I’m deliberately timing this post to publish at 11AM today…exactly five years since our wedding ceremony began on October 10, 2009.  Five years–wow!  It feels like a big milestone (although, we celebrate every anniversary like it’s a big milestone…because it is!).  Let’s take a little looksy back to that day and the start of our life together:

the kiss

Now, here we are five years later (this photo is from Mount Rainier).  Seth now has a beard!  He started growing it towards the end of 2013 and I really love how he looks in it.  We have a thing with creatively gifting each other with things that represent each anniversary (i.e. paper for our first anniversary, cotton for our second anniversary, etc etc).  The 5th anniversary is wood, so we counted our big trip to Alaska and Seattle hiking in the “woods” for this one.  No way was I going to attempt to carve Seth anything out of wood!  I assure you that my tech ed teacher from middle school is thankful.

seth and me alaska

These past five years have been quite the adventure! Like all families we’ve had our up’s and down’s over the years, but we can truly say that our love for each other has deepened every single day and our love for the Lord has grown even stronger.

wedding

always a bride

 

cute coupleHappy anniversary to my beloved Seth.  Here’s to at least 60 more anniversaries! :)  Although, I would like to live to 100, so you’d better live to be 104.  So, here’s to 70 more anniversaries… 😉  I love you and I thank God for you every single day.

“Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.” -James 1:17