We've been to Disneyland and all over California, Florida, Texas, Virginia, Tennessee, Washington DC and Okinawa - and in June we are going to Canada. We've camped in tents, cabins and now a trailer (trust me when I say the trailer - with running water, flush toilets and a bed are the best). We've ridden bikes (and fallen off of them too), gone fishing and hiking and been through surgeries and life-threatening illnesses.
We've eaten hamburgers and pizza, sushi, BBQ, Chinese, Mexican, Thai, Japanese and Italian. We've drank Merlot, Cabernet, Pinot Noir, Beer, Tequila, Sake, Vodka and Whiskey. We've decorated for birthdays, graduation parties, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Eve. We've remodeled the kitchen, dining room, family room, bathroom and backyard. We've created birthday cakes and the most awesome decorated Easter eggs ever!
We've welcomed an amazing grandson, Christopher Paul III, and buried two grandparents and a Mom, some good friends and a dog, a bird and a cat. We've laughed until we've cried. We've had our share of bitter, sad and angry moments too - but making up takes the cake!
Marriage and relationships and love are a lot of hard work and these last 17 years haven't always been easy. In fact, they've been downright hard and scary at times. We've had to put our total faith in God; but through it all our love has remained constant. We are each others best friend, lover and confident. It's been one crazy, happy, wild ride and I can't wait to see what the next 17 years brings! I love you Poppies!