Scott Hanselman

Our great big 15 year vow renewal

September 1, '15 Comments [24] Posted in Musings
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Mo at the first weddingYou may have noticed that I'm on vacation these last few weeks. It's the first vacation of any length I've had in a while. In fact, I do have trouble disconnecting sometimes.

I've mentioned before that my wife and I have gotten married a few times. As my wife is a Zimbabwean there was the matter of lobola and a judge wedding, a white wedding, a wedding in Zim, and on and on. We like weddings.

My friend said that my wife and I are the "most gettingmarriedest people" she knows. I think everyone should get married at least a few times, and even better if it's to the same person over and over. ;)

This vacation was our 15 year anniversary so we decided to get married again! We organized a 15 year vow renewal and invited a ton of people. Folks came from South Africa, Haiti, New York, LA, Washington, and all points in between. We had a blast, we ate, we danced, we talked for hours. We put together a retrospective photoshow and a Spotify Playlist (some songs aren't available or are local MP3s) that is representative of our diverse tastes and the last decade and a half.

Last one! Dances at our 15yr vow renewal? Cha Cha slide, Nae Nae, Whip, Cupid Shuffle, Azonto...

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Our 15 year vow renewal cake

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Our wedding party at our 15 year vow renewal!

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I'd also encourage you to check out the two episodes of The Hanselminutes Podcast where my wife joined me.

And yes, I know the book is insanely late. It's paused, but it's in my mind. We have 6 chapters and have shopped it around and I just need to take another vacation and get the remaining chapters out of my head. Sorry.

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Scott Hanselman is a former professor, former Chief Architect in finance, now speaker, consultant, father, diabetic, and Microsoft employee. He is a failed stand-up comic, a cornrower, and a book author.

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Tuesday, September 01, 2015 6:19:47 AM UTC
My favorite post by you Scott. Congratulations!
Tuesday, September 01, 2015 6:40:21 AM UTC
Congrats Scott (and your wife). :)
Tuesday, September 01, 2015 9:25:53 AM UTC
Congratulations to you both!
Tuesday, September 01, 2015 9:58:22 AM UTC
Congratulations (and very nice to see in this day and age!).

Looking forward to the 30yr post :)
Tuesday, September 01, 2015 12:17:50 PM UTC
Hi There !

Thanks for your post .

Tuesday, September 01, 2015 12:20:27 PM UTC
Congratulations for you both! Looking forward to next ones!
Since you commented, maybe its time to a new Podcasd episode, I simply loved the ones with your wife, she's way smarter than you and this is hard to be!

Congratulations again and all best for you and your family!
Tuesday, September 01, 2015 2:58:57 PM UTC
This just adds to my substantial respect for your approach to life!
Tuesday, September 01, 2015 3:05:54 PM UTC
Congratulations! So sweet!
Enjoy the nice holidays!
Tuesday, September 01, 2015 3:41:06 PM UTC
In a world with WAY too much divorce it is encouraging to see people who still love each other after many years and work toward a happy marriage. Congrats!
Tuesday, September 01, 2015 5:34:12 PM UTC

I support frequent vow renewal. Not necessarily for romantic reasons mind you, just to confirm my wife hasn't changed her mind. A "marital unit test" if you will. I also support continuous integration which may explain why I'm dealing with 7 kids...
Tuesday, September 01, 2015 6:13:03 PM UTC
Congratulations Scott!
Great Merge. Hope it Synced your last 15 year of commits.
Tuesday, September 01, 2015 9:05:34 PM UTC
Congratulations Scott! I think that's the first time I've seen Azonto mentioned in a blog!
Wednesday, September 02, 2015 1:27:02 AM UTC
Congratulations to you and your wife Scott
Wednesday, September 02, 2015 3:45:05 AM UTC
Congratulations Scott ! Enjoy the vacation
Wednesday, September 02, 2015 8:48:45 AM UTC
Awww! How lovely!
Wednesday, September 02, 2015 11:11:18 AM UTC
Very nice. Congratulations.
Jan Willem B
Wednesday, September 02, 2015 9:15:37 PM UTC
That's awesome :)
Congrats to both of you!
Wednesday, September 02, 2015 9:54:52 PM UTC
Thursday, September 03, 2015 12:16:11 AM UTC
What a beautiful couple! Congratulations to the two lovebirds. :)
Luís Assunção
Thursday, September 03, 2015 12:55:47 PM UTC
This makes me happy. Well done Hanselman :)
Thursday, September 03, 2015 2:29:37 PM UTC
Congratulation Scott!
Thursday, September 03, 2015 5:55:16 PM UTC

PS The guy on the far right was thrilled :)
Sunday, September 06, 2015 2:04:42 PM UTC
This is awesome Scott! Well done and congratulations! I think I know what my wife and I are going to do on out 10 year wedding anniversary next year!
Sunday, September 13, 2015 3:55:05 AM UTC
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