Today is our anniversary. It really hasn't seemed like it has been that long...like it was just yesterday that we were engaged and planning this impossible wedding with impossible schedules. Jobe was in law school and I was still finishing up undergrad and running track. Neither of us had a weekend to spare to set a real date for a wedding much less to do any planning, shopping, etc. It was like it was yesterday that we decided to just throw out all the thoughts of wedding plans and do our own thing with just us. We planned that Saturday March 15th, 2003 we'd just go to the Fort Worth Botanic Gardens and have a private ceremony there. I picked out a dress (which was actually a bridesmaid dress made in ivory), J got a suit, and off we went. We looked around for flower shops when we got there. We happened upon this "hole in the wall" shop in the wrong part of town that had amazing flowers and pre-made bouquets. J picked one out for me and we stuck it in some water. We went to the gardens that afternoon (I think) and reserved the Rose Garden for 4pm the next day. After getting some "you are out of you MIND!!" looks from the people at the reservation desk, we kissed each other and said we'd see each other the next day at 4pm.
The next day, we met and were married by our good friend who discipled J through college. It was great. I wouldn't have had it any other way and am SO glad we did it the way we did. Just us, in God's amazing creation as it was for the First wedding (plus a dress and a suit of course-HA!). I want my muscles back.