11 Years of Marriage

Today is our 11th Wedding Anniversary.  I love how much things have changed in 11 years!  
  I was never the little girl who dreamed about how many children I would have (we have only figured that out this year).  I never dreamed about my wedding day or my wedding dress either.  What I always thought about and prayed and prayed and prayed about was the groom.  I wanted to find the perfect groom.  : )  I did a great job!  Thank you, Lord, for answering my prayers!
    Are we perfect?  Um, not so much.  I’ll never forget when my sister-in-law, Amy, was bringing Greg to meet the family (keep in mind this was during the Anniston years–the two hardest years of our marriage), and she made a point to walk down the hall of Alan’s parents’ house and ask us to please not argue in front of Greg……  lol
  ….Well, it’s been 6 years since Amy asked us to please not argue in front of Greg, and I think we’ve come a long way.  ; )  Any marriage is work, but when you marry a man that makes you laugh, you can get through anything.  
   So here’s to the best dad, sweetest husband, hardest worker, and funniest guy I know!
  A backwards-in-time look at our last 11 years:
Year 11, Family of 6!
Valentine’s Day Weekend, 2013
(5 months pregnant with John David)
Fall 2012
Easter 2012
We thought this pic was so fun, so I ordered one to frame, only to discover that the sun was hitting me in the face, giving me one light blue/gray eye and one regular blue eye…..so I basically looked a bit too freaky to frame.
Daniel’s birth, 2011
Boy, we had no idea what we were getting into!  : )
It seemed like it was just Joshua and Caleb for so long, but it was really only 3 1/2 years between Caleb and Daniel.
2009, touring D.C.
Disney World, Jan. 2009
Caleb’s first birthday, 2008
Photo was taken by digital camera, before digital cameras were as good as they are now!
Caleb’s birth, 2007
Of all the babies, Caleb was the only one that looked different than the others (in my opinion).
Joshua’s 1st birthday and also the day I announced that I was pregnant with Caleb.
This was the last time we made it to a UA football game.  Roll Tide!
Joshua’s First Snow
2005, 6 months pregnant with Joshua

2005, barely pregnant with Joshua
Summer 2004
Life before children, don’t really remember what that was even like!
2003…oops no photo that year….
The Wedding
 Leigh, Jennings, me, and Chrisynda
 Glare:  what happens when you take a picture of a picture……
Who says it’s bad luck to see the groom before the wedding?  ; )
the groomsmen
Allen, Jeff, Tom, Alan, David, Max, and Jarrett
Wedding Prep:
 me and my beautiful bridesmaids
Amy, Chrisynda, Michelle, me, Katie, Leigh and Jennings
 the rehearsal
the rehearsal dinner
2002 Engagement Party
And before we were a couple, we were friends.  

Us, with our old gang:
Jennings, Jarrett, Alan, me and Chrisynda–I bet Leigh took this picture.
Friends, Schmiends, I liked him already!  ; )
Now, here’s to NO CHANGES in year 12….no moves and no more babies, please…..thank you. 
I love you, Alan!!!!


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