Yesterday we celebrated our 7th year wedding anniversary. Time sure flies when you are having fun – it feels like just yesterday that we tied the knot and although it doesn’t feel like 7 years, we’ve done so much together. Two kids, 2 dogs and 1 tortoise later our life is very busy now compared to what it was 7 years ago. Gone are the days of spontaneously planning a holiday, partying through the wee hours of the morning or even just watching a movie alone together. Life is so different now, we have to really make a point of planning alone time together. Even celebrating our anniversary is no longer a dinner for 2 affair.
We have so many memories together and I just love looking back at old pictures of us. A few weeks ago I found a scrap book I made for him for our first wedding anniversary (the traditional anniversary gift for one year is paper). The scrapbook was basically pictures of our honeymoon where we travelled to Europe. Yes those were the days where we would still print pictures and not just store them electronically like I do now. It was weird looking at the younger carefree versions of ourselves and it’s hard to believe that its been 7 years already.
After we got married we decided to wait a while before we started having kids – which we did – 4.5 years to be exact! We had our fun and life was good. But one day it just dawned on us – something was missing! We had just moved into our second home, which is a lot bigger than our first and it just seemed so empty and it’s like we needed to fill the space…lol and 9 months later Alyssa was born. I think waiting so long had it’s benefits… we literally had a 4 year long honeymoon. We learned so much about each other and by the time the kids came into our lives it’s as if we knew exactly how we would each react to becoming a parent and Kurt really knew exactly how to support me through the process of becoming a Mom.