S: Tami and Jen's First Ten Years: A Celebration of Love
BC: You "know" I had to write something on the back, didn't you.?.......well here it is......I've got mad love for you babe!
1: Tami, We have now been together 10 years and what a great ten years it has been. Life with you has been so easy and so incredible in many ways. Even after ten years you remain the person I want to be around all the time and we seem to just continue to grow even closer each year. Thank you for being such a kind, loving, giving person while also challenging me to be a better person too. I hope you enjoy this walk down memory lane of our last ten years together, which I have titled "Tami and Jen's First Ten Years: A Celebration of Love. All My Love, Jen
2: I love you for many reasons, and one of them is for inviting me to share your life with Zach and Amanda.
3: I remember being so happy when I got to meet them and go places with you all when we first met. Sometimes I was a bigger kid....and still am!!
4: We have had so many wonderful times together as a family. Thank you for giving me the chance to be a parent!
6: It is really amazing how time flies....... | But I think we have created some great family memories along the way!!
7: Remember the all important Disney trip and the lines? I think I had a better time in Gatlinburg but I know we "had" to go to Disney at least once!
8: So here are a few more recent pictures of the kids...
9: And thank you again for sharing Zachary and Amanda with me! Being a parent to them has been and continues to be, a blessing in my life.
10: 2 | Any celebration book of our last ten years has got to include....Our Trips! It has been wonderful to explore the world with you over these last ten years and I look forward to seeing the other half of the world during our next ten years (no pressure).
11: 3 | You surprised me with so many trips I cannot even remember them all...let's see Tampa was the first one.....I thought we were going out to eat and you put me on a plane! We didn't take many pictures that weekend but the memory is etched in my mind.....We were young and in love and we were...........attorneys? Or maybe we were Crime Stoppers? Whatever the case, that was still the best Wendy's meal I've ever had!
12: In March 2002, you took me to California. Wow, I'd never been this far west and it was so beautiful. Seeing San Fransciso, Carmel, and Napa Valley with you was wonderful I fell even harder for you on that trip.
14: Thanks for such a wonderful time. I still have such great memories of that trip, visiting the winery, driving up the Pacific Coast Highway in that Maxima, it was all so special.
16: September 2002 and we were off again ...this time to the Big Apple ! | "A life without love is no life at all." (And a life without visiting New York is "really" no life at all!)
18: In the Park Austin Powers. Wow!!!
19: 2 | What a great day. It was beautiful weather and so cool to see all the street performers...These guys were good!
20: February 2003- The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs
21: Love is patient.. Love is kind.. | What a romantic place this was. Remember how the fire place came on when we walked in the room?
22: Gulf Shores Vacation 2006 I remember this being one of the most relaxing vacations we have had. We started out going for a long weekend and extended our stay!
24: November 2002 First Anniversary Gatlinburg, TN Four Seasons Cabin | I still have so many memories from this first anniversary- the car ride up listening to the CD, wondering about the ring I had bought you and little did I know you had done the same thing!
26: November 2003 2nd Anniversary New Orleans
27: What happens in New Orleans ........Stays in New Orleans!! | I think the above quote sums it up for the New Orleans trip! We may not have many pictures but we sure have memories!
28: November 2004 Third Anniversary Gatlinburg, TN Sleepy Bear Cabin | This anniversary was just so relaxed and it was such a good feeling, being with you, back in Gatlinburg, and celebrating another year together. I had a great time but do you remember the lady bug infestation in the cabin?
29: Have I told you how much I love this picture? | We went to our first Vol game together vs. Alabama!
30: 4th | November 2005 Fourth Anniversary Monteagle Cabin | "A life without love is no life at all."
32: This was a great cabin at Monteagle. We played games and went to eat at the Highpoint restaruant. I remember playing games and goofing off outside the cabin......and inside!
34: November 2006 Fifth Anniversary Biltmore House
35: "A heart that has truly loved never forgets."
36: What a great trip!
37: Love is patient.. Love is kind..
38: We walked till our feet were about to fall off at the Biltmore, and remember the CedarCrest Bed and Breakfast and Grove Park Inn? I just remember thinking I could not be more in love than I was on that trip.....and now we are even stronger!
40: I just couldn't leave out these pictures of us. We had such a great time walking around the Biltmore, posing in front of the different areas, and being silly!
42: For Valentines Day after our Fifth Anniversary, we decided to go pick out some rings for each other. We decided to go back to the Four Seasons Cabin in Gatlinburg to have a private ceremony to celebrate our love for one another.
43: This day was, and will always remain a very, very special day for me. I meant every word I said to you that day ... and I know that your words to me were for forever as well.
44: November 2007 Sixth Anniversary Ottawa, Canada
45: "Only love can be divided endlessly, and still not diminish."
46: "What happens at the Canadian Border Immigration Desk........Stays at the Canandian Immigration Desk!" | Soooooooo, the trip may have started out a big rocky with that "little immigration" issue, but all worked out!
47: Seeing all the great buildings, watching and participating with the street performer, and oh my goodness was the Fairmont Hotel nice! I remember us laughing so much! | You wanted to make sure I saw the Redcoats and it really ended up being very cool! Remember the Giant Spider in front of the Museum?
48: November 2008 Seventh Anniversary Turks and Caicos, Parrot Cay Resort
49: Wow, you really outdid yourself on this Anniversary Trip. We were taken by this private Yacht out to this island where it seems we were the only people there! What an awesome, romantic experience this was! Thank you for all you did to work this out. I still talk about this trip and think about all the wonderful moments that we shared.
50: Parrot Cay was so Awesome. It was like something out of a Movie......and we were there!
51: We just had the whole private beach to ourselves.....
52: Remember how we gave each other the exact same necklaces? | You really outdid yourself.....but I'm glad you did! | Thanks again for such an incredible Anniversary!
54: November 2009 Eighth Anniversary London, England
55: Our Eighth Anniversary found us boarding a plane for a long International Flight to London England. I absolutely loved this trip, although the biggest thing I remember is taking pictures of Big Ben! ha ha
56: Okay, so I got a bit carried away with the Big Ben pics, but I did enjoy all the other things in London too!
58: Scared at the London Eye | In the London Eye | London Tea Time! | Celebrating 8 Years | Me in front of my Friend, Ben | Me with the Pope
59: I got some Peach Tea! | No more drink for Jen! | Me in front of Book store | In the Square | You and Miley | You posing with King of Pop
60: November 2010 Ninth Anniversary Splashing Sunrise Cabin, Gatlinburg, TN
62: This anniversary was about remembering our good times, remembering what we love about each other, and for getting massages! We got in cabin massages everyday and then we were worthless to do anything except.....vege!
63: Yes the indoor cabin pool was very nice and relaxing as well, but we just kept thinking how much Zach and Amanda would like it! | We played a lot of cards and watched movies and fell more in love! You were sad on the last day and didn't want to leave.
64: Tami, One of the hardest things about making a memory book for you and I has been deciding what to include. We have shared so many great moments over the last ten years, all of it cannot possibly be included in these pages. We have built friendships together, gained and lost beloved pets together, parented our kids together, worked together, and shared our love of God together, for the last ten years. You remain someone I admire in so many ways and I think we push each other to become better individuals, but as a couple, we are stronger than either of us as individuals. No one has ever known me like you do. You know my thoughts before I even think them and we can have a complete conversation with each other across a
65: crowded room without ever saying a word. I love all the memories we have created and look forward to many more, but most of the "greatness" in our relationship has come in the quiet moments together just doing nothing, or the times that we have reached out to someone else in need and the incredible joy that we see in each other's eyes at these moments. It is these times that you and I are at our best and we have been blessed to have a relationship that thrives not just on helping each other but on being generous to those around us as well. One thing I really love about "us" is that simple, never settling, drive to do something even better to please each other or someone else. Thank you for an incredible ten years together and I look forward to all the memories yet to be created.....Happy 10 Years! I love you, Jennifer
67: Tha...tha...tha... that's all Folks!