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Sunday, June 27, 2010

A Love Story

We recently celebrated our 11th anniversary, but we did not get to spend the day together. :(

Chris and I made up missing our anniversary by having a picnic of our favorite Indian take-out on the living room floor the next Sunday night. The kiddos were at grandma's. :) It was perfect.

Today, Chris sent me this video (all the way from OH) and made me cry. Some background first:  Long story short...We did everything backwards. Way back in June of 1999 we decided on a Wednesday that we would get married that Saturday.

We had no money. Nowhere to live. No dress. No rings. Nothing but all the love in the world.  Our family stepped to the plate and helped us plan everything, put together a ton of food, found a dress that fit me perfectly (which was a challenge), got chairs from the church, an uncle volunteered to videotape it, and everyone said alot of prayers along the way that this *crazy, young* couple would last. Because the odds sure were stacked against us!

(Unfortunately, the tape that our dear Uncle taped had awful sound quality and did not have US on it that much! LOL~We were just grateful to have the video even if it wasn't perfect.)

So, this morning Chris decided to "fix" the video. And now I get to share it with you.

11 years later we are still smiling like that. Happy Anniversary, Chris! I love you. You are my best friend, and I am so glad we were crazy and young in love...and decided to follow our hearts.

p.s. Yes, Dylan was there with us too.


karlie said...

Loved reading this and getting to know more about you guys. And your dress is gorgeous and quite the Southern BELL! WOW! What a great keepsake. Happy anniversary you two!

Lisa said...

awww!! that was so beautiful!! perfect video! And a very romantic hubby! Happy 11 years, and here's to many more!

Deciduous Heather