The post title should have read:
"THE PATRON SAINT HOWIE PUTS UP WITH HIS WIFE FOR 33 YEARS OF ENDLESS TORMENT AND WO."
But that was wayyyy too long of a title.
I met this handsome guy after he returned from serving a two year mission in England for the LDS Church.
He looked like this:
(He's the cute one on the left.)
I could write a list of a million things that I love about you.
But that would be a long post.
So I'll just do 10.
10 Things I Love About You:
#10...You are infinitely patient with me.
# 9...You don't know how to gossip. You never say unkind things. Never have.
# 8...You married me even in spite of the fact that the first time you met me I had toothpaste drool down to my elbow. (true story)
# 7...You have the kindest heart of anyone I know. You see the best in everyone. You see the potential in people and I love that you remind me to do the same.
# 6...You are a great dad. Always have been.
# 5...You still take my breath away. Sometimes I look at you and wonder why you chose me.
# 4...You work so hard for our family.
I too often underappreciate that.
# 3...You love the Savior. Often that is a rare gift in the world.
# 2...Not a day has gone by in 33 years that you have failed to tell me you love me.
# 1...You are mine.
It has been quite a journey of this togetherness.
It was the most important day of my life.
The best decision I ever made.
We've experienced so much.
Dairy cows and farming, education, childbirth, death of family, birthdays, teenagers, weddings, teenagers, job changes, diaper changes, travel, teenagers.
There have been tears and sadness and very hard stuff.
But it's been more laughter and joy and happiness and peace.
33 Years ago today this was us!
I've said it before and I'll say it again.
I'm not sure where the years WENT
But I'm thankful they WENT with you.
You rock my world! (Sorry about makin' your hair gray.)
You are handsomer than ever.
You still make my heart race.
Happy Anniversary! I love you with all my heart.
Thanks Gigi for the challenge to post wedding pictures!
The only regret I have for my wedding and reception is that we didn't have a professional photographer. One of my dad's friends just took pictures with his camera.
So these are pictures of pictures.
But really, it was a perfect day.
Bridesmaids Sharon (Howie's sister) best friends Sylvia and Peggy and niece Misty.
Tom (high school friend) Rex (best friend after missions)
(And yes, Tom raised a few eyebrows with his long hair. He was killed shortly after this photo was taken in a bike accident.)
Not sure what the joke was, but I love his expression.
My dad and mom and his mom and dad. (not sure where the groom was)
His dad would die of a heart attack 18 months later.
Who is that good-lookin' dark haired boy?
I still feel like this same young girl.