Love and not-quite-marriage

Six years ago today--or to be more exact, six years ago early tomorrow morning--I walked Nate out of my bedroom, through the living room, and towards the front door. As I kissed him goodbye, I warned, "Just so you know - this isn't going anywhere.

We're just fooling around. I want to be really clear, okay? There's no way this can possibly work."

"Okay," he said.

"Okay," I said.

I kissed him again, and he walked towards the elevator.

Once every so often, eh...I'm wrong. What can I say. But these words in particular are ones I'm happy to have eaten.

Happy anniversary Nate. I love you so much. Even though it's totally grossing you out right now that I'm saying it on my blog.


Blogger Procrastinating perfectionist said...

Cute post, Happy Anniversary. It's good to be wrong sometimes. :)

10/10/08, 12:37 PM  
Blogger mek said...

A sweet anniversary story.

I can relate - my summer fling and I have been together 13 years now.

10/10/08, 12:38 PM  
Blogger Jamie said...

Congrats -

Nice when you are wrong about something so right!

10/10/08, 12:42 PM  
Blogger cintia said...

Feliz aniversário.
That's "happy anniversary" in portuguese. I'm brazilian and really love your blog.

10/10/08, 12:49 PM  
Blogger Georgia Hardstark said...

I love love love that you guys met at UCB. So effing sweet.

10/10/08, 1:07 PM  
Blogger Lee Anne said...

Happy anniversary!

10/10/08, 2:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When a certain handsome coworker started paying me a bit of attention, I came home and told my friend, "No matter what I ever say--NEVER let me date that guy. NEVER!"

Over five years and two kids later, those are words I'm glad to have eaten too. :)

10/10/08, 2:31 PM  
Blogger Zip n Tizzy said...

Happy Anniversary, even if your dad's not quite sure what for ;)

10/10/08, 3:19 PM  
Blogger Michelle said...

So sweet! My husband and I had a similar start. I was 6 months pregnant on our first date and he swore we would not go on a second one. heh heh! 10 yrs later and 3 more kiddos we are going strong!

10/10/08, 3:34 PM  
Blogger Issa said...

That is the funniest thing Liz. So how often does he make fun of you for it?

Happy anniversary!

10/10/08, 3:41 PM  
Blogger sweatpantsmom said...

Happy Anniversary, Liz!

So what is six years? Bronze? Silk? Vodka?

10/10/08, 4:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Aww, that's so sweet. Happy Anniversary!

10/10/08, 5:10 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Aww, what a sweet anniversary present - grossing your man out on a worldwide blog.

you so know how to treat a man good!

10/10/08, 5:47 PM  
Blogger Desiree said...

^_^ Haha, the BEST kind of wrong. Grats!


10/10/08, 7:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Of course it is grossing him out.

Happy, happy darlin. (and spouse)

(and somehow, it's sooooo wrong that my word verification is mdong)

10/10/08, 8:32 PM  
Blogger Julie Marsh said...

I'm just grinning. You guys have such a good story.

10/10/08, 8:33 PM  
Blogger Fairly Odd Mother said...

Awwww, too sweet. You guys are awesome and we look forward to many more anniversaries!

Now, remember to lock the bedroom door tonight, ok?

10/10/08, 8:55 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hmmm. your story sounds familiar to me. aren't happy endings just the greatest? (i know, it isn't fun and games every second of every day, but still, right?)
happy anniversary!

10/10/08, 11:05 PM  
Blogger Astrogirl426 said...

Our anniversary is today - ten yrs. Oh, and he was my rebound guy. Good thing our words taste oh so good ;).

10/10/08, 11:19 PM  
Blogger SUEB0B said...

I'm glad you have someone wonderful to share your life with! You deserve it.

10/10/08, 11:58 PM  
Blogger Lady M said...

Happy Anniversary!

Like one of the earlier commenters, SwingDaddy was a summer fling too, one that stuck. :)

10/11/08, 12:58 AM  
Blogger Ericka said...

see? even when you're wrong, you're right! how sweet is that??

happy anniversary!

10/11/08, 2:54 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Awww..happy anniversary, guys! This resonates with me...as I just had almost this EXACT conversation with a guy I'm seeing. Are you gonna be able to pull this comment out of archives for me 6 years from today?? :)

10/11/08, 8:28 AM  
Blogger Astrogirl426 said...

I hope your anniversary celebration is a bit more romantic than ours: Applebees, then Target, then home to put the boy to bed and pass out on the couch. But hey, we're not newlyweds! :)

And in honor of your anniversary, I've tagged you! It's my first tag (I'm so nervous! I hope I did it right!). Just have to come up with 6 random things about yourself (I'm encouraging my tagees to make stuff up about themselves, if it's more fun that way :)) More info is here: http://astrogirl426.blogspot.com/2008/10/my-very-first-tag.html

Have fun!!

10/11/08, 12:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I got that same speech almost 10 years ago from my husband. When asked why he loves me he often answers, because you're persistent. How romantic. :P

10/11/08, 1:38 PM  
Blogger The Mrs. said...

Happy Anniversary!

10/11/08, 1:59 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Awww ... just tell Nate that getting grossed out on your blog is the anniversary gift for six years.:)


10/11/08, 6:10 PM  
Blogger Erin said...

Awww. Congrats.

10/11/08, 6:48 PM  
Blogger Suzy said...


Maybe he wont figure it out this way.

10/11/08, 9:39 PM  
Blogger Mandy said...

Um, well, at least you didn't propose via Twitter like some couple last night.


10/11/08, 11:32 PM  
Blogger josetteplank.com said...

Happy Anniversary, you swingers!

To the adorable couple!

10/12/08, 12:59 AM  
Blogger Anissa Mayhew said...

It's good to be wrong on some things. Very good. Happy anniversary!

10/12/08, 2:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We're about to have the very same type of anniversary.

Congrats on being wrong :).

10/12/08, 2:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congratulations! OK, the 11th must be magical! My parents celebrated their 50th anniversary on the 11th. Also, beacause my family is filled with freaks, my sister and her husband - 22 years on the 11th, my brother and his wife - 5 years on the 11th. I guess I'm just glad someone else has that day for an anniversary. Did I mention that my other two brothers both have sons name Anthony AND both have daughters named Katie? Freaks.

10/12/08, 8:55 PM  
Blogger the mama bird diaries said...

cute story. happy happy.

10/12/08, 10:22 PM  
Blogger liz said...

very cute post :) happy aniiversary! the hubby and i have a similar story. he came to manila from the states for a vacation and never went home. 4 yrs later we have a 2.8yr old todder and 2 dogs. it's good to be wrong at times! i love your blog!!!!

10/13/08, 10:27 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yay for Liz and Nate!

10/13/08, 1:42 PM  
Blogger J said...

wtf? There was a big Nielson survey right over your blog post. Did you know a about that?

10/13/08, 11:31 PM  
Blogger PunditMom said...

:) Great story!

10/14/08, 3:39 PM  
Blogger Mary said...

Brilliant. And very sweet.

10/21/08, 9:31 PM  
Blogger Elisa @ Globetrotting in Heels said...

Happy Anniversary! We all have being wrong... except when it turns out so well :-)

10/24/08, 3:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Awwwww... hilarious. Congrats to you both. Wear it loud & proud! x

11/9/08, 6:23 AM  

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