Friday, June 21, 2013

Our 10 Year Milestone

I am really at a loss for how to commemorate what seems like such a big day in our lives.  Of course, with the pending arrival of our little girl any day now, it really feels like it pales in comparison.  I feel like we should be doing something really big to celebrate our special day (the first day of summer and the day we said "I do").  So what does 10 years mean to us?  Our pastor at church likes to say that the longer a couple has been together, the harder it is for them to separate because marriage and love is mostly about shared memories.  Those memories are what bind us together and make us truly one.  When I think about couples who have split after 10, 20, or 30 years, I am just amazed how they can do it.  I mean, it's not like they can just leave those memories behind them and forget all about them.  And then, when you've shared children together, that should make it even more difficult, right?  So the last 10 years of our lives are a collection of memories, many very good memories and some not so good memories, that we will always share.  Those memories brought us to where we are and make us who we are.  We aren't the same young couple just venturing out in life together anymore.  We are a few years older and one of us at least has a few gray hairs to prove it...not naming any names there.  We are friends, parents, business partners, and yes, lovers still.  I entered this partnership with the ultimate goal that it would last forever.  That we would grow old together, enjoy our children and grandchildren, enjoy our retirement years, and just hopefully be together through all that life throws at us.  That is still my goal today.  We will celebrate the day with a nice dinner and a movie tonight.  Just another memory in the books.  Happy Anniversary, Eddie!

Here is a collection of our memories from the last 10 years:


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Our Wedding Day

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Our honeymoon in Maui ~ taken way before the digital camera age


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On our first anniversary in our first home together. 


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There is a serious lack of pictures of us from 2005.  I'm not sure what happened.  I do remember that my sweet husband was playing with our first digital camera shortly after Christmas of 2005 and deleted all the pictures off of it "by accident" before I could download them to the computer.  Not such a great memory but a memory nonetheless!  


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At Eddie's 10 year class reunion when we were expecting our first little bundle of joy!


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With our first beautiful little baby boy. 

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Picking out pumpkins with our little pumpkin. 


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Evan's first real trip to the beach!


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Our Spring Easter picture ~ a yearly tradition

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Pictures on the beach ~ some of our favorite memories

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Celebrating Valentine's together

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Going to my first law school formal. 


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Our family grew by one as we welcomed our sweet little Brody into the world. 

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Brody's first Christmas

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Celebrating together

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Our Spring family picture for 2012. 

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Another wonderful beach memory.

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Celebrating with Mommy on her graduation day. 

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Our Spring family picture for 2013.

Let the memories continue...

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  1. Diana Stoker BeasonJune 21, 2013 at 8:15 AM

    Happy Anniversary to a beautiful couple! I remember your wedding day so well as I was one of the special ladies chosen to receive a rose as you walked down the aisle. Love is the greatest gift of all. May each year be filled with more love. Life is a beautiful journey so may each of you walk in God's light always...Mrs Diana

  2. Here's to the next ten years! Congrats!

  3. Happy, Happy, Happy Anniversary! I loved all of the photos representing your 10 years as a married couple. The only thing we did for our 10 year anniversary was go to dinner. And Elliott came with us, because he wasn't even 2 weeks old yet. And you know what? It didn't matter one bit. Just like I think that a big fancy wedding is in no way representative of your marriage, how you celebrate your anniversary is in no way representative of how happy you will be in the coming years. And with that said, we're planning something big for our 15th when we have no babies left!

  4. Happy Happy Happy Anniversary Sherry and Eddie! I love how you shared those ten years of memories with us through pictures. You are so right that it's not how you celebrate the milestones, it's the things, both good and bad, which have brought you to the milestone. (And I may be borrowing this pictures idea for our five year anniversary post next week.)

  5. Happy Anniversary! I love looking at your pictures from the last 10 years. You all are blessed!


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