We celebrated 20 years of marriage this summer! Yay for us! I've planned for a couple of years that when we hit 20 years we would take a big romantic trip. Well, real life, politics, and a nursing baby dictated otherwise. Maybe we'll do that next year... who knows? But in the middle of the "summer of craziness" we decided it might be fun to go down memory lane on our anniversary. We took our camera with us on a tour of all of the places we've lived throughout our marriage... and that's a lot of homes! What we both thought of as a great idea, nostalgic and memory filled, ended up having us laughing at ourselves trying to get our faces in front of each house in the snapshots. You'll see that most pictures have us caught in the various stages of forced smiling while trying to keep from completely cracking up...an unintended but fun result of the tour. We each recorded a memory at each stop, and I'm hoping to some day compile our recorded memories and photos into a memory book.
Here is the cross where Kurt proposed to me:
This cross overlooks the city. In the evening you can look down and see the city lights... very pretty!
The duplex we first lived in is now demolished... too bad :(
The one right next to it is still standing... ours was just like this.
We rented this house, and then Kurt talked our landlord into letting us buy the house from him without a down payment, because of all rent we had already paid.
We eventually sold the previous house and rented this one for a very short time.
This was Kurt's parents house. We bought it from them, remodeled it, and settled in to have our first baby here.
From country life to condo life! We don't let things get boring.
We rented here from a very dear, sweet friend of the family.
Time to stop renting for a while and buy a home again. We ended up staying in this home for nearly five years!
We survived the trial of building a home! It was actually fun most of the time... and it turned out so pretty.
On the move again... (Syd took this picture for us while we were still close to home)
Finally, my Taj Mahal Kurt built for me!
After our anniversary, we did end up moving again. But as of our walk down memory lane, this was the completion of the tour. Thank you God, for giving us the grace to be husband and wife for twenty years! I pray we are blessed with many, many more years to come!