on the 18th we celebrated 4 years of married life! woohoo. as cliche as it sounds those 4 years really did fly by. we’ve had our ups and downs but it’s been a wonderful! we have so much to be thankful for in our relationship….especially our two sweet babies. ;) we have some amazing people behind us and supporting/encouraging us throughout our marriage. AND we have such great role models from our family and friends. my parents are about to celebrate their 37th anniversary!! 37 years. wow. i wonder what it’s going to be like when i can say we have been together for 37 years. that’s pretty awesome.
my MIL came over to watch the girls while the mister and i went out on a little date…by ourselves. (thanks grandma!) he had all these plans for us to do but we decided to just have dinner and sit. still. for more than 5 seconds. hah. we got to enjoy a warm dinner and some down time together. we don’t get to do that too often so that was nice. i love that man.
i want to start a new anniversary tradition but i haven’t figured that out yet. any fun suggestions?? well here’s to many, many more years with this guy!
we had our annual Easter egg hunt after church and miss P got to use her bucket again…and again and again. there were so many eggs that she had to empty the bucket out and go back for more. (i’m very thankful for a generous church family who donated all of the eggs and candy…not to mention time!) the hunt was behind our church in an open field where there are lots of bluebonnets! not as much as last year but it was still nice. i tried to explain to P about how we don’t pick those flowers. ;)
we attempted a family photo and sadly not many came out great. well there are some cute candid ones that weren’t meant to be candid but i still love them. (did you notice the matching dresses?? hehe. thanks mom!) i love how the photos that turned out the best are of me not looking at the camera…or ruby..but she has an excuse. ha. oh well. maybe next time. i definitely want to work on our family picture taking skills.
after a lovely church service and the egg hunt we had a wonderful time grilling out with family at our house. we managed to gather all the girls together with their bunny ears. i’m pretty sure i took about 20 shots of the group in hopes that at least one of them would have everyone looking/smiling. they did pretty good, huh? (ruby is the rebel) ;)
we are in the process of working on our backyard and actually making it look like a real backyard….to where you can go walking around out there. lol. when we moved in (almost 3 years ago) it was nothing but rocks and dirt and those awful sticker burrs that draw blood if you step on them. so i am super thankful for the progress that has been made so far and can’t wait to spend hours and hours outside with family and friends. (thank you husband for all your hard work and dedication to making this happen!) i totally should have taken some before and after photos…because i know you are curious. ;)
…and can we just take a minute to look at how much hair this girl has grown in a year. haha.
we had our annual neighborhood Easter egg hunt a couple weeks ago (yes i am just now posting photos from it) and as you can see miss P had a great time. i just want to say that her buddies are the best!…we were running late to the park (oops) and there weren’t any eggs left so a couple of her friends willingly gave up some of their eggs so she could have a chance to find some. soo sweet! it was fun watching her get excited about each egg and of course opening them to see the goodies inside! i was so excited for her to use her new Easter bucket made by kari on designs. (she does a lot of personalized/monogrammed goodies. go check her out!!) i love that she will be able to use this bucket each year….miss ruby got one too. :) i have more photos of the girls on actual Easter Sunday that i will post also…in their matching dresses. because who doesn’t want to see sisters in matching dresses?? ;)