FIFTEEN YEARS

 YOU GUYS!

Today, Tab and I are celebrating our FIFTEEN YEAR WEDDING ANNIVERSARY!

WHOA!  I cannot believe it's been fifteen years since our wedding day.  Tab and I got married in a church in Cape Girardeau, Missouri, in front of  two hundred of our closest friends and family.  We said our, "I Do's", and then all headed to the reception where we danced, ate {except not me because really does the bride EVER eat on her big day}, and set off as Mr. and Mrs. Slaughter!

One apartment, three houses, four kids, eight jobs, and what feels like a lifetime later we're here!

I have a Q and A coming next week with all kinds of questions you asked Tab and I {and they are GOOD}.  The truth is it's gonna take us a while to get through all those questions and we had a busy weekend.  ;)  So I promise that Q and A post is coming.  Today though in honor of FIFTEEN YEARS, I'm sharing FIFTEEN things about us instead.

1.  Our parents are both divorced.  I don't really want to say I'm thankful for that necessarily but I kind of am.  Both of us experiencing the heartbreak divorce can cause within a family has allowed us a different look than some people experience.

2.  I say it all the time, but Tab is the fun one in our relationship.  And by that I don't mean I'm not fun, I just mean he's MORE fun.  I'm definitely the rule-follower and he's gonna live a little more on the edge.  But we're a great balance.

3.  He prefers a serious drama, I prefer a reality and we like to meet in the middle which for our marriage is Dateline.  :)  hahahaha!  

4.  He would tell you the only thing I've ever attempted to make that was absolutely un-edible was seafood lasagna.  Yes, yes, I attempted a seafood lasagna about three months into marriage.  I forgot who I was for a hot second and really thought I'd whip up some recipe I found in a magazine.  It was as delicious as it sounds.  We threw it out and had peanut butter and jelly instead.

5.  Speaking of those early days of marriage, they were HARD!  We moved nine hours away from my family and six hours away from Tab's.  We were just talking about how they were maybe the best thing that could have happened to two newlyweds because we had to rely on each other.

6.   Tab is the Saturday morning breakfast chef at our house anytime he's home.  {Which is ALL THE TIME lately.}  He can whip up bacon, eggs, biscuits and gravy like no other!


7. Years ago when we first started texting each other.  Do you remember when texting was a brand new thing?  I didn't know how to put a space in between words so all of my texts looked like this...
hey.how.are.you
what.time.is.practice.over
hope.youre.having.a.great.day

Yes, yes, they did and we still laugh about it.  {Insert that face plant emoji right here, please.}

8.  Tab and I met at Arkansas State University my sophomore year and started dating about two and half years later.

9.  I didn't know a single thing about football before meeting Tab.  I went to football games at college but really had NO CLUE what was happening the entire four quarters.

10.   Tab is a night owl and I'm a morning person.  #oppositesattract

11. While we're on the subject of opposites attracting, I love to read and Tab hasn't read a book since high school.  {How did he make it through college?}

12. The second year we were married Tab grew his hair out for about a month, wanted a haircut weekly {which we could not afford}, and he began shaving it again.  {He's never looked back.}

13. Tab proposed on top of the Peabody Hotel in Memphis, Tennessee.  I had NO CLUE and was shocked to see him!  {I'll tell the story in full next week on our Q and A.}

14.  This past spring/summer we had three adult-only trips on the books that were all cancelled.  There wasn't a big 15 year vacation scheduled just for our anniversary purposes but it's tough to get away with four kids at home so any time we can make it happen whether it be for work or in this case work and an out of town wedding we would have.  Maybe next year?

15. We don't have any big exciting plans tonight.  If you're looking for us, you'll find us parked on the couch between four kids celebrating 15 YEARS!  Unless...we can sneak off for a quick dinner.  #wishusluck

Happy, Happy Anniversary Tab Slaughter!  I am behind thankful I get to do this life with you by my side.  I love you so much!
XO

23 comments

Mix and Match Mama said...

Happy Anniversary!!!!! We love you two SO MUCH!!!!!! I hope you have the coziest night in!! xo

Amy Heinl said...

Happy Anniversary..enjoy your special day

Julie C. said...

Happy Happy Anniversary!!!!! We will celebrate 15 years at the end of August!! And I can't think of a better way to celebrate than snuggled on the couch w/ the family :)

Elspeth Mizner said...

Aweeeee this is so cute! Happy Anniversary!!! I always love learning new things about you in your posts! I hope you can sneak out for a quick dinner tonight! Have the best day!
www.elspethsdaybyday.com

Jen said...

Such a blessing. Next month my husband and I celebrate 22 years. I would do it all over again

Sarah Shaneyfelt said...

Happy Anniversary!! We celebrated 6 years last week! I cannot wait to read the Q&A post next week :)
Sarah at MeetTheShaneyfelts

Dustie Day said...

Happy anniversary!!!!!

Kelly Henderson said...

Happy Anniversary! I hope you enjoy your cozy night with the family.

Ashley Byars said...

What a small world! We live about an hour from Cape in Southern Illinois So Cape is the biggest city close to us. Happy Anniversary!!

Audrey Chandlee said...

Happy #15! Our 20th Anniversary was yesterday. Teachers always get married in the sweltering heat of July it seems right? ha! Thanks for sharing this look into your marriage:)

Natasha said...

Happy Anniversary!!! We also lived away from both of our parents for the first five years of marriage and I think it was the best thing. We had to establish our own traditions and figure out how we were going to do life together.

Toni :0) said...

Happy Anniversary and cheers to many more!! 🎈🎉🎂🎊🎈

Unknown said...

Where did you live as newlyweds? I don’t think you mentioned it.
I know Tab’s famous guacamole recipe but will you share his biscuits and gravy recipe?!
I usually make one from Ree Drummond.

Stephanie Platt said...

Happy Anniversary! Sure do enjoy reading your blog!

Mother of 3 said...

Happy anniversary!

Sarina said...

Happy Anniversary!!!

You should really think about modeling toothpaste - you have the most perfect teeth (Unfair!) Hahahaha

Melinda said...

Happy Anniversary! My oldest was married 15 years ago in June. They were scheduled to go to Vegas, but it was cancelled. So they put new tile down in their kitchen instead:). When we married 41 years ago, we moved from Amarillo to Houston... best thing for our marriage those early years....we had to depend on each other a lot!

Rightupmyaliway said...

Happy Anniversary you two!! My husband and I enjoy watching Dateline too! Friday and Saturday night, date night!! ;) My husband is also our Saturday morning chef! It's the best thing ever!! I hope you both enjoy your day!

shanalex said...

Happy 15yrs to you guys!

E said...

Happy Anniversary! You two are just the cutest!

Amanda @ That Inspired Chick said...

This is so sweet!! Totally made for each other. ❤️
That Inspired Chick

Deena said...

Happy Anniversary to you both! ��

Julie Bradford said...

I just love y'all!!!! hope 15 was great!!!!! hopefully a trip soon for the 2 of you!!!!