20 Years Together

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We eloped 20 years ago today. Tod & I called in sick to work and visited the court just 2 weeks before our planned wedding day. Our impulse left us without witnesses or friends present, so there are no photos of us together from that day. Didn't matter, we took snaps of each other:

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Tod enjoying married life.

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Freshly minted Mrs. McQuillin.

Since our reception party was already planned, we held it on schedule. There were lots of photos taken on November 5th. Most of them show Tod looking uncomfortable and impatient to get the photography over with while I encouraged him to stand still and smile. He still dislikes photo sessions, though he's learned not to make faces and I've learned not to nag.

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Fortunately, the rest of the day was easier.

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Tod didn't mind posing for this photo.

I'd like to reflect on our two decades together but what can I possibly say? If you are married, you know the ups and downs of a relationship. If you are not, you have to find out for yourself. And none of what has come before really matters. We are happy now and that is what counts.

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Aw, those pics of you guys at the start are amazing, you look SO YOUNG! Congratulations on 20 years together!

OMG - very Molly Ringwald and Anthony Michael Hall circa 1985.

Congratulations to the experienced married couple from the newly minted married couple.

Enjoy Thailand!!

Congratulations!!

Congratulations on 20 years! It's wonderful that you can say you are still happy together--and I love the wedding day photos.

I just saw a documentary on John and Abagail Adams. It was very touching what they meant to each other, as well as what they meant to the people of the United States. They didn't have blogs as far as I know, but lucky for us they both wrote copiously. May your union also be a light for future peoples.

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