Tuesday, December 21, 2010

19 Years and Counting

Today, December 21st, is my anniversary.  Ryan and I have been married for 19 years.

In those 19 years, we have....

  • lived in 11 houses in 5 cities - 12 if you count a brief 3 month stay with my parents.
  • been on the staff of 4 churches.
  • birthed 3 daughters.
  • written 2 books.
  • recorded 1 album.
  • had 4 dogs, 2 parakeets, 1 hermit crab, and numerous fish.
  • taught Sunday School, several Disciple Nows, and led many marriage conferences.
  • hosted 2 radio shows and 2 TV spots.
  • said good-bye to 3 wonderful grandparents.
  • driven U-Hauls across the country.
  • been to the White House at Christmastime.
  • been to Disney World 4 times.
  • been to 9 countries (and counting!).
  • cleaned 4 different swimming pools.
  • stood up for issues in the community that resulted in hate mail, crank phone calls, and an ugly email from the Ku Klux Klan - and an unlisted phone number.
  • been to countless dance recitals, drama productions, and basketball games.
  • sold Girl Scout cookies.
  • met famous people, historic figures, and national leaders.
  • hosted 32 children's birthday parties and over 100 giggly girl sleepovers.
  • learned the words to every single song by Barney and the Backyardigans.
  • driven a newspaper route and done some commercial roofing.
  • home-schooled 2 children for 7 years.
And of course....
  • argued about which one of us has the harder job at least 50 times.
I only hope I can survive the next 19 years!

What Do You Eat in a GFCF House?


Chocolate Cupcake


Banana Bread*

*especially delicious item


  1. I didn't realize your anniversary was so close to mine....Chris and I were married on the 19th of December...hope your day was amazing!!!!

  2. Do you ever get to go anywhere for your anniversary??? It was such a great date for the wedding day but not such a great date for future plans - we're always too busy to really celebrate! Oh well....

  3. We went....to church...for the Singing Christmas Tree :). I was in it and Chris was working backstage....at least we did something together!!!


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