Monday, January 26, 2009

5th Anniversary is the Fort Anniversary, Right?

People said we were "just kids" when we got married 5 years ago, but I thought I was so grown up and adult. Those people didn't know what they were talking about.

Look here, we are doing a very grown up, staged wedding kiss:

And that resulted in great big grown up smiles:

Okay, so half of our pictures I look like this:
I blame him for my ridiculous laughter--wait, blaming is childish--scratch that!

We were elegant while dancing:

But we kept looking at our feet to make sure we didn't step on the dress or trip or embarrass ourselves (yes, that is Buffalo Betty in the back there!):

We never sat down the whole night, we talked grown up talk, and were delightful host/ess...this would be the one time we sat down
and we did our secret handshake (which is very grown up--we don't spit or anything)

And okay, he dropped me during our final dance:
but I thought it was hilarious. However, KW hates this picture. See he is more grown up that my own very grown-up-ness.

In celebration of our 5th anniversary and our more grown up nature, we were thinking about going out to a lovely restaurant, dancing, staying in a hotel...but then it dawned on us that we don't want to be grown up yet:

So we built a fort on our anniversary, ordered pizza, and watched countless hours of old movies, which may or may not have included Bill & Teds Excellent Adventure and Bogus Journey:

Penny was happy because she got to stay in the fort with us all day (it is a family fort)

The construction of the fort was a big deal. We both had ideas of what was best. KW decided to use more of a lean-to construction so that we could see the TV.
At one point of "debating" the construction, KW said, "boys build forts, girls cook." To which I said, "Doody Head" "would you like to be married for another 5 years?"

But it is a good thing that we didn't go out, cause it looked like this:

10 hours snuggled in a fort, eating pizza, and being silly may not make us QUALIFIED ADULTS yet, but it sure makes us happy.

**I need to give a shout out to Sandra and Greg our wedding photographers. They saved the day when my mom decided to fire our wedding coordinator (don't ask!) and our getaway car blew up. Go over to their site and be prepared to be amazed!**


The Keddies said...

That is AMAZING. I love your fort! What a great anniversary celebration idea!

And your wedding pictures are beautiful! And so very grown up. :)

Kim H. said...

Hysterical - I love it... my 7th anniversary is coming up... so I might have to steal this idea!

Barefoot in the Park said...

what a great fort.

happy anniversary!

Anonymous said...

This is the alltime best Miss Roaming, absolutely an incredible idea, especially with the weather.

And you are so neat to ensure it is 'family friendly,' in a manner of speaking!

The wedding photos are stunning, you look gorgeous.

Happy Day at you,

Sandra said...

....and they said it wouldn't last!! ;)
Happy Anniversary!


Mrs. S said...

Your wedding pictures are beautiful!!

And your Fort Anniversary sounds PERFECT!! I am glad you all got some good cuddling time in! Sometimes the best things are the simplest! I am hoping to get a good one of these Fort nights soon myself!!

amanda said...

happy happy love day friend :)

someday can we know where you were married - the background in that first pic is amazing!!

and btw i love the fort :)

the ben show said...

I just had my fifth wedding anniversary too and don't feel like a grown up either! You guys are adorable and it is obvious that you are a FUN couple!

jenny said...

Very cute post! Happy Anniversary!

Kate said...

Aww congrats!!

I love your fort. I always build them when I am babysitting

Anonymous said...

Happy Anniversary, beautiful! I always forget that you used to be a blonde... and that Ken was so very thin! :)

Great job with the fort - you are the cutest family!

Love, Cita

Krystyn said...

Happy anniversary.

I love the fort idea...we should have done that for our 5th in December. Would have saved us some money!

Anonymous said...

Oh my gosh! Y'all are too cute for words :)

tootie said...

Happy Anniversary! Love the pics, especially the candid ones :)

Alana Marie said...

cutest, preppiest fort ever.

CaJoh said...

Stopping by from Three Boys One Mommy…

Love the fort idea. Reminds me of when we play hide and seek in the house.

Anti-Supermom said...

Darn - what a great idea with the fort. We were already pregnant on our first anniversary, so I wouldn't have been so great at the being on the floor-all-day-thing.

Great photos, beautiful wedding.

Kari said...

Awww! You guys seem like such a fun couple. Your wedding dress is beautiful.

Anonymous said...

Wow that is some good stuff! Thanks for sharing. Love the fort! :)

Controlling My Chaos said...

I love the fort. That is the best way I've seen to celebrate an anniversary.

Threeboys1mommy said...

Sorry I'm late for the wedding ;-) Is that a church with the pine trees in the windows? It looks beautiful. You guys are adorable and if you need help buiding a fort for your next anniversary give 3 boys a call.

Thanks for having me, I had a lovely time.

Susan in the Psych Ward said...

You were a beautiful bride.... and the falling... I'm surprised I didn't fall at my wedding! And the anniversary?? that's the best way to celebrate!!!

Kami's Khlopchyk said...

Gorgeous wedding photos, you two are a good looking couple!

My husband once dropped me while dancing too. We were wanna be swing dancers. It was dangerous.

Former Fat Chick said...

So old were you when you married?