Friday, June 4, 2010


 5 yrs of dating + 5 yrs of marriage......

Actually, we started our little ron de vue at age 12, we were both smitten by the end of the first week of 8th grade, smitten I tell you! We were those two that flirted, giggled and turned red every time the other was even mentioned by name. Our 2 week dating period in 8th grade is not counted in our 10 year trek.

The years have been filled with excitement and craziness.
 High school was all about dates, proms, and of course football!
Every time I go see Tyler at work, our Alma mater, I think of these years and smile!
College years were filled with wonderful trips.
We have always loved doing things outdoors; skiing, rafting, and such. His parents were nice enough to always drag us along to Colorado, Denver, Seattle and more. Those years were different from high school in that we were maturing together and realizing how rare it was that we were still in love with one another despite the odds.

{BTW, could that shirt have been any shorter??}

Yes, we have had our ups and downs. There were a few breakups at the end of high school and just before college. God knew just how to heal each one, though. It was always harder to be apart.

Then we finally took the challenge of marriage,
I thought he would never ask,
those first 5 years were long enough for me to know he was "the one."

Marriage is a tries you daily. You can't take sick days; you can't always be beautified; and you have adult responsibilities to share! I love every day of it, not every minute, especially when I have worked the night before. However, at the end of the day, I thank God for our marriage, our relationship, our love that seems to be beating the odds.

This little addition changed the dynamics instantly! We are a team now,
no longer two individuals bound, we are now three.
We love seeing ourselves in him and cherish true family time.
Sometimes we still wonder how we were so lucky to have him to nurture and cherish.
The ups and downs are a distant past now, and we know no difference than
having each other to spend each day with.

Smitten, still, I tell you
I love you, Tyler, and wish you a Happy Anniversary.
I hope the next five are just as good!
Thank you for always being there and loving
me unconditionally, warts and all!


  1. I love this post!

    Thanks for the walk down memory lane! I really enjoyed seeing all the pictures of you guys.

    You are a team.
    It is a challenge.
    But the riches (no pun intended) only come when challenges are overome and joy abounds.

    And you 2...

    Are very rich (pun (intended there) :)

    Happy 5!

    .mac :)

  2. CONGRATS!! This was a really fun read!! :)



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