June 21st : A 12 Year Tribute

June 21st officially marks the first day of summer each year. For Randy & I specifically, June 21st also marks another year of marriage. This year makes a dozen.

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When we choose the date for our wedding, it was just the day that made the most sense. We actually had no clue June 21st was the first day of summer (I probably would have picked a different date, as summer was my least favorite season).  My consolation is that it is also officially the longest day of the year. This means, we have the most available sunlight possible in which to reflect on the crazy adventures we’ve had –  And of course dream up new adventures for the years to come.

It was during this reflection time yesterday that I decided to make a few short lists of things we’ve done together that are just “us”. There is some sort of crazy story that belongs to each and a million memories that make me smile. These stories and smiles are the tales of a happy couple and  lives well lived.  I hope we get to share them in detail one day and I look forward to having a million more stories to share over the next dozen years.

June 21st : A 12 Year Tribute

Unique things we’ve done

  • Run with Bulls
  • Laid on a Bed of Nails
  • Crawled inside cave
  • Met Penn Jillette &  Simon Cowell
  • Flown a plane
  • Swam with sea turtles
  • Stayed out all night walking in NYC
  • Been on live television together
  • Driven with a professional speed driver
  • Explored a waterfall
  • Danced near the stage while George Strait sang live

A Few Places We’ve Gone Together ( I know I am missing a ton)

  • Texas
  • St. Thomas
  • Chicago
  • New York
  • South Carolina
  • A 24 hour round trip road trip from the Southern U.S. to the Northern US

Different Ways We’ve Traveled Together

  • Hot air Balloon
  • Planes
  • Train
  • Ferry
  • In Parades
  • Cars
  • Bus
  • Boats
  • We’ve even rode an elephant once
  • Walked miles
  • Run 5ks/10ks

There has been so much more “life” that filled in the gaps. Life that has included laughter, tears, children, pets, hard work, and lazy afternoon naps. No matter how we choose to spend our time, we’ve always enjoyed it most when we are together. Happy Anniversary!


  1. Hey Alice, Congrats to you both on a dozen years!!! I know this is not related at all, but what app do you use to put text on your photos?

  2. Aw, Happy Anniversary! Y’all have totally done a LOT! WOW!
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  3. Sounds like you guys have had a great 12 years together. Here’s to a million more.
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  4. Wishing you a happy anniversary… even though I am late. Summer is my very favorite time of year. I could pass up on all the other seasons and have summer year round.
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  5. Congratulations to twelve years! That is wonderful. Wishing you a lot more happy years together
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  6. Congratulations to you. Here’s to many more!
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  7. Aw Happy anniversary a cool dozen and wow you’ve really lived life way to go.
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  8. You guys have done so much together in your twelve years! Wishing you many more years of adventuring together.

  9. I’ve done the George Strait thing too. 🙂

    I’d love to explore the Iguazu Waterfalls!

    You sound like you have a lot of fun together. Happy Anniversary!
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  10. Congratulations on your 12 years and what a lovely day to celebrate it each year. Here’s to many more happy and wonderful years for you both. x
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  11. Happy Anniversary! Every year, it is important to commemorate this special date when your marriage is still happy and going strong.
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  12. Jennifer Williams says

    Happy Anniversary! It looks like you have had quite a few adventures together over the years. Maybe being married on the first day of summer was a good thing!

  13. Happy Anniversary and here is to 50 plus more! What a great way to recognize those years you have been married. You have been very busy and active and looks like you have had a great time together.

  14. Congratulations Happy Anniversary!! Wow you really have done some unique things together.
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  15. I’d really love to stay out ALL night in NYC! Definitely on my goal list.
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  16. Congrats on your anniversary! My husband and I had a summer wedding too!
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  17. Sounds like you’ve had a wonderful twelve years together and here’s to many more. I have always wanted to ride in a hot air balloon. I am so jealous right now.
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  18. Happy Anniversary! I can’t believe you fit all that into 12 years already. You guys have fun!
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  19. Congratulations and happy anniversary! Thank you for sharing this with us. This is such an inspiration.

  20. Wow! You guys have done a lot of cool things together. Happy Anniversary and may you have many many many more. 🙂
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  21. Wishing you a happy anniversary and many more. Its very cool the way you’ve documented different things you’ve done 12 times. Very cool.
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  22. This was such a cute post! June 21 is also my dad’s birthday, which is completely unrelated but interesting. Josh and I will celebrate 15 years next summer – maybe I will use this idea to create a post about our fifteenth. So sweet!

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