It's a very slow process - two steps forward, one step back - but I'm inching in the right direction. - Rob Reiner

May 14, 2015

10 Years

Wow, Jim and I are celebrating our 10 Year Anniversary today.  Time goes by in the blink of an eye.  In so many ways I can’t believe it’s been 10 years, but in other ways so much has happened.

10 years ago Jim’s kids were just 14 and 15, still in high school.  In 10 years I’ve seen them graduate, get married, and have children. 
10 years ago both of my parents were alive.  Now I have neither. 

10 years ago I couldn't run a mile, much less 26.2.  I probably couldn't have told you what a triathlon consisted of, and certainly could never have imagined doing 70.3 miles at one time. 

10 years ago I looked a lot younger…and well I was a lot younger. 
10 years ago Jim and I bought a house, and we are still living here.

10 years ago I married my best friend in the world, and I can still say that today.
10 years ago I was desperately in love with the man who sang to me at my wedding.  Today I love him even more.  I love the life he has given me.  I love the extended family I am part of.  I love our life together.

So many things have in my life have changed in the last 10 years, but mostly all for the better.  I wish my parents were here, but other than that I’m not sure I’d change a thing. 
Of course there have been challenges along the way…but I don’t know a couple who hasn't had at least a few. 

I look back and think about the day we got married.  It was a gorgeous hot summer like day.  I remember being slightly sunburned from our outdoor wedding.  We had a simple, small, family wedding and it was perfect. 
I didn't hire a photographer and it’s one thing I regret.  I have pictures, but not as many as I’d like. It was sunny so most of them are pretty washed out.  But I'm still glad to have the  memories.  

Jim and I rushed off to Maui after the wedding for our honeymoon and it was the most fantastic trips either of us had or have ever experienced.  This year we’ll return to Maui to celebrate 10 years together (a little late because of course now we have to do a race too

).  We’ll hit Maui in September and I can’t wait.
Happy Anniversary Jim! I love you more and more each day!  I can't wait to see what the next 10 years brings!


  1. Wonderful! Happy Anniversary! You two are really a very special couple.

  2. Happy Anniversary!!!! It's awesome to hear when people married their best friends and are celebrating happiness - here's to many, many more! :)

  3. I don't think you look any younger in your wedding photos.

  4. This post gives me the warm fuzzies. How lucky for you two to have found each other. Happy Anniversary :)

  5. Happy anniversary to my favorite blogging couple! Tell Jim that you haven't aged a bit…him, well….(kidding!). You both look amazing and as young and happy as you were 10 yrs ago. Congrats!

  6. Happy Anniversary to my most favorite couple!

  7. Happy Anniversary! Is that a picture from the bike ride down Mount Haleakala? My husband and I will be married 10 years in November and have a very similar picture. Love the wedding photos, you are so beautiful!

  8. Happy Anniversary! 10 years!!! Love this post :)

  9. Congratulations and Happy Anniversary. Ten years and I can still hear the love.

  10. Happy Anniversary!! Loved the list of changes and OF COURSE an anniversary trip includes a run ;) To many more years of happiness!

  11. Happy anniversary..and all pictures are very beautiful thank you so much for share.