Tuesday, April 19, 2011

To our first 5 Years of Forever After

5 years ago today I married the man of my dreams. No, really, he's the man of my dreams for real! They do exist, the men that help with kids, help with housework, help with yard work, watch sappy movies, watch soap operas on their lunch break....those men DO exist. Well, at least I know for sure there is ONE in this world...and I am married to him!!

Clint and I have sure been through a lot. Nothing comes easy in a "blended" family. It takes LOADS of patients, time, the ability to forgive, to move on, to grow. I wont lie, those first 2 years (if not 3) were hard. When we were dating we attended a "Blended Families" class through Life Church. That was what saved our relationship! Scary thing is...they said it would take at least 7 years for us to really get settled in as a family. At that time we weren't even engaged..so my 25 year old self was thinking, "7 years to get settled in"...what in the WORLD am I doing!?
God knew exactly what I was doing. He was there for us and really guided us through all the craziness! We could not have done it without Him.

Today we still have our crazy moments, even though they are few and far between. We know more about each other now and learn more every day. We love each other despite our differences and we work hard to accept things we cannot change in one another.

I am so happy that I have spent the last 5 years of my life with Clint and I can't imagine my life without him or Laynie & Blake. I look forward to what this next year brings....

Happy Anniversary honey! To many, many, many more years of being happy together!!
I love you!

April 19th, 2006


  1. Happy Anniversary! I love these pictures! :)

  2. love the pictures and Happy Anniversary! What is your email please, so we can chit chat that way about your auction/dinner? Thanks!