Friday, December 2, 2011

16 years

So, I won't be going completely in order with my walk down memory lane because today I want to skip ahead to a Christmas season 16 years ago.  I was 23 years old and on December 2nd-16 years ago, I married the love of  my life!  Christmas time has never been the same since!

I will never forget that day and how incredibly happy I was!  I had waited a long time to meet someone like John. He was everything I had been looking for and after 16 years, I can only say that it has been better than I could have ever imagined!  Sure, we've had our fights and our challenges, but we have had far more wonderful times, good laughs and special moments over all these years!  He is still my best friend and who I want to spend the rest of my life and eternity with!

That first Christmas together was nice.  We lived in south Salt Lake City in a tiny one bedroom apartment.  The first week we were married, we didn't even own a t.v.  I remember reading books to one another as we spent quiet evenings together.  John was in the middle of finals at BYU and I was working for a lawyer in downtown SLC.  We had practically no money and I remember that our gifts for each other, for Christmas, was a pair of gloves for me and I bought John the movie "Field of Dreams".  His parents, who just lived about 20 minutes away, spoiled us rotten!  We spent Christmas with them and it was a lot of fun!

So, Happy Anniversary to my sweetheart! We are sneaking away for 2 days and leaving the kids with one of the paraeducators from Sam's school!  I know that they will be in great hands, and I'm excited for some time away.  It has been a very long time!

The next few days of blogging will be pre-published before I leave, so if they are fairly short, you'll know why!

I want to share my first page and cover page (Template from yesterday) of my December Daily album. This template will be a freebie soon, but I'm excited to show it off!

The kit that I'm using for my album this year, is this fun bundle by Etc. by Danyale:

Click Here for more details!

And here is today's freebie:

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**Also, I got a few requests about templates that were missed from November.  And I thought about it a little more and decided that I would reactivate the links for longer.  I may leave them up for a month or maybe a week more or maybe forever!  I'm not sure, but they should all work again now, if you want to grab any you missed!


Vanessa R said...

Happy Anniversary to you!
Enjoy your time away together. Thanks for sharing your wonderful memories of this special day

Anonymous said...

Have a great anniversary! Thanks for reactivating those last few days! We moved on Thanksgiving Day and I didn't have my internet hooked up until yesterday. I really had my eye on that multi-photo one! --CindyB

Stefanie said...

Happy Anniversary, may you and hubs have an amazing time reconnecting and enjoying each other's company.

sherry said...

Happy Anniversary!!!!!! Have a great time away.....and Thank for the WA.

McBDesigns said...

*mwah* - I'm sending you a big cyber kiss for putting the links back up for November. ;)

Congratulations on your anniversary and Best Wishes for MANY more!!

Helene Bahnman said...

Happy Anniversay...may you have many more happy years together.
Enjoy your special time together.
We have been married 46 years, and are still best friends.
Thanks for the inspiration and the freebie.

NanaScraps said...

Happy Anniversary....I really enjoy reading your blog...hope you have a fantastic time with Hubby.....thanks for the templates

CBH said...

Thank you so much for this post. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in CBH Digital Scrapbooking Freebies, under the Page 4 post on Dec. 03, 2011. Thanks again.