Tuesday, December 20, 2011

8 happy years.

8 years of marriage + 3 kids + 8 moves + 3 graduations + 12,956 diapers + 5 trips to the ER + 33,842 pictures taken + 2 notebooks of love letters + 17 years since we met each other + 11 years since we graduated from high school together + countless memories + 1 amazing man = the best eight years ever!!!

Here's a quick look into the past...

High School:
One year ago:

Where it began...
This sign is monumental for us... Troy proposed to me underneath it. Yep, in true South Dakota style, he asked me to marry him on the side of the freeway. He had it all planned out.... we were driving from SD to Utah to go back to college. He pulled over because he said he wanted to take a picture under the sign. Technically, I was standing in Wyoming. He wrote a poem that said I had to "walk across the state line to South Dakota to claim my boy." Let me tell you, I didn't walk, I ran! And there he was, on bended knee. The semi trucks driving by, honking their horns. It was incredibly romantic. I love him so much, and perhaps that is why I love this state so much too. It's where we fell in love!

We are going home for Christmas in just a few days, and we can hardly wait!


  1. AWW!!! Happy Anniversary!! My husband and I went to HS together as well....we have a picture from our Senior prom that I put on our wedding favors as our "then" picture:)

  2. Beautiful story and pictures. :) You two look so happy together. Congratulations on 8 years!

  3. LOVE, love this post! It is my favorite! You have such a beautiful life together. Thanks for sharing some of the gorgeous pictures with the rest of us. :) Happy anniversary!

  4. I love this whole post! What a great way to celebrate with a look back and telling some fun and romantic stories. Happy Anniversary!

  5. You two are SO CUTE!! Happy Anniversary!

  6. Congratulations, you two! Reading this post really brought back wonderful memories! Love you and can't wait to see you!!!

  7. HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!! I love seeing people celebrate these year after year. I've been with my fiance for SEVEN years now, I look forward to the day when I can post lovey-dovey things like this after several years of marriage (not that I can't already~) Hopefully you guys had a great one. :)

  8. What a beautiful story!
    Bud & I have been together for 10 years and April will be 8 years of marriage for us!
    How did you calculate the number of diapers?! We have plans to have 3-4 kids so I'm feeling a bit overwhelmed by that diaper count hahaha...not really, but it's still such a big number!

    I hope you have a Blessed & Merry Christmas!


  9. Happy Anniversary! What a sweet post - LOVE the pictures!!

  10. How sweet! And no fair, you look just as good now as you did in high school. :)

  11. i love these posts. you two look adorable.

    love this blog! i didn't realize you had been so busy. :)


  12. New follower from Casey's page! :) Happy Anniversary!! Me and my hubby are highschool sweethearts too. Been married for a little over 3 years now.

  13. Love it! We have the SAME anniversary! And a pretty similar story. My husband and I met in HS too! Happy belated Anniversary!


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