Tuesday, June 30, 2009

It just keeps getting better...

Today, John and I are celebrating NINETEEN years of marriage!

Nineteen years is a long time, but I'm more crazy about him today than I was 19 years ago. 

The two of us have been through so much together--more than our young minds could have ever imagined on that hot June afternoon! Our journey hasn't always been easy, but it's been good. I can't imagine walking out this life with anyone else by my side. 

Just for fun, here are some wedding pics. They're in an album and I didn't want to pull them out to scan (and besides, my scanner is broken) so I just took pics of the pics. Brilliant. Sorry they're a little grainy.





Gosh, don't we look like babies??? We were! I was barely 20, and John was 23.

John came home last week and told me he'd arranged for a babysitter for tonight. I think the only thing more amazing than an anniversary date is an anniversary date with the childcare being arranged by my husband! I told you he was awesome! 

We're going to dinner at a quaint little place in Manitou Springs, and then who knows! I'm so happy to get to spend some one-on-one time with him!

If you've read my blog for awhile, then you know that I keep an Anniversary Box, and every year we add a new item to it--something that represents our year. We were talking about it last night and decided to add this. It's a pretty big deal for our family!

I'll probably also add this:

(She told me I could share it with ya'll)

It says:
Dear Mom and Dad,
I cannot express how much I love you. If you to didn't meet, I wouldn't be born and raised the way I was. You two made my life so wonderful. Singing, caring, interacting, goofing, and even shouting. Really? Well all I'm sayin is 19 years of love rocks so go enjoy it!
Heart Sarah Elizabeth _________!

How stinkin' sweet is she??? John's post today was pretty sweet too.

John, I love you and I am SO incredibly blessed. Life with you just keeps getting better...


18 comments:

JenB said...

Congratulations! Happy Anniversary to you!! And i think that's a GREAT addition to your box. Looking forward to ordering one!

Nina Diane said...

congrats on ya'lls anniversary!!

Holly said...

Happy Anniversary, y'all!! I looked at your pictures and even before you said it, I said aloud, "Aw, look at the babies!"

Betsy said...

Yes, you do look like babies! Wow...I loved seeing those pictures! So cute. And what a sweet, sweet letter from Sarah! Awwww....Happy Anniversary!!! :)

Carpoolqueen said...

That's how I remember you guys! LOVED seeing the old pics.

Cathy said...

What a sweet post and sweet pictures!

Have a great date night!
Happy Anniversary!

Moriah @ Please Pass the Salt said...

That just tickled me pink, what a great post! YOU DO look like babies (well, okay, more like teenagers?) and so cute. GREAT idea on the anniversary box and including Sarah's letter. (Thought it was funny you deleted her last name but it's on John's book.) I'm gonna have to get a copy before Christmas.

Gretchen said...

Lurved her letter, and the pics of you both. Thanks for sharing. And...um...I have a lot of photos to reassemble because I wasn't as bright as you in taking pic of a pic. I heard about doing that a while ago, but the idea just fell off my radar screen.

You both were and are gorgeous, and I swear, we had the same cake.

Jackie @ Our Moments Our Memories said...

Happy Anniversary, sweet friend! What wonderful pictures - you guys looked amazing then, and you just as amazing now! Hope you had a great date in Manitou Springs - so fun.

Sitesx6 said...

Congratulations and glory to God for 19 years of bliss.

Only God can keep two hearts focused on each other and help keep priorities straight. I can't imagine being married without God in my life.

Have a fun fun anniversary day.

Kelly in Michigan

Kellie said...

Happy Anniversary!

What a handsome couple you guys are!

Nineteen years does sound like a long time doesn't it!?

Lauren Kelly said...

Awwwwwwwwwwwwwww, happy anniversary! And the box is such a good idea!! :)

Stephanie's Mommy Brain said...

Congratulations!!! 19 years is a long time by today's standards! I always think the same thing when I look at our wedding pictures - we were just babies!! (Both 22 years)

Have fun on your date. I completely agree that having hubby arrange childcare is awesome!

leigh said...

Happy Anniversary! And what a great addition to the box. I can't wait to read it.

Amber said...

Love the pictures!!

Y'all are so special to us!!
Happy Happy Anniversary!!! :)

whimzie said...

I'm with CPQ. That's how I remember you, too. I'm glad you shared your pics with us and I love your box idea!!

Kathy said...

Awww, Mer~Happy Anniversary! I remember that day and how all of the Betas in attendance got down on their knees and serenaded you...so touching! I love your Anniversary Box idea--what a GREAT tradition. God bless you guys with many, many more years!

*carrie* said...

Feelin' the love--Sarah's letter is so sweet, as was what you and John wrote to each other. Did you eat at B. Manor? Excited to read John's book, and I really like the cover!