Five Years Later


Today my husband and I celebrated our 5th wedding anniversary! We had a great day spending time together and doing little “extras” to show that we care.  I know we should do those things all the time, but sometimes (especially when you have a baby!) other things take precedence in our minds.  It’s nice to be pampered a little bit every once in a while!

I gave Tim a balloon bouquet with a card attached to each of the five balloons.  Written in each card was a summary of the major events from each year we have been married.  Surprisingly, I had something to write for each year! Turns out we are not as boring as I thought!

Each balloon has a card attached to it. Written inside each card is a reminder of things that happened that year.

Rachel loved to play with the balloons and of course wanted to help Daddy read each card.  She is one curious little girl!

Rachel helping Daddy read his card.

That evening Tim and I went to a charming restaurant in our town and we both had fabulous meals! It was so nice to be able to talk to each other and enjoy time out just the two of us.  Although, I must admit, the whole time I was wondering how Rachel was doing at home.  I’m still not used to leaving her! I hope that will get easier in time.  Until then we will still try to make “date night” a priority even if it’s just for a short amount of time.

Rachel loves to play with balloons!

In the first five years of marriage we:

-Bought a house and lived together for the first time! (what an experience!)

-Welcomed a sweet 9lb. black lab puppy into our family!

-Bought 2 new cars.

-Dealt with 2 surgeries.

-I graduated from college with a degree in Elem. Education/Early Childhood Ed.

-Lost my father-in-law to cancer.  This is one of our most heartbreaking times we have faced as a couple.  My father in law was a great, great man! Infact, he was the inspiration behind Rachel’s name.  They share the same initials.  

-Faced a few adversities that are far too complicated to write in this blog…

-Both of us started new jobs!

-Became pregnant

-Bought a new house (while currently waiting for our old one to sell! Please keep fingers crossed for us, folks!)

-Had a baby!

-and much, much more!

Wonder what the next 5 will bring!? I can’t wait to find out!

About Jen

I am married to my husband, Tim. I am a Mom to Rachel and Jake and my black lab fur baby Zeus! I am a Kindergarten teacher who loves to jazz up the school day by singing and dancing and finding new ways to make learning FUN! I am loving life as a wife and teacher while navigating through this new journey called parenthood! You can find me on Twitter: JDalton21 Pinterest: Instagram: jenniferadalton

2 responses »

  1. An awesome couple celebrating an awesome 5 years! Ups and downs handled with grace…and a bit of humor!!!!! Love you guys!!

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