Celebrating 17 years!


That was then...
Seventeen years ago, on October 10, 1992, I married my best friend and love of my life!  We initially met at summer camp at Camp Caroline when we were about 10 years old... we had a mutual friend so we actually hung out a fair bit over the years, but he thought I was a "spinny blonde" and I thought he was a "boring geek"!  We lost touch for a few years after high school and went our separate ways... he took Engineering and I went to Bible School and eventually landed in Education at University.

One evening while at church, I noticed a good looking dark haired guy chatting with our mutual friend...  naturally I inquired later about who he was!
"Don't you remember Brad Orthner?"
"That's Brad Orthner???????  What happened?? I don't remember him being that good looking!!!"

And so began the shameless flirting!!!  Within a few months, we were dating and the rest is history... a story that I would never change for anything!!  He is still my best friend, my rock, my cheerleader, my greatest support, my spiritual partner, my GPS, my hot waterbottle, my garbage-taker-outer, my gadget-guy and the best dad ever to our kids!  Sure we have our moments... who doesn't?  And we both have a little less hair, a few more wrinkles and deteriorating eyesight!!  But the bottom line is that I wouldn't trade him for the world and I'd marry him all over again in a heartbeat!
This is now...


8 comments:

Shannon said...

Congratulations to both of you. I love reading stories of 'how we meet'.

Karan said...

Happy Anniversary to you both, may you be Blessed with many more years of love and happiness!

ScrappeeDiane said...

Happy Anniversary to you both, you are such a cute couple.

Jennifer Reynard said...

Great story and love your
wedding photo.
Congratulations and a very
happy anniversary to the both of you!

Izzy said...

Congratulations and Happy Anniversary!

jill said...

Happy Anniversary, Brad & Al. Love you. Couldn't imagine my life without you. Hope you celebrated -- that's important.
:)
j.

Jodi Patterson said...

Congratulations on your anniversary Allison. What a great story of how you ended up together.

Laura said...

you inspire me!
congratulations to you both