Thursday, October 20, 2016

8th Anniversary Dinner!

We celebrated our 8th anniversary a couple of days ago, and decided to just stay in.  Typically we do the whole dress up and go out to a fancy dinner thing, but this year I couldn't think of anything better than celebrating with the two best little things that have come out of these 8 years.

Lyla has been really into weddings for a little while now.  She gets out my wedding dress and makes me put it on, looks through our wedding album, and sings our wedding song with her dad.  She tells us not to worry because when she gets married she'll either live with us or right next door.  :)

It's so cute to me how much kids love family.  Both of our girls have always been obsessed about having our entire family together.  Each would cry for me from their cribs, and as soon as I showed up they wanted to know where Dada was too.  And when we were all together they'd list off everyone's names with a smile.  Evie still does that, finishing with "mine whole family!"  They just love being together, it's almost all that really matters in their little worlds.

Marriage is tough and wonderful and everything in between.  After having kids it's so much harder to stay focused on each other, but we do our best, and not just for ourselves but for our babies.  Because our marriage isn't only about us anymore, and it doesn't only affect us.  It's really about them too.  We work hard to stay committed, and getting to celebrate with our precious girls - the very best fruit of our labor - was absolutely perfect.  (And also chaotic and messy and mostly gross according to them ;)

Can't wait for a million more years!

- K

Ryan brought each of us our own bouquet of flowers when he came home  :)

Lyla tried king crab for the first time in Alaska and LOVED it.  So we had to include that in our little feast.  :)
Loving her crab!  I'm pretty sure she had more than Ryan and I combined.

Sis on the other hand said "not really like this", which we were thankful for.  More for us!  ;)
The girls took turns taking pictures with our camera.  Never mind the big spider web decoration in the background...

The best we could do for a family pic before my camera died.  Love these people.

1 comment:

  1. We're so proud and happy for you and the great family you've all built over the last 8 years!!