Thursday, September 03, 2009

10 years and counting

Friday was Matt and my 10 year wedding anniversary! Both of us are still looking at each other going "10 years?!" Ten years seems so long and in some way when I look at the pictures it does seem a lifetime ago, but in other ways it seems likes it all gone by in a blink of an eye and here we are with a house and two kids (one about to start kindergarten, just one more that has me in shock!)

Of course I have to take a moment to remember that day, that day that was really the start of the rest of my life.

Here are a few pictures that I just scanned in....

My wonderful family all dressed up!

My wonderful bridesmaids....yes, I had eight of them!

My dad and I reinacting a pose we did before every prom!

Me. Before the ceremony, already tired of smiling!

Matt surrounded by the girls! I totally forgot to scan in a picture of the groomsmen. I feel so bad. When Matt sees this and complains I will totally add a picture of them. I'm too tired at the moment.

My dad and I walking down the aisle. I was so nervous that I would cry (I didn't) and I never like having all the attention on me so I was just happy to get to Matt at the front of the church (because of course I wanted to be with my hubby to be)

We're married! 3 and 1/2 years after we started dating! This is the picture I posted on facebook on Friday and I got lots of comments on Matt's hair. He's definitely changed his style in the last ten years. I think there were some that didn't recognize him without his longer hair. One friend wrote that must because I'm a good wife and I don't cause him to pull his hair out!

Stealing a kiss...

I am pretty sure this is from the end of the evening...completely out of order! Starting on our new journey together (can you say cheese....can't help it!)

Matt and his mom during the mother son dance. They danced to Phil Collins "You'll be in my Heart". One of the things that we did that I loved was halfway through the song have all the other mothers and sons (and when my dad and I danced earlier, fathers and daughters) come and join us. It was special because it's not often that you have a chance to dance with your mom or dad. I know my mom was so excited because it would get her dad on the dance floor. I love finding ways for people to participate with us as much as possible!

Cutting the cake, not an outstanding picture...but still a moment to capture!
That mob of people there...that would be the dance floor! Seriously, there was dancing all night long. So fun to be having a blast, surrounded by friends and family. Our first dance to Bebo Norman's A Page is Turned (Just an aside that the song we always consider "ours" was Hand Draws Flowers by Harrod and Funck. To this day it is my favorite love song. But we decided it would be too hard to dance to. When my brother Matt and Chrissie got married that was their first dance. Maybe she'll let us know if it was or not.) It's a beautiful song about how God leads us through the dance of life, to Himself, to each other....very touching....but apparently for whatever reason in this picture we are both cracking up about something.I just love this picture because over the past ten years Matt and I have shared many laughs together. Often times our arguments involve laughter because at some point one of us realizes that we're being ridiculous. We really do have fun together and laugh over things that probably no one else would find entertaining (usually things the girls say). Despite being very different in many ways we have the same sense of humor, something that makes being married to each other very fun.

I am thankful for Matt, the person I trust most, the person I miss the most, the one who comes home to me and the girls every night. He is a partner in every way, always helping, never bothered when I'm worn out after a long day with the girls and the house is a mess and dinner is sub par. He even drafted my Fantasy Football team for me when I wanted to get on the treadmill instead and was honest enough to pick the best choices for me rather than for himself (I was one pick before him, ultimate temptation).
I love the Proclaimers "500 Miles" and one of my favorite lines is "when I got out you know I'm gonna be, I'm gonna be the man who comes back home to you. When I grow old, you know I'm gonna be, I'm gonna be the man who grows old next to you."

Those words speak to me because I truely feel that despite neither of us being great romantics and super expressive with our words, we feel at home together and always will. If I could rewind ten years I would do it all over again! Love you Matty!


Teri said...

Congrats, Megan! I remember your wedding & I can't believe it was 10 years ago (I was a sophomore in college!). I think if you look closely in the bottom left of the group dance pic, you can see Suz & I, but I could be wrong, it's hard to see :)

renee said...

great photos of your wedding - so fitting for a 10 year anniversary tribute to starting out your lives together....
so glad you had a happy anniversary and i look forward to seeing where you will go next year :)

Megan said...

That is definitely you Teri, I noticed before I posted! You are one of the few people who read my blog AND were at my wedding!

Erin said...

Crazy, isn't it... ten years. I remember having a blast at your wedding... after I got through that Scripture reading! said...

Congrats on 10 wonderful years!! Did you guys do anything particularly special to celebrate?

I love the way you did the parent dances. What a wonderful idea... never seen that before, but I love it!!

stella g. said...

this is probably one of the best wedding recaps ever. it was such a fun wedding! great pics, too. i love the cheesy one. Jim and i have a similar one and it's one of my favorites.

i love you and Matt together. even when i caught you kissing in the middle of crowded Calderwood that one time. (i don't think you ever believed that story, but i know it was you!) it's hard to believe that was (over) 10 years ago. crazy.

i hope you were able to celebrate and do something nice together this weekend!

Happy said...

What a pretty bride and a handsome groom! Love the pictures. You guys are one lucky in love couple.

And you look the same as you did then you youthful thing you!

Megan said...

Karen Matt and I are still in complete denial over that! I know that for me I mean it, for all I know he remembers and is pretending not to. I swear it's not true!!!

Kevin and Amy said...

Oh Megan...beautiful, beautiful story!!! I was just heading up to bed and thought that I should do a little blog-catchup. I was thinking "man, my eyes are dry, I need to grab my drops, I'll do it right after checking in with the Demos."


Now that my eyes are full of tears, I owe you a big thank you! Your wedding looks like it was absolutely perfect...gorgeous bride and groom, beautiful weather, a full dance floor, and cake! Perfection.

Congratulations to you and Matt and I'm pretty sure Whaley wouldn't lie about seeing a smooch in Calderwood...! Ha!

Rachel said...

That was out song, too! Love it! Congratulations!

Tasha Antonia Hoover said...

I almost didn't want to post a comment because there were 10 comments for 10 years (a little strange)- but I decided to go for it.
Absolutely beautiful entry.. I got a little choked up at the end. Here is to the next ten years!

Courtney said...

Congratulations! Isn't Sept 4th the best anniversary ever? :) Ten years is a wonderful milestone...we wish you many more decades of happiness!

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