Monday, May 14, 2012


Yesterday, Derek and I celebrated six years of marriage.

 Last year we really did it up with our five year celebration, (you can read about it here, here and here and see the awesome song/music video Derek created here) but this year was much more low key. We spent the day together, grouting our new back splash in the kitchen!

Romantic, right

But the good news is the kitchen is sooooo close to being finished. Hopefully I will be back with pictures later this week or early next week.

But, back to the anniversary. I told Derek that I think we are really hitting our stride in our marriage. We are starting to think the same way now, and often times it seems we're reading each other's minds. Which has certainly not always been the case. We have this ongoing joke that whenever I am waiting for Derek for something, as soon as I lose patience and call him and ask where he is, is the exact moment he is arriving. At this point, I make myself wait til I absolutely can't anymore, and I know that once I call him, he will show up. And it has worked without fail recently.

I've heard that 7 is the magic year, that most divorces happen within the first 7 years of marriage. And as we are one day into our seventh year, I can honestly say that our marriage has grown so much in these past 6 years, and I think we are really turning a corner, from being two selfish, sinful individuals, to being a "we" instead of a "me", to putting each other before ourselves, and to kind of sharing a brain. It has been fun, and I can't wait to see the ways God continues to grow us closer to each other and closer to Him.I'm so glad I married Derek 6 years ago. One of the best decisions I've ever made.

Also, we did go out for dinner to celebrate. We changed out of our work clothes and had a really tasty dinner at the Chop House. We took a self portrait at the Chop House and that was only photo to document the day.

And finally, I would be remiss not to wish a happy Mother's Day to our moms and to our wonderful friends who are moms. Derek and I are both incredibly blessed with wonderful mothers. Seriously, they are awesome. So happy Mother's Day to my mom and to Linda. We love you so much and are so blessed to be able to call you both mom.


Jennifer said...

Yay! Happy Anniversary!

Anonymous said...

Yay to an amazing couple!

Callie Nicole said...

Happy anniversary, Anne and Derek!