|Her name is Bonnie, and she had great legs.|
|His name is Travis, and he was pretending to be the Karate Kid.|
And then one day they realized they really liked each other. A friend was in a musical and invited Travis to come. Travis said he'd go when Hell froze over... which happened later that week when Bonnie said she'd love to see the musical for their first date.
Two weeks later, after watching
they sat on a couch and more or less said "I love you" for the first time and decided to get married.
Bonnie got her
and they looked over possible dates. They settled on a date almost 7 months later, December 30th. It was the Vigil of the Feast of the Holy Family and during the Octave of Christmas and on a holiday weekend.
They were told they were rushing and at times they were worried, but they were confident that God wanted them together. So they went ahead and got hitched.
And they went on their Scottish honeymoon.
|Where the adorable elderly tour guide thought it was more important to get feet in the picture than the beautiful castle ruins behind them.|
But God blessed them with
and 16 months later
and 54 weeks later
and 20 months later
And in the meantime they sold
so they could put a down payment on a house that looked like
and Travis worked really hard and made it look like
They had some ups
|like the Behold Conference|
|and a Boston vacation|
and downs along the way.
|a stillborn and 7 weeks in the NICU|
They got to know some new friends.
|Venerable Sheen, pray for us!|
And they enjoyed their super cute kids
And they lived happily ever after, laughing at each other's jokes, bickering, and him appreciating her ability to stay within budget (most of the time) and her appreciating his ability to work hard and still come in and play with the kids at the end of the day.
Happy Feast of the Holy Family to everyone!
Happy Anniversary to the love of my life!
Happy Anniversary Bonnie! You have a beautiful family!! :)ReplyDelete
Love this! Happy Anniversary!ReplyDelete
Oh Bonnie, this is just beautiful. Thank you for sharing with us! You should write a book.ReplyDelete
Happy anniversary you two! Such a fun way to tell your story, Bonnie ;)ReplyDelete
what a beautiful life story of love and joy ! Happy Anniversary!ReplyDelete
I love this! Happy Anniversary and Feast of the Holy Family!ReplyDelete
Love it! Happy anniversary!ReplyDelete
Congratulations!! Thanks be to God! :)ReplyDelete
you really do have a beautiful, holy familyReplyDelete
Thank you so much everyone! We had a great dinner date and instead of going to a movie decided to buy The Avengers and watch it at home.ReplyDelete
Our romance is only outdone by our frugality.
Beautiful! Happy Anniversary :)ReplyDelete
Thank you, Jordan! I hope you're well!Delete
Happy anniversary. I want to live closer to this holy family! It's all lovely.ReplyDelete
What a wonderful 6 years it has been. You are truly blessed. Love you.ReplyDelete
What an awesome wedding date and such a sweet story....Happy Anniversary!ReplyDelete
Truly awesome! Thanks!ReplyDelete
Cute! Happy Anniversary!ReplyDelete
Oh my gosh I am in love with this post! I just love the way you wrote it and all the pictures! I'm pinning it to my "Some of my Favorite Blog Posts by Others" board! :)ReplyDelete
Happy New Year!!!
For Love of Cupcakes
Thanks, Jamie! I'm honored!Delete
Bonnie, so sweet! Happy, Happy Anniversary. God grant you many happy, blessed years...ReplyDelete
New friends indeed! Happy Anniversary Bonnie! May the Lord continue to bless your marriage and family.ReplyDelete
How stinking sweet. What a beautiful picture of what God can do through a couple who loves Him and lives their lives following Him. Happy anniversary!! You have a beautiful family and a beautiful story! Thanks for sharing!ReplyDelete
This made me cry! How blessed you have been!ReplyDelete
Happy Anniversary you cute kids!ReplyDelete
This post is GREAT. You guys are awesome. And holy cow I am so impressed with your house!!!!!!!!!!!!ReplyDelete
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Thanks, Dwij! One of the reasons I was first attracted to your blog was because of the fixer-upper portion of it. I'm sure you and I could swap some stories of washing dishes in bathtubs or cardboard saloon doors stabled up in place of bathroom doors. Or maybe that's just me. :) But I'm sure you still have some great stories that I would love to hear!Delete
Beautiful post! Happy belated anniversary!ReplyDelete
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