Today Chad & I celebrate our 7th anniversary.
The obligatory wedding photo:
I think you can sum our 7 years up in a series of songs from one of our favorite country artists, Brad Paisley.
OUR FIRST DATE:
Mud On the Tires
"I've got some big news,
The bank finally came through,
And I'm holding the keys to the brand new Chevrolet.
Have you been outside?
It sure is a nice night
How 'bout a little test-drive, down by the lake?"
For our first date, Chad picked me up in his roarin' '72 red & white Chevy and after dinner we headed to Kid's Pond in Cedar Canyon for a little fishin' [with no luck] & smores. He was impressed by my skills in gathering sticks for the fire in flip-flops. I was impressed by his skill of conveniently having a sweater for me sprayed with his cologne in the back of the truck when it happened to get cool. He's still that smooth.....
OUR FIRST YEARS
"I know she's not perfect,
But she tries so hard for me,
And I thank God that she isn't,
'Cause how boring would that be.
It's the little imperfections,
It's the sudden change of plans,
When she misreads the directions,
And we're lost but holding hands.
Yeah, I live for little moments like that."
Chad's Graduation - May 2005
Thank goodness that I'm not perfect -- Chad would have nothing to constantly tease me about. Whenever something doesn't go exactly as planned by my doing, I usually sing the line, " 'Cause how boring would that be?" at the top of my lungs & it makes us both laugh.
OUR FAVORITE TIMES TOGETHER
Time Well Wasted
"It was time well wasted,
And there's no way I trade a few more dollars in my pocket I could've spent,
For a day I'll never forget.
No, I didn't get a thing done,
But I sure soaked up every minute of the memory we were makin'.
And I count it all as time well wasted."
Us at a Rascal Flatts concert - Summer 2005
Our favorite things we do together are random -- Saturday mornings making pancakes with Keller, what we call 'Goodwill Hunting' [going to the Goodwill to see what great deals we can find on crazy junk], stopping for a McDonald's sundae on the way home...whatever it may be. Some may say we are funny -- we think we waste our time well.
THE NEXT CHAPTER
"Nine months later nearly to the day
There we were flying down the interstate
Car weaving in, car weaving out
Through traffic running every red light in town
Delivery room and the doctor comes in
I'm right beside her shes squeezing my hand
One more push and a baby cries
Sweet little angel with his mamas eyes
And I said to myself it doesn't get better than this
No, it doesnt get better than this.
But it did, it did, oh, it did. Yes, it did..."
Keller's Blessing - February 2007
And then the 2 of us became 3 of us with our little Monster. [Don't worry -- it our term of endearment for Kel!] We have so much fun with crazy Kel -- learning new things & going on adventures together.
"Now your my whole life,
Now your my whole world.
And I just can't believe the way I feel about you girl.
We'll look back someday
At this moment that we're in
And I'll look at you and say
"And, I thought I loved you then."Fall 2009