Tuesday, June 30, 2009

*i heart this guy*

Sunday was my anniversary.
Shawn and I were married on June 28, 1997.

You may not know this, but Shawn is extremely thoughtful. Seriously. He comes up with stuff that I would never think of. Here's a perfect example. When I walked in "big church" Sunday morning after Sunday school, one of the giant screens had a picture from our wedding and the caption said, "Happy 12th Anniversary Shawn & Amy." He had secretly arranged a deal with our Pastor and our Media Lady so it would be there when I came in. I know! Who thinks of things like that? IT GETS BETTER!

He took one of our wedding photos that had the cake in it. We never got to eat any of our cake. We had that single bite that you feed each other, but we were so busy talking to our guests that we didn't actually eat anything. Some ladies made us a picnic basket with a sampling of all of our wedding foods, but we left it in our car at the hotel. It was late June, 100 or so degrees...we didn't chance it. Back to my story...I loved our wedding cake. It was beautiful, basket weave with fresh flowers. It wasn't your traditional "up and down" cake, it took up an entire table, each layer was a different size on a different level. Oh, I hearted it. HE HAD A REPLICA MADE FOR ME. It is just 1 cake, but come on...WHO THINKS OF THINGS LIKE THAT? Here's where it gets even more precious. The sweet lady that he asked to bake it actually had to make 2 cakes. The first one was a true replica of our cake. She made it and placed it in her freezer. Well, some people were doing work at her house and the freezer got unplugged . Cake was ruined. So, she had to hurry up Saturday night and make a different cake. So it didn't actually look like our cake, but what a sweet thought. I HEARTED IT!

I'm not supposed to know this, but I have another surprise on the way. Shawn has been going behind my back taking all kinds of pictures of us from the past 20 years. We have been together for 20 years. Ca-RAYZEE!!! Those pictures are now on 8 cd's in Louisiana. My brother the producer is putting them all on 1 DVD with music and video clips, and I'll be getting that at the beach.

Even if he hadn't done all this fabulous stuff, I'd heart him anyway. Throw all this stuff in the mix...I heart him even more. He is a wonderful Daddy, terrific husband, amazing dancer, master of impersonations, and nobody makes me laugh more. He is my soul-mate, the one created just for me. And I heart him.

Here's to many, many more anniversaries.


  1. He IS so thoughtful....AND a great daddy....and can build or fix any thing....a HARD worker....and can impersonate anyone (including me)....and he loves my daughter. THAT'S THE MOST IMPORTANT thing. Hope you have MANY, MANY more happy years. I love you both!

  2. WHAT! You left that basket we packet in the car??? What were you thinking??...well, never mind that! Happy Anniversary. I loved this post.

  3. How sweet! Happy Anniversary! 20 years is CRAZY!!! Wayne and I are only 5 behind ya! In 1994 I NEVER would have imagined that I was meeting & falling in love with my 'husband'. Do you know how amazingly blessed we are? I thank God daily for not only bringing Wayne into my life, but for brining him in my life so early! Here's to many more years of love & happiness!

  4. WOW, you are sooo blessed, but we already knew that!! I'm so glad that you are living the fairytale. And remember, YOU are just as wonderful! Love you, friend. :)