So, Graham and I are celebrating our 11 year anniversary this Saturday. Wow, I can't believe it. I know everybody always says "wow, I can't believe we've been married for so and so many years," but when I think about it it does seem like we've been married that long. We've done a lot in those 11 years. We've moved 4 times to 4 different cities, owned 2 houses, produced 2 kids, adopted a dog, several job changes, owned 8 different cars, 5 traffic tickets and 3 jury duties. Knock on wood but we've never had any hospital stays except for me giving birth. I can't complain, life has been pretty good to us. It hasn't been perfect. We still have our ups and downs but as long as we have more ups I consider us lucky!
I look at our wedding picture and think how incredibly young I was when we got married. I wasn't even 21 yet. I met Graham when I was 19. I had just moved to Los Angeles to attend fashion school. I moved in with 2 roommates who were strangers and didn't know anyone else in LA. I decided I should start going to church, I looked up an LDS church in the yellow pages. I thought I was dialing the UCLA ward but accidentally dialed USC's student ward. I met Graham at a family home evening that first Sunday. He introduced himself to me but I thought nothing of it. He, on the other hand says, "As soon as she walked into the room, a choir of angels sang and I knew she was the one." I went out with him on a couple of dates but repeatedly told him I was not interest in him. He thought I was playing hard to get. I continued to date other people, he continued to find excuses to come over to my apartment. He won my roommates over immediately but I took much longer, I just couldn't shake him. I don't even know how or why he stuck around for so long but I was finally convinced that he was the one. To tell you the truth, I knew early on that I loved him but I was really trying hard not to admit it.
For a long time, I thought how could I be so lucky to end up with such a great man but you know what...he's pretty lucky too! We've made a beautiful family and a great life together. I look forward to many more years ahead of us! Happy Anniversary, Baby!