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Happy 3rd Anniversary to my Husband


Happy Anniversary to my Husband, Mike.  Today marks three years of marrital bliss, October 22, 2005.

We didn't have a fancy wedding.  We had family come in town and had a JP come over to the house.  We then threw a big reception/party that evening.

We met on a blind date on December 9, 2002.  He chose a Monday because he "didn't want to ruin the weekend" in case the date went bad.  He was over 20 minutes late picking me up.  I found out later that he wasn't planning on showing up at all.

Needless to say, I was not a happy camper when he showed up.  I was very annoyed, which made for a bad first impression.

These are the flowers he brought home this afternoon.  Aren't they pretty?  A little mix of everything including a rose for each year we've been married and an extra for that next year, kinda like a pinch to grow an inch on the birthday candles.

The traditional gift for the third anniversary is leather.  A few weeks ago, no I didn't leave it to the last minute this year, I bought him a very nice brown leather belt since he was in need a new one.  I also bought him some socks so I wasn't just giving him a belt. 

As he was getting dressed this morning, I thought to myself, "Oh yeah, go get his belt!"  I ran upstairs, nothing... I ran to my car, nothing... where was it? 

Do you ever hide something from someone else, but end up hiding it from yourself?  I have torn my house apart looking for this bag with a belt and socks.  I asked Mike if he happened to find something that he wasn't supposed to have found.  He said no.

I ran out this afternoon to get a cheapy belt and new socks just to wrap up, so I could continue to look for the nice belt.  When he got home and brought the flowers, I gave him his present.  He was very excited about the socks and thought that was it.  I told him there was more.  I explained what happened and he just laughed.

So, either I am going to kill myself looking for this belt and socks, or I'm going to go return this cheapy one and get him another nice one... maybe he just wants more socks since he was excited about those...

I hate when I hide things from myself!

Happy Anniversary, Mike!



Comment balloon 18 commentsDonna Harris • October 22 2008 04:21PM


Wow....we just went through out 36 wedding anniversary....congrats to youboth.

Soemtimes the ones you least expect....get your heart for ever.

Posted by Nancy Larson (I am a licensed referral agent in NJ) almost 12 years ago

Happy anniversary and best wishes for many more.  Don't worry, you will find the belt where you least expect it.

Posted by Christine O'Shea (Christine E O'Shea Broker) almost 12 years ago

Wow this is awesome.  I am taking my wife to see fireproof this weekend.  Glad to see there are good ones out there.



Posted by Myrtle Beach South Carolina Marketing ( almost 12 years ago

Hey Donna, I'm so happy for you on your anniversary. Happy Day!! Isn't it funny in some relationships how they start off on the wrong foot? You just have to give people some time and let life unfold. Again, have a terrific anniversary. Great flowers!!!

Posted by Gary Woltal, Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth (Keller Williams Realty) almost 12 years ago


Bliss can be a state of profound spiritual satisfaction, happiness or joy, often associated with religious ideas of the afterlife.

Bliss is also a natural, neurophysiological experience, potentially cultivatable, for which the drug Ecstasy (MDMA) serves as a reference experience.

Congratulations to Mike. He's a lucky dude.

Posted by Greg Nino, Houston, Texas (RE/MAX Compass, formerly RE/MAX WHP) almost 12 years ago

Donna - I hope that you find the belt... I've done that before, I'm still missing a t-shirt from 2002. 

Posted by Debbie Summers (Charles Rutenberg Realty ) almost 12 years ago

Nancy, Congrats to yourself.  You won't feel bad if I tell you that I'm not even 36 years of anything, so I can't tell you what that feels like...

Christine, I sure hope so!

Myrtle Beach, Hope you enjoy the movie.

Gary, It started even worse than I described!  I can't believe there was a second date, and it was also on a Monday.

Greg, blah blah blah...  Yes, he's lucky! LOL!

Debbie, Me too!  I worked hard on finding that belt making sure it was just the right color brown as you know brown comes in way too many colors and I wanted to make sure it was the correct brown that would match most of his clothes.  So frustrating!  I've looked everywhere a minimum of 10 times.  I think it's gone!

Posted by Donna Harris, Realtor,Mediator,Ombudsman,Property Tax Arbitrator (Donna Homes, powered by JPAR - almost 12 years ago

Great post Donna, My wife has had the same problem as you but for 29 years, Happy Anniversary to the both of you...

Posted by Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS, South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker! (Fathom Realty Washington LLC) almost 12 years ago

Donna - During our last move, I found a card and gift that I had intended to give my wife about 2 years prior.  That belt will be the gift that keeps on giving until you find it.

Posted by Erik Hitzelberger, Louisville - Middletown Real Estate (RE/MAX Alliance - Louisville REALTOR-Luxury Homes) almost 12 years ago

Paul, Thank you!

Erik, Well, we'll be moving in the next few months so maybe I'll find it sooner rather than later.

Posted by Donna Harris, Realtor,Mediator,Ombudsman,Property Tax Arbitrator (Donna Homes, powered by JPAR - almost 12 years ago

Happy Anniversary Donna, sometimes the best things in life start off bad. And yes I have done that too with Christmas gifts.

Posted by Missy Caulk, Savvy Realtor - Ann Arbor Real Estate (Missy Caulk TEAM) almost 12 years ago

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY DONNA AND MIKE!!! You know blind dates really do work. October is a really great month, we will be celebrating ours this weekend and we met on a blind date too!!

From the Harris' in North Carolina

Posted by Teresa Harris, Denver . Lake Norman . Charlotte (Lake Real Estate, LLC) almost 12 years ago

Happy anniversary to you and your hubby!

What concerns me is that you're on here blogging when you should be celebrating!

Now go have a nice anniversary........with leather!

Posted by Craig Rutman, Raleigh, Cary, Apex area Realtor (Helping people in transition) almost 12 years ago

Missy, Thanks, and glad I'm not the only one!

Teresa, Wow, what a coinsidence!  Maybe it's a Harris thing!

Craig, Thanks!  And when I posted this, it was afternoon still... but we'll go out tonight since weather turned bad last night and my daughter has been sick.

Posted by Donna Harris, Realtor,Mediator,Ombudsman,Property Tax Arbitrator (Donna Homes, powered by JPAR - almost 12 years ago


Congrats on the anniversary and good luck finding the belt and socks!


Posted by Christopher Pike, 803.727.7800 (Keller Williams® Realty) almost 12 years ago

Christopher, Thanks! I think it's a "lost" cause...

Posted by Donna Harris, Realtor,Mediator,Ombudsman,Property Tax Arbitrator (Donna Homes, powered by JPAR - almost 12 years ago

Happy Anniversary, maybe the belt will turn up in time for a christmas present, lol

Posted by Crystal Ledbetter (Texas Home Group) almost 12 years ago

Happy anniversary Donna! Three is worth celebrating just as much as 30!!!!!

Posted by Lindsey Hasford, Bringing you home... (Edina Realty) almost 12 years ago