Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Three Years!

I know to some three years is nothing, but to others it is more than they were granted. Daniel and I have faced so many challenges together in these three plus years it feels like we have been together for much longer. Daniel has taught me to be more patient and not worry about the things I can't control. He has kept me level headed on more than one occasion. He is truly an amazing person who I love very much. With that being said, he's still Daniel:) He can be my second child at times. He is so fun!

As you can see by my attire, these are some pictures from dating. Daniel wanted to take me to go play tennis. I am not very good at tennis, so I thought I would at least make it fun by dressing up.

Also pre-marriage. Daniel took me to my favorite restaurant, The Melting Pot, for my 23rd birthday. As you can see by the look on his face, the check was not sitting well with him. We had a fun time though!

I added the pictures of Daniel and Isaiah because their relationship means so much to me. Daniel and I dated pretty non traditionally. I was very hesitant to start dating and it took a long time for me to finally go on a date. Daniel would call me and ask me what I was doing. I was never just sitting around doing nothing, so I would always tell him what I was doing. His response would be, "alright, well I guess I will just catch up with you later." After he hung up I was always baffled. I was like, "dude why don't you just ask me out if you want to go out with me?" Well our first official date was pretty funny. My sister Debora invited Isaiah and I to go with her and her family to a cabin in Bend. I decided I would ask Daniel to go with us as our first date?!?! Anyway, that is where it all started for me. He was absolutely amazing with all the kids and especially Isaiah. We got to have some alone time as well and after that trip it was all over for me:)

This picture makes me laugh every time I see it. It looks like Daniel and I getting ready to kiss right? Nope, it's my little sister Monica. (for those of you who might be wondering they obviously didn't kiss:)
Below are some more pictures prior to marriage that bring back fond memories.
Daniel and Isaiah drawing right before a sleigh ride with Santa.

Camping with my sister Lindsey and her family. Isaiah and Connor (3) think they have won the battle as Daniel is playing dead on the ground. Little do they know he is about to jump up and chase them as soon as they get close enough.

Trip to Bend with my sister Michele and her family. On this trip Daniel stripped down to his underwear, (which were basically spandex type things), and jumped in the river from a rope right in front of my sister and her husband. What a man!
Next on our list, graduation!


Erica said...

Congrats on 3 years!! It goes by fast, no? Great wedding pic.

Kirk + Chelsea said...

Hey, 3 years is quite the accomplishment! So many people don't even make it to that year anymore:( It's so amazing to see how much love you two have for each other and how perfectly matched you are! He sounds like such a sweetheart and funny at the same time! What a great dad too! I loved all the pictures:)

Bridget said...

That's it! We're moving to Bend just to be closer to you guys! Seriously, you guys are so wonderful together and you have so many more wonderful years ahead of you. Happy Anniversary to my lil' sis!

Jessica said...

Awww, sweet post. :)

E said...

You guys are adorable. Congratulations!

Cameron said...

That is a great post! Karren and I are going to be celebrating our 3rd anniversary next week and I like you feel like we've been together forever. I also often get accused of being Karren's second child. Must be a guy thing.

Cami said...

Congrats!! We love you guys and am so glad that you live so close. Great pictures too!

Christa said...

Well, Happy Anniversary, you guys are teh cutest couple and I can tell you all have so much fun together, I think you'd be a great family to be apart of!! Congrats!!