Monday, August 10, 2009

8 years ago

Eight years ago today the temperature was close to 100 with tons of humidity and even thunderstorms that rolled in for the early evening to give us a nice scare for the reception. Now, today to help us out on memory lane the temperature is 96 with at least 60% humidity and possible thunderstorms tonight. I can barely stand outside today and am remembering the weight of my dress as we stood outside for pictures and wondered how long we would make it before my cheeks were too red. Thank you again family and friends for withstanding the heat with us and even using those portable fans to help us out!
It was quite the image watching Sky and I trying to fan ourselves off.
Oh how our weather was anything but perfect on that day but the day itself was absolutely amazing. Despite the weather and my usual stress level we had an absolute party at the reception and no one wanted it to end. By that point no one seemed to care that we had all soaked through our clothes with sweat.
I just want to send a quick shout out to Skylar for 8 great years. The journey so far has been awesome with definite ups and downs but I'm thankful to know that we have each other for our never ending journey. HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!
I love your goofy side and have been extremely thankful for it on several occasions. Thanks for being you. I love these shots and feel they capture the moment better than the posed ones. Now after looking at some of these pictures do you agree we've gotten older or I should say, you have gotten older. Man we were young! Where has the time gone!

I also wanted to officially congratulate Sky on finishing his 4 years of residency. We are so proud of your hard work and determination on this long journey. After 12 years of education post high school we can see the finish line. We are one month into Skylar's final year which is a fellowship in Breast Gynecology Pathology and we are extremely HAPPY and RELIEVED to say that he passed the first half of his BOARDS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! We all know how much he hates to study. We just got the results last week and headed out as a family for a fun dinner to celebrate.
When we got married in the DC temple I never thought we'd actually live near it and now have been in this temple district for the past 4 years and will continue to be, here in Virginia. I'm glad I got this boy to come back east and now we are eager to see where we will end up.

I know there is a lot of updating that I need to do and in time those posts will come. We made it safely to Charlottesville, are mostly unpacked and are so pleased with how friendly everyone is but of course miss our Hershey friends!

12 comments:

newcombjr said...

Happy Anniversary! You guys totally look the same. You are so cute. The pictures are great. Glad to hear you are doing well in Virginia.

Lindsay said...

I love your new family pictures Cheryl! you all look so great.
It was fun to read this post, we are so glad we could be there in that hot, sticky day 8-years ago! We love you guys. :)

Dave and Mel said...

Congrats guys!! one more year- it's crazy times and we can't wait to hear what is next on the agenda! Good job Skylar on the boards- what a relief! We can't wait to see you guys again and hope you are adjusting to life in VA. Love ya!

Laura said...

I love the reflective post! I agree that you both look a little younger I must say. Not a bad thing though as you are both aging well! You're still good lookin! Mom did such a good job on your hair. Your Father of the Bride reception was so fun. That part was definitely a dream come true for you. A day to remember for sure!

Skylar said...

Kylee told me the other day that I am getting more wrinkles around my eyes, and I thought "hmmmmm, I wonder who is giving them to me???"

The Thompsons said...

I love this post! Congrats guys!

Natalie said...

Eight years that is awesome. Moving from Hershey is so hard. You have been so crazy busy! I can't wait to see how your Virginia year goes.

Brooke said...

What! It has been eight years? Well I guess that is right because I have been married seven. Where has the time gone! I remember going to your reception in Logan and how pretty it was. Congrats to eight years of marriage. You and Skylar are too cute together.

The Harrises said...

Congrats to the both of you for making it to the eternal 8! Those are beautiful wedding pictures.

Parkinson Family said...

congrats! you guys look so cute and happy! happy 8 yrs!

Dallon and Heidi Jones said...

Love the post and the pics! Congrats! Can't wait to see updates about your new home!

Dori said...

You have the most photogenic family! We sure miss you guys and had a great time in Florida! Freddie got some amazing pics of you and the girls! We will send you a cd!