Monday, March 9, 2009

Lucky Thirteen!!! Oh, yes it is!

OK so I have so much to tell all of you about my DC trip and what it is like to be back after being gone for 5 days... but, first I must post our Thirteenth Anniversary! I thought it would be fun to post picks from when we were dating up to now. It is kind of fun to watch the hair and wardrobe changes—when they say "life is a stage"—they weren't kidding. I think there were I few times I needed help in the wardrobe department. Have fun laughing at us and remembering with us. This was fun to look through these pictures and remember all that Marc and I have made it through together. I am SO thankful for these past 13 years—they have brought happiness, trial, surprise, grief, excitement, and most of all LOVE.

I love you Marc!!!!

1995 Dating — my friend, Mary, took this picture at her house when I brought Marc over there to meet her. (Thanks Mary)

1996 Engaged — this picture was taken out at my parents house. (Ya, check out the big shoes with the tights and skirt—you've just got to love the 90's)

1996 Engagement pictures (this is from my wedding scrapbook--ya, I know...)
My mom drew this caricature of us for our engagement announcements. Tee hee!

Mmm, you just can't go wrong with burgandy and forest green for your wedding colors....

1996—our first "family" picture

2000 — finally, our long awaited, first child (9)

2001 winter

2001 fall

2002 spring

2003 winter (Bryan and 17 came to live with us summer 2002)

2004 Spring

2004 Christmas (13 came to live with us in November 2004)

2005 fall (3 is born and now we have five kids!)

Spring 2006

Summer 2007
(Bryan is gone living with his grandparents so now we are down to four kids)

2008 Winter

2008 Fall

And the most recent picture of Marc and I together...

We really love eachother!

14 remarks:

The Chizel Family said...

so cute! ha, I used to wear to skirt and the chunky shoes with tights too! and I always wanted my wedding colors to be forest green and burgundy! I just switched to green to yellow.
Happy Anniversary!

April said...

So cute!!! Congrats and Happy Anniversary!!!! Here's to many many more. And you have had quite the variety of hairstyles!!! I love it! (this is Rochelle, I am on April's computer:)

Julie said...

Congratulations on 13 great years together! I loved seeing the pictures of you both through the years. Thank you for letting us celebrate a little bit with you!

Derek and Melissa said...

Happy Anniversary! What a great couple you two make. I loved seeing all your family pictures.

amyandrandy said...

i loved seeing all those pics! Seriously you can pull off so many hair styles, how do you do that?! You have such a darling family. Happy Anniversary!!

Travis and Cami said...

ah, you guys are so cute i love it! it is so funny to look back on the pictures, you and marc are hot! hahahah. :) the styles have changed, but i'm impressed you can pull of like every hairstyle! lucky! happy anniversary! 13 years is a long time compared to my not even 2 years! lol.

Heather said...

You are the sweetest Family! Congrats on 13 years!
The pics are cute over the years. I think we must have shopped at a few of the same stores! LOL

Staci said...

Happy anniversary. Woa, you are so pretty, especially in that last pic of you and mark. I think it said winter 2008.

Anonymous said...

Wow - 13 years! That makes us old! And my how your beautiful family has grown! congrats!!!

Ethington Family said...

That is so great! you have a lot of fun pictures to look at and so many "stages". What a fun way to look back on the years.
It was my brother Jed. They just bought the house a couple months ago and barely, I mean as a week ago finished remoldleing and decorating. it was darling (from what i hear- living here, never saw it.) But you know Jed, he has such a good attitude about it, and they are doing fine. It was on channel 2 news, because the youngest one (the one who started it) was still in the house, Ethan ran back in, found him and got him out just in time to see the room he was in blazing in fire from the window. It still makes me cry to think how close they came to not making it. The kids were the ones home, the oldest babysitting and they handled everything right. Love you and your fun blog!

Ethington Family said...

You are a sweetheart! As far as I know they are doing good, and renting in Payson. Everyone has been really good to them and shown them lots of love and support.
The sad thing is, Michele is a photographer (sorry i spelled that wrong) and her office where all her pictures, family pictures, and computer where everything was downloaded was distored in the fire, from what I've heard. It makes me think I should have post every picture to my blog so I will always have them. Anyway, thank you for your thoughtfulness.

Annie Valerio said...

Hey you, no you are totally fine. I was just having a bad day is all!! We do need to visit. I love all your pic's it's fun to see the changes throughout the years huh. You and Marc always look so happy though.

Kirsten Amelia said...

Aw so cute! It's crazy how so much has happened within those thirteen years. And you've had all sorts of hairstyles it's awesome:)

Anonymous said...

happy anniversary! I'm glad you took the time to post all those pics -they're fun to look at. :) I'm just getting caught up on your blog since my comp. hasn't been working so great lately. Anyway, I'm jealous of all you got to see and do on your trip and glad all went well!