We were married on the top of Grouse Mountain in North Vancouver, British Columbia on May 11th, 1996. Our wedding day was our 40th day in each others presence! We met on a Sunday morning in August of 1995 while I was visiting family in Ontario and started talking on the phone towards the end of September of that same year. We “seriously” telephone dated between Ontario and BC most of the time. We kept moving up our wedding date – we couldn’t wait to spend the rest of our lives together. I was 24 and he was 29. That seems so long ago and we look so young!!! It’s amazing what a mortgage and 4 kids can do to ones body!!! 😉

It has been an amazing journey. In all those years we have never said any words to hurt or things that we’d regret. We’ve never threatened to leave or cursed one another. We’ve had our disagreements… he is a man after all!!! Me being an emotional, stubborn woman has absolutely nothing to do with it by the way.
We value our Creator and what He’s created and put His ways before ours. It’s not about “ME” it is about “WE”!! It’s makes an incredible difference… when you can remain pliable for the Almighty to continue to fashion and mold you into the being He sees you as!!

Here’s to 11 wonderful and life changing years babe! Love ya.


I'm the Cool Mom of 4, Married to the Preacher Man, but at times I'm a little more Sass than Saint!

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  1. My hubby says that on one of their excursions to the States, your hubby would sit in the closet and talk to you on the phone.
    Happy Anniversary.

  2. Congratulations! What a wonderful testimony, and what a godly example for your children!

    Happy Anniversary!

  3. You haven’t aged a bit girl! Happy Anniversary and give my best to hubbyman.

  4. Happy Anniversary!!!!!!!!
    We love you both and your children(even more if that were possible).
    The Blessings of the Lord maketh rich and addeth no sorrow with it.
    Continue to speak and act in Love and Love will grow.
    Love from your West Coast Mom and Daddio

  5. Congratulations!
    Thanks for modeling a positive example of marriage to me!

  6. Hey Shan
    I wanted something more unique.
    Sock monsters represents the hardships and butterfly kisses represents the blessings of motherhood

  7. Happy Anniversary!

    Wow, now you’re almost caught up to us! Hope you had amazing day and that this year is your best one yet.

  8. Pic – looks like I had a bad dye good on the hair, with the grey peeking through, then there is the ever changing hair style and colour of mom’s.. . . .

  9. hope you had a great anniversary and a happy mother’s day!

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