Today Jason and I are celebrating our 5th wedding anniversary by… working. We both have to work today and that’s alright. We’ll probably order something in for dinner, and watch a movie tonight after Evie goes to bed. While it might not be fancy it’s really all we need; time together as a couple. We are going to see the Lion King in a couple weeks, and we splurged a bit on our tickets. After my Mom sent us to see Wicked last year for our anniversary, we now how our favourite place to sit for shows at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre. Maybe it’s becoming tradition that we go see a show when our anniversary comes around?
It’s hard to believe that 5 years have gone by since our walk down the aisle. Jason and I met through the internet, but realized our lives had kind of worked around each other for some time. April 15th marked 8 years since we officially started dating. Time does fly when you are in love, and having fun. Here is a little look at us over the past 5 years.
Our wedding day on Anvil Island, June 15, 2010. We got married at my favourite place in the world, that has now also become Jason’s favourite place. We volunteer each summer at a summer camp on the island. This place means a lot to us so it was incredible having our wedding there and celebrating with family and friends.
Our first anniversary we went and had some photos taken together, and then watched some Canuck’s playoff hockey at a bbq with friends.
On our second anniversary we announced that we were expecting again. After having had a miscarriage earlier we were overjoyed to finally be sharing this news with everyone. Little did we know how much our life would be changed.
On our third anniversary we celebrated with our darling little 6 month old by having family photos taken. Evie has added so much joy to our lives, and shown us we can love even more than we imagined.
Our fourth year of marriage was filled with facing some challenges. I went in for surgery to remove a mass from my breast because the doctor wanted it out and to find out if it was cancerous or not. Thankfully it was not. Before the surgery I donated my hair. We also went through another miscarriage together. Together we came to understand more how we are never given more than we can handle, and handed everything over to God in prayer.
Today is our fifth anniversary. Once again we are celebrating it with the expectant arrival of another daughter later this year. We truly are blessed and could not be more thankful for our growing family. We have faced ups and downs together as a couple, and grown from it. We know how to push each others buttons, but also how to build each other up. We love each other more than the first day we met. We are looking forward to seeing what our 5th year of wedded bliss brings.