Thursday, September 2, 2010


Ten years.

An entire decade.

On this day- in what seem like it could have been just last year but then again feels like a lifetime ago- David and I donned our traditional wedding costumes, gathered all of our nearest and dearest, and committed in front of them all "'til death do us part."

I tried to find some digital photos from that day to share, but quickly realized that showing you a photo of us in all our wedding glory would require scanning things, and well. It's 9pm and this is what I chose instead:

This photo was taken a few months after we met, before we were married. I believe it was our first visit to Rapid City together, for Seester's high school graduation. We were still in that "can't keep our hands off each other" phase, which I'm sure made us a JOY to be around.

So much has happened in the intervening ten years. Together, we have grown from a family of two to a family of five. (And counting? Maybe? David, please? *sigh*)

Recently I was with a group of friends and were talking about times in our lives when we were really, truly scared. I can think of a few times when I felt frozen... terrified. But the day we got married? Right before I walked down the aisle? Not a drop of fear. Only peace, joy, a strong feeling of this is exactly what I'm supposed to be doing.

We've had our ups and downs, like anyone else. Moving, a growing and shrinking and growing business, health issues, births, fights, dates, family trips, and lots of other things that can't easily be summed up in a tidy list. Now that 10 years have passed, I'm so proud of where we are, so happy with the life we've created for ourselves. I'm happier than I ever thought I'd be. I never- EVER- thought I'd grow to love Tiny Town the way I have.

And man, am I ever excited to see what the next 10 years will bring.


clueless but hopeful mama said...

Congrats! How are you celebrating??

And, um, you look the same as you did 10 years ago. How is that possible? WHAT'S YOUR SECRET??

Jess said...

Aww, yay! Happy anniversary!

d e v a n said...

Happy 10th!

Sarah said...

Happy anniversary!