Wednesday, August 27, 2008


One of my greatest shortcomings is one of Neil’s greatest qualities: PATIENCE. It really takes a lot for him to fly off the handle. He rarely nit-picks or criticizes, explaining that some things are better dropping than getting worked up over. When expressing a frustration, he does so in a brief and direct manner. And then he drops it and truly moves on without giving it another thought. Sometimes it drives me nuts when I'm still dwelling on something that Neil has completely put behind him, but ultimately this quality has contributed to the harmony in our home and helped me learn to not take things so seriously myself.

Our engagement picture

July 2002 - photo courtesy of Dad

We share the same anniversary with Ken and Amy, a couple in our ward. Same day, same place, 40 minutes ahead of us. I keep meaning to examine our wedding pictures to see if I can find them in the background anywhere
. :)


Anonymous said...

What a wonderful quality this is! Would that we all had it. Neil sets a great example for all of us. He's very wise.

The photo brings back such sweet memories....and it also brings tears. Can it really be six years old?

Love you more than we can say...

Love and more love,
Mama and Papa

stephschmidt said...

Happy Happy Anniversary! I hope you guys have a great day! I love these posts you did leading up to it :)

Pat said...

I love that picture! Your dad has always been such a good photographer and really knows how to capture the moment! I also love that quality in Neil. What a wonderful way to be! You are such a lucky girl, and he is very lucky too! :)

Love "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" playing right now...what a perfect choice of songs for this occasion. That's one of my favorite arrangements of it, and it's one of my favorite songs.

Love you,