So today is mine and Adam's 8th anniversary. We were married at Adam's parents house at 6:30 pm. Outside...August 10th...it wasn't quite as hot as it could have been, a storm came through about 3 hours before actually, and that cooled everything off. The sunset was beautiful, the ceremony was beautiful (if I do say so myself) and I don't really remember anything else about the day. The reception was a blur. I remembering hurrying through photos, we decided to do pics after the ceremony...wish we hadn't but we didn't know better then. I also remember leaving. The car was an absolute disaster. The guys wrapped the car in syran wrap. There was also shaving cream, vaseline, and cans involved. It was awful. And I was starving when we left. Thankfully, someone packed us a basket of food that we devoured as we took the car through a car wash. HA!!! What a night.

We spent our honeymoon week in West Palm, in a little house with a pool. As soon as we got back, classes started back for both of us. Adam had a semester left at TN Tech, and I had a semester plus student teaching at MTSU. We moved into a brand new, but tiny apartment here in Murfreesboro, and Adam drove 1.5 hours each way to and from school each day. He did that for one semester before he graduated. What were we thinking???

We do have a wedding DVD, we watched it a few months ago. All I can think when I watch it is...who are those kids? We were so young...and skinny =) I think we'll watch it later tonight once the kids are in bed. It's fun to remember the excitement and newness that we felt on that day. So many wonderful memories!

Fast-forward 8 years later. We have lived in our home now for 7.5 years, Adam has been at Nissan almost 8 years. I have been a stay at home mommy for almost 5 years. I was lucky enough to get to quit my job about halfway through my pregnancy with Claire. It's been a good 8 years. Sometimes I wonder what the catch is, ya know. Sometimes it's just a little too perfect.

We spent our anniversary weekend together, with no kiddo's! They stayed with Mimi and Pa for two nights, so it was a very quiet house around here. I really enjoyed just being with Adam, and having no schedule and not having to fix breakfast, lunch, and dinner for everyone. I didn't cook at all for three days, for that matter. It was wonderful. We watched three movies, one at a theater. That's unheard of around here!

So tonight, on our actual anniversary, Adam came home with a very sweet card and a pack of scrapbook paper =) We had leftovers, and then went and had some family pictures taken. Michael's in bed, Claire's playing in her room, and all is good.

Here's to 50 more!!!
  • shelbysmom
    Glad you guys had a good weekend and anniversary! I'm also glad that you are in our lives and that we can call you our friends. Hope to see you soon...I hear that the Davenport Hotel always has a vacancy, free baby sitting and cheap rates!
    by shelbysmom at 08/10/10 10:04PM
  • shelbysmom
    Oh and I'm also glad you guys have a wedding video. We don't and, as much as I hate to watch myself on video, I wish we had made room in the budget for it. Your wedding day goes back so fast and it's nice to sit back years later and watch everything and all the people who were there to share that special day.
    by shelbysmom at 08/10/10 10:05PM
  • jess
    This post makes me so happy! :) Your wedding WAS beautiful. It's so nice to have it captured on video, isn't it? I'm glad you guys had it filmed, because it was your video that made me sure that having our video was worth the money - and I'm so thankful we have it! I'm SO glad you guys had such a nice anniversary weekend - sounds really nice!
    by jess at 08/10/10 10:21PM
  • snickers63
    Happy 8th!!
    by snickers63 at 08/10/10 11:48PM
  • littlelamb
    Happy 8 years!!!
    by littlelamb at 08/11/10 12:13AM
  • simon_says
    Glad your anniversary was a good one! We didn't intend to have our wedding on video, but my cousin took it upon herself to record it. So, we have it. I've watched it once. I *hate* watching myself on video so it's kind of painful. But, it's funny too. Apparently I was in a bit of a hurry to walk down the aisle. Both of my parents walked me down and I nearly forgot to drop my mom off at her seat. Oops.
    by simon_says at 08/11/10 8:06AM
  • stylinmama
    Sounds great!! Happy Anniversary!!!
    by stylinmama at 08/11/10 3:06PM
  • linz_foster
    Love this post - happy (late) anniversary. :) You guys are such a sweet family!
    by linz_foster at 08/13/10 5:54PM
  • lol_smile456
    I do miss seeing your face at Phase II though :)
    Happy 8 years to you guys!!
    by lol_smile456 at 08/15/10 8:32PM
  • snickers63
    lol They weren't yelling at the school personnel - just ignoring them. So I knew it wasn't you. =}
    by snickers63 at 08/16/10 8:16AM
  • tweedledee
    How wonderful!
    by tweedledee at 08/17/10 12:26PM
  • snickers63
    by snickers63 at 08/19/10 8:27PM
  • snickers63
    Hope you have LOTS of dirt to dig one day... in the form of a BIG yard/field. If I get through digging here, I'll come dig some there!
    by snickers63 at 08/22/10 9:26PM
  • snickers63
    A mess.... a big mess.... soon to be a new kitchen. =) =) =)
    by snickers63 at 08/26/10 8:34AM
  • snickers63
    We are adding a room... that will be the kitchen... and the old kitchen/breakfast room will be a combo room - breakfast room one end, dining room/gathering room other end. We are pretty excited - have planned to do this the entire time we have been in this house. Just thought it would always be planning.....but it's looking pretty real right now. A real mess. ;-)
    by snickers63 at 08/30/10 8:47AM
  • lindseymarie
    Well, I finally had some time to catch up on pleonast. LOVE this post! Sounds like the perfect anniversary weekend. No cooking, quietness, alone time with hubbie...that's priceless. Congratulations!
    by lindseymarie at 09/09/10 6:35AM
  • linz_foster
    I'm almost 18 weeks. We'll find out what we're having on October 1st - I'm too much of a planner to make it a surprise. :)
    Thanks for the tip about the surgery - I remember you mentioning to Carrie that Claire had a sty removed. I'm hoping that I can be there when they put her under and bring her out of it...she already has enough trouble with me leaving under normal circumstances!
    by linz_foster at 09/13/10 12:32AM
  • snickers63
    That would be great!! We would love to see you! Maybe some time when your house is showing and you need a place to stay for a few min/hours, you can come over here.
    by snickers63 at 09/23/10 2:29PM
  • linz_foster
    Thank you - I hope you guys have a great Thanksgiving, too! What's going on with your house? Are you in it yet?
    by linz_foster at 11/25/10 1:38AM
  • snickers63
    The guys in blue were just jogging down the street as if they were walking from lunch back to the office. Not showing like some of the "acts" were.... and completely overlooked the girls. She made it in 2:23. Jamie was about 6 min behind her. I'll have to admit it was fun!!! (Since I was not running, it was fun. Had I been running, I would not be here today to type you a message.)
    by snickers63 at 05/02/11 11:04PM