Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Because I got lucky!

(We didn't have enough money for a REAL photographer...one thing I will always regret...what kind of even AMATEUR photographer gets red eyes???)

For my husbands birthday I wrote this HUGE post about all the things he does for me. (Really good read...)

And honestly...going back and reading it...I cried.

Now though, is a different scenario. It's our Anniversary!

9 FREAKING years people!!! Honestly...I feel like...like...I should definitely win an award or something? I mean...it's not a DECADE yet, but it's the year BEFORE the decade...which counts for something right?

From the beginning...my favorite thing about him is that to the outside world he seems laid back and an easy going guy...which he is--


But for ME(And close friends and Family)...he will get silly..like little boy silly...and do crazy things with me. I LOVE it. I married him because he pretty much made me smile everyday over something.

(Engagement Pic...on of the many, but the only one I could find that was half way decent!!! :)

( These are some more fun pics I found of us...the BEFORE years!!!)




(And the AFTER marriage years!!! or more likely the NOW...because I didn't have enough time to rummage through old totes to find stupid film pics!!!)





All I'm saying is that 9 years and two kids later...I still feel like I'm getting to know him. He's my VERY best friend, my confidant, my lover, my co-conspirator, my happy place, aggravating, stubborn, prideful, and the love of my life for this one and the next.



Here's to a Happy, Sad, Crazy, Fun, stressful, and Emotional, yet incredible 9 year ride...

Gosh I'm glad it never ends!!! :)

Love,

Shelle

49 comments:

Annette Lyon said...

Happy anniversary! Great pics.

Kristina P. said...

I regret not having a professional photographer either.

And congrats! We're coming up on 5 in March.

Marie said...

He looks so debonair with his glasses on, especially in that engagement pic, all decked out in black.

I'm so glad that you are SOOO happy!

Barbaloot said...

Happy Anniversary! Loving the pictures you put up---but I saw those short shorts in the 'before' part. Scandalous. I'm not fooled. You claim you were innocent. Ha! You don't know innocent till you've met me:)

April said...

WOWZA!!! Congrats on 9 years! Great pics! We were too poor to have professional pics, but we survived! Have fun today!!! You learn more each year about your spouse! True story. I am on year 23 with my hubby!

Sher said...

You two are a gorgeous couple! Happy Anniversary!!

Sher said...

I also got married in Y2K!! 9 years this May!

Amanda said...

"Lucky" because you got married, or got married because you got "lucky"?

Just kidding! Of course. Congrats. That is awesome.

T said...

"got lucky" hehehee... I was going to have fun with that but Amanda said it first... darnit!

We also sacrificed the real photographer... going with my dad and uncle (both amateurs) - Dad's photos are okay, but not great... Uncle's... hmmm... wonder where that film went... yeah - I'm still a little bitter :)

Congrats on 9 years past and many many years and forevers to come!

roy/elisabeth dean said...

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY! You two look like you're lovin' life~
Isn't marriage bliss?
♥ Lilly

Anjeny said...

What a HOT looking couple. Can see where those gorgous children come from. Happy Anniversary!

This is great, I found someone who also have their wedding in Feb. So what do you and hubby do with your anniversary, it being so close to Valentine?

Personally, I think February is the most romantic month of the year...of course I am being biased since it is also my wedding anniversary month, too...LOL

You definitely look HOT for a mom of two. I can't wait for ur hot mom blog to get started...we are going to have loads of fun off-setting the hot dads...LOL

Ok ok, I know, I tend to babble a lot when I'm excited about something..lol.

Aubrey said...

Awww Shelle!

Happy Anniversary!

The Me/ The Wife/ The Mom said...

Hey Congratulations! You guys are adorable and the pictures are beautiful!

Here's the deal...we are married 6 years and we have yet to pick our shots from our professional photographer because alot of them were just crappy (lighting etc.) I regret not getting a professional video. But let's screw regrets and just enjoy the memory!

100 more years of happiness!

Shelle-BlokThoughts said...

Thanks guys!!!

Anjeny...it IS the most romantic month of the year, but one of the hubby's faults is that he doesn't have an ounce of Romance in him...

But we usually go somewhere to stay the night, have dinner, watch a romantic comedy...that's a MUST...

Nothing spectacular. Because really we "date" a lot and so we have to actually go SOMEWHERE To make the anniversary special. We trade off every year who plans the anniversary...but let's be honest, I usually end up putting all the details together!

I'm trying to find someone to design the new blog and then we will be up an running. What's great about that HOT MOM blog is that HOT DADS probably won't even know we are doing it!!! :)

Good times!

And AManda and T...I meant both! lol!

The Crash Test Dummy said...

Oh so cute and fun and sweet. I loved all the pics. And I have those same glasses you twin!!!

LY!

Happy A.

♥georgie♥ said...

Happy Anniversary!!!
LOVED those pix...especially the mud masks one and lil rubber pony tails all over tooooo cute!

we will be celebrating 12 yrs on the 14th...where does the time go?

What a beautiful couple you are...no wonder your lil beans are beautiful!

Melinda said...

Happy anniversary!! The time really does go by so fast (we're celebrating 8 this year)! Loved the pictures, so sweet and fun! Have a great day!

clan of the cave hair said...

I had a professional photographer...but she was 37 weeks pregnant and had already spent the entire week helping my mom prepare for our wedding, which we literally did nothing except purchase the rings for...needless to say, she was pooped and didn't take too many pics. but its ok, we're really not very photogenic people anyway and we have wonderful memories of our wedding day.

Heidi Ashworth said...

Goodness, you ARE a hot mama! And your hunky husband ain't half bad, either. Maybe there should be a blog award for the gal with the best guy.

Untypically Jia said...

This is just too sweet. I think if we all met in real life, our Hubbys would get along really well. Mine is a bit of a silly boy too. Happy Anniversary chica!

Cherie said...

I just did a similar post a week or so ago (about rotten wedding photo's and regrets) so I had to stop lurking and comment because I relate:)

You are a beautiful couple and good thing the photo's don't matter in a happy marraige - Congrats on 9 years!

wendy said...

Well, happy anniversary INDEED. Loved the photos. Good photographer or not, you were a beautiful bride and a beautiful still 9 year married "old" woman. I hope you tell him every day how "lucky HE is" (tee,hee) Now quit reading this and go celebrate.

Nutty Hamster Chick said...

You are so lucky. Congrats.

Kritta22 said...

Happy Anniversary! You guys look so happy!

I hope you have great day!

The Wixom Zoo said...

Happy Anniversary! We get to celebrate 10 this year AND (drum roll, please) He's taking me to EUROPE to celebrate! Holy freakin' cow!
Have a great day today! :)

brooken'dus said...

9 years is a VERY long time and you should get an award!! Congrats you two!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I didn't get a profesh photographer either and let's just say that my kids will!!!!! I'm glad to know I'm not the only one that didn't get one!!

Lara said...

Happy Anniversary! I love that your husband will do hair and masques with you. Fun post.

Becky said...

Happy Anniversary!

My husband and I have a picture with both of us doing masques. Very chic.

Tara said...

We did that too...."friend" photographer....AHHHH!!! NOTHING turned out...out of all the 100's of engagement photos and wedding photos we have ONE! My daughters will have a REAL photographer!!!

binks said...

Happy Anniversary!!
You guys are so cute and such a good match.
I love all those old pix, they are a hoot!

ukyankoz said...

Happy Anniversary! Yes, nine years is a big WOW - we're celebrating three years this month (February is the luurrve month!) and it still feels like so long...but in a good way! Your pics are adorable!

Bryce and Annalee Bergeson said...

Happy Anniversary and congrats on 9 years!

sara said...

Those are some great shots. Congrats!

Mother Goose said...

congrats, happy Anniversary. This was a good read.

Mother Goose said...

congrats, happy Anniversary. This was a good read.

Mother Goose said...

congrats, happy Anniversary. This was a good read.

Mother Goose said...

congrats, happy Anniversary. This was a good read.

Blogging Mama Andrea said...

Great pictures. Happy Anniversary!

abritdifferent said...

Happy anniversary you two! Fabu pictures, so cool. I love the one of you two in face masques. Funny he/you masqued around his chin rectangle goatee a-go-go. Love it!

John Deere Mom said...

Love the engagement pic. Congrats! We are 9 years in June. It's amazing how quickly it goes! Even when he drives me crazy! :)

Tiff said...

Happy Anniversary to both of you! Okay, it's a little belated, but well-intended just the same lol
Love your pictures, all of them!

Mariko said...

I love the goth engagement pics. And your "before" pics. OMG! You were babies then. Totally cute. We're almost on 8 years ourselves. Crazy.

Fullmer Family said...

9 years!! I've been trying to figure out why I can't remember coming to your reception, and then it dawned on me, I had just had Brielle (by c-section no less)! Congrats! You two are so dang cute!!
-Jillynne

Angie's Spot said...

Happy Anniversary! Hubby & I will celebrate 13 years in November. Every year moves faster than the next.

CJ, the Purple Diva said...

WOW! Happy belated anniversary! Today is my 25th anniversary! I loved your pictures!

Natalie Sue said...

Fun pictures! Happy Anniversary!

Susan said...

Happy Anniversary!!!

Darcie - Such The Spot said...

You're such a cute couple. Congrats!

Shannon said...

Happy Anniversary! I'm so happy for you guys you are such a cute couple. You just seem like you've made a really good life for you and your kids!

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