Friday, November 26, 2010

5 years and counting

I met Dan when he was 19 and I had just turned 20. We started dating after knowing each other for 3 short months and got engaged 9 months later. We were just kids.

During that time, we took our first trip to Malawi.

After 9 months, we got married in Seattle and spent the next year and a half as HINKs (half income no kids-we were both in school).

Before our third year of marriage, we had moved to Malawi and got pregnant with our first child.

By the end of year four, we had moved to St. Louis and added another child to the family.

It's been a busy five years! Although it's been way harder than I imagined it would be, I am so thankful to be married to Dan. Sometimes five years feels like a life time but I know it's nothing compared to many other couples. I know we are just getting started, but 5 years is definitely something worth celebrating. Happy 5 years honey!


  1. Awe!! You two are so cute! Happy Anniversary!

  2. Congratulations!

    I love your wedding photos. :)

  3. Adorable post. Congrats you guys! Also, love the new blog background...I've obviously been relying too much on my google reader since I just saw it today. Has it been awhile?! Have a fun day.

  4. Yay for blonde! Do that again! And... convenient that you left out the part about your dearie dearest me playing matchmaker... you're welcome!