Sunday, February 14, 2010

Carrie and Barry's Anniversary

On February 3, 2001 I married an amazing man named Barry. He is my strength when I can't get up, my laughter when I need a pick me up, and confidant, yes he knows all my secretes and loves me anyway. Our first 3 years of marriage were really difficult. It wasn't because we couldn't get along, it was other things going on in our life that we couldn't control. Barry is my rock that kept me together through my darkest hours and continuously gave me support without asking for anything in return. He held me close to him and told me everything will be alright. As always, my husband is always right. (Except for maybe one time, but in 9 years of marriage that is pretty dang good.) We are going on into our TENTH year of marriage. It is very exciting. I wonder what adventures we will explore this year!! Kentucky will be the first for us to explore. I can't wait to explore our property up there!!! I can imagine digging up dinosaur bones or hidden treasure :) . I would travel the world with you Barry and love that I am with you through it all.

For our anniversary Barry gave me a digital picture frame that has our wedding video on it. This video was on a VCR tape in our closet. He had it placed on a DVD. When I opened it and played the video I almost asphyxiated with joy and then he had our raw wedding footage on DVD as well. There is a story here. When American Idol came out we would record it on VCR when we couldn't watch it. Well one night Barry grabbed our wedding video and RECORDED over it. I was devastated. So the other part of my gift was the raw footage. As you could imagine I was in tears and couldn't stop hyperventilating. Barry was concerned as we were going into the restaurant to eat, he didn't want people to think he was beating me up, so as I cried I was smiling through out dinner. Thank you Barry, I love it!! And I have to thank my good friend Jimmy Sleeth for filming this video and all the time he spent putting the video together and saving the footage. It brings a huge smile to my face. Thanks Jimmy!!!

After Dinner when went to see Phantom of the Opera.
All the costumes were amazing!! I enjoyed them better than in the movie. They did amazing work.

The singing and orchestra were fabulous. I recommend seeing this production if it comes your way. I really enjoyed it. It was a beautiful performance. The singing filled my heart with beautiful emotions I was in bliss.Thank you Barry for bringing this experience to me. You are the best husband in the entire world. 

After Phantom we went to Portofino Bay Hotel in Orlando.

We got on a boat after we checked in and went to City Walk. There is always something going on there. We went to Pat O Brian's. They have dueling pianos and Barry watched me sing songs and scream the night away.

This was our view from our room. It was going to rain that day and it was cold, but the pool looked so good, I still wanted to swim in it.

Thanks Mom and Dad for watching the kids!! Although we missed them dearly, we had a good time.
Thank you Barry for our Anniversary plans I had a wonderful time. I love you with everything that I am and everything that we are together.


Angela said...

Love it! So happy you were able to retrieve that wonderful footage of your special day. So fun to watch, especially you dancing around Barry. :) Congratulations you two!

oneofakindcakes4 said...

That was so beautiful! I loved it! What a wonderful day I am so glad you found Barry, and Barry found you!

Anything Fits a Naked Man said...

No. Friggin. Way. Going on TEN years now? Impossible!! I wasn't there, but I remember WHEN it happened, and the beautiful wedding pictures you had on your locker at T2 afterwards! I also remember the picture of you wearing your bridal veil with your jeans the next day because you WANTED to! LOVE it!

Happy Anniversary and Happy Valentine's Day to both of you! Thanks for the smile, Carrie!

bunnits said...

Happy Anniversary and Happy Valentine's Day!!

Jackie said...

Happy Anniversary! What a wonderful, special gift! I can understand why you cried!