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Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Time Travel Tuesday

This week Annie has us traveling back to our wedding day. Technically Joe and I should be celebrating our 7th anniversary in just a couple days as we were legally married on July 5th; however, we celebrate it on Sept 16th!

When we got married it was a second marriage for both of us. We had already been through the big wedding hoopla before so we wanted something simple and non-nerve-racking!

Pretty much our whole dating relationship was spent long-distance. Joe was assigned to Korea for a 1-year remote tour. After he returned stateside he was stationed in NM. I had been living in Colorado Springs this whole time.

We planned on getting married in Sept in Maryland where it would be easier for our parents to attend. Then we had this "bright" idea to get married in CO earlier than that - reason being was we thought Joe could get his orders amended to include me as his spouse and the military would move my stuff from CO to NM. Joe could also put his name on the base housing list since we were married.

I worked at the Cadet Chaplains Office at the Air Force Academy and I knew my fair share of chaplains! Ch Johnson married us, after work, on July 5th. We had 2 other friends in attendance and that was it. Only later did we find out there really was no reason to get married because the military wasn't going to move me after all. I had to have been on his orders before he moved from Korea for them to move me. Guess we should have looked into that first!

At the end of Aug I moved to NM and in Sept we flew to MD for our "wedding." I say "wedding" because we didn't file for a marriage license in MD - there was really no need since we were already married. What we basically had was a renewal of vows with family and friends.

And guess what? Remember I used to work with some chaplains? One of the chaplains was now stationed at Andrews AFB and he was able to perform the ceremony for us. So that made it special. It was my mom, step-father, sister, brother, dad, my mom's parents, my aunt, Nisa, and Joe's parents there with us.

I even borrowed Nisa's own wedding gown and veil.






20 comments:

nisa said...

Aww... I almost forgot how pretty and happy you were that day. (well, you still are, I know)That was a good day. I like time teavel Tuesdays.

Alycia said...

What beautiful pictures!!! You look so beautiful and I love how happy you and your husband look :) Thanks for sharing today!

Nisa said...

Oh!! Look at little Kelly in the corner of the first picture you posted... She was so little!

Carrie! :o) said...

Ohhhhhh! That very last picture is adorable beyond adorble! :o)

Andrews ... We were in that are for a good 4 years. :o) I spent many days on that base between the commissary and the hospital, LOL.

Once Upon a Dream... said...

Gorgeous photos! TTT are fun. Ya'll look extremely happy.

ChupieandJ'smama said...

Very sweet! You and Joe look so happy and in love. We're seven years this month too:)

Jessica said...

What a great story and beautiful pictures!

Tracey said...

Those were beautiful pics, Michelle. Happy Anniversary! And sneaky way to get to celebrate 2 days. :)

Sara said...

Very nice :)

Beck said...

You were a beautiful bride!

PEA said...

What a happy couple you looked on your wedding day (the second one lol) and it's wonderful to know you're both still so happy:-) xox

Amy said...

What a wonderful story! You both look so happy and you are a stunning bride!

Dori (Aviva's mommy) said...

Awww what a good looking couple. We got married in Mexico City because we were living there. So we had to have a civil ceremony which was Nov 19th and we had a religious ceremony Dec 1, 1996. We use the second date as our anniversary.

HUGS!

Shelley said...

So you've really been married three times I guess. Lovely photoes - especially that last one where you both look very relaxed and very happy.

"Early Bird" said...

Such sweet pictures of you and Joe!! I'm sure you'll never regret the ceremony and it will always live in your memory!
:)

Sue said...

I love the pics. We'll be 7 years our next anniversary next May. I love your wedding story.

Scandalicious Lily said...

So a wonderfull little girl :o)

Greetings from Balgium!

Anonymous said...

You looked so pretty and very happy that day. I still have all those pictures you sent me. I still remember you godchild saying you looked like a princess.I wish i could of been there that day.

Renee's Ramblings said...

What beautiful pictures! The last picture is the most adorable! Great wedding memory. Thanks for sharing.

Sgt and Mrs Hub said...

How did I miss this post!!!

Beautiful pictures! I especially like the one with your veil floating in the wind. Isn't God good! Happy anniversary a day late!! Hope it was an especially wonderful day for you guys, and may this year be the best year so far!

-Andera