Monday, April 28, 2008
Today Michael and I celebrate our 8th anniversary. Time has gone quickly it seems and not much has changed, yet when I stop to think all that has happened in those 8 years more has changed than it seems. In 8 years we have moved 9 different times, 2 of those times to South Dakota. We have had 6 children and bought 3 different vehicles to accommodate those children. We have both hit and gone beyond our 30th birthdays and now we are waiting for our oldest to turn 8 later this year and be baptized. We have both had loved ones pass away and seen new loved ones born. We have travelled to Tennessee, Kentucky, South dakota, California, Utah, and Minnesota (on a daily basis). We have gone from a big ward that is 5 minutes away to a small branch that is 50 minutes away. There have been challenges that have strengthened us in ways that we never imagined. We have left old friends and made new friends. There have been hard times and more hard times, but there has been many good times mixed in with that. All in all it has been a good 8 years, one that I would never give back or exchange for something else. I hope the next 8 years will prove to be just as successful. I know it will be adventuresome, especially as we go from innocent gradeschoolers to the teenage years!