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Seven Years and Six(ish) Continents Later

July 1, 2013

We met when we were seven and nine and married at 22 and 24. Such babies, I know.

When I have a thing for something, I have a thing. Ted. Travel. Oregon. The Pacific Northwest… Seven years ago, on July 1st (Canada Day, hey-oh!), we stitched our life-passports together, celebrated with family and friends, and set out to make our way, together, in the world.

This morning, what started as an effort to dig up wedding pictures for a Facebook profile picture turned into a nostalgic walk down memory lane…

Happy Anniversary, sweet Ted!
xo, Bethany

Grandpa’s old Model-A out on the family farm…

Josiah, Ross, Wayne, AJ, Darian {Ted & Bethany} Jenna, Heather, Sarah, Erin & Melanie

Waiting with Dad…

Our ceremony in the circle: blazing hot, beautiful afternoon, perfectly manicured Blue Sky Farm grass, Cascade Trees Christmas Trees, and Oregon Heritage Oaks.

Let’s Runaway Together…

Our serving aprons: spotless as we dished out salmon and prime rib for our friends and family… (Now, after seven years in our chaotic kitchen, they’re a bit worse for wear…but I love them so much.)

Delicious, endless piles of food, and a dessert buffet assembled by so many sweet friends… (Note: Lovely Wedding Photos courtesy of family, friends, and Linden Photography)

Our Pacific Northwest Honeymoon
Portland, Oregon
Penthouse Suite in the city’s 1909 Governor Hotel
International Rose Test Garden
Dinner with a View

Washington State
Up to Paradise and Mt. Rainier National Park…

Victoria, British Columbia
No pictures today…but you can read a little bit about our four year Vancouver & Victoria anniversary trip timed to match up with World Cup memories over at Captain & Clark’s blog

The feet that walked together through adventures in North America, South America, Europe, Africa, Asia, and New Zealand…

Together, forever, come hell or high water.

Thank you friends and family and readers for loving and celebrating with us along the way.

Thank you Oregon for being such a fine place to grow roots.

Thank you world for showing us your wonders.

Thanks, Ted, for making the years so rich.

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  • Reply Anita July 1, 2013 at 8:56 am

    Beautiful! :)

    Have a wonderful wedding anniversary :)!

    • Reply Bethany ~ twoOregonians October 8, 2013 at 8:13 pm

      Anita, you’re so kind to have left a note for us. Thank you! Hope you’re well this autumn xx

  • Reply Aunt Linda July 1, 2013 at 9:22 am

    Happy anniversary and many more magnificent miles (and milestones) together!
    Aunt Linda

    • Reply Bethany ~ twoOregonians October 8, 2013 at 8:13 pm

      :) Definitely a few new milestones since this post went up… Can’t wait for you to meet the Peach!

  • Reply Kathleen & bob Hockett. July 1, 2013 at 9:33 am


    • Reply Bethany ~ twoOregonians October 8, 2013 at 8:14 pm

      You’re so kind! Thank you for your note, and thanks for reading along.
      xx Bethany

  • Reply Cindy Buck July 1, 2013 at 9:35 am

    Just awesome, brought tears to my eyes :). Happy Anniversary <3

    • Reply Bethany ~ twoOregonians October 8, 2013 at 8:16 pm

      It was just July, and now it’s OCTOBER! How did that happen?? Love you lots & see you soon!

  • Reply Kirsten July 1, 2013 at 9:36 am

    Happy Anniversary!! You two make marriage look good :)

    • Reply Bethany ~ twoOregonians October 8, 2013 at 8:17 pm

      Aw, shucks ;) You’re a dear, as always. xx B

  • Reply Alicia Morris July 1, 2013 at 9:58 am

    What a beautiful affirmation of your love and commitment to each other. There are no words to adequately describe the deep blessing of sharing your life with the person who is the other half of your soul, yet you captured the essence of that blessing here. When your little Peach comes, your world will be richer and even more astounding.

    Happy Anniversary Ted and Bethany. I wish for you many more years of love and friendship and adventures.

    • Reply Bethany ~ twoOregonians October 8, 2013 at 8:18 pm

      You were so right, Alicia! The little Peach is here, and it feels like our world just got 1,000 x richer and more beautiful… She’s such a dear, and I’m so excited for her to share this life with us! Hugs to you xx

  • Reply Kim July 1, 2013 at 3:17 pm

    Oh, so sweet it made me tear up. Happy anniversary you two.

  • Reply Jane Sadek July 1, 2013 at 3:36 pm

    Happy, happy!

  • Reply Neil Robbins July 1, 2013 at 3:49 pm

    You look fifteen!!!

  • Reply Kim July 1, 2013 at 8:43 pm

    Happy Anniversary, Bethany & Ted! May you have many more journeys and fun life experiences together. :)

  • Reply Hogga July 4, 2013 at 9:09 am

    happy anniversary!

  • Reply j i m m y July 5, 2013 at 7:37 am

    beautiful life, beautiful couple! happy wedding anniversary to you two! i think a gathering is in order: vancouver, seattle, portland? we miss you two so much.

  • Reply Valynne July 6, 2013 at 5:14 am

    Happy Anniversary, you two! Thank you for sharing these sweet pictures. XO, V&P

  • Reply Edna July 12, 2013 at 7:44 am

    Super cute! You guys were such young’uns, how adorable – and now to add a third to your family is so exciting! Happy belated anniversary!

  • Reply Stuti Dhyani July 29, 2013 at 2:44 am

    This is so cute!. Also, i really like the title :)

  • Reply Ashlee July 31, 2013 at 12:59 pm

    Happy anniversary!

  • Reply Roxanne August 1, 2013 at 4:59 pm

    Oh you two. You fuel my faith in lasting love, you know that? We were hanging out in my home country nearly a year ago and it’s been a year of go-go-go and endless transition. It feels wonderful to be sitting in one place (well, for a little bit, anyway…) and catch up with your stories. May you celebrate many, many more years of limitless love.

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