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Saturday, May 31, 2008

happy anniversary!


those of you who know us (or have been following our blog long enough) know that kim and i celebrated another anniversary on may 18th.
i'm banking on the iMac i got kim to distract her enough that she doesn't realize this post is 2 weeks late. if that doesn't work i'll try this...
these rings have no beginning and no end, like my love for you kim.
that'll work for sure. it's genius! (said while doing celebratory moonwalk away from desk.)




check out this insane crisp exposure of kim and i from back in the day.
we took our 1.2 everywhere we went.
it's seen more clubs than [b]ecker in an all night poker tourny.
nothing can touch the 1.2 for sharpness.
nothing.

1.2 megapixel that is.



even with all that noise, kim is still hot hot hot.



hows this for a custom crop?
you know we paid extra for that.




here's the big day. we were just pronounced mr and mrs.




this is kim's super cool uncle buster. sadly, we lost him a couple years after our wedding. this is one of the last shots of him and kim together. we still miss him very much.




i believe kool moe dee said it best...




this is what happens whenever an article of kim's clothing is flung into a crowd of single men. our friend dave was the (lucky?) recipient of kim's garter. i couldn't tell if he was screaming for joy, or if he was sustaining bodily injury, so i hopped on top of the pile to check. i can't be totally sure, but amidst all the noise, i may have heard the faint sounds of crackling bones.




angela and angel found themselves being kim's kickstands a couple times that night.




this is where things got really fun. my old navy friend doug (and some dude in red boardshorts that we didn't even know) got into the caterer's cool whip supply.
the night was about to jump up a notch.




singing the praises of the ymca.




a slightly different take on the dollar dance.







after i slipped out of something more confining i hopped up on the table and got in on the action.




doug hooked me up with some styling whip.




kim, being the giving person she is, shared her cool whip with angela.




job well done crasher dude and doug...




job well done.




before the night was over, i had more drinks poured over my head than i could count, i was stripped of all clothing from the waist up, and i had cool whip in 4 of 6 orifices.
in other words, it was an awesome night.
kim and i both said we'd get married again just to have another reception. ours was at marina village and there were people coming over from other wedding receptions to party at ours. so much fun!




we closed our reception with everyone singing 40. we invited everyone that was still there back to our hotel room so they would have a safe place to stay the night (and sober up) then kim and i hopped in our rented chrysler sebring convertible and drove around pb and belmont park for a bit then went home to prepare for our honeymoon in oahu the was starting the next morning at 6am. no sleep til...north shore.










when choosing an anniversary gift for your new bride, you may want to save this one for a few years. i had this sign flown around cabrillo national monument and the old point loma light house (where i asked kim to marry me) for our 1st anniversary. how do you top that?
seriously. how do you top that?
i need some ideas for next year.




our awesome wedding photographer, rich pecjak, met us over in hawaii to take some honeymoon shots.




last time i was on navy reserve duty in oahu i gave kim a call and told her i was walking on the beach in waikiki. i then asked her to log on to the duke cam for a little surprise. here's what she saw.



through the magic of al gore's internet and my trusty mobile phone, i asked kim to marry me again.
as soon as we get the time and funds together we are going to throw one rad reception (with a little ceremony). we'll keep you posted.
one thing's for sure. when it jumps off we're going to hire the MOST RADTASTIC PHOTOGRAPHERS to capture it all.

in case you were still wondering, kim said h-e-double-hockey-sticks yes!.



happy anniversary kim! you are still the signal fire that guides me.

click here to see how much I LOVE YOU!

if those images just weren't enough kim and dave for you, check out the slideshow.





*added to post*
april gave us this sweet sketch (from my favorite ride at Disneyland) for our anniversary.
click here to see some more of april's artwork.



103 comments:

jen harris said...

That was so awesome!!!! I was laughing so hard at the reception pictures! You two are just as adorable now as you were then! Happy late anniversary!

david & kimi baxter said...

ahhh, thanks luva luva!! i love you too!! that's all i got. you know i don't write!!!

baxter, you know i'm not sappy, but i will never ever forget that day, that party was fraggle rockin bad arse!

i cannot wait to do it again and kaiser's you will be mine, oh yes you will be ours!!! book it!!!!

love you boo!! today, yesterday and always.

out.

david & kimi baxter said...

who's the dead man that made me click on the I LOVE YOU LINK!!!!



that was pureffin evil


xo

Elena said...

It's so obvious that your love goes stronger and stronger with years! Happy anniversary!!! Gorgeous slideshow!

Kelly Park Photography said...

You guys are so much fun. I was laughing when I was looking at your reception pictures. What a fun time!
Happy Anniversary!

Louis said...

Happy anniversary Baxters!

aaron said...

Wow, that was awesomeness!

Wayne Toshikazu said...

Oh man, I'm dying here! These are so awesome. Happy Anniversary, guys!

Bumatay said...

Oh wow I didn't know you were such a wild party animal! Those were absolutely the best funnest funniest reception pictures I've seen!

gabriel ryan said...

serious though... carlie & i NEED to experience the north shore with the baxters. although i am not certain we would come back in one piece, i AM certain it would be worth it.

ksenija said...

okay. seriously... that has got to be one of the most sweetest, funniest, AWESOMEST posts ever!!! thank you so much for sharing & a MOST happy anniversary to you both. it is beyond clear the unconditional love & happiness you have found in each other -- absolutely wonderful! :D

Josh said...

I would kill to shoot a wedding reception like yours! What an awesome post. I can't wait to meet your wife, you seem to have so much fun with each other.

Cathy Crawley said...

When I first opened up this post and read the first paragraph and saw the ring shot I thought "how cute" and "nice shot", then I scrolled down and saw all those photos and almost wet myself from laughing so hard! How funny are you!!! Then to top it off I clicked the link to see just how much you love Kim and literally spat my coke out.....Rick Astley was my dream guy back in the late 80's and one of the first concerts I ever went to was one of his. How sad is that!!! I thought he was so sexy, but looking at that clip I didn't know what sexy was. LMAO. Thanks for the laughs, and thanks for sharing your story with us.

Happy Anniversary!

Jeanette Sanchez said...

David,
were those black and white Doc Marten's? Very cool.
Great post and totally fun pics you two, Happy Anniversary!

Kenton & Selena V said...

You reception looked like a blast!!! How awesome for you guys, and could you two be any cuter?!?! :)

Congrats, and Happy (belated) Anniversary!!!

~Selena

Lorelei said...

OMG the first thought in my head when I saw the first photo was, "wow they look like Zach and Kelly!"

you know, from Saved by the Bell?? hahha

Seriously though you guys look like such an awesome couple... congrats again and hope you had a great anniversary!!! :)

Courtney Craver Photography said...

Happy Anniversary! I loved this post. It is so nice to see couples still in love. You guys have such a sweet story! Ours is in a couple weeks!

ShutterBugFoto said...

I know I am so late on this but Happy Anniversary!!! You two are so FRICKEN cute it's sick. You two look perfecto together!

AHS Photography said...

LOL, so fun! Looks like you guys had a BLAST!

ashley & jeremy parsons said...

Dude, we are COMING to that reception come hell or high water....this was a kick @ss post man - you set the bar extremely high for blokes like me....thanks???

;) Happy anniversary...

jeremy

PS. we all know the kaisers aren't just radtastical - I prefer awesometastical or tastyliciousness.

Mark W. said...

Awesome post! I didn't see how many years you guys have been married though (unless I missed something). My uncle photographed our wedding on an old Minolta film camera that stamped the date on each picture - that is a good way to remember the date.

Happy Anniversary!

MA5EN said...

Happy anniversary you guys! That was an awesome trip down memory lane.

One question.. in the first "1.2" image, who's that hot chick on the right?

Damion & Julie Hamilton said...

Dude....that is absolutely flippin' awesome!!! Now I feel like I really know you! Beautiful bride and a very studly groom you were!

Rodolfo Arpia said...

Happy Anniversary!
Awesome post...

kymberli q. said...

Best. Post. EVER! This was such a great post!!!! Thanks for sharing all those photos! So much fun! But thank you NOT for that Rick Astley song that is stuck in my head! LOL

Happy (Belated) Anniversary, Kimi and David!!

Nely said...

awwww. happy anniversary, you guys! that looks like some party you had!

heather said...

I loved this post!! Thanks for sharing such an obviously fantastic time in your life!
The slideshow was awesome and had me tear up a little :}
The Kaisers would rock your next reception like you guys certainly will! Invite me! me! me!

Happy Anniversary Baxter Ohana and many more to come1

Eddie Bojorquez (Studio 512) said...

Woah!!
I just saw WAY more of David than I ever hope to again. It doesn't mean I don't love you, man. : )

Happy freakin' anniversary. I'm stoked for you both and am stoked when 2 people who are perfect for each other stay together and keep their love going strong year by year. We'll be using you guys as our inspiration.

Lotsa great stuff to comment on in this post, but I'll just say...leave it up to Mr. 512 to notice that the length of the '40' video you sent is your anniversary. Nice!

Congratulations, you guys - with love!
-E

P.S. David...I feel dumb because when I commented on your canvas wrap yesterday, I didn't even realize you'd just celebrated your anniversary. I was referring to your original post of it when you first got it. Happy Anni, bro!

Angel said...

That was and will always be the BEST wedding reception EVER!!!! I still talk about it to people today! :) Thank God there's no shot of our dresses over our heads Kim after you pulled us to the ground! :) hahaha Happy Anniversary guys!!! I love you soooooo much! And I miss you too! XOXOXOXO

conrad lim said...

Duuuddde! I love this post and soo sweet. Make sure to put me in the invite list when you guys get remarried! Later bro...

=)

Michelle said...

Oh my goodness!!!!!!!! This is such an amazing post!!!!!!!! I LOVE, LOVE the photos. HAPPY, HAPPY Anniversary!!

Val McCormick Photography said...

Wow, that was such a sweet and amazing post. It is evident how strong of a connection you two have. Your reception cracked me up. I would love to shoot a reception like that. You two make a gorgeous couple no wonder your kids are beautiful. *clearing throat* uh-huh side note, Kim has some rockin shoes, I wonder if her collection looks like mine :-)

Nudrat Shams Owens said...

Such a sweet post! Made my day.
Happy Anniversary David and Kim :))) wishing you many many many more years of happiness together forever and always...

Amanda Suanne said...

Wow looks like you guys had a blast at you wedding! I bet you guys have loads of fun together! Happy Anniversary guys!!

Amy C. said...

Wow--crazy-fun reception! :-) Happy anniversary! Hope to get to meet you guys one day!

Photographs By Tiffany said...

Happy Anniversary!!
What a fun post!! Looks like you enjoyed every minute~and continue to do so!! I am very happy for you both!!

Beadale Photography said...

OMG!!! You two are so adorable and sooo young. I didn't realize how young :-)

These photos are awesome and from the looks of the photos everyone had a blast. Happy Anniversary!!!!! Here's to many many many more.

C.J. Scott said...

Crasher dude...hahaha. Rick Astley?!? HAHAHA!!! The video made my laugh out loud. Oh my gosh...I so used to have a crush on him! totally enjoyed seeing your old pics :)

Eric Foley said...

Happy anniversary Dave and Kim! You guys are one hot couple! Congratulations! Marriages are beautiful, especially ones that last!

Be Blessed.

paul miller said...

Very cool!!! That was a fun night!! The websites and photos look great!! Congrats on your anniversary, give Kim a big sloppy wet kiss(use a little tongue) for me!!!
Late Miller
XOXOXOXO

michaela said...

You two aren't hot or anything! What a crazy set of pics!!! I would so want to shoot a reception like that let alone go to one! You guys seem so fun! Happy Anniversary.

P.S Your daughter not only an amazing photographer, but wow what an arteeeest too!!

kristin said...

This is so funny..your reception got crazy wild. What a party..how fun! You guys are one good looking couple,,,that is for shizzy!

Candy said...

you guy's are sooooo friggin ADORABLE!! I love the photo's! You are definitely blessed!
Happy Anniversary!

K. Crafton said...

Now THAT was a party!!! I love all of the pictures....hilarious!
HAPPY HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!!!

ashley & jeremy parsons said...

YAY. LOVED THIS POST, and we love YOU!!! Only about three weeks and counting until the party begins for us all - WE CAN'T WAIT TO HANG!!!! Oh, and I thought of you guys this morning when I found confetti on my living room floor from the Baxter birthday gift experience extravaganza- STILL....FINDING...CONFETTI!!!!!!!!!!!!

;)

ash

Erika McCauley said...

Hahaha! Are you kidding me!?!? Your wedding was off the hook!!:) That post was one of the funniest I've read in a long time - hilarious!! Happy Anniversary!

Shii said...

So cute you guys!!!

PicturesByTracy.com said...

Happy Anniversary! What a sweet post. You look guys look like so much fun, I just want to come hangout with you now:)


Shout your mouth....look at those sexy legs!!!

anna joy said...

looooooooooooollololol! your party was off the hook! you guys are ridiculously cute. i find it hard to believe that you werent on a 90s sitcom or something? you totally fit the part in those 1.2 pics! love it!!

Shannon Lott said...

that was such a great post! The photos were lol hilarious and the slideshow was sweet. I love the way you talk about Kim. Lotsa love!

kim le photography said...

how cute!!! HAPPY ANNIVERSARY! love the trip down memory lane!

lisa said...

I love that song on your slideshow!! Happy Anniversary kids! You are two wild animals!

BTW april has ridiculous photographic and art skills!

Andreanna said...

Happy Anniversary! I love Aprils artwork, she is awesome! (and I love that it says annarrrversary, too cute!)

Adrienne said...

Happy anniversary!! It looks like you had the craziest most exciting wedding reception ever!! Thanks for sharing the awesome pics and stories - so heartwarming to see how in love you two are :)

Stacie said...

Happy Anniversary! You two look like such a fun couple!

Araxi said...

Happy Anniversary!!!! How flippin hot are you two!!?? Love all these pics!!

Mark Brooke Photography said...

are you F ing kiddig me! this looked like the happening wedding. Congrats you guys.

neysaruhl said...

WHOA! What a GREAT wedding!! I love it!! You guys seriously had the time of your life! You guys DO need to get married again - just invite ME this time!!

Happy Anniversary (ahem! A couple of weeks late)!!

Damion & Julie Hamilton said...

OH my gosh!!!!!!!!!!! This was so funny!!! You guys crack me up :) Ha Ha...thanks for being brave enough to share! And Happy Anniversary....our 10th is on the 26th of this month too. Whew, we made it!
Julie

Sarah said...

Wow.. you two are crazy!!! Happy Anniversary. :) Did I miss which year it is?? I will go back and look... thanks for sharing the pics.

David [C+D] said...

Holy cow guys!! (I thought we left a message when we read this but somehow it must not have gotten 'sent') Seriously. Congrats congrats congrats! Our anniversary post will be coming up soon too. We're still writing it. LOL! You guys look like you had so much fun at your wedding! That's the only way to do it!

Dawn said...

How awesome!!! You are the best husband!!

Tiffany Izatt said...

Wow, what an awesome off the hook wedding party! I cant imagine how awesome your renewal party will be. Congrats. It is so awesome to see how much you love your wife.

amber dawn said...

SERIOUSLY!?!?!? You guys are the cutest pair I've ever seen! I love how much you LOVE each other! So sweet...thanks for sharing it with all of us! =) Happy belated Anniversary!
So, when's our next Fry's date? ;) ha ha...at least I finally got to meet you Kimi!

Ryel j Photography said...

Awe so romantic!!!! Kimi's the luckiest woman in the whole world.

Nicole Liebgott Photography said...

Hi Dave, Sorry I have been MIA lately.. This is the best post ever!! Seriously, How freakin cute are you two.. I wish I could have been at that party, I mean wedding lol

Airika said...

Oh my gosh--those photos are awesome! I was laughing so hard as I looked through them all! Congratulations on your anniversary. :)

Stacy Cross said...

oh my goodness. this makes me so happy that it hurts. seriously. painful. awesome.

Enoch Photography said...

You both are an amazing pair... Congrats on the anniversary! And you got me... Rick Rolled... I fall for it every time!

Ruby said...

your wife is hot dave.

LOVED seeing this post. Got to know you guys a little more. How long have you been married? (did i miss that info above?)

Happy Anniversary to both!! God bless.

Staja Studios said...

Congratulations you guys! Nothing like a trip down memory lane huh? Cheers and we wish you many more.

- Jason and Stacey

hollitrue said...

I love these pictures!!! Congrats on the anniversary- how many years??

erwinwijanto said...

OMG... It was freakin Awesome Wedding David.... CONGRATULATIONS on your anniversary !!!! ~erwinwijanto

Sofie said...

WOW! You guys look like you had an absolute blast at your wedding... wish I could have been a fly on the wall! Your blog post gave me goosebumps and you freakin' made me cry :P You guys are soooo sweet and it's great that your still so much in love :) Many, many belated congrats & lotsa hugs on your anniversary!
PS Kim's legs = HOT!!!!!

Paul said...

Cool slideshow! Happy anniversary to you both.

Can't believe how young David looked on the wedding day (then again so did I!).

Hope you and Kim are both well... miss you guys! We should all go across to Hawaii together sometime !

Alex said...

Happy anniversary to you guys, you rock! There are no words to describe that night. The pictures tell just some of the story, the rest can probably be found on police reports :) It would be impossible to replicate the fun we all had that night. Me and yuki are there whenever, where ever, you may choose to party again. Again, happy anniversary. Love you guys!!

Nataly Lemus said...

Happy anniversary! I loved looking at your photos! You guys are HOT in your wedding photos! I can't wait until you guys renew your vows :)

Ricki Ford said...

Dude these are sweet photos you guys had a blast I am sure. The photos are the proof in the pudding.
You Rock Man!!!

Desiree said...

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY, you guys!!! What a fun post! Love the pics....the slideshow rocks!

chris stewart said...

David you need to get some super cool points for this post from Kim cause if you dont man I will. So cool to look back and see the pics back on the day!!! Ah jah whos the man? DAVe's the Man!!!!!!

Armin said...

Wow you guys partied hard! What a great post bro! Happy belated anniversary to you & Kim!!!!

cassandra m said...

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY you guys. i loved seeing the photos from your wedding. how much fun. GREAT POST DAVID!!! Kim is a lucky girl and I know she is smiling really BIG right now. you guys are tooo sweet together. what an amazing wedding. Heres to MANY MANY MANY more happy & wonderful years. wishing you all THE BEST IN LIFE...xoxo to you guys.

eliesa said...

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!!!!!!!!!! I loved seeing those images from your wedding day - How much FUN did you have...and obviously continue having! I couldn't be happier for you! CONGRATS!

eliesa

Fuller Edge Photography said...

Happy Anniversary!! What a great post!! So much fun!!!

micah said...

WAS THIS A WEDDING OR AN EFFIN PARTY! DUDES, YOU KNOW HOW TO HAVE A KICK ROCKIN TIME! H.A!

Frank DiMeo said...

Happy anniversary!
Wow, the wedding looks like a lot of fun.
Wish you many more anniversaries and lots of love.

Kerri McConnell said...

now THAT is a reception!!! what a wonderful journey you both have had. such a beautiful life.

congratulations! even if it is a few weeks late!

Jo said...

Happy Anniversary you guys! By the way, totally cute pix.

tisha said...

Wow. Happy Anniversary!! The pictures are sooo much fun. You are such a beautiful couple!

Dawn Malone said...

I know I am a little late on this
one, but I hope you had a blessed day! I'm sure you will have many more to come, with an amazing future ahead of you both. You guys rock!
P.S. I am still wanting you guys to adopt me :D

Gina said...

oh wow, that was such a sweet and hilarious post! I need to send Mike over here so he can get some ideas for our anniversary coming up this month! BTW...we rented a Sebring convertible for our wedding too (in Hawaii..our photog Shawn Starr got an awesome shot of us in it). Anyway..I vote you guys move your 2nd wedding over to Hawaii..lol

Chelo Keys said...

Oh Wow! Happy belated anniversary. I teared up and laughed at the same time!

Leah said...

This is all so sweet. I'm jealous, I want to go to the wedding! :) Looks like it was a blast. Love the blast from the past images even the 1.2mega one. You both are too cute together and what a romantic.
Rockin anniversary sketch!

Lisette Price Photography said...

Those pictures were too much fun!! What a reception!!! Happy Anniversary to you two! :)

Mel said...

Congratulations guys!! Looks like you had one heck of a wedding!!

rebecca-linh rodgers said...

hA! 96 comments later~ those are a hoot! happy A day to the 2 of you!!

matt sloan said...

lol! that's an amazing post!!! congrats!

www.fabuluxephotos.com said...

wow!! it took me hrs. to get down the list....Congratulations.

/ todd scott ballje said...

Hey David and Kim
super Congrats on your anniversary. I loved all the vintage photos! Classic! Especially the post whip cream bow tie only shot of David !

You guys are great. Can't wait to meet you someday! Ha!

/ todd

Jasmine Marie said...

how have I missed this post?!

What an amazing post for an even more amazing couple. What a beautiful love story God has given you two thus far and I can can only imagine what else He has in store for you two.

Love you both!
Jas

Heather Houston said...

Those are seriously the best pics ever!!!! Yall are so cute!!!! Happy belated anniversary!!

FTC Photography & Courtney Allison Studios said...

You guys are too cute! Happy Anniv and looks like your Wedding night was certainly one to remember! PARTY!!! :)

Kenzie Shores said...

somehow I missed this post...hmmm...lol, Happy Anniversary!!!!!!!