Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Four years down & an eternity to look forward to!

Four years.

Four years is the time that we spent in high school. Those years flew by...

Four years is the amount of time that I spent in college, and now I've been done with college for 8 years now! YIKES!

Four years is the length of time that Thad and I have been married today. :)

Time is such a weird thing. Four years seems like such a short time in some aspects but I have a hard time remembering life before kids and especially before marriage. It seems like such a long time in some ways... Here are some pictures of our journey here... enjoy!

The beginning... this was taken at the Rose Parade back in 1996 before it changed to 1997... not the best picture of us (it was sometime late or in the middle of the night) but I think it shows how young we used to be :) We actually started dating in March or April of 1996. We went to the JGHS prom together's hard to think that this picture was taken almost half of our lifetimes ago...
How about one of us while I was in college when he came to watch me play VB?! This is 1996 or 1997 too...
We took about 5 years off until we met back up again after his mission in December 2003. We started hanging out as friends again and we knew that this was meant to be. This is us at a Valentine's Dance in 2004. This is when we decided that we were very serious about each other. Within a month we were engaged and then we got married that August!
Our engagement photo :) ahhh! How cute and young we were! It was such a beautiful day!
Here are a few wedding pictures. I love our wedding pictures--I felt like such a princess that day, and Thad looks so handsome ;) It was a wonderful day for us. It was Friday, August 13th, 2004. Definitely a lucky day for us! We had our reception the next day at the church-I am so glad because it gave us time to spend with our families and a no-rush day; way less stress for me! (see more pics at SmugMug)
I like this one because it reminds me of how happy we were...we couldn't stop smiling!
Here we are in 2005 pre-kids (kind of) I was just barely pregnant with Sammy. We were chaperoning the MUN kids in NY! Fun times...
Here's a picture of our little family. We have lots of pictures of the kids but not of all of us together. It is pre-operation-it was taken in April 2008 when Nate was 6 months old--he's much bigger now.
Now here we are today... a little older... a little wiser (I hope) and a little more tired ;) Again, not the greatest picture of us, but probably how we look most of the time. Me with my hair up, Thad a little unshaven (unless it's Sunday or he has a church meeting), and comfy clothes!
I love you Thaddeus! Happy Anniversary! Thanks for putting up with your crazy, over-stressed and weird wife!! I look forward to many more happy years.


Cathy said...

Happy Anniversary, Ali! I realized when I got off the phone with you last night that it was your anniversary! (It was also Traci's birthday...) Sorry I forgot to mention it while we were chatting. Congratulations on 4 years!

Jason, Alyson, Kaci & Brynley said...

Happy Anniversary you guys!! We celebrated ours in May, still can't believe its been 4yrs...with 2 kids!! Crazy how time flys...hope you had a great day!!

~Alyson and fam

Jen Kesler said...

Congrats on four years together! You guys are awesome!

The Edwards Family said...

It is very funny to see the old pictures. And your fourth anniversary makes my feel so old. I am actually younger than you both (ha ha still 29!), but Rob and I have been married 12 years. I don't know why, but all of a sudden I feel VERY old. Congrats!

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