Friday, July 10, 2009

5 Years Strong

Five years ago today I wed my wonderful husband Chris. What a time we have had. I am looking forward to the future with Chris and the life we have made for ourselves. This morning I sat thinking about all the changes that have come our way in the past five years. From the beginning, two new college graduates, to today with two wonderful children by our sides, I couldn't be happier or more thankful for the love I have in my life.

For purely selfish reasons, mostly so I can have a record of my remembering, I want to take the time to remember some of what we have been through the past five years.

July 10, 2004 I married the love of my life!
August 2004 Jen got her teaching job in Coppell
November 2004 We bought our first house
December 2004 Our first Christmas as a married couple and Chris gave me my precious Annabelle
June 2005 Jen had shoulder surgery
July 2005 One-year anniversary trip to Las Vegas
December 1, 2005 Found out we were pregnant!
December 2005 Fun-filled vacation to New York City
May 2006 Jen left her teaching position to stay home with our upcoming arrival
July 10, 2006 Second anniversary celebrated at DelFrisco's (Jen was VERY pregnant)
August 7, 2006 God blessed us with our beautiful Hannah Grace
October 2006 Jen began working part-time in the church office
Februaruy 2007 Jen became the interim youth minister
May 2007 Family trip to Colorado Springs for Uncle Allan's graduation
August 7, 2007 Birthday Bash for Hannah's #1
August 2007 Romantic vacation to Costa Rica (to celebrate our anniversary)
October 26, 2007 Found out we were pregnant again!
November 2007 Bought and moved into our second house
January 2008 Chris became an Elder at our church
March 2008 Jen went to Seattle with Diana for a "Pregnant Girls Trip"
End of March 2008 Chris fell out of a 20 foot tree, gave us a scare but God protected him
June 26, 2008 God blessed us with our handsome Caleb Robert
July 10, 2008 Managed to escape long enough for dinner at P.F. Chang's, we also found a carnival on the way home and rode the ferris wheel to celebrate four years of marraige!
December 8, 2008 Jen had brain surgery - Fun, Fun
End of February 2009 Jen and the kids took a week long vacation to Arizona to see the Richards, during which Hannah and Zachary apparently got married on the mountain. ;)
June 2009 Family vacation to Disney World. It was amazing!
June 26, 2009 Celebrated Caleb's 1st with a rockin' party
June 29, 2009 Jen had brain surgery again
July 10, 2009 Five Year Anniversary. On our honeymoon we decided to go back to Mexico for our 5th anniversary, instead my man sprung for brain surgery!

What ride it has been! The past years have been filled with wonderful times and times of challenge for us both, but I know that as every day passes our love grows stronger. How sweet it is to build a marriage on a solid foundation! God has gotten us through so much and He alone knows His plans for us. I trust that God's plan is perfect!

Chris I love you and I look forward to the next fifty-five years with you! I LOVE YOU!

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Thankful Thursday

This is how I roll!
Chris lovingly pointed out that this picture is missing all four seasons of THE OFFICE that I have been watching this week. I am thankful for time for healing and a wonderful week with my hubby!