4 years ago today…

I married my prince charming! Literally, Jeremy dressed up as prince charming and proposed to me at a “staged” birthday party while I was in my Cinderella dress… but that’s another blog. Right now Jeremy is in Denmark with downhere playing a show, so we will be celebrating next week. It just doesn’t seem like 4 years have actually passed by! Where has the time gone?! I wish I could live that day all over again as it was a total dream come true. I truly married the man of my dreams and love him more today than I did 4 years ago!

I looked back at our wedding pictures this afternoon and had some good laughs to myself, and thought I would share them. Here are just a few that were taken by friends or family, not our professional photographers that we hired. Awwww, sweet memories!

cakeFunny story about this cake… I guess right before people showed up for the reception the whole top half of this cake fell off onto the floor and the glass figurine of Cinderella dancing with Prince Charming broke. So my friends that were there to help set up had to call Publix (where I had the cake made) and they rushed in a new top. They brought a top they already had made I guess, which would explain why the top half is a little bigger than the bottom. And they had to use frosting to put the figurine back together (and we’ve since replaced it). I remember noticing it but didn’t ask questions. Then after we returned from our honeymoon everyone filled me in. It’s always something, right?!

isleI love this picture… my Dad is so handsome! And it’s kind of small but you can see Sherri and little Jonah in the background on the right side.

waitingI know it’s blurry, but at all weddings I just love watching the groom as the bride walks down the isle. He has such a sweet, tear-filled look on his handsome face!

prefect10Jeremy did such a great job dipping me for the kiss! I didn’t expect it!! And all the groomsmen had score cards they held up during the kiss… the only one who had a 10 was right beside us – it made for a great photo!

LeavingThis one is blurry too, but I just love the look on our faces. This was taken right after they said “Mr. and Mrs. Thiessen!”

laughingI love this candid shot! Not sure what we were laughing at. Ok one more I promise…

Expect“Expect Great Things From God” – This archway is above us in the picture shown above. And it pretty much has been our “motto” in our marriage! God continues to amaze us in this crazy life and we want our marriage to reflect his love and greatness and point people to Him!

And They Lived Happily Ever After…

Just thought I’d post a quick picture and note commemorating this, our 802nd day of marriage. That’s a lot of days… But to put it in perspective, if all goes well and Jesus doesn’t come back before our 50th wedding anniversary (although I suppose that would be a far better thing!), we will celebrate 19,052 days of marriage on that day! Crazy…

Cooking Williams-Sonoma Style

I can honestly say that last night was the first time in a year and a half of marriage that Erin made a meal that was inedible. That’s pretty good, wouldn’t you agree? Here’s what happened last night:

Erin saw a recipe in the new Williams-Sonoma magazine for chili-garlic prawns with Chinese noodles… sounds pretty good, huh? So we went shopping for the necessary ingredients, which included a bottle of chili garlic wok sauce. Well, we found a bottle of chili sauce with garlic and thought, “Hmm… sounds like this is the right stuff.”

Boy, were we wrong.

I came home from putting gas in the car last night to find Erin with a distressed look on her face. The first thing out of her mouth was, “I think I made a mistake – I can’t feel my tongue and my lips are burning.” I did what every loving husband would do and said, “Oh, I’m sure it’s fine – let’s eat!” After a few bites my mouth was on fire, sweat was breaking out on my forehead, and I was starting to agree with Erin that this meal may not be edible (especially since I needed to be able to talk that night to lead our church home group!). So, after cooling down our mouths with some cereal (I distinctly remember a twinge of jealousy as Erin plastered her lips to the SIDE of the milk jug in a desperate quest for relief) we looked at the recipe again and discovered that – of course! – the bottle of chili garlic wok sauce was for sale exclusively by Williams-Sonoma for a mere $12. We obviously chose the wrong sauce – but you can bet that we’ll try a bunch of other options before we pay $12 for a bottle of sauce!!

I love my wife – I love that she enjoys discovering new recipes and trying them out. I really am looking forward to our next new dish… although I must say that if there is any mention of “chili” in the name of it I’ll be double-checking the ingredients and keeping the cereal nearby…