Wednesday, June 11, 2008

5 years ago today

Ryan and I got hitched in the Salt Lake Temple.

As we were sitting in church a few months ago, 3 different newlyweds got up to bear their testimony. Each person kept saying how the last few weeks/months had been the hardest in their life and how rough married life had been yadda yadda. Ryan and I just looked at each other and said, "Really?" When we got home we both had a good laugh because we were both thinking how our first year was so easy and awesome. We loved that first year of marriage - just the two of us hanging out, going to football games at the U, playing video games, going to movies, still going on dates and all that. Not that the last 4 have been bad, just different. With kids now in the picture, the alone time just isn't there like it used to be and though we miss that alone time, we wouldn't trade our current life - kids and all, for anything. When I look back on the past 5 years I have to say that I have no regrets. I love being married - even with all it's ups & downs. I love Ryan more now than I did then. I probably don't show it or tell him enough, but I do. I'm so grateful that we chose to love each other for eternity.

Here we are 5 years ago:

Here we are today (last month actually):

How are we are celebrating our special day? We went to SF last month, but we had to cancel dinner & movie plans tonight so we could nurse 2 kiddos sick with the pooks (vomiting & diahrrea).


Shalyse said...

Happy Anniversarry!

me and Brian always think the same thing...first year hard, what??? that was THE best! just hanging out together 24-7! We laugh when people say that too!

now, go celebrate!

Hoopesfam4 said...

Happy Anniversary you two! I wish I could say a card is already in the mail...but you know me better than that. Hopefully, I'll get one out by the end of this month...or year. :0) Enjoy your special day!!

Shelby said...

the what? POOKS! I've never heard of it . . . ha ha. We invented that in bolderdash, right?? I love seeing the pics of you 2 at the wedding. I so wish I was there. Not fair! Well, maybe I played a small role and was instrumental in your relationship getting to that point? Your first trip together? Love you guys. You are the best. And, I tagged you. Sorry. ; )

Ben said...

Congrats on 5 years! I still think corndogs at a wedding is the best idea ever. Love you guys.

Karyann said...

I love those pics. You were a beautiful bride. I love the colors and flowers. congrat on 5 years