Wow, the milestones are coming hot and heavy around here! Not much more than a week ago, Tyler left home and set out on his own. Now, today, May 27, is our twenty-fifth wedding anniversary. And, I certainly feel like I should write something to celebrate such an occasion! But, what?
I decided that if a picture is worth a thousand words, then twenty-five pictures would be infinitely more interesting than 25,000 words of my amateur prose. So, here are twenty-five pictures, in rough chronological order, of our life together. I hope y’all enjoy them!
Karen and I got our start sailing together. Here we are setting sail in Santa Cruz in 1987.
Barely 3 months into our relationship, we took a trip to Spain together. I figured it would either make us or break us. Guess which ended up happening?!?
Cooking together has always been a favorite pastime. Making something in, let’s say, 1989
Dressed for our rehearsal dinner, in our more stylish days
Two kids getting married, 1990
Enjoying some cake at the wedding
Enjoying each other’s company, probably in 1991 or so
Pre-kids, I think, Karen could probably tell by the hair style
New parents, September 1992
Almost a year later, in summer of 1993
Time flies, and all the photos are of the kids, not the parents. Here we are again, finally, in September 1996
Again, why take pictures of the parents when there are babies around? We finally got into the same photo again in 1999
Selecting a Christmas tree in 2001
Camping in 2002. Looks like no one slept too well the night before!
Enjoying a baseball game with Brian, 2005
Hot chocolate in the mountains with Judy, Karen’s mom, 2006
Enjoying some hot chocolate, with Roscoe this time, while hunting for a Christmas tree to cut in 2007
Trying out my dad’s kayak in our front yard, 2008
At a cafe in France, Europe trip, 2010
Visiting our friend Mitch in Texas, 2011
College hunting in Chicago with Brian, late 2012
Clowning with Tyler, 2013
Enjoying dinner on a sailboat in New Zealand, 2014
Thanksgiving in Virginia, 2014
On the waterfront, after a Giants game
Every day I am profoundly thankful that I chose Karen, and that Karen chose me. It has been twenty-five years of many, many wonderful times, and a handful of sad ones. And, looking back, I’d have to say that there is really nothing I would change, other than taking a few more pictures with both of us in the frame!