People are often unreasonable and self-centered. Forgive them anyway.
If you are kind, people may accuse you of ulterior motives. Be kind anyway.
If you are honest, people may cheat you. Be honest anyway.
If you find happiness, people may be jealous. Be happy anyway.
The good you do today may be forgotten tomorrow. Do good anyway.
Give the world your best and it may never be enough. Give your best anyway.
For you see, in the end, it is between you and God. It never was between you and them anyway.
-Mother Teresa

Monday, June 9, 2008

7 Big Ones!!

Today is our anniversary. If you can't guess from the title is has been 7 big years. I was looking back through old pictures and had some good memories that I thouht I'd share with you. Beware: there are going to be alot of pictures.

While we were dating. (Left): Dixie College Homecoming Dance
(Top): Jason's College Graduation
(Bottom): Watching movies at Jason's house

Wedding Day

I love these "Cutting the Cake" pictures. This was at the reception in Heber

We moved to Salt Lake just before our first anniversary to go the University of Utah. I worked at the hospital as a CNA and Jason worked at Sky West. We were able to fly for free to many places. We were able to fly to Chile (where Jason served his mission) on First-Class for VERY cheap.

We saw people he knew which was great but we got roasted in the sun sooooo very badly that we had to return home after 5 days instead of staying 2 weeks. All in all what was supposed to be the trip of a lifetime ended up being the worst trip of our lives.

However, we did have many fun trips like this one to 6 Flags, CA to celebrate Jason's BF's birthday.

And this one to northern Idaho to see Jason's other BFs. We got all dressed up to go get dessert. People couldn't stop staring but it was a great time.

After a year we moved back to SG and went to Nitro racing in LV with my bro.

For our second anniversary we went to Yellowstone camping and then on up to ID to see our friends again.

Graduating with my AS.

Hanging with good friends.

(Left): Casey and Kelly Niederhauser

(Middle): Travis and Amber Sheffield

(Right): Two good-lookin' people

4 Year Anniversary

Bringing Regan Home '06

Christmas '06

Kristal 34 wks pregnant, Jason 29 wks, and Mark 24 wks.

May '07

December '07

Life has been good to us these last 7 years. It seems like it hasn't been that long, yet thinking about all that we have done and all these memories, it seems like a different life time. We have moved 4 times and are about to move again. I finished dental hygiene school, and Jason is about to start architecture school. We have two beautiful daughters. We have made many amazing friends that we will have for life. We truly have been blessed. I know I have. Jason is without a doubt the perfect match for me. I don't know how he puts up with me the way he does. He is the best thing that has happened to me. Love you and Happy Anniversary!


JaredandKatie said...

That was such a neat post. I find it amazing that we can all find our "perfect" companions. There is no doubt the Lord has a hand in that.

Catherine said...

The pictures are great, especially the early ones. ;) It's crazy to think you have been married 7 years! That's awesome! I still think you and Jason are one of the cutest couples I know. I love when you tell a joke or just quote "the office" and he laughs so hard that his face turns red. I honestly can tell that boy is CRAZY about you! Happy Anniversary guys!

Kelly said...

This is like OUR 7 year friendship anniversary too! :) Where's my scavenger hunt? Ha Ha. You guys are awesome and I'm grateful to have your in our lives!

Kelly said...

Oh - and Kristal I vote your most photogenic - you always look gorgeous!

Kristin said...

That was so awesome and so great to read and see all the pics! Gorgeous Girl! K so I have not had internet....Blast moving! I am stealing my neighbors wireless at the moment which comes and goes, but I just back read your blog and saw that Jason got accepted!! WUUWHOO!!! I am so stinkin excited! Let me know when you guys are moving. We are in South Jordan. We will have to get together often. YAY Again! Shawn is going to be so happy to have a familiar face there, and just a warning it is harder than you are even thinking at the moment. Yikes!

Anonymous said...

Congrats on 7 years! Looks like it's been an amazing time! You look fantastic in all the pictures! I love the belly shot the most! HAHA...the girls will love that one when they get older!

KaNdRa and JaReD said...

Some of those brought back good memories. You guys look so young in the early pictures. I can't believe that Jared and I went up to your wedding in UT 7 years ago. Time just flies! HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!

Vaughn Family said...

It was neat to see your little 7 year transition. It is amazing how quickly life changes. How are you guys doing and where are you moving to? Tell Jason "hello" and keep in touch!!!

Dawna Greer said...

Way to go--Congratulations on 7 years! Its amazing that you two found each other and are so compatible--not at all who I would have thought for you but perfect!!
Each year gets busier and more hectic for you but you will be blessed for your perseverance and diligence. Love Mom

The Colvins said...

Congrats! I hope the scavenger hunt was successful Jason. Time really does fly by doesn't it--I can remember the days before any of us had kids--that seems like a life time ago! In another 7 years we'll say, "Remember when we all just had 2 kids!"

Skousen Seven said...

Happy belated anniversary!! Can't believe its been that long. So many blessings that you have had in that time. Jason is so good to you and I am so grateful you found each other. I agree with everyone about you being photogenic. You are so beautiful. I'm so glad we are sisters! Love ya both