Tuesday, July 22, 2008

22 July 2008 - Today is our 14th Anniversary

Russell's favorite engagement picture.
My favorite engagement picture.
We were married in the Portland Oregon Temple.

In the past fourteen years...
I have spent 15 months plus 1 weekend a month/2 weeks a year as a single parent.
I have made approximately 15,330 meals over the past 14 years.
There have been thousands of hugs and kisses good morning and good night.
Hundreds if not more - stories read almost every night.
We expanded our home by 8 very energetic feet.
We've had lots of diapers to change and laundry to wash.
We have moved from Oregon to Utah to Arizona and back to Oregon.
We have always had what we needed.
We've made many friends in each of the places we've lived.
We feel so blessed with what we have and who we have to share life with.


Eileen said...

Happy Anniversary! Here's to 14 more years of joy...and 14 more after that...and 14 more after that...and...

But I have to admit I'm siding with Russell on the engagement photo. You both look so happy, excited about your life together and in love.

Sharon said...

Hahaha...Happy Anniversary Lady. I also have to agree with Russel on the engagement picture. You are smiling and he's not wearing his glasses...making you more "timeless". I love the garden too.

I just love this picture! The beach...it's the place to be!

I just love this picture!  The beach...it's the place to be!
I think this was in 2004. It was Nephi's first trip to the beach. The boys were all so little! My have they grown.

Meet the Parents...Russell and Candace

Meet the Parents...Russell and Candace
It all started for us when Russell left for Cape Town South Africa on a mission. Candace felt inspired to write him - so she did! We wrote for 3 1/2 years. Candace came home from her mission to the Texas Houston East Mission and we dated for 5 months. We married in July 1994 and have been happy ever after!

Son 1...Donovan

Son 1...Donovan
Our 14 year old boy scouter, 50 miler bike rider, cartoon drawer, computer gamer, book reader, clarinet player, babysitter, 8th grader boy!

Son 2...Christopher

Son 2...Christopher
Our 13 year old, boy scouter, harry potter computer gamer, lego creator, imaginator, book reader, 6th grader boy!

Son 3...Michael

Son 3...Michael
Our 9 1/2 year old drama king, perfectionist (I wonder if he gets that from mom? lol), drawer of many things, 3rd grader boy!

Son 4...Nephi

Son 4...Nephi
Our8 year old keeper of surprises, leg breaker, book listener, lego creator, music enjoyer, 1st grader boy!