12 Years of Firsts

It was the year of the new millennium.  If you know what the centennial bug is, then it means you were old enough to experience the excitement and technological anxieties approaching year 2000.  Will our microwave oven and office computers still work after 1999?  Everyone thought the entry of new millennium was going to be a game changer. Well, it turned out that it was...at least for me.

Year 2000 was the year i met the man i was going to spend the rest of my life with.
Fast forward to year 2012.

Last week i was reviewing old episodes of FRIENDS (as i always do) and i came across an episode where Monica was having wedding jitters. Here are snippets of their conversation (edited version).

Monica: Doesn’t it ever just freak you out that-that you’re never gonna be with anybody new again?

Chandler: What?

Monica: It’s just that sometimes it bothers me that I’m never gonna have that feeling. Y’know when you meet someone for the first time and it’s new and exciting? Y’know that rush?

That got me thinking. Don't we also have similar thoughts once in a while? The thrill of going on that first date again, meeting someone new, getting anxious and excited at the same time.  It's not like we don't love the one we're with, it's just that sometimes we miss the rush.

But i like the conversation that followed after that.

Chandler: Look,  for me the rush is knowing that we are gonna be together for the rest of our lives.

Monica: y’know what? I’m gonna have a lot of new things with you. The first time we buy a house. Our first kid. Our first grandkid…

And it's true. Being married does not mean an end to the excitement.  Remember how you felt the first time you realized you're having a baby? How about the first time you brought your child to school? Or your first successful business venture?  Now that you're married, you simply have someone to celebrate all these milestones with for the rest of your life. Isn't that even more exciting?
First Boracay trip together, 2002
First time to ride a camel, Great Wall of China 2002
First badminton tournament, 2003
First time to meet a baby elephant, Thailand 2004

First Europe trip together, Paris 2005
First pregnancy, Las Vegas 2006
First cruise together, Alaska 2007
First night with a baby at home, 2008 
First trip with a baby, Japan 2009

First baby girl
To the man i will continue to celebrate all my firsts with,

Happy Anniversary, Love! 

It's wonderful to wake up beside you every day.


Always Maylee  – (September 12, 2012 at 1:45 AM)  

Aww, happy anniversary and many more years of happiness ahead! Love that last family picture, so cute. :)

xo, Yi-chia
Always Maylee

Tiffany  – (September 12, 2012 at 8:32 AM)  

Thanks, Yi-chia :) The last picture was taken during my daughter's first birthday. Notice the big 'DAWN' sign on the stage.

multiplemom  – (September 12, 2012 at 2:33 PM)  
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caths –   – (September 12, 2012 at 2:34 PM)  

happy anniversary fan. wait, weren't you married in december? - caths

Tiffany  – (September 12, 2012 at 10:55 PM)  

hey caths :) yes! Sept 11 was when we became a couple :)

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mommanmanila  – (September 11, 2013 at 3:02 PM)  

Happy Anniversary :-) I loved the clever way you are celebrating so many "firsts." Super cute post Tiffany!

Tiffany B  – (September 13, 2013 at 9:42 AM)  

Thank you, Karsten. I sure hope there's many more to come :)

Tiffany B  – (September 13, 2013 at 9:43 AM)  

Mish, thank you! :) Here's to more happy 'firsts' for you too!

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