Friday, January 2, 2009

Fifteen Wonderful Years

I am one of the luckiest guys in the world. Seriously. I have known my best friend, who just happens to be my wife, for half of my life!! Has it really been fifteen years since I joined my high school cross country team because some cute girl in my Biology class (who thought she was smarter than me) said she ran cross country? I didn't even like to run!! But I stuck it out...even joined the track team which is far worse than cross country (whose bright idea was it to run two miles around a little circle anyway?). And I'm glad I did. Not only did I learn to enjoy running (somewhat--as a last resort--like when all the tires on my 3 bikes are flat and I don't have a spare tube or patch kit), but I met my best friend, who actually is a lot smarter than me. Please enjoy a little nostalgia, the picture quality may not be the greatest (we even knew each other BEFORE the advent of digital cameras...wow!) but the memories are priceless to me.

From the cross country runs through the Tetons...















...to the groovy high school dances.











F
rom the engagement photos...















...to the wedding photos.












F
rom the tops of the mountains...










































...to the valleys below.






I will ALWAYS love my best friend.

12 comments:

Steve Garvin said...

Too cool, you guys! Congratulations!! The pictures are great. (We just celebrated our 15th anniversary in August.)

Leigh Highsmith said...

Oh my gosh, 15 years thats so neat! Jared, you writing this is one of the sweetest things Ive ever seen! You guys are not only an awesome couple but awesome individuals as well, congrats--LA

Rachel said...

We LOVE the pictures, especially the dance picture with Janae's fashion forward shiny green dress. Congrats on 15 years and counting!

Dean said...

Congrats on 15 years! You guys look so cute together! I love the high school pics! I hope everyone had a great Christmas at your house! - Laura

Auntie Julie said...

Wow, you really ARE an old man now! Haha! I think it's very sweet that you want to tell the whole world that you love your wife. But you make it sound like you've been married for 15 years! Congrats on the 9th wedding anniversary, though! And thanks for posting that totally groovy dance pic....I LOVED the 'do! Hahaha!!! Love you both, and I'm grateful that you made Janae my sister!

Kathleen said...

I love it! So cool, and I was just wondering, I have this fancy thing coming up soon, can I borrow your green dress Janae? ;) I love all the pictures, and the story, very, very cool! Hope you're holidays were Awesome!

tjayandjulie said...

So fun to see those x-country shirts again!!!! I still have all mine somewhere. Wow, congrats on 15 years, that's awesome.

moaspen said...

VERY cool you guys. I joined the track team because I had a crush on a guy that was on the team but it didn't work out anywhere near as good as yours! That was a fun trip down memory lane, thanks for sharing. Happy new Year!
~shiloh

Ivey Handcrafted said...

what a beautiful post....I love the pics! You guys rock. Congrats on 15 years!!!

Auntie Nessa said...

awwwwww. I Love MY FAMILY!!! You are so cute!

Heather said...

I loved looking at all those pictures. I love how life works out. My favorite is the dance picture:)

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