Whew! We made it through a whirlwind trip to the Midwest and back. I didn’t turn on my computer even once, and it was amazing. I had intended to write this post way back on Thursday, but then ended up sprawled out on my mom’s couch in Cincinnati recovering from a rough red eye flight and eating double chocolate cake instead. Oops!
Thursday – May 9th – was my fourth wedding anniversary. While it definitely feels hard to remember life before Casey, it’s hard to believe we’ve already been married four long years (and together for seven!)
We got married in my childhood church in Cincinnati, so it felt extra special to celebrate our anniversary back there this year.
In all the craziness that has been moving from state to state to state, having a new baby, surviving our first year of parenting, deciding to have another baby, deciding to move again – it is easy to get caught up in the day to day stresses and details. Our anniversary was a nice chance to block all of that out and just focus on the reason we decided to take on so many adventures together in the first place – we’re a pretty great team.
We spent our first wedding anniversary in Charlotte, and that’s actually when I finally wrote our wedding recap (a year late!) – parts one and two. (I also wrote a post a few years ago telling all about how we met!)
On our second wedding anniversary, we were finally reunited (after a week apart) on the front door step of our first home in Seattle! Since then, our anniversary has felt even more special. Here we are two years ago, celebrating two years of marriage and our very first day in our new city of Seattle. I was 17 weeks pregnant – just a week behind where I am in this pregnancy, but looking totally bump-less. Not so much this time around!
And here we are two years later – celebrating four years of marriage and two years in a city that we absolutely love. Life is so different for us now, with one wild toddler already, and another new peanut on the way – but we are still the same goofy couple we were back then.
Even though we’d flown the red eye and barely slept the night before, we took advantage of a snoozing toddler and free babysitter (thanks, Mom!) and went out for a celebratory dinner in Cincinnati. We ate five delicious courses at Honey in Northside, and followed it up with Graeter’s ice cream on Hyde Park Square. We sat on a bench and ate ice cream at 10pm, and it was perfect.
It was a fun way to celebrate four years with my favorite partner in crime.
Here’s to many many more!