Thirty years ago this day, I did marry my best friend. We have laughed, lived and had some pretty big dreams. Through it all, we've stayed in love with each other. A downright miracle if you ask me!!
37 road trips
We began dating in 1981
Married on August 14, 1982 and two years later, started our family.
This is the morning we left San Diego for Washington State.
Chuck and I have ridden a jet boat up the Rogue River in Oregon.
(We're on the left, third row from front.)
Volunteered in Patzcuaro, Mexico on a medical missions team
The following year we took the girls down and
we volunteered for a week at at orphanage in Morelia, Mexico.
Had one major accident
Chuck was alone in the truck.
He walked away with scratches and 6 stitches in his arm.
That's my mom holding Beth. She was 1 week old.
What a week that was!
The thing that most defines our family though are our road trips.
We crave them.
We talk about past trips and plan new ones.
We've traveled most of the U.S. by car.
Half Dome in Yosemite
Hurricane Ridge in Western Washington
And countless trips back and forth to San Diego, where we both grew up. These past thirty years have been a wild ride! Chuck has loved me through some ugly times. Our marriage has seen some amazing high's and terrible lows, but divorce was never an option. No matter what we've been through, we both knew we were going through it together.
Here's to another 30!!
The very first photo taken of us as a couple.
Stop laughing! :)
I just saw a picture on Awkward Family Photos and they
were wearing this same shirt!!