Wednesday, February 27, 2008


Smathers Beach
Key West, Florida * February 28, 2002

Who would have thought that 2 people who met in a hot tub in South Padre Island on Spring Break would be married....for 6 years and now with a family of 6? It's incredible to look back and see how much we have grown together as a couple and how much hair I used to have. Our parents probably thought they'd never get a wilder surprise than the day we called and said, "We're married!" until the day we called and said, "It's Four!". I know those days of jetting off to Key West to elope next to the ocean at sunset are far behind us, but each year seems to bring bigger and better adventures. I can't wait to see what memories 50 years will bring!

This wedding video was the first video we ever made. I think it is pretty cool and I love to pop it in the VCR whenever friends come over just to see Mari cringe. I'll save you a trip to our house and the sight of Mari's beet-red face and post the video on the www. Take a lesson from this experience - never, ever do "voice-overs" - especially if they are your vows! It's a cheesy video but it makes us laugh together and that's something I hope we'll never forget to do.


Anonymous said...

Mari and Chris,
"There is an appointed time for everything. And a time for every event under heaven-" Ecclesiastes 3:1 This is the time for you to celebrate! Happy Anniversary -

Anonymous said...

Happy 6th Anniversary!!! Congrats on all you been throu and all the surprises to come!! Love you guys!

Anonymous said...

Congrats on the first 6 (years and babies)lol! The best is yet to come ;)
Love ya, Tina

Amanda Felix said...

Congrats on your 6 year anniversary! Glad to hear that you have grown together and I know that you will continue to. Wish you all the best in all the years to come!

Anonymous said...

Happy Anniversary Mari and Chris. God certainly knew what He was doing when He entrusted you both with those darling babies. They have the opportunity to grow up in a loving and fun household.

Anonymous said...

I love that in your vows you said you would strive "to provide peace"!! I'm not sure how that will work with four babies!! :) You guys are awesome! Congratulations on six years! - Mark and Laura Shook

Anonymous said...

Girl, we got married in Key west TOO!!!! April 5, 2003!! Love it there!