|Me, around 1975-1976|
|Me, around 1982?|
|A photo taken of me, by one of my very best friends, while still in high school - around 1991?|
|When Mark and I were first dating - around late 1995|
|Taken just a couple of months ago|
1) Through all the ups and downs, I'm proud, in this day and age, that after the whirlwind of a courtship (we met each other in Sept. '95, moved in together Oct. '95, got engaged December '95 and were married on July 23rd, 1996) that our marriage has lasted 16 years, so far.
|Mark and I, the night we got engaged. December of 1995|
|Mark and Shelby - July 23rd, 1996|
|Mark and I actually had two wedding ceremonies...the one in July, so Tiffany and Kait could attend and the other, a larger celebration in December of 1996.|
|Family photo from a couple of years ago <3|
|First day of school for Gage, Drake and Cora a couple years ago. We were still in our apartment then. So much has changed for us.|
|Cora, Gage and Drake - just last week.|
I'm so thankful for the past 38 years...with all the lessons I've learn, from all the mistakes I've made...with all the wonderful opportunities that I've had in life and everything I've had to fight for. I love where I am in life and look forward to see where I am in another 38 years.