Tuesday, June 10, 2014

9 Years of Living With My Best Friend

Jack and I celebrated 9 years of marriage on 06.04.05. It's hard to believe that 9 years went by that quickly. We're already looking ahead to our 10th anniversary next year - and saving for what we hope will be a fun (and kidless!) several days away to a beach or tropical resort somewhere.

Can the next 360+ days speed up a bit?!

It's always fun to celebrate your wedding day all over again. We usually skim through our wedding video and reception (anyone else still find watching yourself awkward even though you know what's coming? Or anyone else think of a million different ways they'd do their wedding if they were planning it in the present?)

We let the kids join in with us and watch bits and pieces of our wedding DVD. Mackie couldn't believe how much hair daddy had and that mommy's hair was "blonder." She also thought it was crazy that Aunt Rashelle had her cousin Lily (now 8) in her tummy at the time. Brax thought it was funny to see his papas and grandmas all dressed up. They both laughed at daddy dancing the YMCA at our wedding reception with an Native American feather headdress on.

Due to our crazy weeks - and the fact that we celebrated our anniversary with a KC weekend get-away - we took advantage of a sitter day for the kids and treated ourselves to a celebratory lunch.

We then exchanged cards and put the money we would have spent on gifts in our 10th anniversary fund.

But what anniversary wouldn't be complete without cake?

Jack started the tradition of getting the famous Kathie Girst almond wedding cake for our first anniversary. It's a simple cake topper that we devour in a matter of 2-3 days (sometimes less!) and we get one every year.

And every year I can't wait for the next year to have that delicious cake all over again.

Happy anniversary, Jack Edward. As I told you in the card, you're my best friend. You're an incredible Godly man, husband, and father, and He has blessed me beyond measure when He placed you in my life. My prayer is that we shine brightly honoring Christ as we serve and love one another.

Love you, love you, love you, Jackson!

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