Saturday, July 18, 2009

11 Years With MY Dearly Beloved!!

11 Years ago today, I said 'I Do' to my hubby Ryan! It was the best day ever! It was a beautiful sunshiny day in the low 80s with no humidity! We were married at half past four (cuz I liked the way it sounded on the invitation!) in the afternoon and had a dinner & dancing reception immediately following! I wish my scanner worked, as I would scan a picture from our wedding, but since that is not the case this evening, I will share the pictures that Colin took of us celebrating!

Nothing fancy today as the boys and I just got home from Michigan yesterday and Ryan leaves for football camp early tomorrow morning. We will celebrate next weekend!


We decided to have ice cream cake for dinner, I know, I know, but it happens only once a year so we decided to give them cake! It was so yummy!

So do you want to hear the story of us?....Sure you do!!

We met at Ann Arbor Country Club, May of 1996, where I was a waitress and Ryan was a golf course ranger...it started out as just friends, just hanging out and then eventually turned to dating! We really started dating in July of 1996. On February 20, 1997, I came home from school (I was a jr. in college at the time) from one of my night classes to find Ryan at my house talking to my parents. This was unusual since it was a night class, but whatever! He talked me into going to the library to help him with a paper, in the pouring rain no less, and when we got there he parked in the way back. I asked him what he was doing and he said he wanted me to listen to a song. Fair enough. So he played Billy Joel's "She's Got A Way About Her" and then pulled out a ring and the rest is history....happy history!!! But I have to mention that he originally wanted to propose at the gazebo in Heritage Park, but since it was raining he did it in the car!!

Happy Anniversary, Happy Anniversary

Happy Anniversary

HAAAAAAAppy Anniversary

as sung by Fred Flinstone, thank you very much!!!

Happy Happy 11th Babe...love ya!

♥Here's to another 11 and many,many more!♥

16 comments:

He & Me + 3 said...

Aren't you two so cute! I would have facebooked you a happy anniversary, but someone deleted my account. UGH! What is up with that person? LOL
Happy anniversary!
Enjoy those yummy cakes!

Stacy said...

Happy Anniversary!!! Umm are those dates right? U meet in 2006??

Stacy said...

It just feels like yesterday that is why you put 2006..lol

Kelly said...

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!!!
Here is to the next 11 years.

Everyday Mom Designs said...

Happy Anniversary!

Sneaky Momma said...

What a sweet proposal! Happy Anniversary to you guys! :)

Rachel said...

Aww - what a sweet story! I love it! And those ice cream cakes are a great idea!

Wibeche og Rune said...

Happy Anniversary :) I love those pictures of you:)

Wib.

Lisa said...

Awww, you both are too cute!! HAPPY ANNIVERSARY...hope you enjoyed the cake!!

Under the Florida Sun said...

Aww. What a cute post!
Congrats!!

And feeding each other.. too sweet!!

Robyn said...

Happy Anniversary that is a sweet story! Ice cream for dinner, now that's my kind of dinner! How sweet of him to feed you!
Here's to another 11 plus years!

Alicia, The Snowflake said...

Oh how sweet! Happy Anniversary! I hope you guys have many more happy years together!

And I think ice cream cake is a perfectly acceptable dinner!

momstheword said...

Happy anniversary! What a sweet proposal. My hubby asked my dad for my hand in marriage and I didn't know he did until afterwards.

Those cakes look yummy!

Stephanie said...

Happy Anniversary!!!!!!! Those cakes look yummy!

E @ Scottsville said...

Happy Anniversary!!!! =0)

You're making me REALLY hungry.

Mocha Momma said...

Happy Anniversary! Sweet story. Ice cream Cake for dinner, yay!!

About letterboxing...the best source is Atlas Quest. The site explains it well and you can find the clues to letterboxes in your area there.

Get a notebook, rubber or foam stamp, ink pad or pens. Get your clues and go.

I'm sure there are some in your area.

About the parade...it was fun. The tow trucks were awesome. My pictures didn't do them justice.

Take care,
Nannette