Our Marriage: Year Two

Shea:JoeThe first time this particular day became important to me, I was on the altar vowing to be true in sickness and in health, and to love this man for the rest of my days on earth. Our wedding day. The next time this day came, we were celebrating our anniversary – me with a HUGE belly, awaiting and anticipating the arrival of our child. Now, with the second time this day has passed since our wedding day, we have a ten month old, are about to move into another home, and our lives look very different since the day we were standing on the altar.

Although our anniversary this year was not spent with all of our family and friends celebrating the union between us, it was still precious in my heart. We spent the entire day Dockerywith just the three of us– which with the holiday craziness of November and December, was exactly what was needed! And, we celebrated with something that all three of us love and enjoy: food. We made ourselves huevos rancheros for breakfast, reminding Joseph and I of our Mexican honeymoon. We stopped by our neighborhood burger joint for lunch – thinking of all of the times that we went here as a dating couple and now we’re bringing our little one! (He decided to cover his eyes at our reminiscing at the table! 🙂

The day ended with a scrumptious cheese platter and a wonderful movie at home – something this girl from WI couldn’t love more!

Shea, Joe, DockIn these two years, there have been many laughs, tears, struggles, and joys. Our constant has been one another in a relationship of love, respect, and, and plain-old enjoying one another’s company. The way that we celebrated our anniversary this year – simple, focused on one another, and in joy – is reflective of how we spend our daily life. In each day, we strive to be better for one another, bring each other happiness, and a build a positive family life.

Cheers to many more days, weeks, and years together. The first two have been beautiful.

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