Thursday, July 31, 2014

Five Years

Five years ago today on a windy and hot summer evening, Andi and I said "I do." Reflecting on our wedding anniversary this past week, I couldn't help but think about how much we've achieved together.

Two amazing kids.
Five jobs.
One successful business.
Three houses and a lake cabin.
Nine cars. Five boats. Four ATVs. Two snowmobiles.
Countless once-in-a-lifetime trips and experiences.

Andi's wedding vows to me started by saying, " Three houses, four cars and five cell phones in the past 4 years ... I have a history of having an itch for something new."

Boy, was he right. Life with Andi is an adventure. Resting on our laurels is never an option. We go. We do. We see. And, you know what? I wouldn't have it any other way. I love our life together. We're given one opportunity to experience all there is in this world and how lucky am I to get to do it alongside my very best friend?

Answer: The luckiest.


Earlier this week, Andi and I took Tory and Aden to visit Noerenberg Gardens, the place we were married five years ago. What started as an evening reciting our vows to one another has become a tradition to reminisce our wedding day and reflect on our lives together.

Year One
Year Two
Year Three
Year Four

On this evening to celebrate Year Five, our little family of four shared a picnic together overlooking Lake Minnetonka. As Andi and I sat amongst the chaos that is our family right now -- Tory throwing grapes and dancing in the grass; Aden grasping for any plates and food within his immediate reach -- I felt so happy and content in my life. How am I so blessed to share my life with these people?

After dinner, we took our photograph between the white pillars where Andi and I were married. First there were two; then three; and, now four.

Happy anniversary, Andi. I love you always!


  1. I just love that you go back to where you got married every year. How fun to have those pictures to look back at and see all that's changed :) Happy Anniversary!

  2. Awww so sweet :) I love how you always go back each year!