The Evolution of Us – 5 Years of Marriage

We started as friends.

We began dating.

He asked me to marry him. I said yes.

5 years ago today on a beautiful, sunny September morning atop a mountain with a breathtaking view behind us, we said “I do”. It was a perfect day, complete with friends and family. I walked down the aisle to the theme song to The Princess Bride. My husband surprised me with a barbershop quartet singing to me as we were walking back down the aisle after being wed – and I wasn’t even singing barbershop yet. Our colors were lilac and ivory, and we danced our first dance as husband and wife to Alison Krauss singing “When You Say Nothing At All”. A sweet moment between us was captured on camera, but little did anyone know that we were giggling and quoting Monty Python.

We’ve been through a lot together. Financial stress. Arguments. The loss of our baby, Green Bean. A near-year long struggle to conceive again….

And…

The birth of our beautiful daughter.

I am happy to have been married to my best friend, Josh, for five amazing years. It’s been a hell of a ride, and I can’t wait to see what the future has in store for us.

I love you, baby.

The wedding photos were taken by Nancy Hellsten.