Sunday, August 15, 2010

13 Years!!!

Well tomorrow is our wedding anniversary! I can't believe that it has been 13 years. Sometimes it seems like we have been married forever and other times it seems like it was just the other day. A lot has happened for us since we got hitched. We have four beautiful children, Blake has an awesome job, and thanks to that job I am a stay-at-home mother/part-time student.

We met at the CRC Institute. He came in and the first thing I saw was that he was carrying a motorcycle helmet. I think that riding motorcycles (bullet bikes) is totally hot. Not to mention that he was hot as well. So, since I knew the secretary really well she was able to look up his info for me (side note-I didn't ask her to do so, but I was glad for the info). I decided that I wanted to date this boy so I left a note at the institute for him. I wanted to know if he would go to a formal church dance with me. When I actually got to talk to him on the phone I made a slip-up and metioned his birthdate. He asked me how I knew and and at that point I was busted. I had already learned so much about him before I ever talked to him. I knew his full name, address, parents names, where he went on his mission, etc. I had to convince him that I wasn't a stalker. We ended up going on the date and that was it for me! I just kept falling more and more in love with this boy!!! That was in early 97. We were married on August, 16th 1997.

We have had our ups and downs as many couples have but I believe that the ups definitely outweigh the downs. Blake is my best friend and I will love him throughout all eternity. I love him more today than when I married him 13 years ago. He is such a strength for our family. I cannot imagine my life without this wonderful man by my side. He is my everything!!!