May 12, 1995
We were on our way to another friend's wedding when David popped the question.
Our wedding day April 27, 1996
We were married at Harmony Baptist Church in Crystal Springs, MS
Young, in love, and off to begin our lives together.
We began our honeymoon with an overnight stay at the Elliot House Bed and Breakfast in Amite, Louisiana. We were instantly hooked on the bed and breakfast idea and it began a trend for us in the years to come. We have since spent many nights in different bed and breakfast places. We love the houses. We love the history. We love the hospitality. We just love everything about it!
The next day we drove on down to New Orleans to catch our flight to Cancun. It was our first time to fly and our first time to leave the U.S. When we checked in the attendant upgraded us to first class. Other than one other man we had the whole first class section to ourselves. That was fun and very kind of him. We would then spend the next several days soaking up the sun at the Omni Resort there in Cancun. It was beautiful!!!
It is hard to imagine a time when I didn't take as many photos. I have always loved taking pictures but I guess in the pre-digital years it just wasn't as easy. I sadly do not have many from our honeymoon. I surely wish I had taken more.
an ocean view from our balcony
me on the way to supper one night
Here we are one day eating lunch at Tony Roma's in Cancun. Oh my! Bless our hearts. ha
Then there was this... It just screams TOURIST! I have cried big tears laughing at this picture.
snorkeling in Cancun on our honeymoon
the best Coke I have ever had was in Cancun, Mexico on our anniversary
Our anniversary has always been one of our biggest days of the year. I have always worked hard to plan something fun and special for us. I love to celebrate the day that we were married! A few of our early anniversaries were spent in the Smoky Mountains at Gatlinburg. Several were spent at bed and breakfast places with our favorite being Cedar Grove in Vicksburg, MS. But, our favorite vacation of all has been taking cruises. We took several for our anniversaries before moving to the mission field. Below are some miscellaneous photos from anniversary trips past.
celebrating our 2nd anniversary on a Caribbean cruise
our first cruise in 1998
an anniversary bed and breakfast stay in Galveston, TX
cruising for our 8th anniversary
Another anniversary cruise formal night. Dressing up on formal nights is our favorite thing to do.
snorkeling in Cozumel, Mexico
visiting the southernmost point of the continental U.S.A. in Key West, FL
Kayaking tour in Key West, FL. That was a fun memory!
kayaking in Key West, FL
a photo from our 10 year anniversary cruise
parasailing on our 10 year anniversary in the Cayman Islands
having supper on our 10 year anniversary April 27, 2006
The cruise staff sang to us, brought us dessert, and tied our arms together. This was my favorite anniversary trip of all. I think it will be hard to top that week.
Eight months later we would be arriving in Guatemala to begin our service here. We have spent all but one of the past ten years celebrating our anniversary here on the mission field. We have had some fun celebrations here also. The last five anniversary trips have included the boys. They sure add an extra layer of excitement to our celebrations.
Last night we introduced them to our wedding video. It was very funny listening to them talk while they watched it. They asked a lot of questions and laughed at us a lot. It was a sweet time to reflect on our marriage with our boys. David's cousin, Kevin, videoed our wedding. As a gift to us he made us a music video from our baby and childhood pictures. He made us another music video of our dating years. He also made us a music video of our wedding. Here is the video he made of that-