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5.23.2009

11 Years

Not only am I getting ready to have my first bloggiversary, but today I'm celebrating my 11th wedding anniversary! So many celebrations, so little time. Eleven years ago today I married my sweetheart. I remember that day so vividly. There was the missing iron, and then the missing best man who was supposed to have went and found the said iron. I later found out that my mom and aunt dropped two cheese trays and salvaged the cheese cubes that were "on top", so if you ate cheese at my wedding reception, don't worry...I'm pretty sure they followed the 5 second rule. Thanks to one of my lovely servers, who was also the star goalie on our HS soccer team, my cake was saved from hitting the floor...well, some of the cake. It was a mess, but fortunately we got some nice pics, had more in the back, and got a free cake out of the deal. Ah, yes...those are things that come to mind when I think back to that day. More importantly, I think about the 11 years between then and now. I think about the love that Michael and I share. I think about Isaiah and how he is a product of our love for each other. I think about the home that we've built. I mean, we technically built a home and did not get divorced. Although there were a few days that were touch and go. If you want to try your marriage, build a house...and live with your in-laws for 6 months while you're in the process. I will pitch a tent and pee in a can before I do that again. Our life may not be exactly the way we thought it would be this far down the road and every moment has not been perfect, but I wouldn't have it any other way. There is not a trial or valley or mountain or even a little hill that I would take back. Each one has put us on a this path and kept us moving along life's journey. I'm just glad that I'm on this journey with Michael. I love him so much and I'm glad he's my husband.

Here's a few pics from our big day (circa 1998):







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20 comments...I love comments:

Darlene said...

Happy, HAPPY Anniversary!!!!! Hope you have a wonderful one. Your pictures from the wedding are beautiful and the story is funny!

Have a great Memorial Day weekend too!!♥

Life with Kaishon said...

11 years. What a special person : ). I love all of your adventures on your wedding day. Knowing you now, as I do, I wouldn't have imagined your wedding any differently : ). So funny!

Congratulatuions! XO

Shauna said...

Happy Anniversary :)

melissa said...

I LOVE the pictures!! You looked sooo beautiful! Happy anniversary lovie!! I love you sooo very much!!

Amber said...

Happy Anniversary!!

Traci said...

If everything was perfect that day, it wouldn't be fun to talk about....so, I always remember that when things go wrong....it gives us something to talk about LATER.

Congrats on the anniversary...that is pretty special in today's disposable culture. Love ya!!!

msprimadonna67 said...

Beautiful pictures. Happy anniversary--enjoy your special day!

Tabitha in Bliss said...

Have a blessed and Joyful anniversary!!

Dawn said...

What a gorgeous bride you were!! Such a pretty wedding!

Happy Anniversary!

Dee Dee said...

Happy Anniversary. I hope you have many more years together. Isn't marriage an awesome union?

wife.mom.nurse said...

I have missed your posts!

This one was beautiful... a testament to true love ")

Sweet!

I hope you had a great time celebrating!!!!

Renee said...

Happy Anniversary Love!! You guys are 2 of the greatest friends I have and love! You both deserve all the love and happiness that you'll find in each other for the many more years to come!!
Love you...love the pictures! lol!

Liz said...

Happy Anniversary! I hope you guys had a great one. I love the pictures! So sweet!

Heather said...

congratulations on 11 years together! i hope you and your hubby had a wonderful day celebrating!

Buzzings of a Queen Bee! said...

Happy Anniversary!!!! Hope you are enjoying every minute of your weekend and I love seeing your wedding photo too! :)
Carrie

Shilo said...

Congratulations, Jenny! That's wonderful!

Jessica said...

Woohoo! Happy belated wedding anniversary!

Katie said...

yeah!! Amazing, love the pictures!!! Congrats!!

Xazmin said...

Happy anniverasry! I too had some interesting adventures on my weddign day!

You look so beautiful...thanks for sharing the wedding pics!

I have tagged you if you want to come by and check it out!

Vivienne said...

What a great story! With all those wedding snafus it set you up to have a good sense of humor, for sure!

One of the times that I got married was in 1998 and my girls wore those same silvery-platinum dresses!!! How funny!

Beautiful wedding!
(And I've heard that the biggest strain on a marriage isn't financial stuff, it isn't infidelity... it's house remodels and building!)