Happy 21st Anniversary To Michael And Me

Today, Michael and I celebrate our 21st anniversary together.  It’s also our 12th official wedding anniversary – we kept the same day of the year because I used to be blond and can’t remember too many dates 🙂

I posted  this last year and it still sums up how I feel.  I love you, Michael!

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October 17, 1994, I met Michael Caprio for the first time.

I was on the road with the pre-Broadway tour of the Broadway revival of “Hello, Dolly!” and we were in Minneapolis recording our cast recording. Michael was VP of Publicity and Marketing for the record label. 

“It only takes a moment, for your eyes to meet and then…”

It was one long day of me watching Michael from across the studio, and as I found out later, Michael kept his eye on me, too.  And boy, am I glad.

Twenty-one years, two marriage certificates (one in Toronto, Canada, one in Palm Springs, CA), one cancer journey and six dogs later – here we are.

We actually are very different people. Michael is very social and loves being out in the world; he loves seeing the world and meeting lots of people, and people love him back. I love our friends, but in small doses where I can focus on them and their lives one at a time. I love being home with the dogs in our own little world.

As I mentioned to some friends last night, Michael gets special points as he endures my emotional roller coaster ride with politics during election season.  He’s so calm as I yell at the TV during presidential debates.

And somehow, this all works really, really well.

I love being married to Michael. I love our life together.

Happy anniversary, happy anniversary, happy anniversary – HAAAAPPY anniversary!

A few pics from the short journey together – so far:

First pic Michael ever sent me after we met, from the set of a photo shoot for the record label he was
VP of publicity for at the time.  Can you say “cute”???

From a Mammoth Ski weekend after a long day of skiing

My favorite pic with Michael

First wedding!  Toronto, October 17th, 2003
Senior Justice Lauren Marshall was very gracious to officiate the marriage for us.

Getting married in Palm Springs, CA, right before 2008 election
Mayor Pro Tem Ginny Foat officiated the marriage for us right before Prop 8 passed.
We are one of the 18K couples who still have our legal married status in CA.

Michael’s 40th birthday party.  John Ganun, fabulous photog, came and shot the party.
The picture says a lot about us I think.