The Perfect Anniversary Gift

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The Perfect Anniversary Gift

When I imagined getting married, many eons ago, I alway thought I’d marry in the fall, more specifically, October. Both sets of grandparents (the 10th and 12th), one set of great-grandparents (the 6th), and even my parents (the 19th) married in October. I would continue the family tradition. However, when it came down to it, I married my husband, Chris, in the summer. It seemed best considering I was moving from Florida to Illinois to marry Chris. Selecting a date to marry was made easy by the priest. He let us know that only two dates were still available on

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Five Years

How do five years fly by quickly? When you have a partner in life who loves you completely, that you love as much in return. When you have someone beside you giving you support when the rough times happen. When your marriage gets stronger after losing four babies because you lean on each other. When you find great joy in just the quiet moments with each other. When holding each other is the best way to end a day. When you go on adventures with each other and love exploring together. When you have two children who make life even

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Our 4th on July the 4th

The Fourth of July is one of my favorite holidays. It brings back fond memories of cookouts at my Aunt Nancy and Uncle George’s house, playing in their metal pool, as well as going to the VP Fair in St. Louis (now named Fair St. Louis) and maybe even seeing a parade. Of course, my favorite part was the end of the evening watching the fireworks. Four years ago, the 4th took on a whole new special meaning for me. On that day, in 2009, I married my best friend, Chris. It took me a long time to find “the

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