Friday, December 30, 2011

A Special Anniversary

Last night Joe and I celebrated a milestone in our marriage-- our fifth anniversary! It is hard to believe that’s it’s already been five years since we said, “I do”! What a fantastic five years they have been. Life hasn’t always been easy, with the typical 20-something job struggles and tight budgets, but every day has been better because we’re in it together. There have been days I’ve needed a shoulder to cry on or some words of encouragement, but those are far outnumbered by the days of pure happiness. I have heard so many times that marriage is hard work, and I am fortunate to be in a relationship that is just so easy. We think alike, believe in the same things, and have a marriage that constantly flows so smoothly. The first five years have been amazing, and I can’t wait to see what the future holds for us!

A few highlights from the last five years...

Moving to Chicago was hands down the best decision we've made. 

I've gotten to take Joe back to my home state of Colorado a couple times

We've spent countless days exploring our city in the last five years.
Millennium Park is a personal favorite.

There have been some crazy NYE celebrations, and countless other fun nights out!

Joe and I agree that concerts are an excellent way to spend our hard earned money

We started brewing beer at home about 2.5 years ago,
and it's become a fun hobby to do together.

Our shared love of food and beer goes a long way. Give us a great meals with nice
beers, and we're happy! Add in a famous brewmaster, and it's a night to remember!

We've had some great vacations since we got married. Washington DC was so fun!

We've been to L.A. a few times since we got married, and love each vacation
there a little more. We secretly agree we could live there in the future. 

Our epic trip to Europe in 2008 is an obvious highlight.
Three days in Paris were the icing on the cake.

And back to where it all started, our honeymoon. Mexico, 2006
(The first of three trips to Mexico in the last five years. We're so lucky!)

Yes, it has been a magnificent five years! I can't wait to see what the upcoming years have in store for us. I love you Joe!


  1. loved this and seeing a photo from your wedding - congrats on five years!

  2. Happy anniversary. Five years is almost like a lifetime these days:) I love it that you guys brew your own beer. What a cool hobby.


  3. HAPPY ANNIVERSARY! How exciting! Here's to many more wonderful years! :)