Saturday, October 4, 2008

10 Years

October 3rd, 1998
Ready to leave the wedding reception


Last night we celebrated our 10th anniversary by taking the kids to a "Kid's Night Out" at a church, and eating at O'Hana's, a Japanese steakhouse. (YUM). It was wonderful. AND tonight my parents are keeping the kids while we go see Fireproof, which I've heard great things about.

Every year on or soon after our anniversary, we have someone take our picture together. Brad finds it a little annoying, but he's a good sport. Take a look!



I don't know what gave me the idea to start doing that, but I'm so glad we did! OK - so that was the summary in pictures, here is a summary in numbers:

10 years
5 cities
4 churches
2 apartments
5 houses
3 cars/1 SUV/1 minivan (all used)
2 desktops/2 laptops
2 knee surgeries
1 broken foot
2 dogs
2 fish
3 kids
and
8 weeks pregnant with #4 (that's right!)
Happy Anniversary, Brad. I love you!!

14 comments:

Colleen said...

Congratulations, on the anniversary and the new little one! How exciting!

And, how come you never look any older in those pictures? What's your secret? :)

Lael said...

You are so sweet, Colleen! My secret to looking young on a 10th anniv. is to get married young, and then to not take any close up pictures :)

Thanks!

Erin said...

We cannot believe that you are pregnant with another one!! Congrats times 4!! And Happy Anniversary!

Jen said...

Happy Anniversary! Congratulatios on #4! I still feel as young as we were in College and you still look it! Enjoy "date night!:

The James Family: Ang,DJ,Ryan,Phil,Max said...

AHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!! I am sooooooo gonne GET YOU!!!!!
YOU STINKER!!!!!!
YEAHY CONGRATULATIONS MOMMA & DADDY!
Congratulations on 10 great years!!!
AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!
You made my day!!!!
I love this.........
XOXOXOXOXO
Ang
ONE HAPPY TIA!!!!

Hope you are feeling well Mom!!!
Update me when you get the chance!!!!

The James Family: Ang,DJ,Ryan,Phil,Max said...

TIME TO PUT UP YOUR PREGNANCY WIDGET!!!! heehehhehehe
XOXOXOXOXO
Love YOU!

Liss and MOMMY said...

Congrats! It was cool to see the pictures. I remember taking a couple of those. I wish we had done that. I don't know if we have that many of us together. Loved your mom's comment and yours that was funny stuff.

Mike Giroir said...

Congratulations, that's pretty awesome.. I remember the wedding, can't believe it's been 10 years.
I'm so happy for all 5, wait scratch that.. 6 of ya'll.
Love and miss ya,
Mike Giroir

Lillian said...

Congratulations on baby #4!!!!!


And I love the idea of taking pics every year. Even though its 12 years late, I think I'll start doing that, too.

Congratulations again!

The James Family: Ang,DJ,Ryan,Phil,Max said...

By the way.....who is that handsome guy in the backgrnd?!?!?
I'd like to get my hands on him, he is hot!!!!!
Hope you are feeling well Mommy!

Lael said...

Lillian,
Never too late. I think you'll be very glad if you start taking couples pics now. You've got lots of good young photographers to help you with that, too! I'm praying for you these late couple of weeks.

Ang,
He does look pretty dapper, eh? I think I can hook you two up. (I would hope so...before your 4th baby is born next month!)

Mike,
You know there doesn't have to be a hurricane for you to come see us, right?? Come on up anytime you want to spend 10 plus hours in your car. (and a couple hundred bucks on gas). Now that I think about it - I just hope we can see you when we are there over Christmas!!! Take care!!

Alexis D. said...

Happy Anniversary!! And congrats on #4! Whoop!

Jennifer said...

Congratulations on 10 years! Eben and I just (2 months ago) had our 5th. I loved your pictures! I don't remember the last time we made it a point to take a picture together. Congratulations on your 4th kiddo! BTW- I found it ironic (in a very Catholic way) that when I was looking at your anniversary pics there was a random birth control add at the bottom of the page!

Tony, Emily, Sam & Ollie Norris said...

Congratulations on 10 years and baby # 4!!! And what a great post and slide show.