Saturday, April 19, 2008

6 years down....eternity to go

Well, this post is for my wonderful husband James. We have been married for 6 years today. It has seriously flown by!
In June of 2001 Erin, James' sister and my best friend thought it would be a great idea to set me and James up on a date (we had never officially met) after I got back from a trip with my friend Tara to Salt Lake for a girls trip. When we were down there we went to temple square where all the beautiful brides were posing for their pictures. I called Erin and told her that I wanted to get married in the temple....she then said "well, my brother will be in town next weekend!"
And that was that, we went out on our first date and it was amazing. We met each other with a very immature HIGH FIVE and "heeeeeey, hows it goin?" we met at the Dairy Queen off of Stevens......romantic huh?! :) But sparks flew and I was just amazed by him.
That night I called my mom at midnight when I got home (she and my dad were in Vegas) and told her that I was getting married. Yes, I knew it hadn't even been 24 hours....and my parents didn't believe me....they just said "yeah yeah, we will talk when we get home."
They fell in love with him too.

Too bad James had no idea that I was already planning our wedding! I had my dress by August and he didn't propose till September. (Multnomah Falls)

On April 19th we got married at the Temple and then had a ring ceremony for my side of the family right after. It was a great wedding with dancing and great food.

We had our ups and downs as a young newly wed couple........(no money at all!) But we grew so much from it and I love thinking back to the more simpler times of eating mac and cheese with no cell phones, no yard to mow, and no cable and playing Yahtzee for hours every night.
In 2004 Gabriel joined our family and it was the start of the Sautter family. He is such a blessing in our lives.

After another few years we decided that Gabe needed a sibling and brought Nolan into the world in September 2006.

I love our family. Everyday is an adventure and James is just such an awesome husband and I am so very very very blessed to have him in my life. He keeps me strong as a woman, wife and mother. He keeps me sane on those days where I am about to pull out my hair.

I love how he knows how to always make me laugh even when I am angry or sad. (like the stach?)
I am never surprised that he is the best dad ever He knows how to make the boys laugh more and better than I can.

We make beautiful children..........................even though they both look exactly like him!

I love how he loves my food......and rarely tells me that it is bad.....he will keep smiling even though I can see him trying to just swallow and not chew.
It is amazing how he makes the kids believe they can be anything they dream to be.....okay, cheesy, I know, but I love this picture!
And last, but not least....I love how he is so darn sexy!!!
Sautter family Est, 2002

Happy Anniversary James, I love you!!


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well Babe all I can say is that it is easy when I have the most amazing women in the world in my life holding my hand through the whole journey. You are truly an amazing person. I am so thankful that you took the giant leap to join the church so many years ago. That’s one decision change my life in a way that no words can describe. Love Always James

April 19, 2008 at 10:12 AM  
Anonymous Mom & Dad said...

Kate and James - Your dad and I are blessed to have such a wonderful daughter and son-in-law. You are an awesome couple, fabulous parents, and your boys bring us joy and laughter every day. Happy Anniversery and many many many more!

Love you-
Mom and Dad

April 19, 2008 at 11:16 AM  
Blogger Heather said...

TURTLE POWER to the Sautters! You guys are the BEST neighbors ever, except when you stand us up on game night! ;) Happy Anniversary.

April 19, 2008 at 2:32 PM  
Blogger Lindsay said...

Happy Anniversary! You've got yourself one great family, Katie!

April 19, 2008 at 6:02 PM  
Blogger Ms. Kristen said...

What a great post.....I know more about your husband...I am stuck in Primary and don't venture out much! If he was raised by such a great mom...he is a great person forsure!

April 19, 2008 at 9:20 PM  
Blogger The Williams Family said...

Katie you guys are freakin adorable!!! It is because of you that Bobby and I got married in the temple! Seeing you come out of the Temple I knew that is what I was suppose to do! Katie you and I have grown so much over the years and I love you! You have given me a lot of strength and compassion over the years! I love you too brother. I am amazed at what you have become! Love you guys!

April 20, 2008 at 7:18 AM  
Blogger The Price Family said...

That post was really fun to read. Happy Anniversary! Its fun to watch your family grown.

April 20, 2008 at 1:57 PM  
Blogger Matt 'n Erin said...

Congrats on 6 years! Time flies! that post was really cute Kate. Although I would say that some of the information that I remember is a bit different :) I will take the credit for setting you guys up though! Love you both! Hope you had a great day and are ready for the big 25 in a few days!

April 20, 2008 at 3:52 PM  
Blogger Tharker said...

Happy Anniversary Sautters! I loved this post Katie. Your family is adorable, and you and James are such a fun couple. That ONE time that we hung out was so much fun. We definitely need to do that more often.

Love the 'stache picture. I can just imagine him saying, "Excuse me, Maam, but do you have any idea how fast you were driving?" Total cop look all the way....especially with the sunglasses!

April 20, 2008 at 6:01 PM  
Blogger Sara said...

I loved your video and the super cute pictures. Happy Anniversary.

April 21, 2008 at 2:10 PM  
Anonymous Randi said...


You two are so cute together! Happy anniversary and many more to you!

BTW--Gabe looks a lot like you. More so than your hubs, if you ask me!

April 22, 2008 at 6:54 AM  

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