Sunday, July 31, 2011

7 years.

Seven years ago today I married the love of my life. We were married almost exactly a year after we met. I was not looking for a "boyfriend" or love, certainly not marriage. I was looking forward to moving to my apartment in Kansas City and starting my new job & living in the "real world". I was going to save up for a shiny new red Ford Escape. I wanted one so badly. I still moved to the "big city" but I could not get this man off my mind. I felt differently about him than any other man. He truly made me feel special, like a princess. He respected me. He wanted to get to know me, the real me. I quickly realized that I was falling in love, we were falling in love, and Oh my gosh, what am I going to do? Well, we did what any rational couple would do-we got engaged! And then married 4ish months later! :)

Stephen, I love you with all my heart. Every day you make me feel like I am the most beautiful girl on the planet. You are caring & compassionate, intuitive, kind, wise, trusting and sooo romantic. Much more than me. :) You are an amazing father. We've been through so much already; ups and downs and we are stronger, better now. Thank you for understanding me, for your patience and unconditional love. Heres to 7 more years. Who woulda' ever thought?

I love you forever plus a week

Your wifey& firefly

When I married Stephen, I also had the great honor of becoming these precious little boys' stepmom. I still think they are precious even though they are now 14 and 12! They are a blast. It has truly been a joy. I love 'em.

I had my dream wedding. Outdoors in a beautiful courtyard, under the trees, nestled in the city with fresh flowers-even white folding chairs.

And here are some silly pics from Will's I-pod thing(I thought it was a phone, but it pretty much does everything except make phone calls, I'm so confused.)

Aneeways, here are some pics of our little lovies.

Mmhm, why yes I am very clean & squishy.
With her stethoscope.

Sweet Max. Will made this with CamWow!

Still getting kisses from my boy. Cherishing.

Oh, silly silly girrull. You make us laugh.



Mindy Harris said...

gorgeous pics, sister. i miss you so much.

Seek First said...

Happy anniversary! Congrats on 7 years!

I have a fun rosette headband in a giveaway right now that I think you would love. Come enter to win at

Cyrus and Hilary said...

That was such a beautiful day! I was so glad that I got to share it with you! I am sorry I haven't gotten back in touch with you! I will try to give you a call this week!

Kyle said...

what a pretty bride you are! 7 years and two kiddos is a wonderful accomplishment :)