Four and Counting.

Today is the 4 year anniversary of the day Mark and I got sealed for time and all eternity in the Sacramento, California temple.

It’s funny. When you first get married, you think you’re going to be on top of the world. That it doesn’t get any better than that. But for us it wasn’t like that.

The first year of our married was actually pretty difficult. While it was still wonderful, it was an adjustment. Parts of ourselves we didn’t even know existed came out, particularly for me. I’ve always struggled with anxiety, but those issues went into a tailspin during that first year. It was difficult on both of us.

But I married a very special man. One who doesn’t run away at the first sign of trouble. One who doesn’t like to fight. One who encourages me and pushes me to be the best version of myself possible. One who is patient and understanding. One who forgives.

I’ve realized over the years how wonderful marriage is. It’s not easy, but it is worth every ounce of effort you put into it. And now, at four years, we are the happiest we’ve ever been.

Plus, look what we made.

I love you Mark. ┬áThank you for loving me. And here’s to a gazillion more years together.


The Force is Strong in Our Family

So, Jake is one year old. As of May 13. So I’m basically super duper late posting this. But in case anyone is interested, here’s a few pics from his Star Wars birthday party. Which was basically awesome.

You can’t really see the cute little signs we made, but we went all out. We made Yoda Soda (lime sherbet/sprite), had Luke Skywater, Obi-Wan Kabobies, Vader Veggies, Sweet and Salty Sabers, 7 Leia Dip, and made cupcakes in the design of the fancy red light saber that is in the trailer for the new Star Wars movie.

Side note: My husband is a super Star Wars nerd. And a super computer nerd. A couple weeks ago he built a website that is basically just a countdown to the new movie.

And, here’s Jakes smash cake.

But he wasn’t very good at smashing it, not going to lie. I had to force him to get dirty.

There you go, bud.

He kept looking up like, “Are you sure this is ok?”

So that was that. After all that chaos, we spent his actual birthday exploring San Antonio a bit. Mark took the day off from work, and we went to Lulu’s Bakery for lunch and split a massive chicken fried steak, and then the San Antonio Zoo. I got Jake a membership for his birthday, so I can take him to go see the animals all year. Woot!

Can’t believe he is a year old. We love him so flipping much it’s not even funny.

Anyway, hope your life is awesome!

Oh, and P.S. wrote a new song! I really enjoyed writing this one. I think a lot of people can relate to it for different reasons, but I wrote it with the challenges of motherhood in mind. Enjoy!