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Tuesday, August 2, 2011

8 Years Today!

Today is my 8th wedding anniversary!  We got married in Sedona, AZ...still pretty hot out so we had an indoor wedding in a nondenominational church with floor to ceiling windows.  We had about 50 guests and it was absolutely perfect.  The reception was one of the best parties I've been to and the party carried on to the hotel bar...one at the hotel most people were staying at for the "older folks" and one at the hotel bar where our reception was held for the "younger folks."  Hands down...a perfect night.  I wish I had pics on the computer but unfortunately, it's before digital was getting really big and I haven't gotten them scanned yet.

So my hubby and I met when I was 18...just turned 18.  He is 7 years older than me and always teases me about how old I was when movies and stuff came out when he was in high school.  I, of course, attempt to make him feel old at every turn.  When I told my mom I was seeing an older guy, she wasn't surprised at all.  Both my siblings are about Hubby's age so I've just always felt more comfortable with an older crowd.  We met at work...selling goods off of infomercials.  Everything from Brain Gum to exercise equipment.  I am a terrible salesperson but he could sell absolutely anything to anybody.  He certainly sold me on giving him a shot.  I worked 6 to midnight so our dates often started once I was off.  We went to IHOP a lot, saw late movies and walked around a local park most often.  By December, we were in love.  We got engaged in 2002 and promptly spent a year apart during his first year of law school.  He studied, I finished up my fourth year at school and planned the wedding.  Two weeks after our nuptials, we moved to Ohio.  We moved back to AZ two years and one baby later because I found out that I am NOT a snow bunny.

Although we haven't been lucky in the financial sense, our cup runneth over on the stuff that really matters.  Our kids are healthy and (overall) happy little girls.  We trust eachother unconditionally and all we want is to see the other one smile.  He is my biggest cheerleader in everything I set out to do.  When I attempted to go back to school (on multiple occasions), he was right there helping me pick classes.  He's supported me on every weight loss endeavour, including being banded...cooking, finding recipes, trying out new diets, eating whatever I make.  He spent Sunday night cooking all my breakfasts and lunches for the week so I'd have everything ready to go.  We've both made a commitment to be healthy for ourselves, eachother and our girls because I want him around for a really long time.

So there you have it.  Here's to at least 8 more wonderful years.  For your viewing pleasure...a little photo montage this Tuesday morning:







14 comments:

Amanda said...

Happy anniversary to a lovely couple!

Lee Ann said...

Thanks for sharing your "how we met story," very sweet. Happy anniversary. Your girls are adorable too!

Leslie said...

Happy Anniversary. :)

Jacquie said...

Happy Anniversary!

Theresa aka Tessie Rose said...

Happy Anniversary!

Camille said...

Wedding in Sedona sounds so nice!

~Lisa~ said...

What a beautiful post - I love this! Thank you for sharing this beautiful love story with us! You both look so happy - so in love!

Happy Anniversary, my Friend!

Andrea said...

Happy Anniversary!!!

Robyn's Nest said...

Happy Anniversary!

Samantha said...

d'awwww. you two look so happy together! yay! <3

Amanda Kiska said...

Happy anniversary! What a beautiful family!

Elizabeth said...

Happy Anniversary!!

Dawnya said...

Happy Anniversary doll!! Ain't love grand?!?

Ronnie said...

Super cute couple, congrats my friend! <3