Saturday, May 19, 2012

1827 Days

5 years ago today I said "I Do" to a man that I never thought I could love anymore.  5 years ago I walked down that aisle in my childhood church and began a new chapter in my life.  One that would bring me some trials and struggles, but one that would bring me so much more laughter, joy, & incredible times that I ever could have imagined.

If someone had told me that a little over 8 1/2 years ago, I would meet a boy who would take me from this...
1st Valentine's Day Together:  February 2004
To this...
Engagement Night:  August 11, 2006
and finally To Mr & Mrs Layman:  May 19, 2007...




I'm not sure I would have believed you, but even more...if you had told me that our family would look like this...
Newborn Photos December 2011
and finally to this...
3 Month Photos March 2012

I'm almost certain that I would have thought you were crazy. 

We had an incredible 4 1/2 years together as just man & wife and I certainly questioned myself last Spring wondering how things could possibly get any better by bringing a child into this world.  But let me tell you, they have gotten SO much better.  I've realized I love my husband in ways that I never thought possible & seeing him interact with & teach things to Elyse almost makes my heart burst with joy. 

These last few months have made me so excited for the many, many more years that are to come in our marriage & I know that with God's blessing we will continue to have a family thast I could have only dreamt about all those years ago. 

Happy 5 years baby, you know you'll always be My Favorite!

4 comments:

Kate @ Daffodils said...

What a sweet post! Isnt' it amazing how having children makes you fall in love all over again?

Amanda said...

Happy 5th Anniversary, Lauren!! :)

I loved this whole post, but I especially enjoyed the photos! Being able to watch you grow as a couple and family was precious. xoxo

~A said...

This is such a sweet post! I love the watching the progression of your family! So much can happen in five years... how amazing!

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Mrs. A said...

congratulations on 5 years. Mr. A and I will be celebrating our 5 year this year also! and Elyse is absolutely precious and you have the sweetest family!