Tom

I met Lisa Jensen in June of 1987 at a retreat in San Diego. She and a friend were in the U.S. to study with Joko Beck whom they had met when she visited Australia. After six days of sitting next to each other in silence, Lisa and I went out for bagels. We hit it off straight away. Lisa returned to Australia for one year during which time we wrote letters, sent tapes, and made phone calls.

The year after Lisa returned to the U.S., we were married in Las Vegas (to appease the immigration service), then spent a honeymoon in Australia where I was adopted by her wonderful family. The following year (1990), we held a "real" wedding service and reception in San Diego.

Before children we each put a lot of time and energy into our careers, each completing post graduate degrees (1993). In 1997 we emigrated to Australia where the golden period of our relationship began. Slowing down the pace, seeing more of each other, and relying on what each contributed to the family and relationship deepened our love and had us both looking forward to a fulfilling future.














Cold New Year's Day 1989



Proposing at Queen Mary, Valentine's Day '89



Lynnie arrives and drives to Las Vegas with us



in the Bridal SuiteAll Checks Okay



Practicing the Wedding Walk



Atop Stonewall in Cuyamaca



At Mike's house in Tucson



At Mike's with my family



at Green Patch with the Rosellas



Out for a date in Sydney, 1989



Our first one bedroom lovenest



Pam's Wedding in Phoenix



Condo in San Diego



Lisa escorted by her Dad for our real wedding



Wedding Ceremony



Kissing the Bride



Our Wedding Reception



Our first Breakfast really married



The Wedding Family Portrait



La Jolla Cove



4th of July in Madison- Wisconsin



Mum, Dad & Lisa in Canberra, 1992



In harmony at the National Gallery



Jervis Bay - first trip 1989



Graduates on their patio



Farewell Party in San Diego



10th anniversary



Austen Powers Trivia Night



New Year's Eve 2000



Pam's Birthday at Centre Point - March 2000



Centre Point, March 18, 2000






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First posted April, 2001

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