3.07.2009

eleven...

years of pure bliss!
ha ha ha ha...
okay... SERIOUSLY... can we be honest here!

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marriage is one of hardest thing we have ever done!
i guess that is to be expected when you are COMPLETE opposites from one another!
if you were to write out on a piece of paper our traits...
it would look "mathematically"...  not EVEN possible... no way... no how!
those of you that know us... can attest to that! :)

a choice... commitment... to stick together through thick & thin!
we have had a lot of thin... very thin... thin ICE!
and there have been times as though i thought we would fall right through that ice!

i think when you bring two people together... AND their histories...
a new foundation sometimes has to be built.
at least for us... this has shown to be true...
because somewhere along the way our personal foundations formed a few cracks. 

the really GREAT thing... as we rebuild our foundations...
we are not only becoming stronger within ourselves but... stronger as a TEAM!

we know our team needs more coaching... but we are both IN IT... to WIN it!

i am SO thankful that i have a man that lOVES me...
and is WILLING to do what ever it takes to make our lives beautiful TOGETHER!   
he is a hard-working... smart as ALL get out... 
always striving for the next level... well respected... funny... awesome MAN and FATHER!  

so to him i say...
hAppY AnniVeRsAry!
i love you
&
look forward to what the NEXT eleven years bring! 
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he always gives me tulips on this day...
they are what i carried on our wedding day... my FAVORITE flower for sure!

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the girlies dressed "us" special for the day... don't we look lovely! :)

3-7-09 anniversary
they even made us cards!   

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so tonight... we'll be toasting with a REALLY nice bottle of red wine... 
and reminiscing about the last eleven years... like when he had hair & i had a waist!

28 comments:

Amy said...

Lovely tribute! Happy Anniversary Friend!! Enjoy your day together!!

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Dancing Queen said...

INCREDIBLE tribute to your hubby & to marriage:)

it's hard to even remember our lives before kids, but i bet you two always had fun together!

sending you happy wishes for many, many more years of wedded bliss!!

congratulations!!

Alyssa said...

how precious!! and SO TRUE!!!

i loved the kids picture. are your teeth really blue : )

have a great night!!

Simply Me... said...

Happy Day! and here drink a glass for me! Have a wonderful evening you two foxy's love that picture!

lOve yA!

HipMomma said...

Congrats Mr. and Mrs. Fox.

Honorary Indian said...

Happy Anniversary!!!

Honorary Indian said...

P.S. If your actual anniversary is today...then you share your special day with my hubby...celebrating a birthday today!

:-)

The crosses look amazing....

notevenatshirt vb said...

What a fantastic post. :) You give me hope that it CAN be done.

and p.s...
tulips are my favorite too. I love that he gives you those every year. Happy Anniversary friend.

Leah S. said...

Happy Anniversary! I love that wedding picture...you have to show us more! Where did you guys get married? The building behind you loves so beautiful!

Dawn Gahan said...

To many more tulips, many more.

Dawn

The Tulip Lady said...

Happy anniversary....I TOTALLY agree....aren't tulips the most lovely of all the flowers? Eleven years..two children...that's no small potatoes! This year for our eleventh wedding anniversary (June, 21) we will be walking down the aisle together again...in my sister-in-law's wedding. Crazy, huh, they are getting married on the same date we got married. I'm really looking forward to this wedding...no pressure, no stress, no running the show behind the scense...just showing up for the party and put'n on my pretty dress!

LuLu said...

HaPPy AnniversarY!!! Marriage is roads with turns, hills and slopes but being in it together makes the road worth traveling!
congrats on 11 years!!
xo,
LuLu

Cheryl said...

Happy Anniversary! Hope your day (and night) were great!

Tulips are great. We go to the tulip festival ever April ... that's where our annual family picture is taken (and my profile pic) so I definitely share your appreciation for them. :)

Jennifer DeDonato said...

Happy Anniversary to you guys!

patty said...

great shots, always, carissa! congratulations on your anniversary. the best is yet to come! ;)
thought of you lots in colorado, and loved our visit to your beautiful state.

Jenn said...

so, SO sweet Carissa! and perfectly written!!

Happy Anniversary to you guys:):):)
Love that wedding photo

xoxo...jenn

meg duerksen said...

YES.....happy anuvrsiry!!

marriage is worth fighting for.
good for you.
thick and thin....for better or worse.

hope the wine was perfect.

Sarah said...

Love what the kiddos did! So cute, especially the misspellings. :-)

Happiness to you! Marriage IS one of the hardest things we do, but so worth it to have a lifelong best friend!

gina said...

Beautiful you-beautiful words. Hard because it is the process that teaches us how to LOVE like God does. Hard but worth it! Good for you. Love that post.

songskatesang said...

You are a beautiful bride!! Happy anniversary!

Gini said...

What a wonderful post. The truth - you spoke it - marriage is NOT easy. But I suppose if if was easy, it would be bo-ring!!! Not too many people try to make it work these days, which is so sad and such a bad message for our children. Good for you. And as a former florist - I love tulips, as well.

MamaMia said...

Happy anniversary! We're about to celebrate 10 years this weekend.

I'm working on that post tonight.

brooke said...

oh i can't believe i missed this great post!! congratulations on eleven years! awesome! i love your "keepin it real" words too! oh and that first card is amazing...i love the teeth! fun fun post!

Beth said...

I love this. I love that your girls did stuff for you, save the card forever:) Marriage is hard work but your tribute to it is inspiring. I'm so glad I started fighting for my marriage early on. I hope you had a wonderful time celebrating! Here is to YOU and your man!

Gordostyle said...

HAPPY Anniversary girl!

Thanks for being honest about your marriage... sometimes I feel like I'm the only one that's ever had problems! From the outside, other marriages seem like HEAVEN.

Glad you guys have made it so far! And, may the BEST be YET to come!

SMiles,
Jen

Jessica said...

you are precious!

happy anniversary!

gina said...

I love that post - despite the hard things in marriage, the differences, it is clear, your determination, love and commitment carry on. I love your remarks of rebuilding. How that process makes you stronger, both stronger. Happy Happy Anniversary.