July 18, 2012

Fourteen Years of Marriage

Today is my 14th wedding anniversary. Yay us!

I have such a hard time with saying only that, though. Because we've been together a total of 18 years. Those first 4 years were nothing to sneeze at!

I mean, we met at a school for the blind and moved in together after less than than 6 months. Mark's kidneys failed, he got a dual kidney and pancreas transplant, and then had cataract surgery and could see well enough to drive again. We both took college classes and worked.

THEN we got married.

So to honor those 4 years, I wanted to share the first portrait of us EVER. Try not to laugh....

No, your eyes do not deceive you. Mark does indeed have a mullet and a mustache. And I thought my hair looked so good. It didn't.

But I still love this picture. As you can see it is in a frame and it hangs on our bedroom wall. It's us in our very first year and that makes it special.


  1. Awe! Happy Anniversary! You guys look so young :)

  2. Happy Anniversary, both of you!


  3. Happy Anniversary! Love you to pieces!
    Take care of each other!!

  4. Happy anniversary. I too have a photo of myself as a child bride and my husband + the mullet. Love your blog. Found it from Coffe Lovin Mom. ;-)

  5. Happy anniversary!!!!! Crank up the heater close all the windows and doors and celebrate like it was that blessed day in Oakland.

  6. OH MY GOD what a picture of you guys!! It's so....90s!
    Loooove it!
    PS: Happy anniversary!

  7. Happy Anniversary! My husband and I will celebrate 12 years of marriage in August and 18 years of dating in October. Love the pic! :)

    1. So that means you guys also met in 1994. Must've been a good year!

  8. Hahaha! Sorry, I got distracted by the mullet. Seriously though, 18 years is amazing and here's to so many more!

  9. Wow! Everytime I see that pic it feels like the first! You guys were so deep in the 90's! Glad to share today with you! Happy anniversary you two!

  10. You must really love him and him you in order to post that picture. 14 years is an amazing accomplishment in this day and age. Congratulations to you both.

  11. Happy Anniversary!!! I love the picture!!

  12. Oh, love! Happy anniversary and hooray for looking-back photos!

  13. Happy Anniversary! I love looking at old photos. (Visiting from Memories Captured)

  14. Oh my gosh I love his hair, lol! Happy Anniversary to you both. I wish you many more happy years.

  15. Happy Anniversary! I hope you guys had a really special celebration.

    we cheated on our first portrait and hired a professional! I love the shot of us, but it is blown up - like huge - and behind glass so I can't even share it. didn't really think that one through....LOL

  16. Happy Anniversary! It sounds like quite a first year!