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September 27.

There are not many things I’ve done in my life consistently for 10 years.  I’ve certainly not lived in the same house for ten years.  Or had the same job, or driven the same car.  I’ve not lived in many cities straight for 10 years or even attended the same school.

But 10 years ago today, I met Dan and we’ve been together ever since.  I’ve posted about it here, here, and here.

Double digits, though.  Seems impossible that it’s already been 10 years.  TEN.  Holy crap.  That just seems like a long time.  A huge milestone.  Deserving of jewelry maybe?  😉

I find that I am a little more sentimental about the date we met than the day we got married.  You see, a marriage is planned.  The day is chosen.  Details are decided upon.

A first date though – that is more by chance.  You have no idea how it’s going to go.  You are hopeful, but not sure.

The day I met Dan changed my life forever.  The day I married him, it just got better.   Both are significant, and though most people I know don’t celebrate a dating anniversary, especially after 10 years, it still and and will likely always be one of my favourite days of the year.

Sadly though, what I’m lacking to add to this post are current pictures of Dan and I.  Even a shameless selfie.  Renos (Dan), photoshoots (Me), birthday parties (Jaia), etc. have kept us from really enjoying some time all together as a family lately.  With no plans for life to settle down in the coming months (visuelle photography has more shoots booked this fall than ever before), we just have to start making Fullerton time a priority.  Maybe even this weekend…?

Happy first date day, Dan.  On to decade number 2.  I can’t wait to see the fun it will bring…


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(Us, circa 2004)

September 27, 2012 - 12:16 pm

Dan - If the next 10 years are as eventful as the last 10 years, then we are in for quite a ride! Dinner tonight on Elgin street? I’ll meet you at Pancho Villa at 5:30. We can hit Sugar Mountain after for ring pops for everyone! (thus satisfying jewelry request :))

September 27, 2012 - 1:13 pm

Auntie Jenny - Wow, congrats Fullertons!

September 28, 2012 - 10:57 am

Carole - Congrats on your first decade together, Shan & Dan! You have certainly accomplished a great deal in that time. Marty and I still acknowledge our dating anniversary (coming up on 18 years). It just seems more relevant since there are 9 years between our dating anniversary and our wedding anniversary. 🙂

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