Monday, October 20, 2008

Our 7th Wedding Anniversary is today

First, I'd like to thank my mom for scanning this pic she has hanging on her wall and e~mailing it to me....
I have a scanner but I can't figure the thing out. I have another great picture similar to this, but it has my son Casey in it, too. Maybe I can get it on later. Casey looked so incredibly handsome!!


I can't believe it's been 7 years now. That was one of the happiest days of my life.
I had finally found Mr. Perfect. It was a dream come true ~ I still pinch myself to be sure this is real. Mike is just as perfect today as he was back then and he still calls me his "best girl"!
Isn't he soooo handsome!!

We had such a fun backyard wedding.

October is a great month here in L.V. ~ nice an cool.
We decided to save tens of thousands of dollars and do it simple. We just took a lot of the money we saved and fixed up our patio and backyard instead! *shakes head* We are just so practical!! LOL

We always joke around that we got married out by the dog run. (Mike had built the most beautiful dog run w/ slump stone and fancy wrought iron. You'd never know it was a dog run.) When people would see these pictures, they would ask if we got married at The Secret Garden... and we'd just giggle and tell 'em "nope, we got married out by the dog run!!" Sometimes if I ever misbehaved, Mike would jokingly say, "Hey, you promised to obey ... right out there by the dog run!".

One of my very best friends, Marci in Reno HAND MADE my champagne wedding dress and veil ... all the bridesmaid dresses (amethyst in color) and the flower girl dresses. Her daughters were my little adorable flower girls. This dress is so incredibly beautiful...there are 110 buttons down the back of this dress ... her husband helped to cover. There is a huge beautiful bow at the bottom of the dress..... and there is lace on the dress full of sequins and pearls.

Another one of my very best friends, Susan flew up from Florida to take all of my wedding pictures and she did a fabulous job! She ran around in her little "zebra" dress, barefoot taking pictures. She was the master of the wedding. She also helped us to beautify the dog run by putting all kinds of big huge fake plants on the other side.

We had a cake baker (who worked at the Belagio) bake and decorate the most beautiful wedding cake. I will post a picture if I can ever scan pictures. This was the best tasting cake EVER. The cake was for 150 people (we had 125 people) and it was GONE by the time WE got around to it! We did get our little bite during the cutting of the cake and toast.

The caterer was supposed to show up at 11 AM for our 2:30 pm wedding... but since there was a UNLV and UNR football game... a couple of the workers didn't show up...
so the caterer showed up at 2:00!! I was in a panic.

I'll spare ya'll the gory details of the night before when we were setting up all the chairs and tables. Our very old cat was leaving little loose "bombs" all over the place. I was freaking out.

It was such a magical day and it went by so fast. Blurr is what we remember of it.

Our house has so many wonderful memories. I first met Mike in my kitchen during a little BBQ. Mike proposed to me during his 30th birthday party, in the kitchen. Then, we got married here!

Thank you Mike for making me the happiest girl on earth. Thank you for being the best husband ever. Thank you for being such a good daddy to our little soldier boy. Thank you too, for loving and caring for Casey as if he were your own son!

Well, we're off to Beaver again, our other little piece of Heaven on earth. We bought that property while on our honeymoon!!! We were camping in Utah and drove around looking for land.

Hey... look what I found on my computer "pictures" file... here's the cake!


reliv4life said...

congradulations!!! It all looks so beautiful! Love the dog run...who would have ever thought?? I would love to see more pictures of the dress, it sounds amazing and you looked beautiful in it!!

Anonymous said...

Congradulations on a great day for a GREAT Gal and her Hubby.
Your pictures are so beautiful as you are.
Best of luck to you both.


Shellmo said...

You make such an attractive - estatic couple! Your dress was very beautiful and I loved your bouquet too! October is a great month to get married. My hubby & I will be celebrating our 3 year anniversary on Oct. 28th. I'll have to post a pic to celebrate!

Terry said...

I enjoyed reading this happy little post! Yes, Mike looks handsome. I love his big happy smile! You look beautiful, as always! I am so happy you found Mr. Perfect! Its great to hear about couples making it, being happy and treating each other kindly through the years. Congratulations!

I got a little chuckle out of the, "hey you promised to obey right out there at the dog run." So, Mr. Perfect is funny too? :)

Grandma W said...

This picture brought back such wonderful memories. It was a perfect wedding day. Everybody had a wonderful time including all the kids. I just can't believe it has been 7 years?

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Bubblewench said...

beautiful pictures! Happy 7 anniversary! It's wonderful to be with someone you love so much.

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Myself said...

Congrats, what a great looking couple

Tonya said...

happy anniversary!

Grandma Sue said...

Congratulations to both of you on your 7th Wedding Anniversary. I also remember it well. It was one of the most beautiful weddings ever.

I can't think of a greater place to spend your anniversary than in Beaver, the place you both love so much.

Love you both so much. Mom (Grandma Sue)

Andrea W. said...

Happy Anniversarry!!!! I think you two are one the of the cutest couples EVER. You both look great in every photo and I love that you had a backyard wedding. We had a backyard reception and I loved it. How do you beat mother nature for a backdrop? Even though we've only met you in person briefly there's just something so obviously special about you and Mike and Matthew, of course. I'm sure Casey is too :) We would LOVE any of you to come visit us for as long as you wanted anytime. I am just really dying to just sit down and be able to really chat and get to know each other.

Liam's Mom - Gina said...

What a grand day! Loved reading about how you met, got engaged and then got married in the same place! The dog run bit is hilarious too! You two are so blessed to have each other!

Happy Anniversary!

Debbie said...

What great pictures and what a great story of your meeting, engagement and wedding.

It is so nice to hear of happy marriages these days, when your chances are only 50-50.

I'm one of the lucky ones also. Hubby and I are just as much in love today as the day we met.

Some things are written in the cards, destiny, in God's plan.

Debbie Hamilton
Right Truth

rejoyce4ever said...

Seven is a very important number. It's one digit which comes up time after time. It is as significant in Genesis as it is in Revelation. There were seven days of creation. The Sabbath day was the seventh day. In fact, it appears that the Levitical system was built on a cycle of sevens. The number seven conveys the idea of completeness or wholeness.

And that's what you guys are to each other. You're complete. You make each other whole.

Congratulations, you two, on seven years with God in the middle. I know there have been many struggles, but God has been faithful and has NEVER let you down!

Blessings to you both.