Thursday, December 18, 2014

21 Years!

21-years ago today, on a beautiful sunny and cold Colorado morning,  Glen and I were married in the Denver temple.  We were young, but very much in love and so excited to be starting our new lives together.   
December 18, 1993

In those 21-years we've...

earned 3 college degrees
(Lara {BS}, Glen {BS, MAcc})

had 5 kids
(Spencer, Cami, Emma, Adam, Ellie)

lived at 6 different addresses
 (1 in Utah, 3 in Baltimore, 2 in Virginia)

owned 1 house
(where we currently live)

been in 4 different wards 
(C H 1st--3-years, Tow./Luth.--2-years, Hamp.--1-year, Vi.--15-years)

owned or leased 8 cars 
(some of them better than others)
(Dodge Shadow [93-96], Ford Taurus [96-98], Toyota Camry [98-02], Toyota Sienna #1 [02-14], 
Toyota Corolla [03-11], Toyota Sienna #2 [11-?], Lexus [14-?], Honda Accord [14-?])

totaled 2 of those cars
(Glen x1, Cami x1) 

owned 1 Christmas tree
(bought it at a Black Friday sale when we were first married)

lost 6 grandparents
(only my paternal grandmother is left)

had 1 kid diagnosed with a life-threatening illness
(He's 2-1/2 years in remission now!!!!) 

had 1 kid diagnosed with a chronic, life-affecting illness
(Ellie told Cami just yesterday that she was glad she didn't have to worry about driving 
when she was older, because the thought of driving made her nervous.  I hope she feels the same in 7-years.)

had 4 surgeries performed
(Spencer x3 {central line placement and removal, appendix removal}, Emma x1 {eye surgery})

homeschooled each one of the kids for at least one year
(actually we're in the middle of Emma's year right now)

had 5 broken bones
(Spencer x2 {finger + toe}, Adam x1 {foot}, Ellie x1 {ankle}, Lara x1 {toe}) 

had 6+ pets
(2 hermit crabs, 2 gerbils, an assortment of fish, 1 dog

been on countless road trips together 
(as a family we're up to 42 states, we only have SC, GA, FL, MS, AL, LA, AK, and HI left)

changed approximately 22,812 diapers
(averaging 5 per day, 2-1/2-years per kid)


21-years later…
we're older, grayer, heavier…

and more in love than ever!

3 comments:

annalisa said...

Happy anniversary!

Charlene said...

Happy Anniversary!! Just an FYI, if you decide to visit some of the southern states, you might as well stop at Texas too!!! ;)

Jennifer McArthur said...

Love this!

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