Sunday, January 25, 2009

Six Years

Today is our sixth anniversary. I am so unspeakably grateful for Bryce and all the things we have been through together - good and bad. I love our beautiful family and how hard Bryce works to take care of us, and that he loves me even though I have a chin that rivals the captain of the Axiom (see Wall-E). For fun, I'd like to give a brief retelling of how we met and became this little family full of handsome little boys.

Bryce was about to go on his mission at the age of 21 when I first saw him give a talk in sacrament. I was coming off of a very bad "relationship" - bad guy, bad circumstances, and was at a very low point. I liked Bryce but I needed to be in a better place, and the last thing I was interested in was a guy who was about to take off for two years. I was 23, and felt like an old maid. (Being LDS can do that to a young girl.) But he started giving me rides to activities and dances, where we'd sit on the side and talk about how we didn't like to dance, make fun of the line-dancers (no offense) and how glad we were there was someone to talk to. Our first and more important bond came from the Walmart game. (Ask and I'll explain.) Before we knew it, we were spending every spare moment together. From June to September, we had so much fun and knew there was no other choice than for me to try to wait. And I did. When the letters from Bryce became a little scarce, I did date others and had lots of fun making out with other boys. He says I Dear Johned him, I say he's smoking crack. Anyway, we made it through the two years. He came home in September 2002, and we picked up right where we left off.

We were married at the Dallas temple on January 25, 2003...

...went on our honeymoon to Oregon - Seaside, Astoria, Portland, Cannon Beach...

... in March 2004, we had our beautiful Ewan (unfortunately no tiny baby pics of him on computer)...

...spent three years as a small family, and a few anniversaries just the two of us...

... after enduring three miscarriages to get Fynn here, he made his appearance in December 2006 with his delicious cheeks and full head of hair...

... and we celebrated the arrival of our wee Corgan in October...

... and now here is our little dynasty of Taylor men. Hopefully in three or so years, I'll have some female backup.

12 comments:

Cris, Jon, Austin and Ethan said...

Awe, you left out all the Jealous girls....anyway...YOU look HOT in that family picture! Kel, who took it? Hppy Anniversary!

Kelli said...

Cristina, my good friend Missy did the pictures. Look at my link list and it's Photos by Missy.

Missy said...

Oh that's such a great post, Kelli! And I hope you guys had fun celebrating last night and that you have many many many many many, okay many more wonderful anniversaries to come. :) We love you guys!

Julie said...

Happy Anniversary!!

Jenny said...

Such a cute recap. You have such a way with words!

Sarah Smiles said...

Happy Anniversary! Hope ya'll had fun celebrating :).

TexasRed said...

Kelli!

I hope you had a good anniversary! I absolutely loved your story. It's VERY similar to ours. You said it so eloquently too! :o)

Mary

Ashley said...

Happy Anniversary guys! Isn't it crazy all that has happened in 6 years of marriage??

Shannon said...

Oh! I love this sweet post, I somehow missed it last night...You guys are so cute, and we just love yor whole family so much! I hope you had a very happy anniversary, and we wish you many more to come!

and seriously, hush it, about the chin. it must be all in your head, b/c seriously i don't see it!

Shannon said...

seasonal cupcake liners, tube socks, (toilet)wax ring ;)

Justin Young said...

Kelli, you had me laughing OUT LOUD! How the heck with such a beautiful family picture as proof of your gorgeousness could you even compare yourself to the Axiom pilot?! Holy cow, you got a good chuckle out of me! It was good getting to read your story and learn more about you and Bryce. Happy Anniversary to the both of you!

Justin Young said...

oh whoops, that was Justin's female counterpart, Sarah, although I'm sure he'd fully agree with everything said! :)