Thursday, May 31, 2012

9 Years

Today was our anniversary...9 years. Seems like it was a popular date back in 2003 because I know at least 2 other couples who were married on that same day (same year). I know that I'm grateful that we got married that day because it has shaped my life since then for the better. I am so grateful for the man, husband, and father that I married. 

And because I can't think about our anniversary without thinking about some old photos, here's a couple from the past:


Facts about this photo:

1. It was taken on April 20, 2002. 

2. That's almost exactly a month before we got engaged (on May 24, 2002).

3. It was taken at my club's Spring Formal.

4. Which was held at a golf club. That only partially explains why we are sitting on a golf cart. (Well, it explains why there is a golf cart at the formal, but not why we decided to take a photo on it.)

5. We look about 16 years old in this photo.

6. We are actually both 21 years old.

7. My mom and I found that dress at Bloomingdales in New York City where we had gone together over Spring Break just a few weeks earlier. I still love that dress and I still have it. Not that I can fit in it anymore. 

8. My hair style is hard to see in the photo, but it was done by my super talented friend, Emily.

9. I am wearing some fake diamond studs in this photo.

10. About a year later, the night before our wedding, Casey would give me a pair of (real) diamond studs for my wedding gift. I still love them and wear them all the time...they are so beautiful and classic.

11. And I still love the boy in the photo.

Here's another photo from our past:


Facts about this photo:

1. It was taken on May 31, 2003.

2. We are on the front steps of Royal Lane Baptist Church, where our ceremony was held.

3. We had our ceremony there because it is a beautiful church.

4. And also because my home church was undergoing some serious construction at the time.

5. The roses and freesia in my bouquet and Casey's boutonniere are white.

6. This photo is not digital. It was taken with black and white film.

7. As in the last photo, I am a little simplistic with the jewelry. But those earrings are the ones Casey had given me the night before. 

8. It was hot that day and our wedding was held at 1:00 pm. 

9. Our groomsmen (who were in tuxes) were thanking us for not having an outdoor wedding.

10. We look happy because it's our wedding day. 

11. But I am most thankful for that day because of what we pledged to each other. And I'm grateful that 9 years later, we both still mean every word we pledged. Best decision ever.


Emily Cade said...

So adorable!!! I LOVE seeing those old photos! You guys are so cute!!! Happy Anniversary!!!

Emily Cade said...

PS- I remember doing people's hair now and then for formals, but I do not remember doing your hair that night!!! You guys are adorable and DO look 16!!! haha, so cute!

Unknown said...

the love and commitment you guys share is a blessing and example to others...thanks for sharing these fun photos

Christina said...

Wow - congratulations to you both! Love the facts from your photos :).