seven years and counting.

it’s been seven years.
i honestly can’t believe it.
when i thought about my wedding this morning,
i had butterflies all over again.

i know that B is the man that God made especially for me.
he is the perfect match for me.
he is simply incredible.
his strengths are all of my weaknesses.
he turns my seat warmer on in the car
before i can even think that my tushy will be cold.
he can sense the moments when i am overwhelmed before i can.
he is a great listener.
he solves problems.
he is hysterical.
he cherishes me.
he leads me to Christ.

we have been through so much (especially in this last year).
sickness and health.
richness and poverty.
sadness and joy.
but most importantly, Jesus has become more vivid in our lives.
we have grown closer to Him through it all.
there’s no way that seven years ago
i would have imagined our life as we have it now.
life has changed so drastically since our wedding day.
we often think about our life, pre-kids.
the ease of doing whatever we wanted.
whenever we wanted.
the sleep.
oh, the sleep.
the peace and quiet.
but even though life was oh-so good back then,
i would never change it back.
life is oh-so good now.
and it’s much, much, much more full.

we did something really fun today.
something all together.
as one big family.
something together as a family of five.
and it was fun.
(which you know is sometimes rare.)

we all put on our converse,
(which nearly made B throw up in his mouth
as he’s not one for matchy-matchy cutesy stuff)

l's shoes
(and i nearly wept at nordstrom when i eyed these for L)

and we headed to the Getty Villa for a simply lovely time.

while L was still in the NICU last summer,
my sweet friend, Britta
offered to take our family’s photos.
so today, on our seventh anniversary, she did.

and, one wild thing was that we ran into one of the nurse practitioners who took such great care of L when he was in the nicu.
and now she has a new little bundle of her own.

wedding kiss
God is so good.
and i am blessed beyond measure.

Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom, and as you sing psalms, hymns and spiritual songs with gratitude in your hearts to God. And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.
Colossians 3:16-17

16. homemade bread (especially if it’s made by someone else)
17. a freshly bathed baby
18. spending time together as a family
19. spending time with just my husband
20. getting my photo taken

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