Thursday, July 30, 2009

Oh My!! Where DOES the Time Go

Does it amaze anyone else how fast the time gets away from you?? It seems like just yesterday that we were posing for the photos below. It was 15 years ago today that we were shined up, smiling big, and looking forward to walking down that aisle and saying "I do." Oh the places we have been and the things we have seen.

We went from 2 snot nosed little kids at the age of 21 to grown people raising 4 kids. Had anyone told Jeremy (me too for that matter) that we would be raising FOUR kids, we would have been running fast and furiously to anywhere but here!

I had one year of nursing school left when we got married. So I drove home every weekend and finished school in Hays during the week. I also worked full time at a nursing home in Hays and part time in our local nursing home. I wasn't dreaming of getting my master's degree back then!!

Don't we look so YOUNG?? (I thought I still looked like that, till I saw the pictures on screen that we took a couple weeks ago--I asked Jeremy when it was that we got so OLD!! He's bald and we're both wrinkling! EEK!)

He was working for his grandparents on the farm and ranching business. Not long after we got married he started picking up more mechanic business and he worked out of the garage in the evenings and on weekends.

In 1998, with a 20 month old and a 2 week old, we moved into our first home! That same year found me back in school pursuing my degree as a nurse practitioner. Within the year J quit his full time job on the family farm/ranch and started his own business doing mechanic work.
Now, 15 years later we find ourselves busy, busy, BUSY with full time careers, 4 children, and our multiple hobbies and interests. I certainly couldn't have predicted our future--but I don't believe that I would have traded or changed anything either!
July 2009
We have both changed tremendously since we first met. . . and I think that is good! We certainly don't always agree on everything, but we rarely fight--and that usually never amounts to more than a few cross words. We like doing things together and as a family, but there are also certain things that we do by ourselves or with our friends that we know the other one wouldn't enjoy (like car racing, swap meets, flea markets, and girl's shopping adventures)!
Our preacher and his wife (and good family friends) Doug and Sally offered to keep the kids while we went on a date. So we chose our anniversary to do so. Instead of going out, we decided to stay in and grill some scallops (our favorites!!) and watch a movie. The scallops were great and we cracked a bottle of the Spumante. However, NO movies that looked good. Bummer!! So we watched a recorded episode of Deadliest Catch and, to make it fair, an episode of Gardening by the Yard! LAME?? But realistic. That's how we spent our 15th anniversary. At home, with peace and quiet, and relaxing. Does it get any better?? Thanks Doug and Sally!
The last 15 years were gone in the blink of an eye--I know the next 15 years will go as fast or faster! I hope we are as blessed with our time in the future as we were in the past! Love to everyone who has helped and supported us along the way!!


  1. Aww..congrats on 15 years! It's amazing how fast the years fly by, isn't it?
    Dan is a HUGE Deadliest Catch fan! Funny. I watch it with him sometimes, but not really my thing! ;-)

  2. You two have accomplished a lot in those 15 years. And you have been blessed with 4 great kids (most of the time). After the next 15 years, you will only have Cami left at home- seems like it will never end- but it does. Love you all. MOM

  3. Well, I think you look WONDERFUL! Happy Anniversary!