Tuesday, June 10, 2008


It has officially been 8 years of wedded bliss! June 10th, 2000 was the day we became "The Malones"!!!!! Our vows have been tested-for better or for worse, for richer or for poorer, in sickness and in health, in good times and in bad. By the grace of God, we have survived it all together!

Most of you know there are more than 8 years to our story. Technically, today marked 15 years, 9 months and 2 days of our life as a couple. Who knew that a little flirting by the locker in the 9th grade would lead to this! Rather than posting a million pictures, I have attempted a "collage of eras," if you will...

A few fun facts:

  • It all started on September, 8th 1992

  • Blake had just turned 15, I was still 14

  • Our parents took us to the movies the first year we were "going together"

  • Our first car date was together (CHS football game!)

  • We had the same schedule our 11th grade year in high school. Blake decided it would not be good for our relationship so he changed his! How mature is that?

  • We were prom king and queen!

  • We went to college in different states

  • We never broke up

  • We have lived in Lexington, KY; Auburn, AL; and Nashville, TN - I get to claim Kansas City, MO because I was stuck there for 12 weeks!!!

  • Blake worked while I finished school, I worked when he went back to school

  • Since we have been married we have been to St. Thomas, St. Marteen, St. Lucia, Barbados, Antigua, San Juan, San Diego, San Francisco, Palm Springs, Scottsdale, Lake Tahoe, Breckenridge, Grand Cayman, Cozumel, Belize, Costa Maya, Orlando, Curacao, Aruba...maybe more!

  • We have both had our names legally changed...the middle name curse

There you have it, more pictures of the Malones than you ever wanted to see. It took me hours to go through them all. Of course it brought back a lot of great memories and may have even caused me to shed a tear or two! Lucky for me, we have changed a lot since 1992. I look back at old pictures and wonder what I was thinking?!? I chose to believe we are getting better each year!

I am blessed with an amazing husband and am grateful for the life we have been given! Happy Anniversary! Here's to many more!


Moriah said...

YAY! I LOVE the collages! I'm so proud! Happy (belated) anniversary!

Breana said...

Congrats on surviving 8 years! You are a beautiful couple and you teach the rest of us a lot about marriage. I love the picture collages.

Anonymous said...

happy anniversary!!!! i loved seeing the pictures! sorry i haven't called back yet. we were out of town when you called. i will call soon. are you ever available during the day?


Rachel said...

Happy Anniversary! I am pretty sure Dan is still a bit bitter...!

Jessica Hatton said...

happy anniversary to my favorite couple in the whole wide world! You guys are such an inspiration to us all. The pictures are soooo cute! I especially enjoyed the way Blake's hair has changed over the years!

Love you guys!

Carla and Daryl said...

true soul mates! hearing about how you met and how long yall have been together was fun. you guys have been to lots of places!!! wonderful memories i'm sure. and, your old photos...they look so pretty compared to my old pictures. you didn't ever go through a big hair phase did you??

Anonymous said...

danielle that is great! y'all truly are an amazing couple. i hope one day i can have something close to what you guys have. y'all are great friends and i wish the best for y'all always.

The Maguet's said...

No way... you lived in Lexington KY, too? I lived there for 8 years- from 98-06- how weird is that!! Congrats on the anniversary!

Ginger said...

What perfect little feet. Who wouldn't shed a tear?
LeAnne told me about the new blog but life has been so busy that I am just now getting here to celebrate the memories with you.
Happy Anniversary! This past Feb. I had 40 years of marriage with Pearley and we are still changing what we look like daily. More pounds, no hair, gray hair, wrinkles and lots more memories to share than there use to be. But more importantly more blessings and more times with God.

Hugs and Congrats! Thanks for saharing..Love, Ginger

Jessica Hatton said...

i would also like to point out that two of my dresses made the collage!!!! Do we share clothes or what?