Husband and I celebrated our 10 th wedding anniversary this month. We had a gala family reunion with my parents, his parents, his siblings and family, my sibling and family. We all went on a cruise. It was major fun.
But the planning was tiresome. The initial plan was to celebrate it in India with both the parents. The parents in law had to visit brother in law in the US, so decided to celebrate it in the US. Then had to convince my sister Boo and her hd to visit from Switzerland and my parents from India. Then started the venue planning. Initial thought was cruise as this will be fun for everyone. But then visa isssue crept up. And my passport was at the verge of expiring. So canned the cruise idea and decided to rent a luxury house in Florida by the beach and laze around. One of the sibling had already visited Florida and was not so keen. We almost ditched that sibling and decided on Florida when the husband found this cruise to Mexico which might not require visa. After frantic calls to all the consulate, travel agent found out that we don’t need visa as long as we have multiple entry US visa on us. After another call to parents, siblings decided on the tour date from Feb 28 through March 3rd 2008. Suddenly one of the siblings dropped the bombshell on the day of booking that they have to check with the immigration before booking. So we ditched that sibling and booked the tickets. After major praying by my mil, the sibling’s immigration issue got resolved and got her tickets booked as well.
Then I started praying that everyone should arrive at the right time for the cruise as the inlaws were all coming from snow country. Gods were summoned to keep the little ones hale and healthy for this trip. All the Gods out there should really love us, everyone was in the pink of their health. We all reached the harbor on time to board the gorgeous ship. Had great 4 days and came back home happy.
Couldn’t have asked for more for this anniversary!
Some conversation while planning this:
Me: I am tired of arranging this reunion. So many logistics.
Hus: Oh.. you can do it!
Me: Come on! What is the big deal anyway? What is there to celebrate?
Hus: It is our 10th anniversary!
Hus: Isn’t that a big deal?
Me: Give me one reason why we should celebrate this!
Hus: The fact that we lived under the same roof for 10 years and didn’t kill each other yet!
Me: You win! Can’t argue with that! Let me go and make the arrangements!
Hus(thinking):Finally! I can go back to my games while she kills herself making the arrangemens!
Gifts Gifts and more gifts:
Beautiful stateroom decoration and cake arranged by Boo’s Hd
Matching engraved watches for me and husband from his brother and sister family
Beautiful saree from mother in law
Beautifully embroidered silk saree from my mom
Beautiful diamond earrings from mom and Boo
Matching T-Shirts from dad for everyone. Thanks to utbt
for her beautiful handwork on the T-Shirts and the much needed bed and breakfast getaway card!
Gift cards and matching fancy jewelery from the sil and bil family
Dollar bill garland from mil and sil
10the Wedding anniversary and our names embroidered saree from dad
Bracelet from husband
Most important of all, the entire family’s presence on this trip
More cruise detail to follow!