10 years {and counting}

When we were married, in 2001, the thought of forever seemed so simple. I knew we would be together when we were old and gray. I could see us sitting on a front porch together rocking away and drinking sweet tea. The middle years, however, seemed a little fuzzy. We are still in the early middle years and I could never have imagined they would be like this.

We have lived in 3 states, traveled most of the USA, physically separated for months on end, met & said goodbye to many friends, watched loved ones pass away, and oh yeah, given birth to 4 children.

It hasn’t always been daisies and roses, but no marriage is easy peasy. It is work. It is something worth working for.

We felt 10 years was party worthy, especially now that we live in the great state of Texas again.

The party decor…

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And the guests…

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it was so neat having old friends there! Richie was one of Brian’s groomsmen & he still lives in Austin. It was great catching up with him.

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I wish I would have gotten more photos of the guests, but when you host the party, it is hard. Knowing I will see these people again (and again and again I hope!) makes it ok!

10 years later and this is who we are. A family of 6 growing together in Christ and enjoying the life we were given.

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Here’s to 10 or 100 years more!

ps. unlike 10 years ago at our wedding reception, we did not burry the left over beans this time. We saved them for left overs. Sorry Uncle Ronnie.

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Updated: April 17, 2011 — 5:18 am
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