Sunday, May 20, 2012

Twelve.

12 years. 12 years ago, we said "I do"!
 

Conn and I were talking and I told him that it really doesn't feel that long ago. The years have flown by to me. We have an unbelievably blessed and happy marriage.  I wouldn't trade it for anything. Sure, we have our ups and downs, arguments, financial struggles, a job that requires him to be gone a lot with crazy work hours, a chaotic life with 4 kids and so on and so forth. But, at the end of the day, when we both collapse from pure exhaustion, we never take for granted the roof over our heads, the food in our bellies, the 4 healthy kiddos sound asleep upstairs and the love that we have for one another. God is so, so good!

Like I mentioned above, with Conn being one of the pastors at our church, his schedule is so different than most. He had to work on our actual anniversary, with it falling on a Sunday. So, we made the most of it and had a "date" in our church's cafe after the kids were dropped off in their classes. Hey, you do what you gotta do and make the most of the situation. Ha!

The day before, we had a whole date day at the IronManTX. Our town was hosting it this year. We had some close friends racing it, so of course we had to go and show our support and cheer them on. We stopped at my parents house to pick up my mom who wanted to go with us. My dad was working in the garage and I just so happend to spot a post from our wedding that we had carved our initials and wedding date on. I had no idea that they still had it. It was a post from the gazebo (in above pics) that my dad had built us for our wedding. So special! The gazebo is no longer standing, but it's fun to still have that special keepsake 12 years later. 

 We got to the Ironman just in time to watch the winner cross the finish line. Yeah, his time reads  8hrs. 12min. If you know anything about an Ironman, you know that that is insane! If not, then just know that it is really, really good! Ha!

We got to the race around 2pm and stayed until 11pm. Yep, we're crazy like that! :) Oh, if you're wondering. The athletes have 17hrs. to complete it.  Many do, and many don't. Just the training that goes into it is a huge accomplishment in itself, if you ask me!

We met the Darby's there. Yep! They stayed until 11pm, too! Such dedication! Ha!

And, here's 2 of the reasons that we were there in the first place. 2 great friends of ours, Marty and Justin. Way to go, guys! So, so proud of you both!!

Long after they crossed the finish line, we stayed for some more cheering and yelling!
Such a great day! One we'll never forget!!

Oh, we also pulled out the wedding video and showed it to the kids. They loved it! So many wonderful memories! WOW!! So, so many!!

Happy Anniversary, babe! If He never does another thing, He has already done enough! Thank you for an incredible 12 years! Love you more!

4 comments:

Janet said...

Happy Anniversary! It seems like just yesterday.
Love you both!

emily said...

Happy Anniversary!!!

Julie Marler (Mammy) said...

And what a day it was!!! Highest stress i have ever experienced!! 7 inches of rain and an outside wedding will do that to the mother of the bride (and the daddy)!!! But God has blessed you with an amazing marriage! Praying God's blessings over you both!!!

Małgorzata said...

You are an amazing family. I admire you. Happy Anniversary!