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