Ten years ago today, Scott and I were sealed for time and all eternity in the Washington D.C. temple. We have been married for a decade! That is so cool! And I feel so happy and blessed to be able to spend forever together with Scott. I have a hard time finding the right words to express what Scott means to me. Maybe it would be better to paint you a picture of our relationship through a few personal stories. How about ten short stories/examples since we're celebrating ten years of marriage.
Story number two: Every Sunday we go to church. Our family all sits together for about an hour and 15 minutes on a pew or bench while we listen to speakers and have the sacrament. Every Sunday Scott sits by my side. This may seem insignificant but you must remember that we have five young children, all of which want to be sitting by our sides or on top of us. But he holds his ground and will not let anyone sit in between us. So we usually have a baby on each lap(1-year-old Nora and three-year-old Jane), a child on each of our sides, another sitting close enough to touch while Scott and I hold hands or just sit close. Sometimes it may be easier to have kids divided in between us to keep them from bothering one another but I'm glad and flattered that Scott wants to have me by his side.
Story number three: The children like to follow me around the house and just be wherever I am. Scott and I are the same way but with each other :). When he's home from work we're always together. If there are projects to do we usually do them together rather than dividing and conquering. We just enjoy being together. And I'd like to add that he and I are very respectful of one another. We talk kindly to one another and use kind voices. And it's not that we never disagree on anything, but when we do, we talk things through in a loving and respectful way.
Story number four: Because of the stage of life we're in right now with five young kids, Scott and I don't get out on dates very often and rarely get to go to the temple together. We still go to the temple regularly, but usually alone. The one exception to this is our annual trip to do sealings at the temple on our anniversary. We love doing this. We love being there together, remembering the covenants we made with each other and with God all those years ago. We end up looking into each others eyes most of the time and smiling and people think we're newly weds :). We've had people ask us afterwards :).
Pictures I scanned from the time we spent in Europe on our honeymoon
|experiencing some serious jet lag after our flight to England|
|On the train to Venice|
|Colosseum in Rome|
And just for fun, here are some pictures of when we were dating and engaged: