May 27, 2009

Happy 17 years!!

On May 29th, seventeen years ago, my husband and I were married. We met second semester of our sophomore year in college while ice skating with mutual friends. How's that for a clean "how-did-you-meet" story? He proposed right before we finished college and then we had a two year engagement while I went off to the University of Michigan to complete graduate school. It felt like the longest engagement EVER.

This is my absolute favorite picture from our special day. It was after the wedding ceremony was all over with and we were riding from the church to the reception. I think our relaxed smiles say it all. Why do wedding ceremonies and blending two families have to be so stressful? I'm glad that's all a far distant memory.



It’s funny how much Chris and I have changed and grown over the years... and yet how much we are still just the same. I especially love how we’ve created our own new family traditions. I wonder what the next seventeen years will bring…

Happy Anniversary, sweetie! Now, let's get working on finding a consistent babysitter and having real dates again!!

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

Happy Anniversary! I did remember it this am and mentioned it to your mom! Still remember the pics of Philip dancing with her at the reception....how time flies!

Love, "big sis" Vicki

Sheri said...

What a great pic Kim. Thank you for your sweet words and prayers. It is such an exciting journey!

Lesa said...

Kim, Congratulations to you both and Happy Anniversary.

I met my husband on a roller skating rink with some friends.

Love your photo.

Stacy said...

Congrads! I remember that day and I have a picture of you, Rhonda and I - we look so young!!!!

Mike and Barb said...

Congratulations, and happy Anniversary, my friend!
Love, Barb

Buffi said...

Happy Anniversary!! I love the picture too! You guys are a GREAT looking couple!! I hope you have another wonderful 17 years!!! Blessings!
Buffi

Anonymous said...

Happy Anniversary! The appointment went well. She will need surgery around 4 or 5 years old to repair the hole in her heart. Thanks for checking in on us! Hope you guys have a great anniversary! Great pic too! :) bobbie

Nikki said...

Happy Anniversary!!

You guys are too cute. I think Chris looks like one of the New Kids on the Block. Doesn't he?

Have a wonderful weekend :)

Robin Miller said...

Happy Anniversary, friend! I love the picture---and I agree that he does look like a "New Kid!" Well, it was the right decade! Russell and I met at the beach our senior year of high school. I said a smooth, "I like your shirt." It was pretty geeky, but I guess it worked!

redmaryjanes said...

Happy Anniversary Kim! Look at you young things!

Shanna said...

Congratulations! That is simply wonderful. Such a sweet story. I love the wedding photo. Beautiful!Y'all still look like kids :)

Steffie B. said...

Congrats.....lovely post Kim! ;)

Truly Blessed said...

Happy belated anniversary! Congrats on 17 years together.

Hoping we can get together to play.