Friday, May 30, 2008

Five Years

For the last 5 years Mr. Cowboy and I have forgotten our wedding anniversary. Last year Mr. Cowboy reminded me about it three days after. I am not the kind of person that remembers dates. I constantly get my children's birthdays mixed up. I never know what day it is. I am sure glad I have a calender. This year I took a red pen and drew a large heart on May 30th. I was not going to forget. We have only ever celebrated our first wedding anniversary. We ate the top of our wedding cake. It was so gross and dried out. But we ate it. We even took pictures. But as the years went on, we just plum forgot. Both of us. It's sad when Mr. Cowboy had to remind me of our wedding anniversary. But this year is going to be different. We were going to celebrate. I was just thinking dinner and a movie and a good night's sleep would be nice. But Mr. Cowboy has other plans. He has scheduled a weekend of relaxation. Or so he says. He is not telling me what we are doing. He has told me what to pack for me and him. Then I have to pack the kids for three days. They are going to be staying with my good friend in Baton Rouge. I really have no idea what we could be doing. All Mr. Cowboy will say is that we will be relaxing. Oh I really hope it involves a massage!! But in celebration of our five years of marriage, here are some of our wedding photos.

I wanted a puffy dress. I have always wanted a big dress. I think I could have had it bigger. I love poof. Or is it puff. I am not sure. I just wanted big.

The place where we took these photos was amazing. The outdoor architecture was beautiful.

I think I could have had a longer train too. I would have bought a different dress if I could do it all over again. The wedding thing that is, not to a new man, I will keep my man, just change the dress.

Here we are all married. I was such a chunky monkey here. My mom had to take out my dress an inch on either side! Talk about stress eater! So, next time, I would loose some weight and get a bigger different dress, if I could do it all over again!

I love this one. It's so much fun. I don't like the traditional shots. We are far from traditional. This one fits us. Mr. Cowboy is so handsome and sweet. Well, he was that day.

I know, I know, did he ever let me up for a breath of fresh air! Yeah he did, can't you tell? I was about pushing him away! "Let me breathe! Come on buddy back off!" Okay I was not saying that. I will not write what I was really thinking, I do try to keep this "G" rated. And too, my Dad reads this.

This is Big Cowpoke. He was so excited that mom and Mr. Cowboy were married. The night before the wedding, I had to take Big Cowpoke the the Emergency Room. He had a double ear infection and was on lots of meds that day. So, he really was not too happy to be there at all. He just wanted to be in bed.

He did manage to stop crying. As long as he could pluck flowers out of my bouquet. Maybe this is one of the reasons you get married before you have kids. The kid doesn't smile in wedding photos. But he sure does make it cute!

It didn't take Big Cowpoke long to gather up some cuties to sit next to. Come on little stud muffin, work it. You should have seen his tux. It had a little cumber bun. So cute. Oh, and you could not keep shoes on that boy. That is Country all the way.

Then Mr. Cowboy drove me off to our castle. Well, it was a castle bed and breakfast. That one night was our honeymoon. We are going to make that up one of these days. I want to go to a Dude Ranch. Mr. Cowboy wants to go on a cruise. He is no fun. Who wants to lounge around all day in the sun when you could be branding calves and riding horses? Maybe we can compromise and do both. First the Dude Ranch and then the Cruise to make up for our sore muscles. Anyway, I will be gone this weekend. I will take pictures and tell you all about my weekend with no children. I sure do hope I get a full nights sleep. That would be so wonderful. I don't ask for much. Until Monday then, y'all come back now ya hear!

***All of my wedding photos were taken by Robert Dyer Photography. At the five year mark of our wedding anniversary, he sent us a letter with the option to buy all of our photos and the rights to all our photographs. I jumped on this chance. I was so excited. A bunch of our wedding photos were destroyed in Hurricane Rita. Thank you Mr. Robert!!*****


A Bit Unbridled said...

Absolutely stunning! Your dress is so beautiful!!

My son was 2 when his dad and I got married. At the point in the ceremony when the preacher said "We are gathered here today", my son yelled "Yay, Mommy and Daddy" LOL!

I'm glad we had the boy before we got married. It made it extra special that he was with us that day.

I hope you guys have an awesome anniversary!

BarnGoddess said...

omg, I LOVE your dress!

beautiful photos....

TjandMark said...

Beautiful photos and people. Enjoy your weekend. Relax and have fun!

Wendy said...

Happy Anniversary!!

Don't regret anything. Your dress was gorgeous. Very froo froo. At least you had one! I was 5 months pregnant and in a borrowed maternity dress. Oh well, at least it was white and slightly lacey.

I'll get my second chance with a temple wedding some day. Hopefully in the near future.

You are one lucky girl to have someone to take your kids for the weekend. And actually have kids who will stay with someone else for a weekend. I can barely squeeze out a couple of hours!!

That picture on my blog is one that Bubba took when our guys went camping. I have one with your guys on that same road. I need to send you those. I'll probably put them in my photobucket account so you can get them from there. For some reason my dumb email won't send them. Files are too big or something.

Trailboss said...

Beautiful pictures. What a handsome family you have. I found you through ponygirl and thought I would say hello.


Aimée said...

Happy Anniversary! I hope you celebrate big this year!

Jenn said...

I love your pictures ! I found you through trailboss and thought I'd come have a look !

Carolina girl said...

Happy Anniversary! Great that you remembered and are celebrating this year. And your wedding pictures are amazing!

Mrs. Mom said...

Happy Anniversary!!! Hope you two have a magnificent weekend!

Beautiful family- and you looked wonderful in the dress. Big Cowpoke is just adorable in his wee tux!

Karen said...

Happy Anniversary!

A dude ranch sounds great, but I find it amusing that Mr. Cowboy is the one who would choose a cruise.

Your wedding photos are absolutely beautiful!

BrownEyed Cowgirl said...

Awww-you should have no regrets. That dress is gorgeous.
Hope you both have a wonderful anniversary weekend.

PS-had a little catch up reading to do-loved the Blazing Acres post. That is so cool that you all could go and see Joe's family(even if he didn't get to go this time-LOL).

Be A Saint said...

Happy Anniversary!! Zack and I forget all the time, too. I am not sure why, just passes by. But, good for you and great for your sweet husband for wanting to surprise you. Your pics are wonderful. You look beautiful and very happy. Good to remember that when the going gets tough. Hope you had a wonderful time.

Unknown said...

Congratulations and I hope you had a fantastic week-end. I love the surprise gifts!!

Beth from the Funny Farm said...

Congratulations on 5 years! Great pictures!

Beth from the Funny Farm said...

Congratulations on 5 years! Great pictures!

The Wades said...

Happy Anniversary! You looked gorgeous! Hey, we have a big family cattle ranch here in NM with plenty of calves to brand. Come do that for free some time and then go on the cruise--win/win. (Even though we did not love our cruise--big bus on water w/ food not living up to our expectations. We still had fun but would not cruise again.)

Pony Girl said...

Thanks for sharing those amazing pictures! Great photography, great dress, great couple! And the pictures of Big Cowpoke: too adorable!
Congratulations on 5 years!