Thursday, September 23, 2010

15 Years and Counting.......

This picture has a lot of meaning to me. I didn't know it at the time, but on New Years Eve 1992, I first laid eyes on the guy that would be my future husband. I honestly have to say, it was his hair that first caught my eye. He had Tommy Page hair, and I was a huge Tommy Page fan. ;) And come on, getting squished between 3 cute guys for a picture is pretty awesome too. (Beastie Boys, Tom? Really? lol) I saw him again a couple of weeks later when he and some friends came to a party at Tapped Out (the name us girls gave to our house in college). His friend Brad was dating my friend Erica and she told me that Todd wanted to ask me out.

On January 24th, 1993 he called me and asked me out on our first date. That first date was on January 26th, 1993. It started with pizza at The Tower and ended with a kiss during a dance to an Air Supply song. Cheesy, yes, but oh so awesome.

This picture was taken in April 1993, it was shortly after this that I realized I had fallen in love with him. It was scary and exhilarating at the same time.
We continued dating through college and had our share of ups and downs. Todd proposed to me in January 1995 and we planned on a fall wedding as well as trying to finish up our last semester of college.

This picture was taken on the day of our college graduation. The world seemed wide open to possibilities that day--we were 22 year old engaged college graduates. We bought our first house, we started new jobs and planned for our wedding day on September 23, 1995.
We had our college senior pictures taken at the same time so we could have our engagement pictures taken also. This wasn't the one used in the paper, we used a little bit more formal of one. This was my favorite one though. (we both were workin' the awesome hair back then, weren't we?)
This was taken at a Halloween party the month after we got married. I was crazy about cats even back then and I was in love with a vampire long before vampires were hot!
This story has continued through 15 wonderful years of marriage. No doubt the best parts of those years were the addition of Drew, Noah, and Aiden to our little family. Todd, you have given me more than I have ever deserved and all I ever wanted. You let me be me, you support me in whatever I do, and you make me strive to be a better person. I love you, babe. I look forward to the rest of our journey together.
Happy 15th Anniversary Todd!!
Here's a link to my post on our 13th anniverary. It has one of our wedding photos on it.
Five years ago today we celebrated our 10th anniversary. Shortly after our wonderful dinner out, I went into labor with Aiden. That story will continue tomorrow when we celebrate our baby's 5th birthday.


Michele R said...

Enjoyed your post!
--From someone who met a guy who gave her 3 boys too--one who has a b-day this week too!

Jessica said...

Love it! Happy Anniversary!
Love you!

Mom said...

That was beautiful Kelly... we are so lucky to have Todd 3 in our family -he fits perfect with his "ability" for jokes and humor. I am glad you stopped here with dating Todds. College can give you smarts AND a spouse! Happy anniversary you two!

Jeff said...

Great post Kel! Happy Anniversary guys.

Aunt Cindy said...

GREAT post Kelly...and so much of 'your story' I didn't know. Happy Anniversary, with wishes for many more to come! Love you!!

Kat said...

Ooooo!!! So awesome! Thank you for that trip down memory lane. Such fun! You two are so stinking cute!
Happy Anniversary, and many, many, more! :)

Deb said...

Nice post Kelly...really enjoyed reading your story! and love the pictures too! You two are wonderful together! Hope your day was awesome...Happy Anniversary! :)

Dianna said...

15 years with Superman!

You two are some of my most favorite people ON THE PLANET. I can't tell you how much I love you both and those boys...*sigh* THOSE BOYS make me smile just thinking about them.
Congrats on 15 years and congrats on the beautiful family you have made. LOVE YOU!