Thursday, October 9, 2008

Through the (4) years

It's been four years since Pete and I met at that fateful Octoberfest party while watching sausages cook on the grill. Seems like it was forever ago. So in honor of our anniversary, I thought I'd share these goofy self-portraits of Pete and me taken over the last four years...

In the Adirondacks at the Ausable River


At Sam's house during Christmas


At the farm in Savanna


In Maui, on our honeymoon, at Twin Falls


In the car (with Adora) on our way home from Oregon, IL


At Niagra Falls


At White Pines State Park (where we ended up getting married)


In Maui, on our honeymoon, at the beach


On the annual family camping trip at Nelson Dewey State Park


And walking away arm in arm, in downtown Lake Placid, New York



Sam added a printed version of these lyrics (below) to my parents' 40th anniversary photo album last year. I know it's cheesy, and it's Kenny Rogers, for crying out loud, but I'm a very sentimental girl, so I included them in this post.

Through the Years

I can't remember when you weren't there
When I didn't care for anyone but you
I swear we've been through everything there is
Can't imagine anything we've missed
Can't imagine anything the two of us can't do

Through the years, you've never let me down
You turned my life around, the sweetest days I've found
I've found with you ... Through the years
I've never been afraid, I've loved the life we've made
And I'm so glad I've stayed, right here with you
Through the years

I can't remember what I used to do
Who I trusted, who I listened to before
I swear you taught me everything I know
Can't imagine needing someone so
But through the years it seems to me
I need you more and more

Through the years, through all the good and bad
I knew how much we had, I've always been so glad
To be with you ... Through the years
It's better every day, you've kissed my tears away
As long as it's okay, I'll stay with you
Through the years


Through the years, when everything went wrong
Together we were strong, I know that I belong
Right here with you ... Through the years
I never had a doubt, we'd always work things out
I've learned what love's about, by loving you
Through the years

Through the years, you've never let me down
You've turned my life around, the sweetest days I've found
I've found with you ... Through the years
It's better every day, you've kissed my tears away
As long as it's okay, I'll stay with you
Through the years

Happy anniversary, Pete!

12 comments:

curious girl (lisa) said...

and what a lovely, love-filled four years it was! beautiful photos.

kat said...

Now it's my turn to say "awww". Fun pics and a great record of the years so far!

Claire said...

aaah...

Fifi Flowers said...

Happy Anniversary... LOVELY photo collection! GREAT song!

Georgia (AKA g-bug) said...

happy anniversary!
you guys are too cute!

please sir said...

Aww so cute - nice to see your transitions throughout the years!

suzanne cabrera said...

Very cute! What a great way to document your time together.

Chris said...

Thank you all :)

nadia said...

such fun pictures and what agre at collection to have!

vana chupp said...

So sweet and thoughtful! Happy anniversary to you and your hubby! Many more wonderful years!

Mrs. B said...

Happy anniversary! You guys are just the cutest! And it seems that you go to some great places too! I love that song, cheesy as it may be.

MrsBeans said...

I love these photos! Awwwuh -- happy anniversary late!