Monday, March 9, 2009

12 Years

On Sunday, March 8th, Bryan and I celebrated our 12 Year Wedding Anniversary!

We were married at 20 and we were sophomores in college!

It was a busy weekend for both of us but we did get to go eat out on Sunday after church. We ate at Cheddars, a new restaurant in Norman. It was a sweet time together. Right now, I'm so thankful for the brief moments we have together; just the two of us. We have learned to make the most out of them.

Bryan had been saving his "Mad" money and used it to buy me some Nike Shox!!! They were something I had just wanted and were absolutely not a need as I have other tennis shoes that work just fine. They meant so much to me because I knew he had saved for them!! I bought him new sunglasses to replace the ones he had lost.

You have no idea how much I am blessed to have Bryan as my husband. I am blessed beyond measure!! I wish so much I was a great writer and could put into words what Bryan is to me and how he makes my heart go crazy at times!!

Since we have been married 12 years, I thought it appropriate to list 12 things I like about Bryan or being married to him.

1. He loves me despite who I am. He chose me to be his wife when he deserves so much more than me.

2. He is so patient with me and others.

3. He is friendly.

4. He always looks at the big picture and encourages me to do the same just by his example.

5. He is crazy intelligent.

6. He is a manly man who loves guns & hunting.

7. He loves God and His word.

8. He has served his country.

9. I love his laugh. I love to see him get so tickled he cries! My life is so full of joy living with him.

10. He looks good in camo!

11. He shares in my dreams and hopes. He encourages me about our future. He remains positive when I am negative.

12. He's a handsome dude!!

I love you Bryan Edward Haskins a.ka. "Buddy" !!!!


Kelly said...

12 years!!!!!!!!! Happy anniversary!
Ya'll are blessed to have ea!ch other

Lacy said...

What a sweet post for a wonderful milestone! Happy Anniversary Julie!

Candy said...

This is such a sweet post, Julie!!! Happy Anniversary! :)

Laura said...

Congratulation! Here's hoping that there are SOOOO many more in your futures!

Angela said...

Awww...that is sweet! Happy 12 Years! Congrats!

MiMi said...

What a sweet post, Julie. Congratulations to you and Bryan on 12 years of marriage! I would say that you are both very blessed to have each other. May the Lord bless you with many, many more years together!

Happy Anniversary!

His Doorkeeper said...

Julie, i don't know who is the more or Bryan!!! What a wonderful young couple you make.

May God bless you with MANY more anniversaries to come!

Happy 12th Anniversary!

Faith said...

Happy 12th Anniversary!!! I'm so glad y'all had a wonderful time celebrating!

Betsy said...

Congratulations, Julie!! You are so blessed to have such a wonderful husband. And he is blessed to have you, too!! :)

Lana said...

Happy Anniversary!

petrii said...

Happy Anniversary Julie and Brian!!! What a sweet post about your husband.

Have a Blessed evening,

Jennifer said...

Happy Anniversary!!! That is wonderful! I know you are a blessing to one another!

I had a pair of shox that I loved and wore until the literally looked like they were missing the shox!!:)

Guyla said...

That is so sweet! Happy Anniversary!

Megan said...

So sweet!!! Happy Anniversary! And I am so glad to know that there is a Cheddar's in Norman. Its my one of my fav's in Tulsa!

Jenna said...

Congratulations on 12 years!! That is SOOOO awesome! Ya'll are just a darling couple - beautiful inside and out!

valerie said...

Congratulations Julie! (and Bryan) ;)

I agree with're blessed to have each other.
You have such a precious and tender heart Julie. Bryan is pretty blessed to have such a good wife.
By the way, that is very sweet that he saved his mad money and bought those shoes for you. How sweet!

Glad y'all had a great time together. May you enjoy many more anniversaries together.


Melissa said...

Happy Anniversary!! It sounds like yall had a great time. I loved your list, very sweet!

Megan L Hutchings said...

Happy 12 years :)!!! He is extremely blessed to have someone as wonderful as you :)!

Kristen said...

Happy Anniversary!! Your sweet post made my eyes water! You guys are such a special's awesome to see you are still so in love!
Hope everything is going well with ya'll! We need to do another lunch/ dinner soon. We have a big event at the end of March, so maybe sometime in April???

Linda said...

Happy 12th. I hope it was a great day!

Heather said...

HAPPY, HAPPY Anniversary! 12 years!!! AWESOME! I love your list....I can just tell you guys are such a sweet couple. I love Cheddars, by the way, and there are none in AR! :(

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog.
I love all my new blog friends.

This was a very neat post!

Have a great weekend.


Kimberly said...

happy anniversary~
I came across some of your wedding pictures about a week ago, not only were you and Bryan so young, but Ashley and Nicole were 4 and 1.

I think time just flies by. Ben and I will be married 25 years in April (yikes)