Our "dating" anniversary

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Labor Day weekend 9 years ago this really cute guy I was crushing on called me up.

9 years later, almost 7 years married, and 2 kids later he's still the love of my life and my best friend!
 Happy anniversary babe!

Here are some of my favorite pictures of us over the years...

Wedding day

Taking me to a hair show in Seattle 

At a friend's wedding 

Before I had tattoos!

One of my favorites!

At my brother's wedding

They don't look alike at all, do they? ;)

They were tickling me! I hate being tickled.

Ayden's birthday with Shayne's grammy

Look at me scarfing down that cupcake...

This is where my daughter's love of cats stems from. My husband!

"Our dad's work is cooler than your dad's!"

3 man band in the living room

Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle

Daddy & Ayden with their electronics

Monkeying around at the zoo!

She was too afraid to go by herself, so daddy was a good sport

Being silly

Tom Cat!


Lily wanted him to be Elmo this year. Her wish was granted

Father's Day with his princess.

Father's Day with his little guy.

Thank you God for blessing me with this great man!

Love you forever, babe.

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  1. Soooo sweet! :) Love your pictures. Happy 9 years!

  2. You all are the cutest family ever!! :)
    Lots of love in all of those pictures.
    I love the one of you getting tickled. It's really precious!

  3. So cute, great post. Following via the GFC hop, love your blog. Check my blog out at would love a follow if you like. thanks

  4. These are such wonderful pics - what a lovely family you have!


  5. Any dad who will dress up as Elmo & go trick or treating is a pretty amazing dad!

    Stopped in from the blog hop and now following along. :)

  6. Congratulations! I'm your newest follower from the GFC Blog Hop. I'd love for you to stop by.

    Kimberly @

  7. Hi Melissa, I'm following via GFC from Monday Mingle. Have a GREAT night! Barb

  8. This is an awesome post, I love all the pictures! Happy 9 years. :)

  9. OH my gosh! Love the Elmo, wish my dad would have been that cool,


  10. Seriously there are not too many dads I know who would dress up as Elmo. You def have a great guy!

    Thanks for linking up to the GFC hop.

  11. Congrats pretty lady!
    Following from the blog hop! I'd love it if you could stop by my blog too! x x

    Lady Million

  12. you are gorgeous, girl! :) and what a lovely family.
    i just found your blog through the Naptime Review link up and I'm now following via GFC. You're header is colors are my fav, btw ;)

    Lookin' forward to reading more!

  13. Gorgeous pics. Following from the hop.

  14. Love the pics! Your blog is too cute! New follower from the hop!


  15. Congrats on your dating anniversary! My husband and I made it easy on ourselves and got married on the 2nd anniversary of our first date! We've been married for 5 years now! Gorgeous pics and I'm so jealous of your rad tattoos! I'm a wimp when it comes to needles... ;)

  16. Cutest couple ever! In every picture your family looks so happy! Happy 9 years :)

  17. Happy anniversary! We celebrate the "little" anniversaries (like dating) too! I think it makes life sweeter. You can't celebrate love too much!

    Hope you guys enjoy your weekend!

    Stopping by from Mom's Monday Mingle :)

    ♥ Bethany

  18. y'all are so cute! Congrats on your anniversary! my husband and I celebrate our first date anniversary and our wedding anniversary and just about any anniversary! hahah! Would you mind checking out my new blog? I'm fresh on the scene!

  19. Hey girl! Came acrossed your blog on @lifeasayoungmomma.
    I love you pictures! You have such a beautiful family!

    I hope you have a great labor day!

    Courtney @


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