May 5, 2006

Today JB and I have been married for five years. Five!

One of our first dates; this is early 1999, I think. Notice anything weird about this photo, other than our vibrant youth (does JB look fifteen here, or what)? I totally Photoshopped out my armband tattoo so JB could send the picture to his parents.

(They know about it now, of course, and since I have finally provided them with a male heir to the JB dynasty I believe it’s possible I have been at least partially forgiven.)

The moment JB proposed, caught on camera on New Year’s Eve, 2000 (the armband is back!).

Our wedding day in 2001.

Our honeymoon; we took a cruise to the Western Carribbean.

A random moment from 2002.

Another cruise, this one to Mexico in 2003.

Hiking somewhere near Coos Bay in 2004.

Pregnant in Hawaii in 2005.

Oh, five years have just flown by. I look back on these photos and remember all that we’ve done, all the days and moments that we were together, and I feel impossibly rich; I am so lucky, we are so good for each other.

My future has never shone so brightly. My past has never seemed so worthy. I feel like I am perfectly aimed, I am walking in the right direction, hand in hand.

Happy anniversary, baby.



63 Responses to “Cinco de Mayo”

  1. christen on May 5th, 2006 8:44 pm

    That is a WHOLE lot of empty wine glasses in that honeymoon pic. Were you just starting, or just finishing??

  2. sundry on May 5th, 2006 8:49 pm

    Just finishing, I think. It was “wine tasting night” on the cruise ship.

  3. Jo on May 6th, 2006 2:49 am

    Do you ever age, even a little? You look exactly the same in all the pictures – and that wedding photo my GOD that’s beautiful.

    And i disagree with one of the comments above – JB without the facial hair is indeed very handsome but with? GGGGRRRRRRR!

    Congratulations to both of you!

  4. thejunebug on May 6th, 2006 3:24 am

    You are both impossibly cute!

    I have to convince my workaholic husband to take more vacations. And no, I do not count visiting his parents as being a vacation.

  5. Jenny on May 6th, 2006 8:22 am

    The church where y’all got married is just gorgeous. Is it in Washington?

  6. sundry on May 6th, 2006 9:17 am

    It’s on Orcas Island:

  7. MommyMaki on May 6th, 2006 2:42 pm

    Congrats to 5 years!

  8. justmouse on May 6th, 2006 6:39 pm

    Happy Anniversary!!! such a cute couple. and yes, JB does look at least 15 in that first picture!

  9. Susie on May 7th, 2006 8:51 pm

    Hey! You have the same anniversary as my parents. And ours is May 3.

    Happy anniversary!

  10. Lisa Ann on May 8th, 2006 9:35 am


    A bit belated but heartfelt nonetheless!

    Wishing you many more years of happiness.

  11. Lisa S. on May 8th, 2006 11:00 am

    I’m so glad you linked that chapel — it’s so beautiful.

    As, of course, are you and your husband and your baby. What a great photo history of the last six years (incl. dates) — I especially adore that engagement photo. I think we have the same engagement anniversary (Jan 1, 00)?

  12. Kim on April 28th, 2007 3:48 pm

    Congratulations on your upcoming anniversary. My husband and I were married on May 5, 2006 in Gulf Shores,AL in their cute little Chapel.

    It will be our first anniversary.

    Take care,


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