Monday, September 20, 2010

by the numbers...anniversary style


14 years ago today, I married my sweetheart...my best friend. In the 14 years that we have been married, we have lived in 2 different apartments. We have moved 3 times. We attended many years of college (mostly night school). There was 1 lost(never found -mine)wedding ring. John graduated from college. I received my AA degree and a communication degree. We have owned 7 different cars(2 Honda's, 2 Tahoe's, 2 Toyota trucks, and 1 Maxima). We won 1 free trip to Hawaii and other countless contests. We moved away from the city that we both grew up in. We purchased our 1st home after 7 years of marriage. We experienced 4 labor and deliveries = 4 handsome boys. There have only been2 ER trips (John and Carter). We have owned 0 pets...not sure how I have steered clear of owning pets but I know I will have to cave one of these days. We have owned many dirt bikes & quads. We moved away from family and friends. John has had 2 different jobs(Coca Cola & Intel). There have been 4 different jobs for me(nanny jobs and scrapbook stores). We experienced the passing of John's Mom in the 6th month of our marriage. We experienced the loss of Grandpa Pung, Grandma Davis and Grandpa Shore. Last but not least, we have made( and still are) making hundreds of memories that will last a life time...we have 31 scrapbooks to prove it :-).

During the last 14 years of marriage, we have experienced great joy and some sadness. I can't even begin to imagine this ride with out John by my side. I am grateful for the man that he is. He works so hard to provide for our little family & for that I am so very grateful. He is wonderful hubby & an even better Father.

Happy 14th anniversary, John boy. I Love you!

12 comments:

My 5 Monkeys(Julie) said...

congrats

Raejean said...

Happy Anniversary!

Jen said...

Love that picture of you guys :)

sanpinney said...

So cute, happy anniversary.

Brenda Johnston said...

Congrats Raimi! You look beautiful and have a beautiful family too!

Laurie, the girls and Scott said...

Happy anniversary! You are so cute - still!

Lisa said...

You look so beautiful! Happy Anniversary!

Laurie said...

So sweet! Love the picture!

katie said...

Happy Anniversary! Very cute!

Anonymous said...

Wow! when you look at it by the numbers, it make it such a big accomplishment. You are truly my best friend and I can't imagine this ride without you either. Thank you for the great memories and look forward to all the wonderful new memories we will have. Love you so much Raimi!!!
hubby

erin said...

Happy Anniversary to a couple that is beautiful both inside and out!

mer said...

love it! i hope we get to look back on 14 years with so much enthusiasm and gratitude... you and john are a wonderful example to all of us :) love you guys!!!