It's so tough to wrap my brain around the fact that it's only been five years since Daniel and I got married. Five years ago we were planning to live in his house down near Olympia- then we ended up changing our minds and moving up to Seattle. So as newlyweds we split our time between his big house which was about 1.5 hours from Seattle and the studio in Seattle- then moved to the studio- then moved to our current home.
So in 5 years, we lived in a house in Olympia, a studio in downtown Seattle, and this home. Daniel worked at three different jobs, and I did every possible version of working/not working/working part-time. Oh, and we had two kids. Seriously, I never imagined celebrating my fifth anniversary with not just two kids, but two kids who are walking and talking and completely out of babyhood. We've moved fast and have been busy.
It's been a challenging five years in a lot of ways, but when I look back on things, there is no one I would rather have by my side than Daniel. He's amazingly patient and loyal and is an incredible husband and father. I prayed for a long time for a husband, and God answered my prayers in a way that was above and beyond what I ever hoped for.
Tomorrow Mom and Dad are taking this kids to Portland (hurray!) and we're going to celebrate our anniversary at a fancy restaurant and hotel in Bellevue. LOVE deal-of-the-day sites- we got an amazing bargain! We're so looking forward to a full night's sleep without Miss Vivian kicking us! And for the chance to just be us for a while and chat and remember why we started on this insane journey.
Even though you don't read this blog... Daniel, I love you. You're amazing and I am so glad to be blessed with you as my husband. Happy 5th anniversary.
|Us- back when we slept for more than two hours at at time. :)|