Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Happy 8th Anniversary!

Today is our 8th anniversary so I thought I would share our story.

In 2000, we both sang in the choir at Parkview, but I always thought he was really old and he thought I was really young. In June, I finally started attending the singles Sunday school class since I had been out of college for 2 years. Our Sunday school teacher planned a beach trip To Fort Morgan over the July 4th weekend. On the way down to the beach, we were able to talk and get to know each other. I was struck by how much he talked about his siblings and how they seemed to be his best friends. This sounded the same as me. So after a couple of days of spending time together, I was attracted to him. I remember standing on the balcony of our condo and looking at him in the pool down below and telling God "I could marry him."

One Sunday I invited him over to my parents house to eat jambalaya. After we ate, we drove to my house and at the and at the corner of Highland and Hwy 421 Craig asked me if he would offend me if he asked me out. Obviously, I said no. On July 17 (a Monday night after he finished tutoring), we went on our first date to Copeland's Cheesecake Bistro.

This was the first picture we ever took together...it was on his boat that we had taken out. I always thought it was neat because there was a rainbow in the picture.

Over New Year's he took me on a surprise trip because I was off of work at LSU for 2 weeks during Christmas/New Year's.

We stayed at a Bed & Breakfast in Plymouth, Massachusetts. On New Year's Eve, we took a train to New York City.

The first thing that we did was to see the Lion King on Broadway.

Then we walked around Central Park. It had snowed a couple of inches the night before.

Watching people ice skate at Rockefeller Center

Taken by a NYPD officer

On New Year's Day, we were back at the Bed & Breakfast in Plymouth.
Here we are right before we went to eat.

After dinner, he took me to Plymouth Rock where he proposed.

Taken outside the bed & breakfast before we left

Taken at Plymouth Rock...the day after he proposed

These were our engagement pictures

We took a picture with our old dogs...both of them have passed on

On June 2, 2001 we were married at Parkview
(I don't have any of our wedding pictures on my computer...I guess I need to scan some)

The day after our wedding For our honeymoon, we went to Maui

Here we are eating at Cheeseburger in Paradise

We spent this day on the Big Island

This day we did the drive to Hana

On a dinner cruise

Shopping in Maui

And of course, we attended a luau

The last thing we did was to tour Pearl Harbor

So now eight years later, we have these:

My how time flies!


Jenn said...

What a sweet story!! Happy Anniversary!!!!! Y'all pics are just beautiful!

Amy said...

Congratulations my friends!!!! I'm so glad that the Lord gave you to Craig. Rob and him have known each and been friends since they were wee little tikes. Now, I have a great friend and sister. I love you both! May the Lord continue to bless you and your marriage!!!

Laura said...

Happy Anniversary!!! Congratulations on 8 years! Can't wait until Eric and I are there... maybe with some children as great as yours. You know those 5 are the light of my life!!! Thank you for that :)

Zelda said...

Happy Anniversay C & C! I like the pic with the rainbow also. It reminds me that God fulfilled his promise to me for all the prayers requesting God's chosen mate for you. Thank you God!

Tracy said...

Congrats! Many more!

Anonymous said...

You have been quite busy over these last 8 years! Thanks for letting us see the walk down memory lane. It looks like the Lord has blessed you for 8 years and may he continue to do so!! My hubby and I are about to celebrate 17 years in just a few weeks if I can figure out how to scan I'll post our walk down memory lane.

L y s h a said...

Loved what you told God on the balcony. So sweet. Congrats on 8 years and 5 sweet babies. :)