Sunday, April 12, 2015

5 years of marriage

Well our actual anniversary (April 10) has come and passed, and here I am blogging late (per usual).  But no way I can let this momentous occasion pass without a post (even though we are really celebrating together at the end of May).

So here we go.  FIVE YEARS.

It seems like forever ago...

...but also like yesterday from when we said "I do" at St. Joseph Catholic church in front of our family, friends and God.  

Forever ago because so much has changed in our lives since that day.  Two kids, a new car, a new house, a handful of new jobs, new day cares, new church, new friends, old friends and growing families.  But at the same time...when it's just Jimmy and me hanging out alone (after the kiddos are in bed at night) and we are talking and laughing - those times it feels like we are still in college or in the early days of our marriage.

I literally couldn't ask for a better partner in life.  Yes, we have our ups and downs and fights and disagreements.  With two kids - life in general is challenging.  But it worth it.  Because he absolutely gets me.  And I get him.  It is a relationship I have never experienced before and I could not love it more the way our relationship and life together is developing and growing.  

So cheers, Jimmy.  Cheers to the last 5 years and cheers to many many more together.  Through good times and bad - I promise to be by your side.  

While we didn't do much to celebrate on Friday (besides dropping off our kiddos at my parents for a quick and delicious sushi train dinner!), we are on the countdown to our first kid free trip since Charlie was born in Mexico.  We are going back to where our honeymoon was and we are so excited.  Days with nothing to do and no one to take care of and just each other to talk to - throw on top of that unlimited food and drinks - yep, count me in!!!

Some selfies from our sushi date.

And in the mean time, our children found a fun activity at my parents house - Charlie pushed Maddie around in a buggy that we used to play with at my grandparents house in Iowa.  Seriously - they did this for a good 30 minutes straight.  Only a few falls from Maddie with some aggressive turns.  Haha.  These kids.  Love them more than anything.

And for some fun - a few throw back pictures of us that Jimmy recently posted.  Oh my!


  1. Happy Anniversary! Love the throwback pics, and so so jealous of your vaca!! You're going to have a blast!

  2. Happy 5 year!! Super jealous of your upcoming trip to Mexico! And that picture of Charlie pushing funny!