Photo Friday: Five Fabulous Years Together

Seriously, folks, has it really been five years that I’ve been married to this wonderful man?!?

532It’s both flown by and seemed like longer than 5 years.  In some ways, I feel like it was just yesterday we were walking down the isle (and I was about 25 lbs lighter).  In other ways, it seems like we’ve been a married couple for ages.  Maybe that’s because so much has happened in our lives in the past five years.

Here’s the breakdown:

  • Married April 26, 2014
  • Will started “real school”
  • We found out we were expecting
  • Then found out we were expecting TWINS!
  • We sold our house in The Colony
  • We moved to our current house in Arlington
  • We  added Clara and Kate to the family
  • Anna started “real school”
  • I left Texas Health Resources to work at Spec Rents
  • Garen got two promotions along the way (he’s now VP of Masonry Sales for Texas at Oldcastle)
  • Clara and Kate started pre-school
  • We’ve been to hundreds of kids events- sporting, scouts, etc. and loved (almost) ever minute of it

Now, here we are- celebrating five years of wedded bliss!  I am so thankful that I married this guy.  As I tell people about our story- Garen was our sales guy for mortar and grout when I worked at P and S Masonry.  He was such a great saleman, that I married him.

This man is so wonderful.  When we started dating, he took a huge risk getting into a  long-distance relationship with a girl that had already had one failed marriage and two young kids.  He jumped right in from the minute he met Will and Anna that first time we went to Fossil Rim together.  Although, they may not be his children by blood, he’s treated them as they are from the beginning and that says so much about what type of person he is.  When we added Clara and Kate to the mix, he knew how nervous I was about having two more human beings to care for and he has been the best baby-daddy ever.  In fact, so much so that the girls prefer him over me and for good reason!

On the flip side, being a great dad isn’t the only thing that makes him a great life partner.  He’s also just fun.  Anyone that’s been around him for a short period of time, knows that he’s hilarious (despite the terrible dad jokes) and kind.  He’s such a people person and could strike up a conversation with anyone and he’s intelligent on so many levels that it makes our discussions so interesting.  We always have fun together- whether its cleaning up the kitchen or going on a hike.

I feel so fortunate that I get to spend the rest of my days with him.  Here’s to many, many more!

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