10.04.2008

{insert Happy Anniversary song here}

Where we started: Prom 1997 - our first "real" date

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8: number of years we've been married (Oct. 4, 2008)

7 1/2: number of years spent in school

7: number of vehicles we've owned (including the Bronco Cam sold to buy my wedding ring and the motorcycle he bought and sold as an "investment")

6: number of homes we've lived in (3 apts. 2 houses, 1 condo)

5: number of times Cameron made the trip from Iowa to Utah or Utah to Iowa without us (8 is the number of times we've done it as a family)

4: number of times Cameron has had to leave for an extended period of time (Air Force Officer training, study abroad program in Germany, 2 weeks in Iowa while I stayed in Utah to have a baby, dental school externship - all in all estimated WEEKS spent apart (including trips back home to Utah without Cameron - 20 weeks)

3: number of beautiful boys we have and the number of states we've lived in

2: number of years until we've been married TEN years

1: number of "slogans" we've adopted: "theese are harrrrd times" (original, eh? ha ha) When we say this to each other we mean, "things will get better" And they have. It just gets better and better all the time.

Last night we celebrated our Anniversary at the MELTING POT - which is worth every penny. Awesome, quiet atmosphere, yummy food, and a chance to be just the two of us. Today we spent the day at the Air Force vs. Navy football game and came home to home-made Cafe Rio pork salads with friends. I couldn't ask for a better husband. I'm so glad we've been together for EIGHT years! Can't wait to see what the next 8 will bring...



14 comments:

Nic@Nite said...

Happy Anniversary! I agree, Melting Pot worth every single penny. Glad you had a great day!

runningfan said...

Glad you had a fun time! I'd love your pork salad recipe...

Abbie Anna and Megan said...

Cute post! Cute couple!!!

the spokane smith's said...

Happy Aniversary! I thought of you as we watched the Air Force game! I have just heard about the Melting Pot and can't wait to go!

Thorsons said...

So I've never heard of melting pot. I went and checked it out online...looks so good! They have one in Portland, I'm trying to find a reason to go there...hum..
Congrats on the anniversary!

Kasey said...

Happy Anniversary! Such a cute picture of you guys. The Melting Pot was all the rage when we were living in Denver too but we never got around to going. Darn it!

BTW, I'm so jealous of all these fun friends you've been making!

Colleen said...

Happy Anniversary! Glad the Melting Pot was good. We will have to give it a try. I also love your fall post below...I too love hat weather! I wish I could knit some! And too bad on the apples, we were thinking of doing that too. Bummer! Your pictures are lovely by the way!

Kerri Whitney said...

Happy Anniversary. I'm so glad you guys found each other and held on! What an amazing couple. Love the pics about fall...I love this time of year too!

Steph said...

Happy Anniversary! I like your idea of counting down the numbers, way cute. I hope you guys had a good one! We love you!

Hillary said...

Happy Anniversary! Looks like you life is shaping up a little like ours, imagine that. You are taking some great pictures! Love them.

Jessie said...

Happy Anniversary!

CUTE CUTE CUTE picture. I love that first picture of you little youngins...

MISS YOU!

Adri said...

Happy Anniversary! We think you are both SUPER GREAT and are glad to have landed in the same space (at least for a while!)

Garrett and Heather Wood said...

I loved the high school picture! Garrett and I have one like that. It's fun to see where you started.

Brittany said...

Hey Kendra!!!
I came across your blog through Veronica's blog. I can't believe you have 3 boys and how grown up they are! It feels like forever since I've seen you---was the last time as someone's reception??
Anywho, I remember that dance picture- You guys are such a great couple! Its so incredible how fast time flies---I hope your fall season is wonderful and I hope you don't mind me blogstalking on your cute fam.!
oh by the way-- I love all your pictures- your boys are so hansome!