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Kelly & Kelly's Twentieth Anniversary

Twenty years ago, Kelly and I were married here in the Salt Lake Temple! Our anniversary was yesterday and we spent the past four days in New York City celebrating. We flew to the Big Apple on Friday morning and got back LATE last night and had an action-packed weekend seeing two Broadway shows, within walking distance of our Times Square Marriott Marquis hotel room, sightseeing around Long Island, enjoying a leisurely horse-drawn carriage ride through Central Park, peering over the city from the Empire State Building, dining on delicious food, and spending the time together, loving every minute of it.


For the past twenty years, I have been the wife of a wonderful, unique, intelligent, handsome, talented man, who I am MUCH more in love with NOW than I was in 1986, (which was immensely back then). I love the things we've learned together, the experiences we have enjoyed together, being able to hang in there through the uneven journey of life, being parents to two wonderful children that were brought into our family through the miracle of birth, establishing a home together where I hope our kids can bring their spouses and kids to, etc. As Faith Hill says, "I have been blessed" and I look forward to the next twenty years with my sweet and wonderful husband and want to thank him for loving me!

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Ok, WOW!!! This is my favorite posting of yours yet. What a gorgeous picture and what sweet things you've said. I have chills and a tear in my eye. Kelly, all wives should love their husbands like you do and I'm convinced I will after 20 years. You are great role models of a good marriage and I'm THRRRRILLED that y'all had such a good time!!!
Heidi said…
I love NYC, and I love this post. What a fun way to celebrate your marriage! Will you post any pics from the trip?

Happy 20th!!

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