Monday, August 17, 2009

In honor of the love of my life

Today marks 18 years since the day this picture was taken. In those 18 years Jason, you have made the happiest wife ever. I can't believe I am lucky enough to have been able to share these years with you. 18 years ago as we stood posing for this picture we never thought we would have be celebrating our 18th anniversary with 5 kids 9 and under. That we would have battled 9 years to get the oldest and suffer two miscarriages along the path. That we would sign up to be foster parents and sign adoption papers on a 1 year old 2 1/2 weeks before our 18th anniversary. Although we did speak of adopting one day I don't think we planned on adopting 4. While the journey hasn't been easy, I couldn't have asked for a better person to take it with. Thank you for always being there, to love me, to listen to me, to hold me and to care. I adore you my husband, and can't wait to see what the next years bring to us. You rock baby.

In 18 years we have went from

to this..

all because two people fell in love.


  1. That is such a great family picture!!!!
    Happy Anniversary!

  2. Happy Anniversary!!

    If you want to take part in the charm party, I set up an Etsy account and put a "charm bracelet kit" for sale there. That way, people can reserve a spot in the swap, pay for it and I can gather their shipping info all in one spot... pretty smart, huh?

    Hope it works.

  3. Wow that's a big change in 18 years! ;)

    Happy Anniversary!!!!!