You know how in your high school yearbook they have all those categories like "Cutest Couple" and "Best Smile" and Most Likely to Succeed?" If they'd had a category in my yearbook for "Most Likely to Get Married in a Cemetery" I probably would have won. Yeah, I was kind of goth like that. I eventually outgrew my goth phase (but not the music), and then....I went and got married in a cemetery!

It's true. Six years ago today Nathan and I got married in the SkyRose Chapel at Rose Hills (I don't have any pictures downloaded, but check out the slide show here, it's incredible). Our pictures were taken that day in the El Portal de la Paz mausoleum, and it was all so beautiful, even though some might think it's kind of morbid.

Tonight we went to Third Street in Santa Monica for our traditional anniversary celebration. First we went to the Miramar Hotel to have our picture taken in front of the bench where we got engaged. The Miramar is also where we spent our wedding night. Then we went to Trastavere for dinner, the same place we had dinner after our wedding. After dinner we walked up to Old Navy so I could get some flip flops and a sweater (it got cold!) and Nathan got a long-sleeved shirt as well. Outside Old Navy I promptly traded my three inch heels for the flip flops and threw the heels away - there was no way they were ever going to be comfortable again, and they were old anyway. Feeling better and warmer, we stopped at Starbucks for drinks, walked down to the pier, listened to a guitarist for a while, then headed home.

We had a great anniversary. Nathan, thank you so much for six joyful, fun, interesting, growing, trying (a little), contented, hysterical years of marriage. You are the best husband I ever could have hoped for, more than I ever imagined, and I thank God for knowing exactly what I needed and then sending me you. I have loved being married to you and I'm looking forward to many, many more years together. I love you!


Wendy said...

Happy Anniversary, Kristy and Nathan!

Kristy said...

Thanks Wendy!

Jenna said...

Congrats! That's great! Sounds like you guys had a great night.

My mommy and daddy celebrated 10 years this summer - how mommy has put up with dad's shenanigans for that long, I'll never know.

Judah and Micah are quite lucky to have you guys for parents. Hope to see you all soon!

Jenna said...

Oh, I almost forgot.

What's a mausoleum? My daddy wouldn't tell me...

Kristy said...

Jenna, a woman's lot in life is mostly centered around putting up with the shenanigans of men, and now that you have a brother you and your mommy will be twice as busy with your jobs! Fortunately, if you can learn to see the funny side of the shenanigans and laugh at them (because boys are amazingly funny!), it's very easy to put up with them. :)

Oh, and a mausoleum is like a museum, but the people there are quieter.