I {still} do........Happy 12th!

Scott Curtis Lindstrom, my guy............... that smile still makes me melt!

Today is our 12th wedding anniversary, so please indulge me in a bit of nostalgia.

As I look back on these blissfully happy images I can't help but think of all that was just ahead for us.

12 years of marriage.....

building 2 homes, creating 2 careers, instant family with your 3 teenage daughters, (2 miscarriages),

creating our "cool" family of 5......special . Birthdays, Graduations, holidays...

Later 1 empty nest,

losing 2 parents..... tears...grief.....

there for each other in ways we could not have imagined.

Countless adventures and travels around the world....

smiles and sun splashed photos from......

San Francisco, Sonoma, NYC, Paris, Barcelona, Todi, Cabo, St. Lucia, Puerto Rico, Barbados, St. Barths, Rome, Orvietto, Ficulle, Riviera Maya, Z, Sienna, Yountville, NoHo and more.....

A number of disagreements.......

a few slammed doors.........

more than that in makeup kisses......

Private jokes, belly laughs and your beautiful voice and guitar singing me to sleep.

Your insistence that we stop and honor a beautiful sunset, no matter what.

Your lovely and touching cards.......

they are the first thing I would grab in a fire and they make me cry and smile, each....... and every............... time.

This wasn't my first wedding....

but you are the reason I was on that journey.

And our song, "At Last", Etta James, which you promised to dance with me, every, single time we heard it  for the rest of our lives......any time, anywhere (even that time we heard it in the aisles of Home Depot.... I felt embarrassed but you persisted and kept your promise, just like you always do).

"At Last"  -Etta James

Truly, madly, deeply on September 10th, 2000

The journey of marriage (not for the faint of heart).......

some may call us 'failures' for being married in our past lives.........

I call us 'hopeful' for trying it again.

Love, for me there is no place on earth I'd rather be.........

Always,

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