Today is June 14th. Right now four years ago I was getting ready for what was to be one of the best things I have ever done in my entire life. In case you don’t already know, it’s my anniversary. What’s funny is the weather today (which is cold and rainy) was the same as my wedding day. Fortunately, the sky let up just in time for the ceremony.

We were married at my in-law’s home in CT. It was quite a scene. We had a big tent, lots of people, and great food. We had such a great time. I’m amazed at how something that took that long to plan could be over so soon. My best man, Jodi, gave me some advice prior to the wedding. He told me to make sure that I remembered everything. Remembering big events is no problem for me, it’s remembering to call the sewage authority so they don’t put our house on the block.

When it came time for me to make a toast, I recalled the conversation that Meg and I had in the car on the way up the day before. It was pouring out, and I don’t mean cats and dogs, it was more like pigs and cows! Meg, who tended to worry a lot at the time, was certain that the weather would be the same for our wedding day. This is what I said:

“What’s the first thing you do when you plant a seed? Water it.”

Well, I can tell you that when I said this in front of everyone, I got in trouble. A number of the guests came up to me afterwards and told me that their wives told told them that they never say things like that. My mother’s comment was “I must get my DNA checked” because she couldn’t believe I was her son.

We left for our honeymoon the Wednesday following the wedding. It was spent in Firenze (Florence) and Capri, Italy. I have to say that this has to be one of the nicest places I have ever been. The food is amazing, and the people convey a genuine appreciation for your business (no like the French). I recommend Italy to everyone.

The next big event in our lives is coming up in a few weeks. Our daughter, Jordyn (or “J” for short) will be a year old. I’ll be sure to share photos from the blast we’re throwing.