And the Count Says...


Today is our anniversary. 8 years ago on this day we were happily married. It wasn't a fancy wedding or anything. I mean we were married by the JP! How fancy can that be?!? But it really didn't matter where we were married. What was important was that we were committing to each other, it good times and bad, in sickness and health, etc., etc.


My mom provided a lovely dinner at an awesome restaurant and our family and friends joined us in celebrating. I think we should go back there to celebrate an anniversary. I don't think this year, but maybe when we reach #10.

Throughout the past 8 years, we have been through a lot - both good and bad. Some of the bad we have learned from and some we would rather forget. But I supposed that's just a part of life. I think in some ways we have both changed a little. But these changes have not made us grow apart. We are still as close as we were in the beginning. And I don't mean beginning as in 8 years ago, I mean beginning as like when we first met. We hit it off right from the start!

We met during our sophomore year of high school. Go on and say it....awww, high school sweet hearts! How cute!

We were both a part of the stage crew. We started talking and hanging out more. Oh, and was there teasing!!! More him than me, but I learned that's what boys do to girls! When it came down to asking the other out, we were both pretty shy at the time. Thank goodness for a mutual friend! She pretty much forced us to talk about that. He asked me to the Sophomore Dance and the rest is history!


Being able to stick together when things get yucky and laugh together when things are great and very important parts of our marriage. But the most important thing, ok the 2 most important things are our creations if you will.

This chunky monkey was the reason for our marriage via the JP. It would have happened anyway, but she changed our timeline.

baby paige

And now that I am older and watching friends get married, I see exactly what goes into planning your wedding. It can be a lot of work (and money) and I don't think I want to do that much work!

And fours years ago around this time of year, we decided to add to our happy little home. And little home, that's literal and not a figure of speech!

baby mike

I look back now and think of the days when I would wander what kind of parents we would be and how our relationship would be later on in life. I've been told that I am a good mom and I really hope that it's true, because I try. And Chris, he is just a wonderful father!

It feels so good to know that we are still very much in love after all these years. We've been married for 8 years, but really we've been together for 14. That's a long time!!!

It's been a great 8 years

anniversary toast


Until next time...


Trac~ said...

Happy Anniversary dear! We will be married 12 years at the end of this month and we too were married at the JP one day during lunch (except that we had only known each other 2 months before getting married - and NO I was NOT pregnant- LOL) but then we later got married in the church two years down the road. Congrats and you have a beautiful family! :o)

Shell said...

How sweet! Happy anniversary!

Lisa Anne said...

Happy Anniversary!! I love the pictures!

Summer said...

8 years is something to be proud of!!!

Congrats lady!

Allison said...

Happy Anniversary! We just celebrated our 8 year too and I told hubby for 10 we need to go all out!

Love your story...amazing!