Wednesday, August 6, 2008

3 Years!

3 years ago today Joe and I tied the knot. The time has passed so quickly. For those of you who don’t know us, it all began on a blind date. My friend Sara told me that she met this guy that I needed to meet. His name was Joe and he went to church…and not just on Christmas and Easter, but he went every Sunday. We met at a dinner party thrown by Sara, and I knew this might work out when we played Trivial Pursuit Pop Culture Edition and Joe and I (on the same team) first, got yelled at for talking and not paying attention to the game; then, we lost…really bad! I am completely out of touch with pop culture and I was thankful to know that Joe was out of touch with pop culture too. The night was full of a lot of fun and great conversation.

My friends who were there say that it was love at first sight. They say that you could see the sparks flying from the first ‘hello.’ I don’t think so. I didn’t leave the dinner completely smitten with Joe and head over heels in love. However, when I got in my car and drove home, I knew that I had just met the man I was going to marry. It was very matter-of-fact, not all romantic like in the movies. Although I did think he was the cutest guy I had ever seen and had the greatest smile! That was August 3, 2004. Exactly 1 year and 3 days later we were married.

We had the best wedding in the history of weddings! The ceremony took place at our church, First Baptist Church of Alexandria, VA and the reception was down the street at the Embassy Suites in Old Town. We took a horse drawn carriage from the church to the reception and it was so much fun because the entire way people were honking and waiving at us. At the reception almost everyone was out on the dance floor getting their boogie on! My uncle even danced to ZZ Top! It was a great party.

A lot has happened in 3 years and I am so glad that I’ve had Joe by my side through the good, the bad and the ugly. I look forward to many many more years together.


Dee said...


Sounds like; seems like a
WIN - WIN to me.

I thank Jesus for you, your blog; sharing your lives.
I am so blessed; my territory enlarged.

Two are better than one.
If one falls,
The other picks them up.
If one falls when they are alone,
They are in trouble.
Ecclesiastes 4:9-10

Anonymous said...

Happy Anniversary Joe and Katie!
Big Mamma told me that August 4th was her and Big Daddy's 65th anniversary. What a rich heritage you all have of love and faithfulness.
I thank the Lord for your sharing your experiences of His faithfulness to you.
Karen Johnson