{a productive} eight years

Eight years ago, in the enchanting state of New Mexico, two college students were married…

They lived in Albuquerque, in a little third-floor apartment.  The couple had a baby girl and after a few years, they moved to a mountain town in Colorado.  Their first son was born at home, in December, in the middle of a snowstorm.  Soon after, they moved again to another mountain town (which is a bit closer to civilization) and were blessed with two more boys.

Over those eight years, they had their easy days…with a few hard days here and there.  Raising and homeschooling four kids in an old, smallish, rented two-bedroom home isn’t the most convenient way of doing life, but being humbled and reminded to trust and rest in the Lord is certainly a good thing.

{Thanks to my sweet friend Stacey for these photos!}

In the words of their pastor, they’ve had “a productive eight years…in a good way.” 😉  Growing closer as a family and seeking the Lord together is their overarching theme.  Sometimes they’re impatient with one another.  Once in a while, you’ll find someone grumbling and complaining.  Sometimes they yell.  One or two (or six) of them occasionally throws a temper tantrum.

But at the end of the day, this husband and wife know that God’s grace is sufficient.  He is the One who brought them together and created their family, and He will complete His work in their hearts.  Because He loves them, they love one another.

Also, they have a lot of fun together. 🙂

{And I really really REALLY like this guy.}

Happy anniversary to us!



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13 Responses to {a productive} eight years

  1. Grandma says:

    I love those pictures. Thanks for posting them.
    Love you all.

  2. Casey says:

    Happy Anniversary! I can’t believe it’s already been 8 years. Love the pics!

  3. Megan Kerr says:

    Congrats!! You two have a beautiful family and I can tell from your blog that you have a lot of fun together. 🙂 God is good. Life is good.

  4. Breanna S says:

    Beautiful! Happy Anniversary.

  5. laura says:

    What a beautiful story! Happy Anniversary!

  6. I, too, “really” like you guys. 🙂

    I especially love the first picture of you two; so sweet!

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