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Tuesday, May 13, 2008

8 YEARS!!!!

Can you believe it! Steve and I made it to 8 years! WOW! We passed that 7 year itch and are still really happy. Today Steve had the day off so we went to the temple. Going to the temple here is a little different than going in Utah. We are 3 hours from the temple, and a 2 hour(almost) session, and another 3 hours home. It gave a lot of time for Steve and I to talk, laugh and debate politics. (A big shot out to the Amy's (Badger, and Gray) for watching the boys for 8 hours!!!) For us it was a great way to spend the day. We came home with sushi and pizza. Strange combo I know, but I'm still trying to get the boys to eat sushi. We wanted to do dinner as a family and didn't want to go out.
Ok, so after 8 years what have we done..... (are you ready?)

-3 kids (James 4, Tommy 3, Tim 20 months)
-1 dog (our first kid)
-8, yes 8 moves
-1 deployment (so far..... I'll fill you all in on the latest soon)
-3 jobs (for me, not counting being a mom)
-6 jobs(for Steve, most related to the military)
-3 military posts
-5 cars (2 of which totally broke down!)
-3 states
-8 anniversaries, 4 of which he was gone and 4 we got to spend together. We are 4/8

Being married to Steve has really been a "Life Less Ordinary" I had no idea what this ride would be like when I got on. We've had our ups and downs, definitely more ups. And I have loved every minute of being married to a man that has never settled for the norm. We started in a one bedroom basement apartment (our landlord was a crazy man) and now we have a beautiful house. He is always trying to be better and climb higher. He has worked hard to provide for our family, and taken on the burded alone so I can stay at home and take care of the boys. He is a great dad, and the boys just love him. James wants to "be a soldier like daddy." When he walks in the door they all run to give him hugs and try climb into his arms first. I was a lucky girl when I answered his personal ad on the internet. Crazy I know, but that's how our lives started and that's how it's going to continue.

I love you Steve!! You are a wonderful husband!!

This is the latest picture of our family after a hike.


Emily said...

Happy Anniversary! Sounds like you had a great day. You look like a happy family!

Cayde and Brianna Taylor Family said...

congratulations you two. Wow 8 years! You guys are perfect for eachother and you make the best team ever! Love you guys!

Eliza said...

you two are amazing and have been so fun to watch be married. I hope I will have something as wonderful as the two of you one day. Happy Anniversary!!

Christine Rowley said...

Cute family! I haven't seen you since the good old days of the Elm Tree Condos. What happened to your dog Captain?
Happy Anniversary!

Crazy Hughes Fam... said...

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!!! Fun to learn more about both of you. The Amy's are great friends to take your kids for the day...we understand those long temple trips...but what could be better...right?

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