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March 2018

March 2018

March is always an exciting and busy month at our house: birthdays, anniversaries, pi(e) day, spring break. This March was especially busy (in good ways). Here’s a recap of all the non-spring break adventures. (I’ll write about those in a separate post.) At the beginning of the month, we visited some good friends of ours that recently moved to Loveland. We spent the whole day chatting and letting the kids play. It’s so nice when you come across a friend…

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10th Anniversary

10th Anniversary

We’ve been thinking about our 10th anniversary since our 9th. We wanted to do something big and had narrowed it down to either a trip to Costa Rica or river guide school. When Glenna got diagnosed and came to live with us, planning became infinitely more difficult. (Maybe we should have known Costa Rica was bad luck, that was also the plan for our 5th anniversary and that didn’t turn out either.) Even if we’d logistically worked something out with family…

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10 years

10 years

“A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person.” – Mignon McLaughlin “There is no more lovely, friendly, and charming relationship, communion, or company than a good marriage.” – Martin Luther The good, the bad, and the bleh – it’s been 10 years full of adventures. I’m glad we’ve had each other through it all. There’s something about a decade that feels solid, which is exactly what our marriage is.

9 Years

9 Years

This year marked our 9th wedding anniversary. Noel and I put a lot of thought into what we wanted to do. We’re always tempted to dress up and try to do something fancy, but ultimately we decided we get more enjoyment out of owning who we are and doing something less fancy. A friend kindly agreed to watch the kids and we headed up to a nearby open space park after picking up some Chinese takeout. We enjoyed our dinner…

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First Kiss

First Kiss

The chill air had given us an excuse to cozy up next to each other on our late evening star gazing excursion. Both conversation and laughter flowed easily and we strolled slowly back to my apartment. It was like a scene from the movies were everything is perfectly scripted and the audience waits in anticipation for the swell of the music. We paused on my steps to say goodnight and he leaned in for that magical moment and I, 100% oblivious,…

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6th Anniversary Trip

6th Anniversary Trip

In the “early days” of our marriage, we always went on a trip for our anniversary. Our Spring Break wedding and our continuing student status aligned our first several anniversaries to fall within close proximity of Spring Break, so a trip was always in order. Once we graduated, there was always a baby to nurse so we had to take a two year hiatus, but now that both those babies are weaned (Don’t worry, Cooper much sooner than Ellen) we…

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March = Party Month

March = Party Month

There is a lot that goes on in March. I feel like every time we turn around we’re celebrating something new. It keeps life exciting, but also means my house is in need of some serious post-celebratory-cleaning. Here’s a brief recap of what we’ve celebrated so far. A million birthdays, including our favorite little lady’s. Free day at the train museum. Cooper was actually a little overwhelmed by the huge trains, but really liked the model train display. Our anniversary….

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In Five Years

In Five Years

You know the classic question, “Where do you see yourself in five years?” Well, I seriously doubt that five years ago I would have said, “I’ll probably spend my fifth wedding anniversary breastfeeding my newborn and telling my toddler ‘no’ again as he pulls all the wipes out of the container.” At the same time, newlywed me wouldn’t have known how much I would change over the course of five years. She wouldn’t know how deeply I would love my…

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3 years

3 years

It’s official, as of yesterday Noel and I have been married for 3 years. In a big picture view 3 years isn’t that long, but it sure makes some of the newlyweds in the ward gasp 🙂 A lot has happened since then and I know we’re in for a whole lot more. I’m trying not to get sappy or emotional (I blame it on the baby), but I’m grateful that I’ve been blessed with such a perfect match. P.S….

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Have your cake and eat it too

Have your cake and eat it too

Since we passed the one year milestone on our matrimonial bliss we had the opportunity to follow the tradition of eating the top of our wedding cake. Granted we had heard many horror stories about how bad wedding cake can be after a whole year. However, due to the excellent packing and freezing abilities of Wayne McConkie ours was as good as the day it came out of the oven.