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33 years

Lois and Michael at Pompidou

Today is our 33rd wedding anniversary.

33 years!

I still feel like I’m 33 so it’s definitely a little bit of a shock to the system.

And it’s also fantastic.

I knew I was going to marry Michael the minute we met, and I’m so grateful that we still go to sleep holding hands and that we would still rather spend time with each other than with anyone else.

As a couple, we’ve been blessed with two amazing children, two equally amazing dogs and memories that can conjure up hysterical laughter with just a word.

One glance and we know exactly what’s on the other one’s mind.

I think, now that we’ve been married so long, we deserve a couples name like Brangelina or Bennifer. You know — to show we’re a unit.

I’ve decided on Milo.

So, when our friends want to go to a movie or out to dinner, they can just say, “Hey, let’s call Milo.” Or, if they’re looking for a DVD to watch, they’ll realize, “Oh, I bet Milo has that one.” Or, if a brand is looking for a couple to send around the world, they’ll immediately think, “MILO, of course!”

And, as we journey together through the next 33 years and beyond, hopefully emulating this picture that Michael painted of our future, I’m happy that, to Michael, I’ll always be “My Lo.”

Michael's painting



  1. I like Milo, it’s cute! This is something to definitely be proud of, couples hardly make it this far anymore. My husband and I just celebrated our 10 year last week! Feels like it’s only been 1 or 2 so I guess that is a bonus! Congrats on 33 years. Amazing!!

  2. Helene Cohen Bludman says:

    Awww! Milo is perfect. Enjoy your special day, you two lovebirds! <3

  3. Wonderful life, wonderful friends, wonderful people and so creative. Love MILO.

  4. Happy Anniversary to both of you. And here’s to 33 more years 🙂

  5. Congrats and what a cute and adorable picture that was painted. I love it!

  6. Aww! Happy anniversary! You’ve got us beat by one year. 😀

    I love the MILO! Very sweet.

    Enjoy your day! ♥

  7. Milo is sooo perfect! I am honored to know, appreciate, and be in awe of the two of you together! Enjoy!

  8. Happy anniversary! That is a lot of years of happiness. My husband and I will make 15 years, God willing, in November.

  9. Happy Anniversary!!!!!!! So sweet, thanks for sharing ^_^

  10. Aw congrats and I like Milo that’s too cute.

  11. Congratulations, it is a big accomplishment. I hope you have many many more happy years together. When it’s right, well, it’s right. And don’t I know it!

  12. Happy 33 years! Love that last painting.

  13. Love the painting. Love the sentiments. Love the couple, both individually and together. I think you two are extraordinary people who found each other. It was destiny….

  14. Lois I. Van Dahm says:

    Happy anniversary, Milo! Add 30 to that & you’ll have caught up with us. Tom has called me “Lo” for all those years. I like it that way. You too/two.

  15. Lynn Muto says:

    Hmm. That might make Fred and me “Led”, which phonetically is about our pace these days! I don’t want to make assumptions, but next month we’ll be married 35 years and feel the same sense of wonder and gratitude you expressed. Happy Anniversary, Lois!

  16. Happy 33 years! I can’t wait to hit that mark. Many more years of love & happiness to you both 🙂

  17. Very cute post, Milo! Last year, my son Andrew went out with a gal named Miranda and I started calling them Mirandrew. But then they broke up and I mourned the loss of a great couple name. Look forward to reading more of your writing.

  18. Happy Anniversary Lois! It’s 33 years for me too!!!

  19. LOL on the sending you around the world. I think after 33 years, you guys deserve a sponsored trip around the world. 😉

    Happy Anniversary to you!

  20. Happy anniversary to you. 33 years is a long time!

  21. Wow congratulations! 33 years is a long time together.

  22. Awwwwe. I wish to have something like your relationship when my boyfriend and I get married someday. And I love your enthusiasm when it comes to describing your relationship.

  23. Wow, 33 years and more to come! Congratulations & Happy Anniversary! By the way, I think Milo is awesome.

  24. Awesome picture…he’s got the right idea for sure. Happy anniversary to both of you.

  25. I think Milo is great. Very sweet painting, Happy Anniversary!

  26. Wendy Karp says:

    Happy Anniversary Milo! Love it!

  27. Happy Anniversary! That is wonderful that you are celebrating 33 years together – I know it isn’t always easy, but I love to hear about long-lasting marriages. Congrats!

  28. Not only do I love and adore both of you, I didn’t know Michael was a painter! Happy (belated) Anniversary “Milo”–what a wonderful life you share. xo

  29. Congrats Lois. And Michael. Obviously a relationship that still is fresh and meaningful. And fun. Good for you! Think you definitely deserve an acronym of your own. Glad you didn’t choose Lomi. Sounds like a disease of some sort. Celebrate and be glad!

  30. Aw, so sweet; 33 years is a long time! I hope you enjoyed your special day!

  31. MILO that’s cute. Congrats on your 33 years so awes own. What a nice picture he created.


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