And instead of taking us all down memory lane, I thought I would give you a glimpse into what our anniversaries will consist of for many years to come.
Yes, we got for-real-married on St. Patrick's Day--a rainy St. Patrick's Day at that. & now each year we head down to the Brookside St. Patrick's Day Warm-Up Parade---that is if the kids aren't sick (like last year) or they aren't afraid of all the sirens (like the year before--although we still went & just dealt with a crying Kaden). No, this year would be the best year yet. The weather was gorgeous. My parents & brother, SIL & Miss Maddie came up. Gram (Kaden now only refers to her as Gram and not Grammy) went with us.
We met great friends down at the parade & the best part, the kids had smiles on their faces the entire time.
They all skipped their naps & they all lasted the entire parade without a meltdown. They waved at the "floats".
They held out their hats for candy.
They wore beads & met Spideman.
They blew bubbles & they danced in the street.
I mean, seriously, how blessed are we when it comes to having an amazing family and the best friends a couple could ask for. & honestly, our marriage, wouldn't be what it is without the people that we surround ourselves with. We have learned so much from each and every one them. We are so very thankful for our village & I don't think its a coincidence at all that we decided to have our first wedding on St. Patrick's Day, we always thought we were pretty lucky but over the last six years or so, we confirmed that.