Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Anniversary: 10 years of bliss and adventure!

10 years ago, on the Feast of the Annunciation (March 25, 1998) a 5-year widow with two children said "I do" to a man with three children of his own. We decided to build a family together, under the patronage of various saints, but particularly under Our Lady! And we've been having adventures ever since:

9 different countries visited
8 years of homeschooling our various children
7 road trips back and forth to the south-east
6 different mailing addresses
5 children with us on most of these adventures
4 houses bought/sold AND 4 schools we've helped to start-up and expand
3 babies born for a total of 8 children in our family
2 different continents lived on
1 wonderful, day-long date just us two to celebrate our 10 years of marriage -- morning Mass at our parish church, visit to the Denver Art Museum's Inspiring Impressionism followed by an amazing lunch at the Museum fancy-schmancy restaurant, tour of the historic Byers-Evans house, a tour of two historic churches -- St. Elizabeth of Hungary and Holy Ghost where we were able to participate in the Divine Mercy chaplet -- and capping off with the best Southern Barbeque I've had in a long, long time at Jim & Nick's in Stapleton.

Here's a picture of us last year at the High School Prom where we chaperoned (and my first ever prom!). It was an especially nice anniversary this year as, with Easter so early, we're all on Spring Break this week and so will continue to "party" with the kids thru the rest of the week.


Joannof10 said...

Congratulations!!! Happy Anniversary!

Amy said...

Oh happy, happy anniversary Mary! You've got me crying tears of joy for you today. :)

Leonie said...

Oh, how lovely - happy anniversary!!

The Bookworm said...

Congratulations Mary! That is ten very full years :)

Eileen said...

Congratulations! What a wonderful story you have. God Bless your marriage and family with many, many more happy years together.


KC said...

Happy Anniversary!!!

Carmen L. said...

Congratulations! What an exciting adventure you've had! I can't wait to see that art exhibit myself!

Anne (aussieannie) said...

Congratulations Mary, what a lovely read!

Mary Ellen Barrett said...

Happy Anniversary! You make such a great looking couple.

Your love story is a great one, thanks for sharing it with us!

JoAnna said...

Happy Anniversary, dear one! When you move to NOVA I hope to get to meet you!

Ruth said...

Happy anniversary, Mary!!!! Many blessings to you and your family.

Pixilated Mum said...

Many blessings and heart-felt congratulations for your years of wedded bliss ... let's hear it for 10 more and counting. : )