Happy 10th Anniversary Tony!

Ten years ago this morning I woke up and married my best friend!  I can’t believe it’s been ten years already.  It’s weird, but I must have been one of the few girls growing up that never really thought of my wedding day.  I didn’t have a binder of colors for bridesmaid dresses, or stacks of pictures of wedding dresses.  All I knew when I met Tony was that I wanted to marry him.  Didn’t matter where, or what I was wearing.

Since we got married in Naples, Florida where my parents in law live, I have to thank my MIL Bonnie for putting a lot of it together.  She ordered the flowers, booked the hotel where we got married on the beach, and they paid for our first dinner as a married couple – thank you!

We’ve been through a lot these last ten years.  We’ve watched both our kids graduate from high school.  We have had our health issues – me becoming insulin dependent diabetic a few years ago.  Tony has had three knee replacements, and in 2007 I almost lost him when his aortic heart valve failed and he had to have it replaced – he was in the hospital 16 days that time – so scary!

But we are by no means the perfect couple, not even sure that exists.  We have our share of fights and disagreements, mostly agreeing to disagree.  But we respect each other for who we are – we are exactly the same people we were when me met.  I never had to pretend I was someone I wasn’t – and we respect each other.   And maybe even after ten years, my heart still skips a beat when he walks in the room! 😀

I was 32 years old when I met Tony and Hannah was 8.

look at how short my hair is! I was about 140 in this picture

Tony was 39 and Joe was 11.

Here is a picture at my company picnic – literally three weeks after we met but we were already comfortable with each other.

We got married at sunset on a beach outside of the LaPlaya hotel in Naples, Florida.  The weather was perfect.  Hannah was our maid of honor and Joe was the best man.  Then just my Mom and Tony’s parents.

While our kids stayed in Naples with Tony’s parents, we went to Key West on our honeymoon.  We flew in the tiniest plane – scared the shit out of me, but I was surprised at how smooth the ride was.

Us having a few drinks before getting back on the plane to go back to Naples 😀

And we’ve had a few vacations:

this was after a winery tour - can't remember where we were though (and I wan't those calf muscles back!)

I think this was in Wisconsin?

this was after a day on a boat in Door County

also in Door County - when we rent boats on our vacations its always our favorite day

He loves taking pictures with me!

And this is what he looks like when I say “just one more!”

And he loves me so much he takes me to places only I want to go – now that’s love! 😀

And he loves our kids – watching them grow up these last ten years has been wonderful!

It’s been quite a ride!  And I wouldn’t change a second of it.  I love you Tony and look forward to the next ten years!

Did you have a big or small wedding?  Curious to see!

I’ll be back to my regular posting tomorrow and catch up with all of you then.  Make it a great day!

I love that smile! 😀

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47 thoughts on “Happy 10th Anniversary Tony!

  1. Happy Anniversary to you!

  2. So sweet! Happy, Happy, HAAAAAPPy anniversary!
    In answer to your question: no wedding. I’ve been with my fellow for 12 years, we never got married.
    Merry Christmas! We’re going over the river and through the woods to Minnesota, brrrr!
    ~Mary

  3. Happy Anniversary Biz and Tony! Don’t know who that “Jeff” was that you referred to a couple of times…;)

    Really cute pictures – you guys look like you are always up for an adventure and have a good time wherever you go!

  4. haha you guys are hilarious and SO dang cute! Happy anniversary!!

  5. You guys are so cute!!! And I was cracking up at the mustard museum picture. Mustard musem?!

    Happy Anniversary!

  6. Weighting For 50

    Happy Anniversary Biz and Tony!!!!! May you have many, many more years of happiness, love and health together!!!

  7. Happy, happy anniversary. Here’s wishing you many, many more. You guys are such a sweet looking couple. Life can be challenging but when you have the love of your life beside you, you can handle anything.
    CONGRATULATIONS!!!!
    Have the most awesome, blessed Christmas.

  8. LOVED this post!! Happy anniversary!

  9. Happy Anniversary!!! Loved the pics!

  10. Happy Anniversary and many, many more!

    I really like the last photo of Tony… it seems to genuinely capture his personality and in it I can see why you fell in love.

    And, I noticed, even on your wedding, you didn’t wear shoes. Sigh. You need me Biz, you need my shoe saavy!

  11. Oh, congrats, what a lovely post, love the photos. And gawd, honey, I’m just glad you are still alive after riding in that airplane! WTF! I am such a skeeered flier. I would never get in that plane, I like living too much. Ok, enough with my neuroses, have a great day and wish you two all the best for many healthy and happy years together.

  12. aww so cute! Happy Anniversary!

    We had a medium wedding…about 130 people…

  13. Awwwwwwww………Biz, that picture on the beach is BEAUTIFUL!!! What a great journey the 2 of you have had. Enjoy your day!

  14. Aw! Happy anniversary to both of you! Those pictures are fun 🙂

  15. Happy Anniversary! Love the pics! My wedding was planned in a week but we had around 100 people there. It was held in the church we both grew up in. Simple and sweet! I’m still waiting on that honeymoon though! Hope your day is fabulous!

  16. Happy anniversary!!! You both are such a great couple. And Mustard Museum?!? That cracked me up! Yes, that’s true love, alright.

    The Mr. and I had a medium-sized wedding, about 80 people. I would have been just as happy (and way less stressed) eloping, but it turned out to be lots of fun. (And probably the only time our parents and extended families got to meet each other, spread out as our people are!)

  17. Happy Anniversary! I’m a lurker and love your blog, but had to comment today when I saw the Mustard Museum photo…that museum is near Madison, WI (where I live). 🙂 They have ANY kind of mustard one can imagine. Chocolate mustard? Sure!

  18. Happy anniversary! I loved looking at your pictures!

  19. Happy Anniversary! 10 years is definitely something to celebrate!

    We had a pretty big wedding about 250-275 people 🙂

  20. What a wonderful tribute! Happy anniversary!

  21. Aww Happy Anniversary guys! Such great memories and pics! My wedding has been planned in my head since I was like 14. I just need to hear the word “go” and I’m OFF! haha

  22. congratulations!! you guys are soooo cute!!!!

  23. Happy Anniversary, Biz and Tony!

    My wedding was a small affair of maybe 20 people. I have no regrets! 🙂

  24. Congratulations on 10 wonderful years! I hope to have that one day!
    Thanks for sharing all those wonderful memories!

  25. This is lovely, congratulations on such a happy marriage and here’s to the next ten. All the photos were great. I just wrote a similar post on my blog. Hubby and I celebrated our 35th on the 17th. We got married in my village church back in England.

    Thanks for stopping by. It was nice to hear about your mom playing the bells at her church, and I see I have a kindred spirit regarding what would happen if the camera dropped in the water 🙂

  26. Excellent pictures! I’m happy your relationship is going so well! Thanks!

  27. Happy Anniversary. How sweet a post. You are so cute and your hubs is one handsome man. You make a lovely couple – the pictures show a lot of love and a heck of a lot of fun. The way it should be. Happy 10th – and here’s to 100 more! 🙂

  28. Happy Anniversary!!! You two look like a cute couple 🙂

  29. Happy Annivesary to you both!

  30. Too cute. Congrats to the both of you.

  31. Aw, you made me get all squishy inside! This was such a great read–loved hearing about your past with Tony. He is so funny–I can tell he has a great sense of humor just from the pics! We had a medium-sized wedding. We were married in my Aunt and Uncle’s barn and danced on the greasy garage floor! I have a few of the pics posted on facebook: http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=302690&id=541706479&l=64ae7efb55

  32. Honestly, your happiness is inspiring!! Congrats and have fun celebrating!

  33. What fun pictures! Happy Anniversary Biz and Tony! What a romantic time for a wedding. Have a Merry Christmas Biz! Many blessings to you and yours!

  34. Such a cute post 🙂 Best wishes for another 10 years for you two! 🙂

  35. Happy Anniversary! 10 years is a great milestone! Love love love all your pictures, they are adorable! Yep looks like love 🙂

    We got married in Vegas with just our parents and then for our 10th anniversary we had a reaffirmation of vows ceremony with about 50 or so in attendence. I am so glad that we waited 10 years to do that, it was more special that I can even express. We had been through so much those first ten years and our children (one biologically his and one biologically mine) grew with us through that time, it all made it better than it could have been before. It was the wedding of my dreams, small, cozy, antique theme….beautiful!

  36. So I am a day late (and a dollar short, as my mom would say!), but Happy belated Anniversary, Biz! I have to say, I LOVE reading how happy you two make each other. I have so many friends who only complain about their husbands….CONstantly! It’s very sad and discouraging. But I can always tell when you mention him that you love him so very much, and I know he makes you so, so happy! 🙂

  37. May I add you two have made a very warm and open home that gives comfort to all who enter. We are so happy and proud of you two. Many, Many more years together. It can only grow with the years. We love you special!

  38. Happy (belated) Anniversary!! Such a sweet post! Love the photos
    My first marriage (at 20) was huge – 500 people and I didn’t know half of them! My second (at 40) was in Vegas with just my parents, almost 10 years ago. We had a party when we got back, with pizza and chicken wings, ha
    Merry Christmas!

  39. this is the sweetest post ever, you two look so happy together!

  40. I know, I’m really late on this…but happy anniversary Biz!

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