Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Happy Anniversary.....

Here is the thin.. I mean THEN and now photos....





9 years ago today I married my one and only. I wouldn't change a thing about him (though I would have thought I would have had him picking up after himself by now ;) The Lord knows who we need before we do and I am forever grateful that he saw Joe David and said that he was the one for me. I have it good....great actually..... we haven't always had tons of money- but the Lord has blessed us so that I can stay home and be made crazy by all these babies who are growing up WAY faster than I thought they would..... we haven't always agreed on everything- but we know each other enough to know what the other is thinking and when to say "WALK AWAY- it is not that big of a deal if a naked baby whom has taken off their own diaper walks straight in front of you while you were watching TV and you see nothing..... " ...... then you laugh about it- after you decide not to strangle him :)

Joe David is a character (you all know this... I am being nice today so I won't say he is a dumby) He can seriously make me laugh when I am not wanting to. He tells me how much he loves me, adores me, is thankful to have me and couldn't live without me almost everyday..... and I make fun of him for it..... though I secretly think it is the best thing ever...... he even says it when I am all ugly after tending to kids, cleaning houses, etc...... he doesn't care if my hair is madness or if the house is in shambles..... as long as he has clean socks, etc.... he really doesn't care.... another thing I love about him- he doesn't require perfection from me (which is a good thing since he ain't gettin' it lol) I love him.... he really is the best. I am the luckiest person ever.

He is the best daddy too. Just ask the little ones around here... they will agree....

So Happy Anniversary to the sweet, funny, messy, loving husband of mine! I hope we have many more years together! Thank you for letting me know how it feels to have it all without having it all :)

Life is not the breaths we take, right???

8 comments:

Ashleigh Hyatt said...

happy anniversary! tell Joe David he has really aged over the last nine years...lol (j/k)!

love your quote "thank you for letting me know how it feels to have it all without having it all."

SarahDabbs said...

Happy Anniversary!

Riggins Party of 5 said...

I think you both look even better with age. Happy Anniversary!!!!

Shannon Byrd said...

Happy Anniversary! I'll never forget your wedding - Bro. David was up there telling about Joe David being born, and Drea being born again, and how the Lord had brought them together, and then asked everyone to bow their heads in prayer and you could hear all over the church house people sniffing the runs back up in their noses from where they were crying! :) It was sweet. Congrats on 9 years!

Heather G said...

Happy Anniversary!!
Yours really was one of the VERY best weddings I've ever been too! I look at you two and your precious family and well...I feel much better about all the chaos in my house! JK ;) You two seem like you have it all under control and there couldn't be any two better children of God either! Love you!

BTW- you look exactly the same...fortunately Joe David doesn't look like he's thirteen anymore :)

Amber said...

Drea that was so sweet! Happy Anniversary, and by the way, you look exactly the same!

Nicole said...

Happy Anniversary!!!!

Practice Makes Philpotts said...

Well said Drea!!!
I agree with Heather you two could not have made better COG then what you are!
I love you both and wish you both a happy anniversary!