So, in honor of Valentine's day, I thought I would flood my blog with pictures of me and my dear husband.
Except that I don't have very many.
I searched through THOUSANDS of pictures on our webserver today, as well as my hard drive. Maybe even hundreds of thousands of pictures. I didn't stop to count :)
I found pictures of me with the kids, of Brian with the kids, of me by myself (taken by one of the kids no doubt), pictures of Brian by himself. A couple of us as a family. But less than 2 dozen pictures in all of me and Brian together.
I've got to rectify this! Jaina is now at the age where I trust her with holding my DSLR and if I set the camera on program, she can hold it steady enough to snap a picture or two. Why don't I ask her to take more pictures of us together?
There is the slight problem that Brian and I aren't physically together at the same location very often. Besides our weekend activities, anything fun during the day happens when he's at work and I have my camera out.
Anyway, I've decided that my Valentine's Day Resolution (why not? Its as good a day as any!) is to have more pictures taken of me and my husband :)
Let's start tripping down memory lane, shall we?
Brian and I met on July 27th, 2001. How do I know this? Because my friend Meredith got married the next day. Thanks Meredith! Because of you, I'll always remember the anniversary of meeting my future husband as well as YOUR wedding anniversary with Chris!
This is the very first picture ever taken of us together, sometime in September of 2001. Brian set the self-timer on his camera when we were hiking at White Oak Mountain.
Then it was time to introduce my family to Brian. This was taken by my grandma Staska the first time Brian made a trip to Tucker, GA to meet my parents. Although my Grandma Staska's mental health would soon diminish with the onset of Alzheimer's disease, she would continue to remember who Brian was, despite not knowing me or my brothers.
For never wanting any kids, Brian turned out to be a great dad! And a pretty decent husband too :P
Soon after Jaina's first birthday, we got engaged while hiking up at Dupont Falls.
And, while we were there, we thought we'd go ahead and try for a little brother or sister for Jaina.
After searching through our archives of digital photos, I decided then to look for any recent pictures of us together.
Here's a couple from last summer:
Then summer changed into Fall...
The day after Halloween, my good photographer friend Gena grabbed these pics of our family.
And here's us at Christmas...
Here's us today, on February 14th, 2010.
And there you have it. The history of Brian and Jessie in photos.
Happy Valentine's Day!