Below is a transcript of the vows I read to Oodgie four years ago. If you wish to truly transport yourself back to that day, imagine them read in a sexy radio voice by a man who can best be described as 'Clooney-esque' to a woman whose radiant beauty made the sun look dim by comparison:
"It didn't take long for me to realize that Oodgie was a perfect match for me. From the very beginning she accepted me for who I was, and I never had to act any different than my natural self. Unfortunately for her, that includes a lot of habits that drive her crazy, such as head-bobbing to AC/DC and leaving toe-nails on the bathroom floor. But she also makes the best of me even better. She has always encouraged me when I needed support. She has indulged my curiosity, from intellectual pursuits to simple and--occasionally--misguided ones. But she is always there for me and with me, and the comfort and warmth I felt on our first date has only grown and intensified since that night.
I want to spend the rest of my life with her because I believe with all of myself that our lives will only get better. I want to grow with her, to share all of my thoughts and feelings with her, and to see the world through her eyes. I want to comfort her when there aren't any parking spaces, and want to laugh with her about the thousands of things we always seem to be laughing about. I can see myself as an old man with her, with our ridiculously talented and good-looking children all around us. And I know she will be my best friend forever. That's why I'm standing here today."
Not a day goes by where I don't think that marrying you was the best thing that ever happened to me, and the smartest decision I ever made. I'm the luckiest guy in the world.
Happy Anniversary, baby.