Thursday, March 12, 2009



I love this guy!  :)


Today we celebrate 17 years of marriage!  :)


He is my best friend.  I can tell him anything, even though he says I always forget to tell him anything. :)


Together we have made three beautiful children!

(this is an old picture, look at how little they are!)


We have been to exotic places.  Ok we have been to one exotic place, but I want to go to more. (hint hint)

I also want to be that size again.  Oh to fit in those shorts.... :(


We have been through ALOT.  We had our first baby when we were 17, and now over 19 years later and 17 years of marriage here we are.  :)

I love you honey and I am so glad we have made it.

"Your still the one"
By Shania Twain

Looks like we made it
Look how far we've come my baby

We mighta took the long way
We knew we'd get there someday
They said, "I bet they'll never make it"
But just look at us holding on
We're still together still going strong

You're still the one I run to
The one that I belong to
You're still the one I want for life
You're still the one that I love
The only one I dream of
You're still the one I kiss good night

Ain't nothin' better
We beat the odds together
I'm glad we didn't listen
Look at what we would be missin'
They said, "I bet they'll never make it"
But just look at us holding on
We're still together still going strong


Please go visit Marcy over at "The Glamorous Life" for more "Fro Me to You" fun. :)




Norse, Jesica, and Boden said...

What a beautiful post! Here's to many more wonderful years with your sweet one!

Muthering Heights said...

Happy anniversary!

The Glamorous Life said...

I am so happy for you both.
Great photos, and a great story for all of them....

A perfect FRO party post!

Michelle@lifeinawhirlwind said...

Awww... Happy Anniversary. You guys have a beautiful family and your story is very inspiring - lasting 19 years together, starting at 17 year. Congrats!

jennifer said...

Happy Anniversary Valarie! I pray that the next 17 years will be blessed and that I will get to tell you happy anniversary every one of those years :)

And yeah, I have some things I would LOVE to be able to wear too.

Y'all are gorgeous and you have ALWAYS had 'good hair'.

Anonymous said...

That is so sweet. What a beautiful family!

Tonya said...

Happy Anniversary!

Courtney said...

How sweet.

ValleyGirl said...

Congratulations and happy anniversary!!!

Southerner said...

Aw, how sweet! Happy Anniversary. Tell him I think he should take you somewhere exotic. What beautiful photos- you are so stinkin photogenic. I always look warped and FAT and like I have been in the heat all day, kind of melted. Love your hair in the first photo!

Sandy Toes said...

This is my favorite post sweet!
Wishing you many more...
sandy toe

We are THAT Family said...

Those pictures are beautiful. I think I would break my hubby's back :D

Steph said...

Happy Anniversary! Good for you guys---you beat the odds. And still in love...

May God bless you with decades more!

P.S.He loves you.. said...

I love that song also!

What a special couple you make and the dedication to one another over all the years will speak volumes to your beautiful children.

Congrats and God Bless!

Sarah @ Thrifty Decor Chick said...

Congrats!! That is a feat, seriously. Everyone we know that was married before 25 is getting divorced or IS divorced. So sad. I swear you look like you are 18!!!! I hate you!!!

♥Trina♥ said...

Happy, happy anniversary!! Hope you have 17+ more!!!!

Aunt LoLo said...

Ugh...I'm about 20 pounds away from fitting into the swimsuit I wore on my honeymoon. *sigh* Some parts of me will NEVER be the same, though. *double sigh*

Great pictures!

Archie Mck said...

Happy Anniversary you two!!

Leigh of said...

AWWW! So sweet! Great pics. Great arms and legs, Val! jealous!
Happy Anniversary to you both! And many more!

Dawn said...

Happy Anniversary! You certainly have lots to celebrate. Wishing you many, many more years of happiness - together!


Amanda@Imperfectly Beautiful said...

How sweet. Happy Anniversary!

littletoesandcheerios said...

WOW, you've got the body of a movie star!
Such a cute family.

mah-meeee said...

happy anniversary! you two look so cute together!

Vader's Mom said...

Wonderful post! I can't believe you haven't always been in "the family" though. It just wouldn't be the same without you. I love you dearly and please tell my crazy cousin hello!!

Jerralea said...

Happy Anniversary! Your photos are glamorous! May you have many many more years together.

MAMA said...

Sorry I didn't call you yesterday, but I didn't even log on. But that's no excuse for forgetting. I remember the wedding, though, like it was yesterday. And Jessie, running in front. How cute. Happy belated anniversary to a wonderful couple. If you and B L want to go somewhere this weekend I would be more than happy to babysit. After all, they don't get up here very much.

I love you both so much.

Tammy said...

Happy Anniversary
Happy Anniversary
Happy Anniversary
Happpppyyyy Anniversary

Beautiful photos and such a beautiful family!!

tipper said...

Beautiful post! Congrats to you both on a wonderful marriage!

SandySmile said...

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D... said...

I am way late on this, sorry. I hope ya'll had a wonderful anniversary! I absolutely adored those photos!

Jules from "The Roost" said...

LOVE this post! You look great and SO happy!=)