On this day, December 21, 2012, on the last day of the world, and the longest night of the year...we were married.
We did this in our living room, with our kids in attendance and our moms as official witnesses. We did this in front of our Christmas tree, with no officiant, just ourselves, self-uniting.
"We have been together for a while, choosing to be together every single day. We don't need anyone else to tell us that we belong together, or to give us permission. We only need to know it ourselves-that we choose to love and be a family together."
And then kissing, and signing, and eating cupcakes.
because we are anyway, just not on paper
because my daughter desperately wants us to
because of totally unromantic tax reasons
because he asked me, and I said yes
because life is too damn short.
Obviously, mostly because of the potential for cake.
(chocolate chip red velvet with cream cheese frosting)