Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Remembering the SLC Olympics

We started dating during the Salt Lake 2002 Winter Olympics. So every year around Valentines' Day, we take the opportunity to reflect on our relationship and the event that brought us together. During those fabulous two weeks, we attended three concerts (Dave Matthews Band, Foo Fighters, and Air Supply), one Olympic event (cross-country skiing), and one week of no school! We'll never forget those great memories.

Now, six years later, we are approaching our five year anniversary. We are still living in the same town that we pledged to leave after a year of marriage (but we will likely be headed to State College, PA this fall). We are working on our masters' degrees (not a dental degree). And we have one wonderful son (instead of two or three). I'm so glad that life hasn't turned out the way we had planned. God's plan for us is always better than our own.

Just a comment on the picture. This is one of the first pictures of the two of us together. It was taken by one of our best friends, Kristen. We didn't have a digital camera at the time, so I "digitized" this picture by taking a digital picture of a printed picture (hence the pristine quality). I am also wearing my Russian hat, which Nathaniel HATES and refuses to let me wear now. I think he hid it from me; I haven't been able to find it this winter.


Jen Alonso said...

Awww! You guys this is so cute! I love the old picture. Very vintage ;) Daniel and I started dating around V-day as well, actually 3 years ago on Saturday. It's fun to remember the olden days...hehe

Jon Becca James said...

what a sweet story! wow, if you guys started dating in February 2002 and it's been six years, that means it's been six years since Jon and I met (in January 2002). It's simple enough math, but I just hadn't stopped to think about how long it had been. Those six years sure flew by fast!

I'm sorry Nathaniel hates the Russian hat. I like it. (Though I am mad at Russia right now for threatening Ukraine).

karla said...

Beautiful picture and words! Thank you for sharing. :)

The Murrays said...

oh, such good memories. Especially waiting in line for the tickets to the concerts. Thanks for reminding me of how awesome the SLC Olympics were, although they weren't as significant for me as for you! I love you guys, thanks for your friendship. :)
- Rebecca