Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Eight Years




Today is our 8th year wedding anniversary. We were married in the Dallas, Tx temple on Dec. 11, 1999. For those of you a little slower at math, that made me 19 (turned 20 20 days later). Yeah, I was young, but I don't think I would change any of it.
I am so grateful for my wonderful husband. He's had a lot of challenges come his way, and somehow, he always rises to the occasion. Together we are (usually) a great team, balancing each other out.
In eight years we've went from an apartment that was maybe 600 sq. feet to a beautiful home, we've went from being two to four, which is a great number. We have faced tragedy as Bart's mother's cancer got worse, we have faced an uncertain future as Bart was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. We have learned to love each other's differences and support each other just the same. We've watched LSU win the National Championship for football and me graduate from that fine institution as well, almost as awesome as winning the big game! We have owned three cars, the third which we will be paying off in March! We have had a lot of fun living life, and there isn't anyone I'd want to be a "we" with than Bart.
So, here's to eight more years (he, he...I mean, forever more years!) Bartie. You better not start to slack off now, because eight is the age you become accountable for your actions.

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PapaJeff said...

Eight years! My, how time flies when you're having fun:) I guess Bart will do to keep, although he slacked up on the JellyBellys after a while. Hmmm...

You two are a great match, and I love you both. You make me proud as you set great examples for the boys (and for those other kids who will follow) and as you take care of each other and serve Heavenly Father. I can hardly wait for Christmas!!

Love

Daddy

How old are you fixing to be? 28? That means Mama and I have been married almost 29 years:) Cool:) :) It just gets more fun as time goes on.

Lexi, Troy and Peyton said...

Wow! Eight years- that's awesome! Won't it be weird when we've all been married longer than we weren't married? I like being married so much more than the single dating life. Isn't it fun being married to your best friend? Congrats you two!

Holly said...

I remember when you came home from LSU once, and visited us in young women; you were telling us about this guy named Bart that you met, that you really liked :) I couldn't imagine you being married to anyone else, and Bart either for that matter. Happy Anniversary!!

Sarah said...

I can't believe it's been eight years! Man, you are getting old! I remember that tiny 600 sq ft apartment. Those were good days!! Congrats on eight wonderful years and I'm sure there will be many more than eight to come!!

Lorin&Heather said...

Congratulations!!! I had no idea that you guys have been married that long, you beat us by 2 years. I hope you two have many more happy years and maybe you will go from four to six or more!!

Angelkris said...

19?! Wow- that is young, but who am I to talk? I started dating Mick when I was 16. We've been together for 9.5 years, but only married for 3. You've got us beat on that one! Congrats on beating the odds! (How sad is that?) YOu really do make a great team.