Friday, July 18, 2014

5 years later...

Today marks 5 years that I've been married to my best friend. 5 years later and I'm still the happiest girl in the world. I can't imagine my life without Drew and I would marry him all over again.
5 years later...
We have 2 adorable kitties
We have attended 3 different churches
We have joined an amazing small group
We have a binder full of our favorite recipes
We have 1 mortgage payment 
We have 1 new car
We have worked a total of 6 new full time jobs
We have 1 new washing machine
We have 1 new oven
We have 5 full scrapbooks and thousands of pictures
5 years later...
We made it through 1 major injury
We made it through 1 broken garage door and car window
We made it through 3 classic novels
We made it through rewriting resumes and lots of interviews
We made it through 2 National Parks and miles of hiking
We made it through one of us turning the big 3-0
We made it through heartache and loss and saw God work in our lives in BIG ways
5 years later...
We love watching cartoons together
We love to cuddle on the couch
We love cooking together
We love to coordinate our outfits for holidays
We love planning parties and doing DIY projects
We love dressing up for Halloween
We love exploring new places and hiking
We love calling our cats stupid nicknames
We love dreaming about our future together
And still 5 years later...
I still don't like to vacumn and  Drew still leaves his clothes on the floor right next to the laundry basket, but we are a team and we are sticking together through thick and thin. For better for worse, richer or poorer in sickness and in health.
I can't wait for the next 5 years with you Andrew Jacob. We get to experience the journey of parenthood together and I wouldn't want to experience ANY of these things without you by my side. You are the love of my life and I am a better person as your wife. I will forever be thankful to God for bringing you into my life!

 Here are some of my favorite marriage/love posts from our last 5 years...

20 comments:

Erin LFF said...

Such a sweet post, Allison!! Happy 5 years to you and Drew :) That first wedding picture is probably my favorite I've ever seen of you guys!!!

lauren [lolloped] said...

This is so beautiful, and you are such a beautiful couple. Happy five years! Hope you have a wonderful celebration :)

Legally Lovely said...

This is so sweet!! I hope you print this out and put it in one of your scrapbooks to look back on. :)

Happy Anniversary, and happy many, many more!

P.S. Was SO GOOD to see you again! You are the prettiest preggers!

Betty said...

Happy Anniversary! Such a sweet post...wishing you both a happy day!

Becky said...

Happy Anniversary!!! Such a sweet post! :) I can't wait for Aidan to join in on all the fun and help you guys make even more wonderful memories! :)

Elise @ Cheers Yall said...

Happy anny, sweet lovebirds! xx

Jessica M. said...

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!!! You two look so deeply in love then, and now! And next year Aiden will be here to help you celebrate!

Jenna Griffin said...

Happy anniversary! I absolutely love this recap. I smiled the whole time reading. I just love y'all! I wish we could meet in person one day!!

Ashley Robyn said...

YAY for 5 years sweet friend and cheers to many more filled with happy baby loving and lots of new memories.

The Lady Okie said...

Waaaaa? Girl, vacuuming is my FAVORITE household chore! No joke. I love it. Anyway, happy anniversary! You two are supa cute.

The Heart Of A Woman said...

Too sweet! Y'all are adorable!

Rebekah said...

Happy Anniversary! Today is our 5 year anniversary as well :)

Elizabeth Colbert Burns said...

Congratulations!! Happy Anniversary! Looks like you guys had one fun wedding day!!

Rach @ This Italian Family said...

Well this made me cry. You two inspire me. I really do wish you guys lived closer to us. We are so similar in our couple relationships! I just know Drew and Christopher would be friends too! Happy anniversary!!

Jennie said...

Happy 5 years! This is such a sweet post!

Jennie said...

Happy 5 years! This is such a sweet post!

Brittany said...

No, I'm not crying...there is something in my eye... So very happy for you both! You deserve every bit of this recent goodness.

Kristen Whitby said...

Happy Anniversary! And congratulations!! You are the cutest prego ever!! I am so happy for you <3

Natalie said...

Happy Anniversary Allison!

Anne said...

Happy anniversary! This post was super sweet to read and a fun way to sum up your years of marriage... You've obviously grown together in the last 5 years, and I always love reading about your adventures together. Parenting isn't all roses and puppies, but with your solid base as a team, you're going to love doing it together and love each other even more for seeing each other as parents.