Thursday, December 04, 2008

has it really been 9 years?

it couldn't possibly have been nine years ago that we entered the san diego temple single, and exited a newlywed couple, could it?? that means we MUST be getting old!


and as i told you today, i would do it all over again!


in the past 9 years:

  • we have owned one house (which we both wish we didn't still own)
  • we've survived two major moves 
  • we've had three (and a half) children
  • we've owned four cars
  • for some reason five escapes me (if i can think of anything later, i'll fill it in. lame, i know!)
  • we stayed in six different states in an 8 week period while traveling in summer 2007
  • we found and cut down seven perfect, fresh, tall, beautiful christmas trees
  • we spent eight wonderful weeks living in "coug" our beloved fifth wheel during our sabbatical
  • you supported me during my training for and competing in nine triathlons

the last nine years have been a wonderful roller coaster! we've laughed, we've cried, we've loved, we've lost, we've triumphed, we've struggled, we've worried, we've grown, we've been up, we've been down, we've prayed, we've been blessed, we've been strengthened. and through it all, the most important thing is that we did all of it together and have been one!


i love you, mitch! i am grateful to have you with me through this journey of life! i am better since having you with me! you are a great father to our girls and a wonderful husband to me!

mitch and kawena mason


happy anniversary!


Malia said...

Hooray! Nine Years that is a lot! You must be getting up there! haha JK! Love you guys! Sorry Had I known you would be up late blogging, I would have called you back tonight! I didnt want to wake you. Guess I wouldn't have though. Anyways... happy anniversary! Love you guys!

Lauren in GA said...

Happy Anniversary!!!!! I LOVE your pictures!

I had to go back and read your linked posts. Thanks for sharing it all!

Pineapple Princess/Shauna said...

Happy Anniversary. Here's to 99 more years. Of course you are going to live that long after all those triathalons!

Rachel's Roost said...

I love your anniversary count down! I may have to do that in a couple of weeks!

Bridget said...

Happy anniversary to you both! Hope you got out and celebrate big.

Melissa-Mc said...

Happy Anniversary! It is such a blessing to go through all those experiences together.

Sara said...

Happy Anniversary! I love your pictures.

Becca said...

very sweet post. That means that I have known you for almost 9 years. Weren't you just recently married when you moved into Hazeldale ward? Happy Anniversary Masons!

Amanda said...

Happy Anniversary! I remember your courtship, your engagement, and your wedding day! You two were meant to be together. Congrats!

I can't believe it's been 9 years! Shouldn't we still be in that little apartment in Provo and in our 20's?

Siouxsie said...

Congratulations! Enjoy your last single digit anniversary because they just keep getting more fun!

Tonya said...

Oh, that was so sweet to read Mahina. You have been through a lot together! Look at what a great life you have with Mitch. What a great couple!!!

Amanda D said...

Congrats! You are a beautiful couple.

Merilee said...

Congrats on 9 years. That's awesome.
By the way, you can't be OLD because I'm going on 14 years of marriage and I'm not old yet.

ashley said...

aw, what a sweet post. happy anniversary!

Mandy said...

Happy Anniversary! Very sweet post.

Ilene said...

Happy anniversary!

I hope that one house is sold soon!