Today Neal and I are celebrating our 5th wedding anniversary! It’s hard to believe it has been 5 years, and that we’ve known each other for 8 years, but then I look back and I’m just so thankful for all we’ve been through together. So much of our life together has been shared here on Balancing Today and I’m grateful for these documented memories.
I have so many fond memories from our engagement, planning our wedding, rehearsal dinner at Nationals Park, celebrating our marriage with family and friends on that blazing hot July day, and traveling to Europe for 3 weeks for our honeymoon.
Seeing Neal become a dad was the greatest day of my life and the 2 1/2 years since then have been filled with all the joys and struggles that parenthood brings.
This has definitely been our toughest year of marriage, but I sit here today and am proud of our marriage. This year we’ve worked on our communication, how we can better love one another in daily action, and have invested in our long term goals and finances. Most of the year our focus was on Magnolia and our hope to become a family of 4, but we also balanced our careers, 2nd year in our home, and our desire to establish roots. There were lots of laughs, plenty of disagreements, and a ton of memories.
I am really looking forward to the year ahead and I know it’s going to require a strong bond as we become parents of 2. I want to treasure every minute, to focus more on the moment, and to not live ahead of myself. I often miss the little joys because I’m too busy planning, prepping, and preparing. As we move into our 6th year of marriage, I want to live in the now and to treasure what we are given in this moment.
Happy anniversary Neal! I love you so, so, so much!