We've come a long way baby! Ten years to be exact…

My husband and I have been my husband and I for 10 years as of today. He was 25 and I was 20. The day was beautiful. It was a Sunday. We had a beautiful outdoor wedding with over 200 friends and family members there to share the day.

Ten years goes by terribly fast people. I don’t know where it disappeared to. But my man and I have decided that we like each other better today than we did back then. We both look considerably different in many ways. I have four pregnancy’s worth of stretch marks but yet, lo and behold, he thinks I’m prettier now than I was back then. He weighs 45 pounds more than he did then but he was 135 back then… and didn’t have shoulders. Building a few decks, taking out the trash for ten years, mowing the lawn and heaving little boys up into the air has served him well. He has a peppering of distinguished silver hairs that he is particularly fond of as well. He looks hotter to me now than he did back then.

But really, we have a history together. One that will never be taken away. Each time we look back over the years we are reminded that our story’s beginning was written by our Heavenly Father and our story’s end will be as well…. and I hope that story lasts until both of us are a couple of inches shorter, wrinkly and have all gray hairs or… maybe no hair at all. And no teeth. And all those signs that one has lived a long life. I hope we will be able to look back on our last 60 years some day. I have a feeling all of those changes will only make us more beautiful to each other than we are right now.

I love you Shawn.

And now for wedding pictures! The wedding day was perfect. The flowers were beautiful. The cake was beautiful. The lighting for the pictures was superb. The only thing I regret about the whole day was hiring a cheesey D.J. instead of a string quartet. Doh! Oh well… funny memories there too!



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  1. Congratulations on 10 years! I hope there are many more. Thanks for sharing the photos. They (and you) are beautiful.(Previous comment was me. I noticed a typo and couldn’t stand to let it stay that way 🙂 )

  2. Happy Anniversary! I enjoyed seeing your wedding photos. You’re so right, the day looks just perfect.

  3. Genealogy Joanie May 25, 2007 — 9:51 am

    The pictures bring back wonderful memories of a busy, fun, beautiful weekend! Congratulations to both of you from your happy parents. We love all of you!Dad and Mom Olsson

  4. Happy Anniversary, Nan! We’ll be celebrating our 10 year later this summer. It’s a wonderful first milestone, isn’t it?Have a lovely day!Jami (in TX)

  5. Congratulations on ten years! I especially like the last picture ~ so joyful!

  6. Thanks everyone! :^) Melkhi, that is my *favorite* wedding picture too! (It’s funny because we were actually cracking up laughing because I jammed the ring all the way onto his finger despite the minister’s suggestion that if our fingers were swollen to just leave the ring at the first knuckle. LOL)

  7. Stacy at Exceedingly Mundane May 25, 2007 — 11:18 am

    Congratulations, and Happy Anniversary! Wonderful post and such beautiful photographs, thank you for sharing them with us :)Have fun celebrating!!!

  8. Congratulations on 10 years of marriage. I love to read stories of happy, healthy, lasting marriages.

  9. Congratulations! 10 years is a great milestone! You two look far to young to have that many little cuties (and they are way to cute, by the way). Your wedding photos are beautiful! Congrats again, and here’s to many MANY more!

  10. Congratulations! Our 16th anniversary is Monday.Loved the pictures!LB

  11. Happy Anniversary! Hope you are able to do something special to celebrate! Loved the pictures…your family is adorable! We are celebrating our 16th this year…the years fly by and growing old together is fun isn’t it? Congratulations and may God give you many more happy years together!

  12. Happy Anniversary!My daughter and I enjoyed your wedding pictures. We love looking at weddings. May the Lord guide you two in your life together for years to come.Just dropping by from the Persecution Blog.

  13. Donna Boucher May 25, 2007 — 9:00 pm

    Happy Anniversary!!!You look younger now!!!And man are you young!Love the picture of you and your adorable family!!!!God bless you!

  14. I agree with him, and I agree with you.and the kids — darn those kids are cuter than a bugs ear.

  15. Amy in Orlando May 26, 2007 — 10:40 am

    Happy Anniversary!

  16. Queen Of My Domain May 26, 2007 — 12:13 pm

    Happy Anniversary you guys. I love all the pictures you posted. It looks like it was a perfect day for you guys.Congratulations and many more years to the both of you!Cindy

  17. Happy Anniversary! I think you’re right–he does look better now. Danny was 135 pounds when we got married (17 years ago and almost half our lifetimes) and has gained about as much, too. Although I thought he was just fine back then, he’s much better looking with a little meat and muscle on those bones. And you look just as young and beautiful!

  18. Happy Anniversary!

  19. Kitchen Madonna May 27, 2007 — 2:01 pm

    What a blessed day! Felicitations of all sorts to you and yours!

  20. You’re so young & cute! Congratulations.

  21. Congratulations – great pictures!

  22. Just Beautiful!!! I love wedding pictures. You have a lovely family and congrats on 10 years!

  23. I like the last photo too–and especially the two little guys next to ya’ll, who look like they don’t know if they should laugh or not! 🙂

    And wow again–our wedding anniv is May 29, although it will be 4 yrs this May!

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