Friday, August 22, 2014

Sweet 16

Our marriage is 16 years old today!


In 16 years ...

I graduated from Colorado Christian University.
We each earned a counseling certificate ... and are hoping to continue that education.
We traveled to 4 countries together ... and I to 4 others.
We traveled to 20 states.
We served on Staff with Campus Crusade for 6 years.
We were involved in church planting for 2 years.
We've had 4 beautiful kids!
We lived in Montana for 3 years - 1 in Bozeman, 2 in Kalispell.
We lived in Albuquerque, NM for 1 year, where Sawyer was born.
We lived in Washington for 2 years, where Liberty was born.
We have lived in Colorado 10 years, where Shiloh and Landon were born.
We have bought 4 homes, sold 3, and finished 2 basements.
We have never lived in the same house for more than 3 years, until this one.
We have only owned one pet, a dog named Murphy for 4 months, then because he started biting, he went back to his owners.
We started a non-profit.
... and that's just the ones I can remember right now.

Since meeting Steve, I've gained new interests and new likes ...
Baseball!
Football.
Writing.
Peanut butter on french toast.
Walking around quaint little towns.
U.S. history
Politics
... just to name a few!

Our wedding date is the same as my parents.
August 22.  We married in 1998 and they in 1964.
So, today, we celebrate 16, and they celebrate 50!

One week from today we are flying to Miami to go on a cruise!
A big 'ole 50th anniversary celebration!!!!!

We get to see our dear friends, the Torgrimsons on Saturday.
Then - we depart Sunday afternoon.
We have stops at --
Half Moon Cay, The Bahamas
St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Grand Turk, Turks Islands

I can hardly wait!
Thanks mom and dad for making our 16th anniversary extra memorable!

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