Yep, today is our 9 year wedding anniversary. We were married the Saturday after Thanksgiving and it was a wonderful time to get married. We went on our honeymoon 3 weeks later and came home to celebrate our first Christmas together. We put up our Christmas tree tonight, and Lane came across our "First Christmas Together" ornament that has a little scroll in it that reads:
"It was cold and icy and we were living upstairs at Aunt Pat and Uncle Dolph's (our house wasn't finished yet). Things that were in the news were the Bush/Gore presidential race, Coach Calipari's first season, and bad winter storms. Our presents to each other were: Rob=Memphis windsock and polo shirt and Laura=black (faux) fur coat. This was Rob's first season as Crestview Middle School girl's basketball coach. We returned from our honeymoon at 10:00 on Dec. 23rd. Christmas was our one month Anniversary this year." We enjoy reading this every year!
Memories of the years before kids, when they were tiny babies, and looking at the changes in 9 years is amazing.....we have actually been "together" for nearly 16 years, which, when I think about it is slightly over 1/2 of my life. And there is no one I would rather share the rest of my life with! We are going to dinner and a movie Friday to celebrate but next year will be 10....looking forward to an extra special celebration for that!