It's totally okay there won't be a party, and actually, his quick-witted answer rather delighted me. It made me think about how in our family, humor is one of the best things we have going for us. We laugh a lot.
I'm glad about that.
The first photo is from the bridal shower that Eric's mom threw for me. We'd been engaged a couple of weeks and while I was not at all expecting to be engaged at that point in my life, the strong friendship that we had established translated over to being engaged, and I think this photo shows that.
The other photos were taken by me and my self-timer as we stood on our front porch just before going out to dinner last night. I wore flowers in my hair to celebrate and we went to our favorite French place to eat great food and talk about regular stuff and feel grateful for our life together. The time together and the amazing food were our gifts to ourselves, and it was a great evening. The waiter got on board when we told him why we were there and brought our desserts with candles because he said it is a day for making wishes. That actually brought a tear to my eye. So we both wished for at least 25 more years and laughed some more.