12 wedding anniversaries (soLs)
|On July 3, Andy & I celebrated
our 12th wedding anniversary.
Several years ago I thought it would be fun to document how we celebrated each anniversary. I’ve fallen embarrassingly behind. So in an attempt to catch up with this cool little album, I’m making a list of each celebration.
2000 — A weekend in Indy.
2001 — Late night snack at Applebees.
2002 — Movie Matinee: Mr. Deeds with Adam Sandler.
2003 — Movie Matinee: Incredible Hulk.
2004 — 5 years! An afternoon of shopping.
2005 — Adoption paperwork + lasagna at home.
2006 — Carry out from a local bar that has the very best steaks — grilled over charcoal.
2007 — Andy served on a mission team building an orphanage in Peru, South America.
2008 — Colorado for a cousin’s wedding.
2009 — 10 years! Went to the Dunes with our kids + our friends’ kids because they were in Ethiopia helping missionaries and adopting two children. We also put in a new door to the deck, and painted our bedroom, bathroom, hallways, and kids’ bathroom.
2010 –Andy returned to Peru, South America with a mission team.
2011 — Helped Andy’s mom since she had surgery this week.
As I made this list, I realized the way we spend our time defines us. The most memorable anniversaries were the ones we helped others. This is how I want to spend more of our time: doing things that help others know they are loved.
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