On July 17th, 2004 I married my best friend and partner in crime. =)
We are celebrating our 8th wedding anniversary today! 8 wonderful years of wedded bliss! I wouldn't trade it for the world.
It hasn't always been rainbows and cupcakes of course....a marriage is incredibly hard work!
The first year we were married Si was still in school, so I supported him while he finished his degree. We lived on peanuts really, but still managed to have so much fun with each other. How does that work?!
We bought our first house in 2007 - a 1920's home that always needs at least 10 things done to it at any given time (right now Si is working on finishing the basement so the girls can have a much needed family play room and he can have a better office space to work in). The house keeps us busy and takes up any time and disposable income we have (or used to have - HA!).
From 2005-2010 we spent wishing and hoping and praying that we would be able to have a family. We had a lot of issues getting pregnant as many of you know, but finally after many years of trying, piles of fertility medications, 2 miscarriages (one ectopic pregnancy), 4 IUI's, and two IVF cycles, and a ridiculous amount of money, we had a successful pregnancy and gave birth to our twin girlies in October 2010. Infertility made us stronger as a couple than I could have ever imagined. It actually enriched our marriage; made us focus more on what we had, and more appreciative of each other. Amazing that good that could come out of something so awful. I wouldn't wish infertility on my worst enemy!
We then got quite the surprise in October 2011 when we found out we were expecting again (we were quoted such a LOW possibility of ever getting pregnant on our own we never thought we would be surprised by a pregnancy)! Our miracle baby Hudson was born last month - June 12, 2012.
I don't think either of us could have possibly imagined the life we have been given (and three children under the age of 2!) when we married, but I can't imagine our life being any other way. We are loving every minute of our crazy chaos!
So here's to my wonderful husband and amazing father to our three beautiful children - I love you more and more each day -- I can't imagine being in this chaos with anyone else but you -- and I look forward to growing old and gray with you =). (It will be quiet again eventually, right?!)
I love you more than words can say!!!!