16 to life

Sixteen years ago Emily and I were married.  I joke and say that it seems like much longer than that.  I know that sounds bad and that’s the joke part of it, but in another way, it’s a good thing too.  We were married right out of college (only weeks after graduation).  We actually met the first day of classes in our freshman year and started dating 6 months later so we’ve been together for a long time…in fact, we’ve been together longer than we haven’t.

Anyhow, the other part of it seeming like we have been together for a long time is that we grew up together in a way.  We were still kids and had no idea about anything.  We shared so many of the really cool things about transitioning into adulthood (we shared the crappy things too of course).  I guess sharing all that makes us just feel timeless…like we’ve always been together.  That’s just super comforting (now that we’re all growed up and such).

I have done my share of really stupid stuff (that also seems timeless…it just never stops) but Emily seems to ride through the storms without too many frying-pan-against-Warren’s-head moments.  I wasn’t sure at first, but I am sure now that I want the maximum…16 years to life!

14 thoughts on “16 to life

  1. You know I have to say something about you having hair in that picture.
    “You had hair!”
    There, the 10 year old in me is now satisfied.

    Congratulations! I hope you have a great day/weekend!

  2. Are you sure you have grown up. You know it isn’t any fun if you totaly grow up. I still feel like a kid sometimes and I try to get your mom into it too. congrats and have a good day celebrating. Love you

  3. Congratulations! I’ve been married 18 years and it seems like just yesterday! I married my husband the day after my last final in college.

    Here’s to Life!

  4. I read your blog everyday and just sort of stop by and not comment. If you a like me, you would like to have a comment now and then. The bride and groom look wonderful and happy anniversary.

    Brenda Hudson
    Scott Depot, WV

  5. It is hard to believe it’s been 16 years since those two kids walked down the aisle. You’re still kids to me! Pat don’t tell our secrets.

  6. By the way I’m so happy you two found each other and are still in love. I think you’ll make that for life.

  7. Awesome! Happy (belated) anniversary! My hubby and I met during welcome week in college. You’re right, it is fun to kind of grow up together.

  8. Congrats you two! I so understand the “seems like it’s been longer than that in a good way!” That’s the way Mr Chiots and I are as well (oh yeah, and we got married 2 weeks after graduating from college as well).

    Love the hair 🙂

  9. Congratulations and Happy Anniversary to you both! Hubby and I have been married 13 years. It is very comforting to have the same person by my side through life. Have a great weekend!!!

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