Wednesday, May 13, 2009

14 Years Ago...

We were young but we weren't as young as we looked (which was about 16).

Wes had me laughing from day 1. There have been ups and downs but I really think his sense of humor has made all the difference.

Ready to embark on our honeymoon and our new life together. Ulf Swenson was the ship's captain and we met him at one of the evening shows. He was most likely already questioning our ages when the waiter walked by and Captian Ulf offered to buy us some drinks. We smiled at each other and said, "Two Sprites!"

And what a ride it's been!
14 years
4 kids - Ad, I-man, Fizzle and SJ
3 states - UT, PA, CA
3 apartments - UME and Sharon Crest
1 home - finally!
5 cars - Suburu, Honda, Suburu, Toyota, Suburu (I think I see a pattern...)
4 new U2 albums
2 pianos
4 couches
1 $10 lawn mower from DI
2 bikes stolen in California
1 kitten - "Gypsy" - we accidentally ran over her
some fish, frogs, birds, butterflies, and 2 bunnies
7 pieces of furniture that Wes built - shelves, trunk, entertainment center, white table, potting bench, picnic table, bunk beds
4-5 times driving across the country
1 pop-up trailer that we haven't used
2 homemade sandboxes
2 failing attempts to grow tomatoes
1 $10 garage sale grill that hosted some nesting wrens two years in a row
1 $$$ new grill
1 night in the hospital with pneumonia (Wes)
1 broken arm that we ignored during a birthday party (Ad)
4 cell phones
Too many to count - friends, laughs, vacations, favorite songs, BBQ's, nights watching Lost or Survivor, hikes, yummy restaurants, airports, road trips, holidays, gifts, birthdays, projects, jobs, tears, fights, funerals, sicknesses, movies, stories, family get-togethers, cousins, grandparents, great-grandparents, ward callings, Scrabble, Boggle, Settlers, weddings, showers, computers, operas, symphonies, recitals, parties, etc, etc, etc
1 anniversary when Wes sent me flowers (this one!!! I just received them while writing this post!)

Happy Anniversary Babe! Here's to another 14 years...


Kip said...

Happy anniversary, guys!!

Darren and Chrissy said...

Countless garage sales in Hershey...

Countless hours shooting the breeze at the UME playground....

1 time- at least, Wes scaling the wall to your upstairs apartment when you locked yourselves out (I still don't know how he did that)

I am glad we got to share some of your happy years in Hershey! Happy Anniversary!


Anna said...

15 years???? Wow, time flies.
Congratulations to one of the funnest couples we know.

Jennette said...

What a wonderful post! It looks like things started out great for you both but have gotten only better. Congratulations on 14 fabulous years and the many, many more fabulous years to come.

oodlesofoversons said...

I loved this post! Happy Anniversary.

Julie said...

A match made in Heaven, to be sure! Loved reading this post. Awesome photos!

Devon Call said...

Happy Anniversary! twas a long time ago. we plan on being in utah for the 4th of july. hopefully we'll run into you then. always great to see you happy and well. best wishes to you on the next 14yrs.

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