April 15, 2008

30 years ago today.........

30 years ago today, I married the man of my dreams. 
*we were high school sweethearts
*We were young and had no idea that it was "tax day" 
*it was spring break of my junior year in college
*I had just finished a week of finals
*Kevin worked at the Anamosa Reformatory as a guard.
* He had just finished his AA degree in law enforcement and THEN was told he could never work in law enforcement because he was color blind.
*we had an apartment rented for the summer, but had no idea where we were going from there.
*we were anxiously waiting to see if I had been accepted into PT school at Iowa, Duluth or St. Louis.  If none of those accepted me as an undergrad, my plan was to return to Wartburg College and finish my Biology degree and then reapply.
*we had a two day honeymoon in Iowa City (30 miles away) and then returned to spend the rest of spring break moving into the apartment before I went back to school for a month.
*we were young and in love and none of the above things seemed like that big of a deal.  :)  We'd "figure it out", no worries.
*We did find out two days later that I had been accepted to Iowa, so amid great celebration, we started looking for apartments in Iowa City, where we would live for the next two years.


Cynthia said...

Happy Anniversary! Amazing how things work out, isn't it? I hope you have a wonderful day!

Renna said...

Congratulations, Laurie! I bet it seems like a lifetime ago, and only yesterday. :-)

Marilyn@Mixed Bouquet said...

Happy Anniversary!

My word, Hannah looks like you in that picture. Nearly the same age, right?

kellyds said...

Happy Anniversary! (You didn't know it was tax day. LOL!)

Amy said...

Happy belated anniversary!

New Teaching Mom said...

Oh how neat to see your wedding picture! Happy belated anniversary! Our big "20" is coming up this summer so I'll have to post ours!

Anonymous said...

Happy Anniversary to you. I just popped over from a link to link to link...if you know what I mean. I just have to say, the song your son's uncle wrote and sang about him brought me to tears. My daughter has down syndrome and is the most amazing gift from God. Not greater than my other children, as GREAT! I just loved this and plan to put it in my personal blog for others to see. Hope you don't mind! Beautiful! Thanks for sharing it! WOW! God bless. Diane