Thursday, September 9, 2010

One Decade Down: An Anniversary Milestone

We met in the Garden of Eden.

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It was January 1999 when Grant and I met. We were cast as Adam and Eve in the musical "The Apple Tree." Little did the director know, it would lead to a lifetime together.

Two months later, we began dating and fell madly in love.

Two months after we began dating, we got engaged.

On September 9th, 2000, we got married. We were young: I was 20 and he had just turned 21. But we knew what we wanted.

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It was a huge, gorgeous wedding. Everything went perfectly.

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The Garden of Eden theme continued, when we were handed an apple at the end of our reception.

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We honeymooned in Riviera Maya, Mexico, near Tulum.

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Soon after we were married, we moved into our first house. It was little, but we loved it. We filled it with all of our pets and all of our love.

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In 2004, we bought our first house and welcomed our first baby...at the same time! Our son came a lot earlier than expected!

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In 2007, we welcomed our baby girl into the world.

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Our family was perfect.

In ten years of marriage, there were many happy moments. Amazing things have happened in our lives. The ups, by far, outweighed the downs. There were, however, some downs. That's reality. But we pushed through each and every time and stayed together. We've had our fair share of marriage issues recently. We decided to conquer them together, because we belong with each other. I think we're now stronger than we ever were.

Today, we celebrated our tenth wedding anniversary!

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It amazes me how far we've come.

Here's to many more decades of happiness together!

23 comments:

  1. Glad to hear things are better! Congratulations on 10 years!!!

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  2. Awhhh Happy 10!! Many more "10's" to come!! Beautiful couple, beautiful family! XOXO

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  3. Happy happy happy anniversary! You two make a beautiful couple.

    P.S. GO STEELERS!

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  4. What a sweet post. Happy anniversary!!

    I'm glad you two are working things out!!

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  5. Happy Anniversary!!!! I'm stoked you guys are working it out. I thought you would. You are so right...every marriage has it's ups and downs, but when the good out weighs the bad, you have to work it out. I'm sure you guys are still working things out and I wish you all the best in that!

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  6. Oh Stef .. what a beautiful post! I am SO HAPPY to read this and see the happiness between you and Grant. A gift ... sometimes the bad things are the greatest gift you can receive. **Hugs!**

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  7. Happy Anniversary! You have created the most beautiful family. :)

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  8. I'm so so so happy to hear that things are progressing in a forward motion... for lack of a better way to say that! You've been on my heart a lot, and I will keep praying for your relationship!!! Happy Anniversary, congratulations!

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  9. wow 10 years! that is amazing. I hope you had a great anniversary and got to spend some time together!!

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  10. I am glad you have chose to work on your marriage and are staying strong and together. :) It is worth it!

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  11. Happy Anniversary!! You two share a beautiful story. I'm so happy things are better for you both. :)

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  12. what a great story of how you two met :) Happy Anniversary! Here's to 10 MORE years!!

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  13. Happy 10 years! Wow, it's pretty big to say "a decade." :)

    I love the Adam and Eve photo!

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  14. Congratulations and Happy Anniversary (be it somewhat belated!)

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  15. Happy anniversary! I love the story of your 10 yeras!! What a sweet way to meet!

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  16. weeehhh!!! we do have the same date of anniversary!!!! how nice! ;) but our sept 9th was for bf and gf, which we choose to celebrate much sweeter than our civil wedding date. hopefully with God's grace and will, we're planning to have our church wedding on our 10th yr bf/gf anniv (9/9/2016).

    im really glad to know that we share one important date, and its both lovelife's anniversary! :) and also im so relieved and happy to know that you guys chose to conquer the world together! many more annivs to come and babies too! :)

    lots of hugs sissy!
    Marice

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  17. I wish you a lifetime of happiness together :)

    How many couples can say they met as Adam and Eve - it was destiny!!

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  18. I love your love story! We also got married young, I was 18 and my hubby was 20. We started dating when I was 15 (shh, don't tell my dad ;) ). We are celebrating 3 years this October and it's been a wonderful journey. Getting pregnant right away did put a little strain on our marriage but we now have an awesome 2-yr old that lights up our life!

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