Tuesday, April 1, 2008

R is for.............Remembering.

This post is for all of you readers who love it when people post pictures. I had a really hard time coming up with something for the letter "R", which is odd cause it's one of the most popular choices on Wheel of Fortune. Not that I watch it that much..........okay, so Gavan quickly gets the puzzles right all the time............maybe I should sign him up.......... Back to the post, I just thought I'd post a lot of pictures of G & I to remember our growing up, dating, married, having children years. Get ready cause I scanned in a TON of pictures and I mean a TON.......like I had nothing else to do. Enjoy but don't laugh at us too much at us!



LCCC (Lariat Creek Christian Camp) banquet June 1996

This is where Gavan and I met when we were in about the 5th grade. I don't have any pictures of us from back then but we have TONS of letters that we wrote to each other. Someday I'll scan some of those in for you to read. We were so cute in what we said to each other at the age of 10.


LCCC banquet June 2007. Nice hair.......both of us.



LCCC banquet July 1998. Noticing a pattern........I always had the same date!



LCCC banquet July 1999.........once again he's my date!


This was our last year as campers and we were going to college in the fall. We went to camp together as campers for 8 years and then counseled together for about 5 or 6 after that. We each met our college roommates at LCCC and all 4 of us graduated from OC. Send your kids to church camp..........


Rollin' in the dough rush event 1999



Chickasaw Festival of Lights December 1999


This was a double date with some friends and the night that we started dating after being broken up our senior year of high school. We never broke up again......



LCCC June 2000

Here we were counseling at Junior Session and had the traditional shaving cream fight.



Delta/Theta Luau October 2000



Probably some Theta intramural game of some sort, October 2000



Delta Toga January 2001............can't believe they let us wear that!



Spring Sing February 2001..............Delta Golfers & Theta Army



Theta Spring Banquet April 2001



Europe June 2001


We went with a group from OC to Hungary for 3 weeks and taught english using the Bible then we traveled around Europe for a few weeks after that. One of the best trips of our lives........so glad we could do it together.



Europe June 2001



Homecoming November 2001


I think I was Theta's representative and Gavan was my escort.



70's bowling with Westwood college group February 2002



Our engagement at LCCC July 2002........how appropriate......good job Gavan.



Christmas 2002


Gavan's parents gave me a bible with my new name, Melody Byrd, on it. I was shocked to see it printed on something as I still had 5 months to back out before we got married..........just kidding!



Us at our friends Guy & Nancy's wedding December 2002.........one of my favorite pics of us.



Spring Sing February 2003.........Delta Baseball Players and Theta Cowgirls



Gavan's graduation April 2003

Our wedding May 31, 2003 at MRCC..........so young, so skinny.



Just a fun/neat picture on a camping trip with the Gunselmans in October 2003

80's aerobic instructors...........Halloween Party 2003........yes, Gavan has a wig on.

New Year's dress up part 2003.............my mom got us these matching shirts for christmas one year. Aren't you jealous of my fringe boots too?

My birthday September 2004........it takes a big breath to blow out all those candles. Thanks for always making me a cake, Mom............even when I'm turning 24!

This was our first visit to JSO October 2004............can you guess who snapped our picture?

Our first house December 2004.........we're still in our cozy cottage.

Us in Eureka Springs for Gavan's brother, Jason's wedding December 2004


Us in Vanessa & Clay Bryant's wedding in May 2005......another favorite pic.

Us at the JSO christmas part in December 2005

Us counseling at LCCC on banquet night in July 2006..........I think the theme was Halloween so naturally I dressed as a witch and Gavan was a cowboy. That shirt has come in handy.......

The newest addition to our family, Jaylen Jane, born Novembe 19, 2007........she's one day old.

The Byrds at Easter 2008

Oh my word.....................I really hope you all enjoyed this post cause I might not post for a good month now! Whatever....I'll be back soon.......I can't stay away.......I'm addicted.
















































































































































































































































































































































































































































12 comments:

DeeDee said...
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Mandy said...

I loved this post! You guys are so cute together. I didn't realize you have known each other for that long! You look gorgeous in all your pics Melody. I think I took the one at the JSO Christmas party!

Emily said...

It was like looking a back at all my old hairstyles. Although one of the pictures says "June 2007" and I think it should say "1997" otherwise I'm going to have to demand that you and Gavin go get new hairdos this minute! Isn't it great knowing you've married your best friend?

Suzanne said...

I loved it!!

Gavan & Melody said...

Thanks for the correction, yes it should say June 1997!

Adam and Heidi said...

Thanks for sharing your walk down memory lane. Pick's mum and I just watched our wedding video with slideshow and it was enjoyable to look back and reminsce.

Dara said...

Wow those were some flashbacks. Cute pictures!!

The Davis Kids said...

I had so much fun looking at all the pictures, especially the ones from LCCC. I love that place. Its so neat that you all met there. Most of my best memories are from camp. Thanks for sharing!

(too bad I'm so much older and we didn't go to camp together)

Cherie said...

Melody,

I dont know if you remember me or not..Cherie Eslick, now Truesdale...from waynoka. Anywaz...I always try to read all my old friends blogs...that is so amazing that you and Gavan have had each other all those years...and your daughter is beautiful...I was reading yours the other day and I realized it said that Gavan works for Chesapeake...my husband works for Chesapeake here in Waynoka...small world...well I hope everything is good with you and your family...it looks like it is. Have a great day!

Aubrie said...

That was so fun! I loved seeing the evolution of Gavan and Melody!

Sharbee said...

Loved the photos! You two make the perfect couple and now awesome parents!

Chellie said...

Those are such cute pictures.. Although, growing up in Chickasha I have to correct your Festival of Lights photo... (not Chickasaw).
I had no idea you two had known each other for so long...