Saturday, February 21, 2009

How many years???

February 21, 1998 was the day Landan and I decided to get married. I didn't actually get my ring until March 20th but Feb 21 is when we told our parents we were getting hitched. It wasn't one of the best pieces of news for my mom. She didn't even know I was dating Landan. She had actually never even met him. Every time we had been at may parents house my mom was gone. So my dad had actually been introduced to Landan. But my mom had no idea.

Message for my mom on the answering machine: "Hi mom I thought I should let you know Landan and I are going ring shopping. So give me a call when you get this message."

message for me when I got home that night: " call your mother, no matter how late it is." Well, it has been 11 years since then and I think she has forgiven me.

I thought it would be fun to show pictures of us through out the years!
April 1998 Engaged
July 18th 1998 day we got married

October 1999


august 2002



Sep 2003 Addie was 4 months old




July 2007





Aug 2008
Our Family has grown in 11 years. It has been quite the journey filled with both happy and sad times. But I am so grateful for my little family. They are the BEST!






11 comments:

PJ - Our life said...

I remember when you got engaged and we were all like "Who the Heck is Landon?" Boy 11 years goes by fast huh? Hope you have many more wonderful years!!

Denise said...

I love all of the pictures! You two are so cute together and have created such a beautiful family!

Rachel Robertson said...

Thanks for your comment!! Your family is so cute. I tried not to name my kids what everyone else does.

Harmony. Anthony. Kelton. Kynley. said...

Oh i remember those days. LOL I remember thinking that Landon was dating shirley, and not you- I noticed that through the years your hair has gotten lighter. Cute pictures. I am glad to have you as a sister. I am glad that 11 years ago you said yes, even though Landon put the ring on the wrong hand.

Rhonda Can't Help You said...

Oh my gosh...has it REALLY been that long?

Kirsten said...

awwww.... so cute to look at pics throughout the years! :)

Diana said...

Those are some really cute pics! It's nice to know someone else got to the marriage point fast. Tyson and I got engaged almost a month to the day after our first date... I was called Sara (his girlfriend of 2 years that he broke up with 3 months before) for like the first 6 months by his family. My mom gave me the "you don't have to get married... even if it's the day of your wedding if you aren't SURE, you don't do it" speech about 30 times. So what if it was 5 months from complete stranger to eternally mine -- I knew what I was doing....

....but Alex does that crap to me and she's dead. :)

Jill said...

Oh man- my mom would kill me if i did that.
I am glad that you are together...

Megz said...

I still didn't believe it would happen until you'd already said "I Do" (or the equivalent thereof) and there was really no going back.
You should chronicle all your cars next. Hub still brings up you driving a camaro....

cold cocoa said...

Nice family pictures!
How funny that your Mom missed out on getting to know Landan...how long did you guys date? And why the heck was your Mom missing from your family get-togethers? Those are my questions.

Shortcake and Company said...

What a fun post! I loved perusing through all your fun pictures. I agree with Denise...what a beautiful couple and family you have.