Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Happy 8th Anniversary


Once upon a time 12 and half years ago, a young girl and a young boy fell in love. . .

(The party picture is for Amy Martin!) He and I had 4 and 1/2 years in Auburn growing up and having fun. On our recent trip without kids, we talked about how different we are now. Thank God! But we always had fun together. I have told this story before, I did not know Roach was his last name. I thought it was his nickname. In college, I had many friends that I did not know their last name. It was not until we were carded going into a movie that I learned Roach was his last name. At that point, I was too far in and somewhere deep down knew I would too be a Roach one day...a Mommy Roach!
This was our first beach trip together. We went para-sailing. Now we have been to that same beach for the last 12 years endless of times. We both love the beach so much that we would marry on a beach four years after this picture was taken.
After we both graduated from the greatest university...we made it official. I am so thankful husband got to spend some time with my granddaddy.
Look at the engagement photo!! We said from the beginning we would marry on an island on the beach! I will say, it was not everyone's first choice for us. We knew our family wanted to be there to witness. We knew we wanted it to be about us and we wanted it to be fun. Husband being the not-so-gung-ho about big crowds was grateful for our intimate wedding. It was one of the best days of my life. I mean who can get married and go swimming before lunch?
My favorite story is we were asked what denomination would best fit our wedding. We chose baptist and we thought we will get a baptist minister. I saw this guy perform lots of weddings while we were there and I think he "served" every denomination.
Negril, Jamaica July 21st 2001. We were a little scared when we got home and our marriage certificate was tie-dyed! Not kidding. When I took it to the wonderful DMV, the lady laughed and went and called to make sure it was not a faux document.
And they live happily after...

5 comments:

Bre said...

Sweet! Loved all the pics. Happy Anniversary!

Daddy Roach said...

Ahhh. A reminder of a time when I had a hairline that had not receded. Normally I wouldn't be happy about all the embarrassing pictures posted on the www, but today, my perspective has been changed.
Its been an amazing 8 years and I am blessed that you chose me. I promise to make the next 8 better than the previous and to continue the fight to keep our marriage a priority. I love you! Happy Anniversary!

Tricia said...

Happy Anniversary! Thanks for sharing your story, I love it!

Blessings!

Stu said...

Happy Anniversary friends. May be hard to believe, but it only gets better each year.

Karen said...

Happy Anniversary! Love the pictures!