Tuesday, June 22, 2010

My Love

Jason and I are celebrating our 8th anniversary today! We have been together a total of fourteen years. Wow.
Our first picture together

Are you laughing as hard as I am at this picture!? It's hilarious! I love it. So awkward and fun. We were young, clueless and crazy about each other. Still are (just not the clueless part). ; )
Our junior/senior banquet
Beach pic

We love going to the beach with Jason's family each summer.
Deer Valley Ranch

My family goes to a Christian dude ranch every other summer. They went last week without us since I couldn't travel. ; ( I tried not to think about it too much, but I'm so glad they were able to go. It's one of our favorite places, and we can't wait to take Zach and Colson.
A fun beach pic before our babies
When Z saw this he asked, "Where is Zach?" Ha! I told him he was a twinkle in our eyes. ; )
All these years later Jason and I are more in love than ever. We've seen each other at our best and at our worst. We've rejoiced together and been devastated together. We've laughed and cried together.

The Lord has blessed my life so richly with Jason. I couldn't ask for a more loving husband, best friend and father. Happy Anniversary! I love you, babe.


Love...always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.

1 Corinthians 13:7

46 comments:

Sara said...

That first picture is great! LOL! I have some from back when I first started dating my husband and they are real nice!!

Hope you have a very happy anniversary!

Laura said...

Happy Anniversary, Katie!! Love this post and all of the beautiful pics!!

Meredith said...

That's a beautiful post. Happy anniversary.
"The Lord bless you and keep you;
the Lord make his face shine upon you and be gracious to you;
the Lord turn his face toward you and give you peace." Numbers 6:24-26.
This is my prayer for you today and in the weeks to come.
Love Meredith

Lauren Kelly said...

These pictures say it all!! You both look so young and cute (and you still do) in the first pictures! Happy Anniversary, girl!! :)

Karen said...

Beautiful tribute and testimony of your marriage.

Happy Anniversary!

Alison said...

Happy Anniversary to you and Jason!

Abby said...

Happy Anniversary! My husband's cousins own Deer Valley, we love it there too!

Ashley said...

Oh, I remember that day WELL! It was so fun watching you two lovebirds date long distance, the late night phone calls, the engagement, and what an honor to be a part of your wedding day. Happy Anniversary - do something crazy! HA!

Annie said...

Happy Anniversary! All the pics are great! :)

Brittany said...

Happy Anniversary! You two are a beautiful couple!

Jennjilla said...

Happy Anniversary! Cheers!

Kelly said...

You look JUST like Britney Spears in that first picture...in her younger years of course! So cute!!! :)

julie & joe said...

Happy Anniversary!!! You were married the same year we were.

Put your feet up, relax and enjoy your special day.

Angie said...

Love the pictures - too cute!

I hope you have a wonderful anniversary - this post is so sweet!

The Niemeyer Nest said...

Happy Anniversary! I got teary reading through that and I love the "Where's Zach" - so funny!

Brooke said...

Happy Anniversary. This post was super-sweet! Thanks for sharing:)

Kelli said...

Enjoy the celebration!! Marriage is fabulous and beautiful even in the midst of the yucky!! Praying!

Becky said...

I love those 'first pictures'. It was so much fun watching my adult children fall in love.......Happy Anniversary.

Summer said...

That first pic is fun! LOL :0)
Happy Anniversary Pretty Girl
Hope you have a great one....
LOL about Z asking where he was in the pic Kelcee asks that with the hubs and my Honeymoon pics....how cute what you told him

love ya
Summer ;0)

Sara said...

Happy Anniversary to a beautiful couple! I love seeing the pics of you through the years - how fun!

Kelley said...

Happy Anniversary, Sweet Friend! Mark and I just celebrated 18 years on Sunday - man do I feel old! (But what a privilege to grow old with the love of my life!) Pretty neat that we picked the same weekend to get married, even if it was a few years apart :) I am so glad God gave you such a special man to walk through this life together. May you two continued to be blessed beyond measure for years and years to come! Love you and as always, praying for you ~ Kelley

Brunch at Saks said...

Happy Anniversary to you! Beautiful couple and family! xoxo

Shannon said...

HAHAHAHAHAHAHA I am laughing SOOO hard at those first few pics!! I definately think there was room for the Holy Spirit in between y'all in the first one. Oh, the good ole days!

Tristan said...

happy anniversary! i hope it is fabulous..your such an amazing couple!

KatieB. said...

Happy Anniversary! Zach looks so much like Jason. Hope you two have a special week before your new little one comes!

Twice as Nice said...

Happy Anniversary! What a beautiful couple.
Jason and Shannon look so much a like. When I look at Jason in these pictures I can see Shannon.
Have a great day.

Mandy said...

Love all the pics! Hilarious!!! So glad the Lord brought you two together! I couldn't ask for a better protector for my sister! Love you both.

hi-d said...

Happy Anniversary! I love seeing those pitures from years ago. So cute! Hey it's my parent's Anniversary today as well...they are celebrating 47 years of marriage and are still SO in love!

God Bless you today and ALWAYS!
hi-d

Dana said...

This is such a precious post. Made cry. Of course! Just about all your posts make me cry, but in a caring and loving way :) My husband Jason and I will celebrate our 14 year anniv on June 28th. Happy Anniversary! ~ Dana

Lauren said...

Happy Anniversary love! That first pic is hilarious! I can't believe it's been 8 years since we stood on that stage and watched you two say "I do"! What an honor it was to be a part of that special day, congrats on 8 years! Have fun celebrating!!

Mer said...

Oh my goodness! I forgot it was your anniversary. I love the post...very sweet. Ya'll have changed...just a little:) I love you both so much!!!

Alex and Jill said...

Happy Anniversary!! Alex and I will celebrate 14 years next month too...just babies when we met/married! :)

Deciduous Heather said...

Happy Anniversary~ You guys are just a gorgeous family with awe-inspiring faith. Wishing you many more happy years!
p.s. Loved the old pics, you guys looked perfect for each other even way back when.... :)

Ann said...

Hey Katie!

Hoop Fest, maybe? Y'all are so cute!!!

God has blessed you and Jason with a rich history. You are building a beautiful and strong foundation, worthy to be imitated by those who watch you.

Come see us when you can!

much love,
Ms. B.

Shanna said...

Ya'll are such a sweet couple!

Jennifer said...

Happy Anniversary! Love the photos. Isn't it amazing how our love for our spouse just grows! :) We celebrate ours at the end of the week!

Mindy said...

Happy Anniversary to an AMAZING couple! I love the pictures...every single one of them!

Brittany said...

I know this is simply too ironic -- I have commented before about Jason and I sharing the same birthday (even the year) and then today when I saw your post, I couldn't believe it!! We also got married on June 22, 2002!! What are the odds?

Loved the old pictures!!
Happy Anniversary!! :)

Design Apprentice said...

Happy Anniversary! Congratulations on 8 years. It's so nice to see a loving and beautiful couple who truly embrace and nurture each other. I'm so happy for you and hope today was wonderful and full of memories.

Jennifer said...

Happy Anniversary to one of the sweetest couples I know!

Sara said...

Happy Anniversary! Prayers for many, many more wonderful years together.

writing4612 said...

Happy Anniversary! 18 years is an accomplishment considering today's high divorce rate.

Wishing you both many more years of happiness!

Donna said...

Katie,

Hope you all had a great day together! May God bless you with many, many more years together!

Praying for you today...

run26.2mom said...

Happy Anniversary to you both! Here's to many more memories.
Peace.

Rhonda said...

We celebrated 8 years on June 22, too! In November, we will have been together 14 years as well! Funny! I love reading your blog and following your amazing journey. I found your blog through Kelly's Korner, but had lots of classes at UCA with Shannon. Small world! Yall are such a fun family :)

Heather said...

So fun to see all these pics! Happy Anniversary and so glad you guys are enjoying some great time together! Blessings to you!

 
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