Thursday, March 18, 2010

Sixteen



You still make me laugh, after all these years.

You know everything about me. And yet you love me anyway.

You gave me three perfectly fantastic children.

And you're as in love with them as I am.

You believe in accountability and don't accept excuses for anything in your life.

You live deliberately, not allowing yourself to waste a single moment.

You never question how I spend my days. Even when they're less productive than they could be.

You support the dreams I have, and help me to make them a reality.

You buy me that silly People magazine on your way through the airport. Because you know that I like it.

You let me sleep in, even though it irritates you.

You always tell me I'm beautiful. Even when I'm not.

You play my favorite song in the car. Just to see me smile.

You tolerate my cooking, in spite of how bad it is.

You let me have my way. Even when it's not my turn.

You hold my heart.

And you trusted me enough to give me yours in return. All those years and lifetimes ago.

Happy anniversary, baby. I love you.

31 comments:

The Warrior in ME said...

Aww Christie! That is so well said. The husband has got to be blushing!

Beautiful picture. Seriously.

Happy Anniversary you two! May you go on to celebrate life in all it's glory together.

God bless :)

p.s. You ARE beautiful (you want him to lie that you're not?)

Your cooking looks so beautiful on screen- HOW, in the world, can it not taste like-wise?!?!

Annie said...

Happy, happy sweet sixteen anniversary! You are such a terrific couple. Here's to many more decades of marriage goodness.

Emily said...

Happy anniversary Stie--wish we were there to go out to dinner with you. Eat some yummy things for us!

Jen said...

What a great photo of you two. Happy 16th Anniversary...your marriage is an inspiration.

Rochelleht said...

GREAT picture of you two.

Stefani said...

Awww, congratulations to you! What a great guy you have!

Melissa Walker said...

Happy Anniversary to a great couple!

Chatter said...

Happy Sweet 16!!! You are such a beautiful couple; inside & out! Congratulations :)

Annemarie said...

Happy 16th!

Tristan said...

Happy 16th Anniversary!! You guys are a great couple!!

the wrath of khandrea said...

i'm TRYING to be mad at my husband over here. do you MIND???


happy annivoisary.

SM said...

This is beautiful!

Lauren in GA said...

Oh, Stie. That was truly lovely. Happy, happy, 16 years of marital bliss!!

You are a great looking couple. I think I have seen that picture before...I really love the lighting...the two of you glow. It must be LOVE!!

kayla & tyler said...

That was so sweet! You guys make a beautiful couple, and you are gorgeous!!!! It seems like you two have made such a wonderful family with great kids! I hope to have a great family like yours one day!

brooke said...

Congratulations! 16 years is a long time. That's awesome. He sounds wonderful. You two make a great pair. Love the picture.

queenieweenie said...

Happy Anniversary!

I got you beat...but just barely. Our 17th is this summer. Does this mean we're old?

You are a beautiful couple.

jessica said...

Your picture is perfect and so is your post. I hope you have a fabulous anniversary!

Cindy said...

Happy Anniversary! LOVE the photo! Congrats on 16 years. Tomorrow it will be 32! Time flies by when you're spending it with the ones you love.

Gabi said...

So glad you guys found each other. Josh gave all of us a great gift when he brought you into the family! Many many happy returns.

Rae said...

Such a darling couple!! Happy 16th!!!!

Erin said...

Happy Anniversary. A beautiful photo of you and hubby!

Robyn said...

Happy Anniversary! You are so good at putting sentimental things into words! You guys are a beautiful couple. And I loved the elephant post, by the way!

Mrs T said...

Happy Anniversary. You guys are so cute together. I hope we're as together as you guys are after 16 years!

diane said...

Happy 16th! You look gorgeous. He is a lucky man.

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Travelin'Oma said...

Now you're the main game in the Sweet Sixteen! No trips to Ogden, Logan or Mexico. He always comes home to you.

Amanda D said...

Happy anniversary! Congrats on 16. You two are too cute.

Jenibelle said...

About the time you were getting to your hotel, I was delivering Jeff. You probably were having a better time.


The knowledge of the eternal nature of these relationships is wonderful isn't it?

Fran said...

That was really lovely to read. Here's to the next sixteen ...

Kimberly said...

16 years! Really? I was a sophomore in H.S. and I remember it being such a big deal that you were getting married. You were the first on that side of the family and we were all sooo excited for you! You are just as cute today as you were back then!

Elizabeth said...

Congrats on your 16th Anniversary. You look delightfully happy in that pic. Heres to many more years of delightful happiness.