Monday, August 31, 2009

An Ode to My Sweetie...

On Sunday we were listening to the talk in sacrament meeting. The speaker was introducing her family and talked about how they met and how long they had been married. As she was talking, I thought, "Wow...Aaron and I have been married for almost five years...WAIT A MINUTE! We have been married for five years." We had completely forgotten our anniversary. It had occurred six days ago. And neither of us remembered. I poked Aaron in the side and whispered, "We forgot our anniversary!!" Both of us busted up. I was laughing so hard I was crying. In the middle of sacrament meeting. And we obviously weren't subtle, because the couple behind us leaned over after the meeting was over and asked, "So, it was your anniversary?"

At least we can both be consoled by the fact that neither one of us remembered. And I get bonus points for being the first one to remember. If such bonus points are available.

So, a week (and a day) late, I'd like to celebrate my anniversary. Like any couple, we've had our rough times, but they've been few and far between. I think Aaron must be about the easiest person to be married to ever. He seldom gets exasperated with me (although I know he should far more often than he does) and he's very patient and kind. He is so much fun to be with. There's no one I'd rather spend my time with than him. He's an amazing father and his kids adore him. And he's very loving and affectionate. I sure made a good choice when I married him! I don't think I could have picked anyone who loved me more. And that's good, because I know that no one could love him more than I do.

So here are our five years in review:


The big day--August 24, 2004

Less than a year later, on August 14, 2005, Katie Scarlett arrived.


Yes, that is our living room. Apartments just weren't made for woodworking.

In May of 2006, Aaron graduated from the University of Utah with his Bachelors and Masters degrees in Electrical Engineering. Baby #2 was already on the way!

Our first home.

Katie turns 1.

On September 25, 2006 Paul Edward joined our family.


On vacation in Stirling, Scotland.

Paul has his first birthday.


Our first limo ride together.

Averi Noelle brought the total to five on September 16, 2008.

Paul's second birthday.

Posing for our Christmas card photo.


In New York together.


Jen Kesler said...

Congrats to you guys! The story about remembering your anniversary in sacrament is hysterical!! What a great memory.

selway2005 said...

Congratulations! I can't believe Avery will be 1 soon! What a sweet story in pictures...

Jess & Jessica said...

Happy 5 years!!! I love the story and all the pictures.

The Edwards said...

Awesome recap in pics! And you'll always remember not remembering your 5th anniversary!:)