5 years ago today (or tomorrow, if you're not a day ahead in New Zealand), Jon and I exchanged vows at St. Benedicts Catholic Church in front of all our friends and family. It was such a beautiful special day to us, and we were lucky enough to celebrate from 11 am (our ceremony time) until midnite (the afterparty).
A few weeks ago, we had Lilly watch our wedding video. She was very excited to see her mommy and daddy all dressed up and featured big on the tv screen; but then again she gets just as excited when she sees a doggy on tv.
I still can't believe it's been five years. In the past 5 years we bought a house; I graduated law school, passed the Virginia bar, and got my first real job; Jon finished junior residency, completed two lab years, and is now finishing up his New Zealand year; and most importantly, we welcomed Miss Lillian Grace into the world almost 3 years ago. In some ways I feel like we became a family when we got married; but in many ways it took Miss Lilly Lou to truly solidify our bond. And each year keeps getting better.
We have a lot that we've accomplished "on paper." We are happily married, with successful careers, raising a beautiful princess. But the coolest thing is that it's not just on-paper, we are truly happy, a complete family. I would call us both lucky and blessed. Certainly, God is watching out for us. I love my husband and my daughter so much, and am so proud of our little family. 5 years down, 45+ to go!