Sunday, September 14, 2008

11 years ago....

11 years ago, on September 13th 1997, these two very young looking whipper snappers would make a vow to each other.

In front of the Catholic Church, surrounded by friends and family, they tied the knot. And now, 11 years later, I'm sitting here remembering....

Look at my pretty dress....

First one that I tried on, though there would be countless others that day, it was on sale...and in one day, yes ONE day, I bought my wedding dress. My sister made my vail, and the little netting piece detached so that when everybody and their brother hugged me that day they wouldn't rip my head off. I haven't worn panty hose and a dress since....maybe once...but seriously....if you know me....this was a monumental day in my dress wearing life.

And here is my FAVORITE wedding picture of all time...

Look at my stinkin' cute little nieces. Do you not just want to eat them up? Look at their little purple dresses, and their hair, and their baskets....oh my gosh that it like syrup with sugar, and honey, and whip cream on top. Yeah, they are almost 15and 16 now. They aren't that cute any more.
I mean they are cute and all, but in a teenage diva sort of way.

There it is, our first kiss EVER....

We saved ourselves you know, for that moment.
Wait... just a minute...I need to stop rolling around laughing on the floor.
Truth is, when our priest found out we had lived together (NO, I didn't lie about that fact, I just maybe forgot to mention it to him), he threatened not to marry us. But all was well when we did face to face confession after rehearsal...yeah...that was fun. (Fellow Catholics, do you feel my pain?)

So here's to us....

With love from all of our friends that day. Most of whom are still good friends. Looks like we've made it so far.

Good luck you two...

Truth is...the next 11 years are going to be a lot of up and down. You are going to have some serious tragedy come your way, along with some amazing joys. Don't tell anyone, but your going to have 2 beautiful boys. It really is going to get tough sometimes, and you may really want to give up, but remember you guys started as really good friends and that is what will see you through.

Good luck...and ahhh, have fun getting out of that body suit thing that you wore under that dress to keep all your parts in place. After about 5 hours it started to become a part of your body!

Good times, good times.....

4 comments:

Dawn said...

I just wanted to tell you that this post is so sweet, I really love how you talk about hard times and how you made it! God Bless ya!

Sara said...

awww, so sweet. Love these pictures.

Corie said...

Happy Anniversary!! Thanks for sharing!!

Dreama said...

Loved this story too. What a beautiful bride and the picture of your flower girls/nieces is absolutely the best. I'm sure your Priest would be proud now.