Sunday, September 4, 2011

Twelve Years

Twelve years ago:
I was 24. He was 25.
I had lived here a year. He had lived here most of his childhood.
We were kids. Maybe we both are still.

We rented a house right on the river, and spent the entire reception being chased by our photographer, while we fought the yellow jackets away from the food.
The years kept coming...
A few anniversaries came and went.
Oregon Coast (Seal Rock) first or second anniversary.

Then we took a leap and entered parenthood.

Matthew, Baby #2 - another in-and-out baby delivery.

Hunting for a Christmas tree when it was just us four.


And now we have three musketeers- and a richer life for it!

While we were still dating- Mt. Hood


We do NOT have a perfect marriage. Far from it. But we have a common goal.
Colossians 3 :14 And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity.

18 comments:

  1. Oh this is wonderful Raina! Love love loved these pictures! Such a treat right before I go to bed!! Happy Anniversary to you and your husband! You have such a beautiful family and they are all soooo blessed to have you as mother and wife! Love to you!!

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  2. I agree with Amanda! Happy Anniversary Raina! Beautiful pictures, beautiful family!!

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  3. Happy anniversary! Sweet post!

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  4. Happy Anniversary!!! :)

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  5. Happy Anniversary! Lovely post about five lovely people, awesome!

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  6. Happy Anniversary! Those pictures are absolutely beautiful.

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  7. Outstanding... congratulations.

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  8. Wow....CONGRATULATIONS!!! I LOVED all of the photos, you two are beautiful together!

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  9. Wonderful pictures of you and your beautiful and family! Happy anniversary!

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  10. Happy Anniversary Raina!!! I was also 24 when we got married. Seems so long ago huh? yet..not. marriage is strange...wonderful, BEAUTIFUL, Challenging, and Blessed. I hope you have many many MANY more years together! xxxx

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  11. Congrats and to sum it up in one word - blessed.

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  12. Oh I'm late to the party but wishing you a fabulous anniversary week! Gorgeous newlywed pics--you haven't changed a bit!

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  13. Happy Anniversary!! Love the photos!!

    Liz

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  14. This made me tear up! Happy anniversary :) it is amazing to see a couple that puts their faith first!

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  15. Happy anniversary, you are a very beautiful family.

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  16. Awww, you two are so cute! What a precious little family!

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