Monday, July 18, 2011

Where Have 13 Years Gone?

July 18, 1998

A wedding, at the Grosse Pointe Academy Chapel. A beautiful day, a beautiful place, surrounded by friends and family. Cliche, but one of the best days of my life. Really.

And then...
  • A Jamaica. Perfection. 
  • our teeny 1-bedroom house in Detroit.
  • A new house...September 2000.
  • A big decision - let's have a baby! month later I'm pregnant.
  • August 20, 2001 - we become parents - Bethany Madeline is born.
  • August 20, 2002 - we celebrate the 1st birthday of our first born...and we're expecting baby #2.
  • March 3, 2003 - we become parents again - Connor Patrick is born.
  • 2006 - my Grandma dies, we are expecting baby #3. We find out it's a girl and decide to name her after Grandma.
  • September 11, 2006 - Lucille Margaret is born. We are outnumbered!
  • 2008 - a tumultuous year. Lots of loss, lots of sadness. Find out we're expecting baby #4...a light toward the end of a really craptastic year.
  • May 17, 2009 - move into a new house.
  • May 22, 2009 - our baby girl is born - #4, Mathilda Reese.
  • July 18, 2011 - celebrate our 13th wedding anniversary.

And in between...birthday parties, family trips, potty training, preschool and kindergarten graduations, date nights, forgotten moments, various jobs, lots of stress but tons of joy.

Happy anniversary.


Michelle Ricard said...

I said to my husband when we celebrated our 11 year anniversary, look at everything we've done already! Do you realize that in 11 years we have lived in three different houses, had 9 different cars, 3 children and already outlived two dogs and a cat! That is also surviving him earning his second bachelor's degree and master's degree. Wow! Congrats to you guys! May you have many more!

alyaia75 said...

Thank you Michelle! Yes it is amazing everything that happens in a marriage. I forgot to mention our cat and dog that we lost too.