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Friday, August 15, 2008

A Trip Down Memory Lane

In good ol' Pecaut fashion, in celebration of our anniversary that was yesterday, I thought I'd share our past with you...through pictures. Since most of you didn't know us in those days this should be fun...and embarrassing! Of course, these aren't the best quality pictures considering they were all scanned onto the computer, but you'll get the idea.

Since we met in high school, these next two photos are of us during that time.
Yes, this is Matt with his rocker mollet!!!

If we ever had engagement pictures, I guess the next 2 would be them...

Next is our one wedding photo I'll share.


This picture was just months after we were married at another friend's wedding.

This is the view from our first apartment. It is also where we first saw and met our dear cat, Cookie.
The next 3 pictures are during our first 2 years of marriage...right before Matt's back injury when he was working for Pacific Bell. It is also the beginning of my "fat pictures".Notice how skinny Cookie is!

Don't you just love the hair!

This is us on top of Mt. Diablo

This is a picture of my awesome car. My 2001 Firebird. For not being a car person, I sure loved this car! It was the perfect color and it was a T-top!
This next one I've dubbed our "Mormon Picture" (sorry if this offends any one). Yes, Matt's ear is pierced and I'm really that big! This is obviously before we met Emily Faulknor!!!
The next 5 pictures are some recreational pictures of us. Skiing, swimming, hiking.

During this trip to Yosemite, I had to fork out $300 at the only store for miles around to buy these snow pants (which are really winter rock climbing pants) because mine were about 3 sizes too small...this was one of the first moments that I realized I wasn't the size I used to be.

The next 5 pictures are during our mission trip to Vienna, Austria and Bratislava, Slovakia in 2002. It was the year before we moved to Redding and the year that I lost 60 lbs.

This is Matt preaching the Word of God in the streets.This is me dancing in the streets to bring in the crowds to hear the Word.
We're having some down time on the coolest playground equipment ever.
This was Christmas 2004. Matt was walking death at this point...he is so pale.


The next 2 pictures are of us camping, but it really looks like I met a homeless man and took some pictures with him. Matt was still walking death because of his pain medication and he also took a break from shaving and cutting his hair.



The next 3 pictures are of us on different backpacking trips. They're all after Matt's back surgery.



I thought I'd finish this stroll down memory lane with a picture from my 25th birthday party. The party was at my brother's house which just happen to have the same view as our first apartment in Pittsburg (California). Plus, you've probably already seen all pictures from that point.


I hope you have enjoyed a little of Bram history. This now begins the countdown to our 10th anniversary in which we are going to have a vow renewal ceremony and party to which you are invited!

16 comments:

Candace said...

So much fun! I was laughing pretty hard a couple times. Especially about the homeless man you took a few pictures with! hilarious! I can't believe how skinny Cookie was. Thanks for sharing the journey! I love it. You guys are so different now it's amazing! Tell Matt he really rocked the mullet!

Juliette said...

Sarah, that was a treat! I love looking at people's history - so precious. I am also amazed at you for your determination to lose that weight- it takes a committed person to do that. And while you were always beautiful - look at you now! You are one thin and hot mama!

And btw, I think I'm stealing yours and Candaces photo journey idea for our anniversary tomorrow!

Rosetta Borgic said...

I didn't know whether to laugh or to cry. I feel like I hardly know you... Or hardly recognized you, I mean. wow. Long blonde locks meets mullet mania. Wow. Matt was one lucky dude.
I cannot believe how much these pictures speak about your life together. I love them! Thank you for sharing. I am inspired. Perhaps there will be a Borgic photo blog coming soon.... Maybe, just maybe.

Becky Moseley said...

From "stoner Sarah" to "mullet Matt", I loved every part.

Kisses to our Bramalamas.

Sara Bram said...

I can't believe Matt had a mullet...well, since you have a pic, I guess I can now! David and I were both laughing. I remember the one from when we went camping! So fun! I love the pictures though. Its nice to see how you guys started off and know how you are doing now. Time just flies by doenst it? Love Ya!

Lizzie said...

I know that high school girl at the top! Congrats on your Anniversary. Today is ours :) I hope you don't mind, i copied your photo idea. (It was such a super idea to begin with, who wouldn't want to use it?) Talk to you soon.

Emily Faulknor Photography said...

I love the senior portrait where you are posed to point to your chin. :) You are so beautiful Sarah and how God has been so prevalent in your marriage keeping you together through the thick and thin is so awesome and so God! Thanks for sharing. :)

Amy said...

These pictures are so much fun. I love the way the hair changes(on both of you) I never pictured you a blond :) The wedding picture is great. I know the pictures for the renewing of vows will be gorgeous! CONGRATS on 10 years!

Jamie said...

That was great!! My how you two have grown up. haha!

Lizzie said...

quick question miss sarah, how did you lose the weight? i am on that road now and am just in the "GET MOTIVATED!" part of weight loss. any tips?

nathan said...

sarah ... you guys are amazing ... I've seen God use you in so many ways ... thanks for being faithful and loyal ... you're a blessing to our church ... random question, can you imagine the Stirring in pews? ...

nathan said...

by the way, whose that girl in the first '98 picture? ... strange, yet familiar ...

Leah said...

Oh, my gosh, I had to do a double take on the first picture! "Oh, yeah, that IS Sarah!" Wow! Thanks for sharing the pictures, I love to look at friend's pasts like that. I remember how thin Matt was even when we first moved to Redding and how much better he looks now. Isn't it amazing that God is so faithful through every stage of our lives? Blessings, Sarah!

larry said...

You are sooooo beautiful, Sarah! Inside and out you are one of the most beautiful people I know. I think I'm gonna cry I miss you guys so much...yep, I'm crying! You are soooo special to me. Happy anniversary sister! Our official one is coming up in a couple weeks! Crazy huh? God is sooo good. What a testimony...9 years of wonderful marriage. So good to Praise Him during the good times and the not so good...even when we have bad hair days...or bad hair years!!! Love you guys!!!- Krista

larry said...
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larry said...

UH-OH! I forgot our blogger says LARRY SAID...No Larry did not say all that mushy stuff...that was me!!! Kinda awkward? hahaha! Love ya!
-Krista