So 15 years is a long time..... where have we been? what have we done?
1996: At the end of our "wanna-be-a-cowboy" phase; living in a 400 sq feet apartment; still in school (ha!), and learning how to be married (the hard way).
1997: Both working at least 2 jobs each; both attending school (double ha!); and attending lots of friends wedding this year?!
1998: Look who graduated now (it never could have been done without the support of my hubby); a big move to Dallas to look for a career; saying goodbye to Illinois
1999: both found great jobs; meeting fun friends; and having fun travels thanks to dual incomes (whoo-hoo); we went to Mexico and Colorado that summer
2000: Our first house; our first dog; we're really the established married couple now; what's next?
2001: Parenthood! Along came our sweet daughter and life has been forever changed for the better.
2002: And we added another Darling to the clan; parenthood times two was fast and furious.
2003: But we still found time to enjoy life together; Our first cruise (sans children)
2004: Again, a busy year filled with raising 2 kids the best we could; Summer included our first camping trip, a Wiggles concert, and a fun wedding
2005: 10 years! Wow!! A special trip to the Big Apple for our 10 year wedding anniversary
2006: And we followed that fun with a family trip to see the Big Mouse!
2007: Our vacation destinations have improved, as we have been to Costa Rica, Cabo, France, & Italy; I have found a fantastic traveling companion in my hubby.
2008: A Big year for us with a big move, a European vacation, and a confirmation of our faith.
2009: Little Bubba completed our family.
2010: A busy year filled with all the energy of 3 amazing children!
15 years. Wow. I am more in love with this man today as the father of my children and best friend, than I was the day I married him. Back then, I never could have imagined how amazing these past 15 years would be. So full of memories and sweet moments. I am completed fulfilled. Thank you God for being the ultimate matchmaker and mapping out the wonderful life we have had so far. I can't wait to see what more there is to come.