Our Five Ring Circus: Anniversary, Short and Sweet

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Anniversary, Short and Sweet


14 years ago, on September 9th, Grant and I got married! If you do the math, we were really young.  We had many ups and many downs over the years.  Marriage is HARD work, and we quickly realized that.  There were days when we drove each other crazy (we still have those days!), and there were times when the easier option would have been to just give up and walk away.  Instead, we fought for our marriage.  14 years later, here we are!  I'm so thankful for my best friend, so thankful for the life we built together, and so thankful for the 4 beautiful children he gave me. 

We celebrated the same way many couples with 4 children celebrate.  As soon as he got home from work, we jumped in the car, and headed to Olive Garden.  The kids were left in Papa's very capable hands.   We enjoyed a delicious dinner, rescued a free dresser in excellent condition on the side of the road, then arrived home to chaos and big smiles.  As soon as the kids went to bed, we changed into comfy clothes, curled up on the couch, and ate our dessert.  It wasn't an elaborate day, but it was a good one!


We have come a long way since our wedding day! 


Here's to 14 years of marriage and many more to come!


  1. Happy Anniversary!
    I know all about getting married when you are young and also celebrating differently when you have lots of little ones. Those little moments are special no matter how you pass the time!
    Wishing you many more years of wedded bliss! :)

  2. Sounds like the perfect little day for you guys! Happy 14th anniversary!!

  3. Happy Anniversary!! Olive Garden with no kids sounds perfect to me!! :)

    1. It's nice to eat a meal without kids begging for food! ;) Thank you!

  4. Happy Anniversary! We went to Olive Garden this week for Erin's birthday and were lucky enough to walk in right after the kids went to sleep :o)

  5. Happy Anniversary!! Hubby and I are coming up on 10 years next June and I thought *we* were young (20 and 26 when we tied the knot) - Obviously, it's working for you guys ;)

  6. sounds like a great day!!! You guys are a great example of parents & a wonderful marriage for your kids!


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