Happy Anniversary Beloved!


My best friends and I wanted to take a trip to Tasmania. Our conservative Bible college didn’t think 2 girls and 2 guys were an appropriate travelling party. So the boys invited Jon (odd numbers are so much safer apparently).


One night in Tasmania I was upset about something and needed to get out for air and thinking space, Soderz to the rescue. In braids, flannel pj pants and my fuzzy old GAP sweatshirt he took me for a walk along the harbour. We sat in the moonlight by the water and talked for hours.

I fell in love.

Didn’t fully understand it, fought it like crazy, but I couldn’t shake it.


I asked Jon what he remembers from that night and he said he accidentally farted out loud. Must have been pretty mortified if he remembers that some 9+ years later. lol (again, not the most romantic thing, but so Jon and Christa I can’t leave it out) I don’t remember that part (but I also blocked out the overalls… so my memory may not be the most reliable). What I do remember is the most startling sense of companionship and comfort.


And now I’ve run out of words. How can I possibly express what happened in my heart after that night?!


So thankful God took me to the other side of the world to help me find this partner.

It couldn’t have been anyone else.

Sauble Beach 091
And one more just because I love you all so much and you look like you need a giggle…
Jon & Christa
Ah yes, those were the days…

Jonathon Ian Sodeman, I love you.

You are the best thing.

And because this is our anniversary and Valentines was yesterday, I’m going to take advantage and be super duper extra cheesy.

We danced at our wedding to this song…

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  • Reply GP February 15, 2011 at 2:28 pm

    Oh Squee ^_^ <3

  • Reply Jon February 16, 2011 at 11:52 am

    Oh wow, those photos are amazing!

    I love you! It’s been quite a journey!

    No Juno pics?

  • Reply rebecca February 21, 2011 at 6:18 pm

    THAT TOTALLY MADE MY CRY!!!! Love it. love love love.

    Our anniversary is in February too!

    Happy Anniversary Sodemans!


    • Reply Christa February 21, 2011 at 9:36 pm

      thanks! Happy Feb Anniversary to you too! Hope you are feeling a bit better so you can celebrate!!! <#

  • Reply Rosemary February 28, 2011 at 5:44 pm

    Thanks…needed the laugh…Dolph farted on our first date too…although he says it wasn’t really a date! Like the place where you got married? Where is it? did anyone else dance? Steve Toombs looks like he’s hiding in the corner! Please don’t make me dance! lol Happy Anniversary!

    • Reply Christa February 28, 2011 at 7:48 pm

      We got married at Elsie Perrin Williams Estate. It was really pretty. And a few others danced, but not many or much. Wasn’t really that kind of party, but I wanted to have our first dance together.

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