T Rex Family

T Rex Family

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Ten Years...

Ten years ago today, T Rex Dad and I were married. I cannot believe how quickly the time has gone by. The first six and half years were all to ourselves. It was wonderful. We did so many things together and really had time to get to know one another. Retrospectively, I was glad we had that time because now our quiet moments together are few and far between. We still find time for star gazing through the library skylights and snuggling on the couch - just not as often.

Ironically, when we do get to sneak away on a rare date night, we find ourselves looking at all the other families with their children and we miss ours. Still, it is good for us to have time for ourselves.

I could not even begin to recap the higlights of the past ten years. Let's just say, the two biggest ones are featured on this blog and on their own blogs. We feel truly blessed to have these precious gifts from above in our lives.

For our anniversary we have opted to purchase no gifts, only exchange cards. We're going to head out on one of those rare date nights, revisit the place where we were married, have dinner, and be home in time to tuck in our two young treasures. Honestly, I cannot think anything better to do to celebrate our ten years of marriage.


Enjoy the photos from our big day a decade ago. The resolution is not the best as these are old style photos taken with film and I have not scanned them but rather photographed them directly from our album. (We do own the negatives so no copyrights have been violated.)

A little tidbit on my dress. I really wanted to wear my mother's wedding dress but she was such a tiny young bride that my size 2/4 person could not fit into it. My sister took me shopping and we found a very similar dress except in size 14. It was on clearance which was great but it was going to be quite the ordeal to alter it. But, we did. That seamstress had me in for 5 separate fittings and it turned out great. My mom made my veil.

Look how young and well rested we looked...



When my sister was married, I was three. When I was married, her son was three. He looked too darn cute in his mini-tuxedo for me not to have a couple photos of us together. (Remember, he's the one who just turned 13 years old.)

    

My now brother-in-law loaned us his car as our "get-away" car. It was the best ride of my life driving through downtown with my veil blowing in the wind, waving my gloved hand and knowing I was next to the man of my dreams. This is probably my favorite photo in the album.


Happy Ten Year Anniversary, My Darling Love.

13 comments:

Emily said...

Hooray for 10 years! You looked radiant in your beautiful white gown!

So glad that you have those two little priceless treasures to tuck in tonight!

Have a wonderful day!

Missus Wookie said...

Happy Anniversary! Congratulations on ten years and two beautiful kids :)

JKMommy said...

Beautiful - you look stunning! Happy Happy Anniversary to you both! So happy for you and the blessings of a decade of love!

Erin said...

So gorgeous! Awww Happy Anniversary! I love the Porsche pic!
I hope you enjoyed your wonderful evening!

septembermom said...

You were such a beautiful bride!!! Those pictures are wonderful :) Love the ones with your nephew too. Happy Anniversary, my dear friend :)

Tell T-Rex Dad that he was one handsome groom too!!!

Hope Ford said...

Oh my goodness you guys looked beautiful!! :) And now you are such a super beautiful family! :) Congrats!

Thank you so much for the encouragement! It was nice to hear from another mom that it's ok and normal to feel guilty :)

-Hope

Jenners said...

You were a lovely bride!!! And I too love the car photo ... the movement makes it really exciting.

Isn't it funny to think back to the time before kids ... and how we probably didn't fully appreciate it then?

Happy 10 years!

Kim said...

Oh what beautiful pictures. Those pics of you kissing your nephew make my heart hurt...so precious. I think it is wonderful the way you are going to celebrate. It's exactly what we would do too. Congratulations my dear friend!

Charis's Mum said...

Happy Anniversary!! May God give you many more years together. :)

shell said...

I hope your anniversary was wonderful... your wedding sure was! Great photos. You guys still look just as happy... maybe a little tired from chasing two kids around.. but very happy!!

Jill said...

Beautiful photos! Congratulations on 10years!!

we're the same on the rare occasion we get out without our girls, we miss them!!

Jill @ Creating my way to Success
http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

Nina said...

Happy anniversary! Doesn't it amaze you how much time has past? We celebrate our 13th anniversary this Thursday, also amazing. We had almost 5 years of marriage before kids and then we dated for 5 years before marriage so we had our pre-kid time also. I think it helps make us stronger because kids can really challenge a marriage, that and house remodeling.
Our siding project has taken a slight detour as Thomas smashed the glass in my all glass front door. It didn't fall out but cracked all the way up. The door was not energy efficient, old and needed replaced so for two days we have been replacing a door. Yesterday as we are almost done with the door the porch (deck) in front of it fell in. Something else that is old and needs replaced. My husband says it was his Tom Hanks Moneypit moment. Now we have a deck to either fix or remove. Never ends with an old house.....

Crunchy Beach Mama said...

Love how you shared your wedding photos. So beautiful you looked! Makes me want to go back and see mine! :)