Tuesday, June 29, 2010

*~~Love and Marriage~~*

I have been married for 12 years now! All dozen years have been spent with the same fine man. I really can't believe how fast the time has gone by! The happy [and clueless] bride and groom,
just minutes after being married, sealed for time and eternity.





It was really hot and humid--the hottest in
20 years, so they told me. You can see the sky
behind the temple is a scorching haze.


Here's a shot of my dress, my veil, and the wedding cake.
Scanning is hard work, ya know.

So, for fun....
A DOZEN THINGS THAT HAVE CHANGED SINCE TWELVE YEARS AGO:
1. We own a car (it's been 5 in total--but 0 in our first year).
2. I wear make-up.
3. He no longer gets to sleep in.
4. We make more than $5,000.00 a year.
5. We don't ration our snack food anymore.
6. I weigh 15 pounds less.
7. He weighs 15 pounds more.
8. We have made and now care for our 4 children.
9. We have had a miscarriage (between our 1st and 2nd).
10. We can't fit all our belongings in the back of a pick-up.
11. We have dental insurance and can go to the dentist regularly.
12. We own a house.

A DOZEN THINGS THAT HAVEN'T CHANGED IN TWELVE YEARS
1. His hairstyle (it's timeless).

2. Our fascination with bonsai trees.

3. We go to bed at the same time.

4. We hold hands in public--but only if the kids aren't around holding our hands :).

5. We own more fishing equipment than all our other sporting goods combined.
6. Our old desk.
7. Our meals are home-cooked.
8. My teeth (someday I'll get braces....)
9. Arguing is pointless.
10. We use the same sets of scriptures.
11. We still use the same set of dinner plates.
12. He still makes my heart skip a beat when I unexpectedly run into him.

14 comments:

Alisa said...

Loved the pictures!! It was fun to look at them because I have MANY of the EXACT same pictures...just with James and I in them of course :)!!! It's hard to believe it's been 12 years..and to think of all that has changed in that time. Enjoy your anniversary. Miss you :)

ldsjaneite said...

"O Happy Day" is the song playing. :-)

Not saying that he looks old now, but wow does he look young in those pictures! And then I thought--I'm, what, 3 years older now than he was then? Do those few years make a difference in youngness? :-)

I love both lists. Such fun. And I've always loved the atmosphere you have created in your home and family. It's one of my very favoritest places to be. Love you!! (Both of you. Really. I'm NOT saying he looks old!)

Kel said...

congrats on 12 years! fun pics!

it's another incredibly hot summer in DC again.

Shea said...

I think it's amazing that you weigh 15lbs less. Ryan won't hold hands with me if the kids are holding our hands also. He thinks it looks goofy!LOL! Oh and people can't get around us.

Marie' said...

I adore your cute pics. hpw is it that you two haven't changed even a bit? Such a beautiful couple!

Melissa said...

You guys are so cute. Congrats on such a milestone.

Becca and fam said...

Congratulations! I loved reading your lists, they were sweet and fun. We want to see you guys this summer. We can come there or tell us when you'll be our way :)

Susan said...

Congratulations! We also got married at the DC Temple. It's the temple I grew up by.

Bri said...

Congratulations!! What a fun post, I hope you guys got to go out to celebrate!

Camille said...

You both look exactly the same after 12 years of marital bliss. Congratulations!

Alanna said...

That was a fun read! I'm so impressed that 4 babies later you're 15 pounds less!

Tara said...

This is such a cute post. I love seeing your wedding pictures and your list idea was really clever.

Elaine said...

Congratulations! We got married in the DC temple too!!!

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the Holyoaks said...

Congratulations! I can't believe it's been 12 years! It seems like we were all still living in good old Fugal and the Reg just yesterday. Crazy how quickly time flies. We'll be taking our kids to BYU before we know it--although you'll be going sooner than I will. Let's get together again!