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Subject: Anniversaries
Date Posted: 4/11/2008 2:47 PM ET
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Date Posted: 4/12/2008 12:19 PM ET
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We were handfasted on Oct 5 1998 and married on July 23 1999.

We celebrate yearly on July 23.

Date Posted: 4/12/2008 7:50 PM ET
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Happy anniversary!  We always celebrate the day we moved in together, which was 18 years ago now.  Wow!  It's hard to believe that it was so long!

Date Posted: 4/13/2008 8:39 AM ET
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Happy Anniversary !  Our date is 2/14/00,  8 yrs and it still feels new. We work hard to keep the weeds out of our garden (relationship) We have even help others with their relationship,that feels realy great.

Date Posted: 4/13/2008 9:32 AM ET
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Happy anniversary!  We have been together for 14 1/2 years. But celebrate our wedding date, which makes it lucky thirteen!  It's been a wonderful adventure so far.

Date Posted: 4/13/2008 7:16 PM ET
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Oct 15th, 1986 is the date that we call our anniversary. It should actually be a couple of years earlier but it took us a while to figure out that we were totally commited so we don't count the earlier years. So I guess that makes it our 22nd anniversary this October. 

Date Posted: 4/14/2008 9:23 AM ET
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 Erin -  I love the way you referred to your relationship.

 

And, Mel - we looked into handfasting but we ended up not making it part of our ceremony.

 

We first started dating on November 18, 2004.  Our wedding was August 3, 2007.  Starting this year we'll just celebrate the wedding anniversary.  We did the months our first year together:)

Date Posted: 4/14/2008 11:48 PM ET
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April 19 - the anniversary of our first kiss.  It will be six years this month.

Date Posted: 4/15/2008 12:03 PM ET
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April 21, 2004 is when we started "dating" - we met online, at a message board, and were not looking for a relationship, so to call it dating seems a bit ambiguous, but that is the date when we each broke up with the people that we had been seeing IRL b/c we realized that our conversations were not appropriate for people that were seeing other people. (Man, that is one great run-on sentence!)

August 4th, 2004 is the date we first met in person, had our first kiss (and, ummm, everything else), AND moved in together. (U-haul, anyone?)

We were married April 21, 2006.

When we are counting - or someone asks how long we have been together - we use both: We've been married (almost) 2 years, and together for (almost) 4.

In 2005, we exchanged cards and flowers and overnighted at a nice hotel in town. In 2006, we got married. *giggle* We had the most fabulous honeymoon. In 2007, we dittoed the 1st year. This year we are going away to VA Beach for 4 days. Next year, I'm not completely sure what we will do - probably what we did in 05 and 07, though I would like it to be a little more special, as it will be 5 years together. In 2011, we're recreating our honeymoon.

We also celebrate every August with just an overnighter at the nice, in-town hotel, because that is a pretty special day to remember too. (Yes, we go there quite often. Yes, I'm sure they know us very well by now. LOL)

We tend to use overnighters (or more) as our special celebrations, and we have done it on a shoe string budget (even eating dinner at home and just staying here in town) because we have a kid, a teen no less, and quiet couple time is SOOOO hard to come by and she is just such a difficult kid in general, so that we really need a break!

Date Posted: 4/15/2008 3:49 PM ET
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October 4, 1998 at Camp Sister Spirit in Laurel MS (link)

Hard, sometimes, to realize we're coming up on 10 years!

 

Date Posted: 5/1/2008 1:18 AM ET
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Date Posted: 5/1/2008 8:02 PM ET
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Congrats on your impending move!

Date Posted: 5/3/2008 7:46 AM ET
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YAY Lauren!  That's great news!

Date Posted: 5/7/2008 4:45 PM ET
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We have been together 13 years. Oddly enough (or not for lesbians) we were living together BEFORE we got together as a couple.  The U-haul even before the first date!

My partner had an affair with hers. They both were resident managers at  the respective apartments, so Rene' and I each needed a place to live. We knew each other a bit from softball (which is also how our partners met) so we got an apartment together. We started dating, etc after about a month together. I later learned that's what she had in mind from the start!

Anyway it's worked out great. We've been together 13 years with no plans not to continue together till one of us dies.

We usually just do the flower, card and dinner thing. It's pretty hard for both of us to get the same weekend off, so we usually save that for when we go to see my family. After all we have 3 cats and they need to participate in the anniversary also, or they get pouty. And you never want to live with a pouty cat!

 



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Subject: anniversaries
Date Posted: 5/31/2008 12:31 PM ET
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I'm new to PBS and just discovered this discussion forum. Happy to find it shortly after "victory" in California.

We celebrate the day of our first hand-holding (kiss came 4 days later), but feel like the real connection was consummated when our hands slipped together. That was 8 1/2 years ago.

We celebrated monthly for the first 18 months, taking turns being responsible for the "celebration" or special date. That practice carries over into regular Friday night dates which we take turns being responsible for.

Both dates and anniversary celebrations can be either simple or more elaborate, and range from getting our favorite take out food and a movie to going away for a weekend trip. We've done several lesbian vacation spots (no Olivia cruises yet but maybe next year) and we've enjoyed two lovely lesbian resorts, a women's festival, and a blow-your-mind kd lang concert.

We also do novel things like planning a treasure hunt with goofy clues that lead to a very personal homemade gift. One year we made collages for one another that represented different parts of our relationship. The most romantic and risky was one time when after a bath we wrapped up in big towels grabbed the spread off the bed and went out to lay on the lawn and watch the stars and kiss (we live in a rural neighborhood with neighbors but still out in the country). We did a lot of kissing and felt horribly excited by the risky thrill . . . you of course know where that lead (inside for the finale).

Thanks for the opportunity to remember.

Date Posted: 5/31/2008 3:00 PM ET
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Welcome Patricia!  I'm glad you found us.