Tuesday, August 26, 2008

To The One I Love

Today is our three year wedding anniversary. Three years of loving and living together. Three years of deepening love. Three years of being challenged in ways I didn't think possible. I feel lucky to have had these three years and I hope it's three times thirty more.

I love you because God, in His perfect plan for our lives, chose for us to be together.
I love you because you love Jesus and you show me how to love Him more.
I love you because you are kind and generous.
I love you because you challenge me everyday.
I love you because you are you and I can't imagine sharing my life with anyone other than you.

Aaron and I met five years ago this month at a Young Life camp in Oregon called Wildhorse Canyon. We worked side by side in the kitchen, cutting watermelon, refilling cereal carafes and flirting way more than we should have. When the month was up, we left for our separate lives, Bellingham and Western for me, Spokane and Eastern for him. But, thanks to some match maker friends, we talked on the phone and by the time Christmas break rolled around, we decided to meet up. We went out to dinner, played pool and needless to say, sparks flew just as they had in the kitchen at Wildhorse. Basically from that night on, we were together.

So...enough with the mush, lets look at some pictures. The following are a few photos that give some insight into my sweet husband, and a handful of my favorite pictures from the last couple of years. These photos capture his love for the outdoors but I need a few pictures of him washing his cars, talking on his cell phone, dressed up in his gorgeous suits and drinking wine, because the man is a bit bi-polar in his interests.

Snowshoeing in Chinook Pass

Hiking in Arches National Park, Moab, Utah

This photo says so much about his personality:
all redneck all the timeFly fishing in Glacier National Park
Shooting at the cabin
Hanging with Rem at the beach
My favorite photo of us, Valentines Day 2008, Kauai

Riding the chairlift at Park City after some major hiking...
this was a super fun day!
House projects galore...you never quit


Fine For Now said...

Awww....sweet! :o)

Ripe for Reading said...

What a loving post! : ) Congrats!

Chad & Cate Kuhlmann said...

Congrats you two! You truely are a great couple together...but you forgot one important part of your story; how your best friends were there at your first date and made it all that much more special!
Your 4th year of marriage will bring even more joy than you can imagin with that amazing baby boy!