Thursday, March 08, 2007

21st wedding anniversary

Today Mark and I celebrate 21 years of marriage. I wanted to share a picture from when we were first married, but all my pictures are at the new house. I wanted to show you what babies we were all those years ago. This one is from Brek and Brittany's wedding last year. It's not the best, but it's us. I would love to write a gushing story of our history and the love we have for each other, but I'm so tired. Just know that I do love and appreciate him. We don't have time to really celebrate, so we went to the bean dinner at the church. It was fun to see all of our friends that we adore.
The packing and moving is still in progress. We continue to pack during the day and take a load over every night. My dad is right....we do have too much stuff. It's never ending. So far we've moved the living room, family room, formal dining room, most of my scraproom (everything but my computer desk, computer and printers), most of the little boys room and some of the kitchen and some of the laundry room. I'm ashamed to admit that I packed a whopping 40 boxes from my scrapbook room alone and still had to carry a bunch out by hand. There is so much still to pack and move in this house and it seems to multiply over night. I don't know how that happens, but it does. Saturday is coming soon...I'm not ready!!!
I caught the end of American Idol tonight...what a bunch of crap! Sheesh! Their voting system is retarded....sorry! They need to vote for the WORST singer. That would be a more true vote.

31 comments:

Kassie said...

Happy Anniversary, Jolene and Mark!
Hope you post a pic from your wedding at some point, you must have been babies, since you're still young now!

My dh and I will celebrate our 20th this year and I cannot believe how quickly that time has gone by.

Good luck with your continuing packing and moving. It's amazing how much stuff we accumulate in our day to day living.

Leona said...

Happy Anniversary!

Mindy said...

So....do you color code the stuff that you carry out by hand?????

Love ya!

Mindy said...

So....do you color code the stuff that you carry out by hand?????

Love ya!

Jacquie said...

What a nice picture. Happy Anniversary to you both.

When we moved out here I swear I purged so much stuff it wasn't funny and well now 2 years later I need to purge again. Stuff just collects, what can ya do?

DH and I celebrate our 9th Anniversary this year. Yay to the good men we have found and of course a shout out to the good women they found ;-)

Valerie said...

that's why i never watch the dumb ol' show.

Happiest of anniversaries! i know the circumstances aren't the greatest right now, but the strength of your love will carry you through it all!

Chickenbells said...

Congratulations!!!

Oh...stuff stuff stuff...it does certainly multiply. Just keep plugging away, and it will soon be all over!

Andi said...

Happy Anniversary!!! Your picture is lovely but I too would love to see one of you when you first got married. When all the "dust settles" and you get moved into the new home and unpacked you'll find some time again. Just keep smiling and laughing through it all and know that your blogger buddies care about you.

Brooke said...

Happy Anniversary :) 21 years ! You should be so proud of the longevity and that you've been blessed with so much :)

I absolutely CANNOT believe Sanjaya made it and Sundance went home. Where is America's ears ?? Of course, Sundance doesn't have much of a stage presence - but atleast he can SING - which is what the show is about :)

Jen said...

Happy Anniversary!

Keep on truckin' with those boxes...you can do it Jolene!!


AI does suck! You're right, the voting system is retarded!

Missy's Blog said...

Happy Anniversary Jolene and Mark ... and that IS a great picture of you guys!

Good luck with the move this weekend. You guys have a great head start on it already!

Briana said...

Happy Anniversary!

Good luck tomorrow with the move!

Wendy said...

Happy Anniversary!! I am on 22 years this year!!

Good Luck with your move, you will be moved in in no time with that color code system!

Don't forget to get some rest!!!

Cassandra said...

Happy Anniversary! You are such a cute couple! Hope the move is going okay...

Sheila said...

Happy Anniversary to you both. Good luck with the move. Sounds like you''ve got it under control to me! You're doing good.

Jamie said...

Happy Anniversary!

I hope you get settled into your new home.

Jamie ~ Alabama

sohpiasmom said...

A very happy 21st Anniversary to you and your husband! The pictures is really sweet :)

Good luck getting the last of the boxes/stuff out and into your new home! Don't worry...you're not the only one with way too much stuff! And, we have to move each year for the next 2 years (for Corey's school)...eek! Can't wait to see pictures of your new home :)

Deb said...

Wishing you a very Happy Anniversary!

Leah said...

Happy Anniversary! Sending well wished your way that the final stages of the move go smoothly.

Susie Q said...

Happy Anniversary dear Jolene and Mark! Such a sweet and lovely picture...
I would love to see one of you as a new bride! YOu must have been adorable!! You still are!!
Just take deep breaths...you can do it...you are almost there and this too shall pass...
Yuo can start making new memories now...in your new home!
Love,
Sue

~Telah said...

Congratulations on 21 wonderful years of marriage! That's awesome and such an inspiration.

Kim said...

Happy Anniversary, Jolene!

I agree with you on the American Idol Voting. I don't think that any of the ones voted off the other night were the "next American Idol", but some of them deserved to stay longer.

Good Luck with the new home.

TK Angels said...

Happy 21st Wedding Anniversary!! You both are so cute together.

You are so organized. It seems as though you are not having any problems organizing the move and time wise you are on time? True?

Take time to rest.
Take care,
Terri

TK Angels said...

Sorry me again. I forgot to comment on American Idol. Yes- what happened with the voting? I should say that there are a few that should not be in the final 12. Ummm- maybe I should vote?

Rhonacs said...

It's now Sunday night and I'm late with my message. Congratulations on your 21st anniversary - we're a year behind you! Hope the move went well and everything is now in the new home. Looking forward to seeing pictures of you all settled again. Good luck with the unpacking now - and keep on smiling!

Nikki *Ü* said...

Happy Anniversary!! I still have no idea who the final 12 are - LOL. Guess I better go look that up online here in a sec!! LOL I LOVE your organizational system for moving, BTW. I must steal that idea when we move (someday in the far distant future - LOL).

Cheryl Wray said...

Happy Anniversary to the cute couple!!!!!
I love the picture!
I hope you have many, many more happy years to come!
(And find the time to tell us the long,gushy story of your romance sometime! I love hearing love stories of marriages that have lasted!)
Have a great day!

Pam said...

You got married on my 20th b-day! :)

Love the photo, it's gorgeous!

Good luck with the rest of the packing!

I'm with ya on Idol!

Pam said...

BTW, major congrats on 21 years!

Amy Mowbray said...

Happy Anniversary Mark and Jolene!!!! After you get settled in the house you two will have to go out to celebrate.

Nicole Doughty said...

Wanted to let you know we're having a girl :) Congats on 21 years!!!!