Thursday, June 28, 2018

20 Years of Simon and Simon

So... I try not to show up here too often, but I will make an exception.  Today is our 20th wedding anniversary.  

Part of me feels like we were just driving away in that yellow Ryder truck, and part of me looks back on all that has happened since then and realizes just how much has changed.  I've had about a gazillion jobs, and Ben who started off as the one with the long commute now gets to work in his pj's.  We've fostered amazing children and have adventured to countries where I never would have expected to go.  We never do it conventionally, and that's what's made it a super fun wild ride. 

Happy 20th, Benj.  After spending our first anniversary at a Burger King driving from Charlotte to DC, I was a little wary about making it to 5, let alone 20.  But I guess that's what memories are made of!

This picture of Ben was taken when he saw me in my wedding dress for the first time.  I strive to keep that expression on his face as much as I can - life together should never be boring!

Here we are about a month before our wedding...  My how time flies...


  1. You should show up more to write. Happy anniversary. May you be blessed together for many more years shared together

  2. Congrats you two!! What an accomplishment!!

  3. Happy anniversary, you two crazy kids! Here's to another 20+!!

  4. Hi Shira and Ben. Happy anniversary to the two of you. We just passed 10 years - twenty is amazing. Would love to have you guys out for a visit sometime. All our best.
    -Eric and Jen Silverman (and Tamar & Maya too!)

  5. Congratulations Ben & Shira! I've known you both longer than 20 years and have to say I am not surprised, and I look forward to congratulating you on many more. It was obvious from the beginning that you guys just belong together. Hope you do something awesome to celebrate. Love, Jen P.s. Jim sends Best Wishes too.

    1. Thanks, Jen. You were absolutely there for the beginning, scheming in Buffalo! Seems like yesterday and eeons ago!