Words to live by...

"A good teacher is like a candle - it consumes itself to light the way for others." ~Author Unknown

"A good wife is her husband's biggest fan -- no matter how crazy he is." ~Me


"May God give you.. For every storm a rainbow, for every tear a smile, for every care a promise and a blessing in each trial. For every problem life sends, a faithful friend to share, for every sigh a sweet song and an answer for each prayer." ~ Irish Blessing

Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Something old and something new

Three years ago yesterday (8/6/04), this is what Chris and I looked like:


Yesterday (8/6/07), this is what Chris and I looked like:




So much has changed in three years, but at the same time, so much is the same.

Three years ago I wanted to make sure I had the right hair, the right dress, the right cake. Yesterday I wanted to make sure I didn't get blown off a mountain by a storm, I wore 5 layers of tops including three different jackets, and I forgot about the smushed up hostess cupcakes in the bottom of my pack.

Three years ago we got ready for our big event as we watched a storm blow in bringing rain, lightning, thunder, and very dark clouds... the weather threatened our plans to take pictures out in Red Rocks park after the wedding. The weather cleared just in time and we were able to carry out our plans. Yesterday we got ready for our big event and we watched a storm blow in bringing rain and puffy darkish clouds... the weather threatened our plans to climb four 14ers. The weather cleared just in time and we were able to carry out our plans.

Three years ago we stood in front of all of our friends and family and promised to love each other and take care of each other no matter what, for the rest of our lives. Yesterday we stood by ourselves at 14,286 feet and kept that promise.

Happy anniversary Christopher! Life has been an adventure since meeting you six and a half years ago, and I suspect it always will be. Thank you for joining me on the ride.

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Notice the "nice" weather on the left of my head and the cloud roaring in to the right of my head. I didn't see this cloud coming on the top of Mt. Democrat, I looked down to get Turbo's treat out, looked up, and POOF, we were surrounded.

8 comments:

Chris said...

Happy Anniversary babe. Love you forever!

Scott said...

What a cool anniversary celebration!

bill said...

that's awesome! Check the expression on Turbo, he is like: "these people are crazy." or maybe it's , "i am turbo, the mountain conquering dog"...cant tell

Dave Roberts said...

Congrats on three years! Looks like a great celebration.

ryan young said...

Happy Anniversary. Heres to many more august days on top of 14ers.

Cellarrat said...

Way Cool!

looking forward to more adventure with you guys!

Becky said...

Congrats guys, glad that there were no "objections" to your climbs. :)

Anonymous said...

We enjoyed reading your comments about the wedding and the weather, but you forgot the part when the minister asked if anyone objected to this union, there was a tremendos thunder clap and everyone looked around.

Hope you two have many, many, many more happy anniversaries. We enjoyed our 58th and enjoyed receiving your card.
B onnie and John