Wednesday, August 15, 2007

fun with my fellas


Nine years ago today my dear hubby and I tied the knot. We were babes. What a leap of faith! And what amazing things have happened in the past nine years. We were college students working in a local sports bar. Friends long before we got married. But the stars must have been aligned. I had boldly stated that I was nowhere near ready to be in a relationship. I mean I shouted it from the mountaintops! I had a newborn and we were going to make it with or without a MAN! Apparently, with a man was in our cards. And so glad he was. We fell in love against the odds and grew to be a family. I could never have asked anyone to love me or my daughter more. A beautiful summer wedding and another pregnancy right away. Sigh. We weren't quite overwhelmed enough! But we always seemed to pull it together when it counted. We worked through school. Had our third little guy. And went through any number of dramas and hard times. Thanks for the past nine years babe. Thanks for the laughing. And the card games. And coming to church when you haven't slept in two days. And tucking the kids in every chance you get. And thanks for loving me. I will never be able to express how much this man means to me!

Now that I have finished the super sappy portion of this post, I will move on to a happier subject. THE GIRLS WENT BACK TO SCHOOL TODAY. Whew. They were soooooooo ready. The past few weeks were a bit touchy. And now I have just my fellas at home today. Parker and I are trying to stay out of the way. You see, that man I love...is installing new hard wood floors as we speak! More pictures of that to come!



28 comments:

kat said...

Congratulations on nine wonderful years! What a nice story :)

Kids back at school? Already?
{i know... it's nice...but we still have 4 weeks before my kids go back and I'm hoping these weeks last + last!}

Alicia A. said...

Awwww... happy anniversary, you two!!

And happy back-to-school day too. :D

amy h said...

Happy anniversary!

I don't know if it just the beginning years of marriage that seem so crazy, or if it just keeps going like this forever. :)

beki said...

Happy anniversary! What a touching story ;-)

Rachel said...

Congrats! What an accomplishment!

Alice said...

Best wishes and happy anniversary! You wrote a lovely tribute to your husband. I hope he reads your blog.

Chara Michele said...

Happy Anniversary! Your story of the two of you made me smile. How wonderful to fall in love when you least expect it:)

Oh so jealous of your new hardwood floors! I can't wait until we can have hardwood floors someday! Sometimes renting is a pain in the you know what! :)

Jenn Maruska said...

Happy anniversary! Here's to many, many more years of happiness! : )

And congrats on the hardwood floors!

amandajean said...

happy anniversary to you and your hubby. it was nice reading your story. hurray for the girls starting school!

AM~Erica said...

That is awesome! We've done good, cuz!

Over 11 years for Chris & I.

Where does the time go? But it is awesome what God tends to have in store for us.

Happy Anniversary! Many more to ya!

jessi said...

Congratulations - on your anniversary and the girls going back to school! enjoy!

XO :) said...

I knew your anniversary was coming up, just didn't know the exact date. Now it's in my brain for good. Anyway, happy anniversary. Did the girls have a good time at school? By the way, cute pictures.

erin said...

Happy anniversary! Nine years is a huge accomplishment!

Winter said...

Happy Anniversary!

randi said...

Congrats to you both! This is a very sweet post!

Di said...

Happy anniversary!! Sounds like a good 9 years! Hope the floors are looking good!

Heidi said...

Happy anniversary! Sounds like a great man, husband and father. You deserve him!

thepinkkitchen said...

What a man! I love hearing people's love stories. Thanks for sharing.

Your son is ADORABLE just like you!

Happy school day. My little girl starts Kindergarten today. Sniff, sniff.

Cheers! LA

capello said...

HARD WOOD FLOOR?! woo hoo!

and another woo hoo for school!

laeroport said...

Yea! and Yea!
Our bts day is tomorrow. I hope.

Mirre said...

What a lovely story... happy anniversary!!

lera said...

Happy anniversary! And many more to come.

Our school starts one week from Monday. I'm giddy. Four in school all day long. What am I going to do with myself? (Well, with only 2 at home.)

kat-out-of-the-bag said...

Happy Anniversary!!!!!!
Can't wait till my kids are back at school.Hope the flooring is going well,what agorgeous little guy you got there,
Kat xx

mushroommeadows said...

What an awesome story of trial and triumph! Congratulations!

Tracy said...

I love your comment,.... "we pulled it together when it counted" - that is such a realistic comment - so true about a young family.

Happy Anniversary :)

Ragged Roses said...

Happy anniversary - what a wonderful story (I love a bit of romance!). here's to the next nine years.
Kim x

Amanda said...

Happy anniversary! I love a good love story like yours!

Mrs.Kwitty said...

Awww---love this post! A very Happy Anniversary to you and your sweety!
Smiles, Karen