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Sunday, January 29, 2017

11 Years & Counting



Yesterday, my husband and I celebrated our 11th wedding anniversary. This picture is the cover of a special photo album my father-in-law made for us. He is a great photographer and he filled this book with lots of great memories.

It is hard to believe it has been 11th years since we said, "I DO." The time is just flying by. I still remember when I first met Ron.  We were students in college. He was a shy and kind young man with a full head of hair! LOL! We were briefly acquainted with each other before he transferred to another college. Also, his dad was one of my professors and of course I now tease my father-in-law and say he was the hardest teacher I had. LOL!

After Ron left, we never saw each other again. Then, 16 years later, our parents randomly met each other at a conference. They had a great time chatting and getting to know each other. Later that day, his mother asked him if he remembered a girl name Kelly from college and he vividly did. A short time later he called and we got reacquainted. I have to credit my mother-in-law for getting the ball rolling. LOL!

He was still the kind and gentle man I remembered but this time with no hair. :) Over the months, our friendship turned into love and the love turned into a proposal and marriage. Our wedding day was January 28, 2006 on a glorious winter's sunny day in front of hundreds of our family and friends.

I loved everything about our day but one of my favorite moments was this picture. It was one of the first times we could take a break from all the ceremonies and just have a moment to take it all in. What a moment!


 
 I look forward to all the joys this eleventh year will bring. Thanks to all of you for sharing this moment with us. Cheers!


7 comments:

  1. Congratulations and what a lovely gift from your father-in-law.

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    1. Yes, it was a beautiful keepsake and so glad he took the time to make it for us. Thanks for stopping by.

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  2. Congratulations, Kelly and Ron. I love your story and know that your mother-in-law just knew that you would be the kind of daughter-in-law that she wanted. She was right and I'm glad Ron listened. You two are so cute together.

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  3. Congratulations to both of you! Kelly you were a beautiful bride and that Ron was one good lookin groom!I am sending wishes for the two of you to have many more anniversaries!

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  4. Hi Kelly. Congratulations to the both of you!

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  5. Happy Anniversary.
    Such a lovely story on how you two fell in love.
    We just celebrated our 29th wedding anniversary on Feb 5th :)

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    1. Thanks Tracey and Happy belated Anniversary to you both. 29 years is amazing!!!

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