Last week marked four years ago I married the love of my life. As I look back on our four years together I can see how much we have been blessed together, and how God has taken such good care of us. Our first year was in Hawaii, which was amazing. We lived in this beautiful little one bedroom apartment on the second floor. I loved it!
July 4th 2010
God knew we really needed time together as newly weds without any friends or family around. We had plenty of money, and Titus didn’t work much. We just went on lots of dates the first half of living there. God blessed us with a son in September that first year.
Since James cried all the time it slightly changed our newly wed date life we had going on. 😉 But you can’t stay newly weds forever!
We went to Maui as the first family vacation ever!
Titus and I went to the Marine Corp ball. I think it was our first date after having James. (Which I think got cut short because he started crying at the baby-sitter’s house ha ha!)
Our first year anniversary. We didn’t do much (it was just too hard to leave James), but we did borrow a friend’s motorcycle and took a ride up through the island. I don’t ride motorcycles when I’m pregnant and it was something Titus wanted to do. I don’t think we even went out to eat or anything. It was just a quick ride.
Our second year we moved back to Minnesota into this little house:
Titus’ grandma had moved to Kansas and she let us live here rent free for our second year of marriage. It was a huge blessing since it helped us make ends meet that first year out of the military. Our second year we didn’t do much, but reconnected with family and friends.
We went to Texas and Kansas that year for vacations. For our second anniversary we went out to eat at Bergen Bar. I think we might have gone back home and watched a movie together too, before getting James. I can’t remember.
Our third year involved another baby and yet another move.
God blessed us with a second son, Gideon.
A month later we moved to this beautiful house:
We had a happy third year with our two little boys.
The 4th of July
For vacation we went up to northern Minnesota. It turned out to be a horrible trip with the two little boys, but at least we spent some time with family. This picture sums it up nicely:
On our 3rd anniversary I forgot. Completely forgot! In my defense, I was under large amounts of stress, and incredibly sleep deprived! Titus how ever went all out, dozens of flowers all over the house, chocolate every where, and a beautiful pink set of jewelry. He is truly a wonderful man. Maybe he knew I needed some extra love that year!
That brings us to this last year. Last summer I think was one of our best ones. The boys were a bit older and loved going to the barn. We spent lots of time there since we decided to move yet again!
Half way through our 4th year we moved to Denver, CO.
And God blessed us with a little girl two days before our 4th year ended:
In our four years of marriage:
we have lived in four different houses,
in three different states,
been blessed with three healthy and beautiful children,
Titus has had three different jobs plus going to school,
and I can truly see God’s hand in all of it. From providing the money for our home births, to all our moves, and Titus’ different jobs.
And one of the biggest and best blessings of our four years together is the fact that other than when he worked at Mountain Power (for about two months) Titus has not worked a normal 8-5 job. He has been home during the day a ton and we get to see him a lot. There have been times that he has been busy (like when they bale hay or during harvest time), but for the majority of the time he spends a lot of it at home. This has been an amazing blessing, one that I am very very thankful for!
I love you honey, here’s to another wonderful 4 years together, with hopefully more babies, and hopefully not as many moves. 😉