This past weekend, Mr. S and I celebrated 14 years together as a couple. I like to think we’ll continue to commemorate our dating anniversary in some special way once we are officially Mr. and Mrs. After all, the date has been significant to us for a very long time, and it’s kind of a bummer to have to start all over at one again after we’ve racked up so many years under our belts. Still, I have a feeling our wedding anniversary will always get more special treatment.
We didn’t celebrate this year in any extravagant way. Actually, it was quite practical. We had dinner at Bacchus, a French bistro in Brooklyn that is at the top of the running to be the location of our rehearsal dinner. We just wanted to sample the food before we made the final call.
Fourteen years with Mr. S doesn’t really feel as long as it sounds. I mean, yes we’re not teenagers anymore and now we have rent, bills, and other semi-adult problems responsibilities. But at the heart of our relationship is still openness (there is no such thing as TMI between us), random goofiness, and an easy, familiar love.
On the left, our first picture ever taken together in 2000. On the right, us at a friend’s wedding in 2012.
During dinner, we reminisced about the year when we first starting dating. Recalling pop culture and current events of the time made us laugh and realize just how far away the year 2000 really is. I thought it would be fun to share with you, so cue the Twilight Zone music and join me in a little trip down memory lane to the year 2000: