Wednesday, August 10, 2011

the big 5

I have been married to the best man in the whole world for the last five years! I can hardly believe my luck. And what a journey it's been!

My favorite way to look back is through pictures, so here I go down Memory Lane! (Wanna come, too?)

2006 {we're engaged!}

{and married!}

2007 {he's deployed}
this pic is when he was home on leave

2008 {we're pregnant!}

2009 {we're a family of 3!}

2010 {we're pregnant again!}

2011 {we're a family of 4!} 
here we are with my Gramma in Oregon

And that was a quick trip down  Cassidy's Hairstyles  the Lane! I hope you enjoyed it at least half as much as I did. : )

This year for our 5th anniversary, Andrew planned a weekend getaway. Three nights. The Blue Ridge Mountains. Just the two of us.

My wonderful in-laws drove to town to stay with the girls while me and my groom ran for the hills! We really needed the break and are so grateful! We had never left the girls overnight before this. Nope, never. So I was a little nervous. But I was good! I only left 5 printed pages of instructions and schedules plastered to the fridge...which I'm sure they hardly needed. I'm just a little crazy that way. : )

Blue Ridge is a sweet little town in north Georgia. We rented a cabin, and a car, and did a lot of just whatever we wanted. We dined at restaurants without the usual "one highchair, one booster seat, please." We browsed antique and thrift shops (which is pretty impossible with our eighteen-wheeler double stroller). We sat at coffee shops for no reason but to sit and chat. I realized that I could finish a whole coffee and a scone all by myself. We slept in. I ate breakfast in bed! French toast with strawberries and whipped cream, no less.

We listened to our music in the car. We rode the Blue Ridge Scenic Railway and actually almost got bored. Haha! We bought chocolate and fudge. Both. We sat in rocking chairs on the deck - or in the hot tub! - and just stared out at the Blue Ridge Mountains. It was peaceful, laid back, stress-free...amazing. Of course we missed our girls, talked about our girls, and kept thinking how much they would love whatever we were doing! (They were blissfully having the BEST time with their grandparents back home, I might add.)

Thank you, Andrew, for a wonderful time. Not only in Blue Ridge, but for the last 5 years! I love you more today than yesterday. And I'll keep loving you for, like, ever.


Rainbo said...

So glad you got to do this. Both of you deserved some real R & R.

ndavis said...

Loved reading this. Congrats!

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