Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Happy Anniversary!

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!


6 comments:

Cula said...

Happy Anniversary!!! I'm so glad that I know you and I am lucky to consider you my friend.

Andrea said...

Happy Anniversary guys! I had a lot of fun reading your post :)

Jenn said...

Congratulations on your anniversary :)

Melissa and Aaron said...

Happy Anniversary! I'm so glad you married Graham:) You guys made us a cute niece and nephew! We miss you guys!

Kori said...

Happy Anniversary Angie and Graham! I can't wait to see you guys over Thanksgiving!! I am so happy you are coming out. Talk to you soon.

Melissa said...

Happy Anniversary!!