. My mom and his mom practically grew together, AND, pup's brother was engaged to my cousin (said aunt's daughter) at that time.
So our families met often, and more checking out and unconscious flirting happened...
Hey! That's what all 16 year-olds do anyways! I just happened to focus on the one!!

So, how did this casual flirting develop into a 12th anniversary?
Stay tuned for the story of us...

4 comments:

DotThoughts said...

Congrats on the dozen, you guys! Hopw you do make the Japan trip :) waiting for part deux!!

and yeah.. you looked awsome in that LBD the other day :)

noon said...

Hey congratulations!! 12 years - awesome! How does it feel?!
You are so lucky - to have met "the one" at age fifteen. Waiting for the rest of the story...it all sounds so romantic! Like a Tamil movie...low key but serious romance! :)
And what is LBD Dottie?

Girl Next Door (gnd) said...

@Dottie and noon: Thanks guys! Feels great...12 years sorta makes me "feel" old too...

ya, for $20 that was not bad, wasn't it;)
Dottie's talking about the black dress (and the L stands for little) i was wearing...

Preethi said...

Congratulations on the 12 years!! waiting for the rest of the story to unfold!!