Saturday, October 10, 2009

17 years and counting

We had been dating for two years, and living together for one. We got engaged in the parking lot of the San Jose, California airport. While riding out Hurricane Andrew on Key West, we decided to set the date -- 10/10/1992. While looking through a AAA magazine, we read an article about Skyline Drive through the Shenandoah National Park. It mentioned a small waterfall right off the road, and we chose it as the location for our wedding.

We set out from Dallas, Texas on the 8th, driving to Memphis, Tennessee on the first day. On the second day, we made it to Roanoke, Virginia. We set off on the morning of the 10th, located the falls, and started to climb. When we reached the top, we exchanged vows and rings between ourselves and our God.

Goodness, we were young!


Herrad said...

Hi Steve, Hi BR,
Lovely post and gorgeous photos of you two sweethearts.
Hope you have started to celebrate your anniversary.
Have a good weekend.

Cranky said...

Steve and BR - happy anniversary! You sure were young'uns then! Great story and photos, thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

Great pictures!!When I hear" true love", I think of you two.Hope you have had a good day. Sorry the Tigers looked so awful!!Much love, Dede

Lisa Emrich said...

Happy Anniversary!! Beautiful story and beautiful location.

B ILL said...

woohoo. Awesom3 pix. I'm lucky to still be ahead by a year.

Anonymous said...

I can't stop looking at you two!!!So beautiful, both of you!!!Hope you have a great week. Dallas won and so did the USA in the Presidents Cup!!!Hugs, Dede

steve said...

Herrad - celebration commenced and continues. Our hearts may be sweet, but you should taste our pancreas. :-)

Cranky and Lisa - It's funny. A wedding is just a point in time meant to be shared with family and friends, so they can witness the love and commitment. And although we had/ve many friends who would have gladly shared that moment with us, we chose to keep it just the two of us. I guess we kind of eloped.

Billy - I'll always remember meeting Nanny for the first time at the hotel the night before you and Kelly married. I came directly from work, and was still wearing my "Sorority Girls from Hell" t-shirt. Nanny read it out loud, not sure what to make of me.

Dede - What the hell did you do to those Tigers? That offensive line had better be in Our Lady of the Lake with swine flu after such a poor performance.

If BR and I are the sum of our experiences, it's nice to know there is some beauty on account to offset the present struggles. :-)

kmilyun said...

Awesome you guys! Happy Anniversary!

Love the photos.


Kim said...

Happy Anniversary! I can remember your announcement of the happy event like it was yesterday.

Much love from snow-covered Wisconsin,

Anonymous said...

My second favorite picture of Bob...and you're a pretty handsome devil yourself!! Tell Bob my favorite is the full length in the 1980 Potpourri. He knows which one I mean.
Happy anniversary!!


Have Myelin? said...

I love the pictures. Happy Anniversary. Glad I found your blog. =)

Great story too.

steve said...

Hi Kim - even yesterday seems so long ago these days. And yet I can't believe we've been in Austin for over a year now.

Now start digging.

Jan, Susanne, and Sherry -.Thanks for stopping by. I had big plans to take BR out to a fine French restaurant for dinner. We didn't leave the house until 1am, and went to the IHOP instead. To our waitress, we were a welcome relief from all the drunk college kids.