Monday, April 25, 2011

Number Four {4}

It was a BIG weekend!

We started with our Fifth Anniversary on Friday, Lucy's FOURTH Birthday on Saturday, and then Easter on Sunday.

I saw this cake a few different places, and finally hunted it down for the
BIG #4!

I like how it turned out. It was a labor of love, but pretty easy considering I am NOT a cake maker/decorator. The colors are my favorite. So vibrant!

I still can't hardly believe she's four.
She is growing so quickly, she has such a cute personality. Her pre-school teachers tell me that she's funny, like got a good sense of humor and can tell a joke really well-funny. I know. She is. Funny.
She is also sweet as can be, and when she wants to be, she is a lover. The most sweet, tender, gentle ,nurturing, compassionate little girl who can give some good Love.
She thinks her daddy can do everything, he is the tallest, the best, can fix anything. He is her hero. It melts Ben's heart. And she looks at him with the most adoring blue eyes you have ever seen. And I look on with pride and sometimes laugh inside a little. Someday, she is going to break his heart, I just hope it isn't for a really long time. There is a very real meaning to "daddy-daughter" I see it now more than I feel it with my own. It is lovely.

She got a big girl bike from Grampa Ricky and she can ride it like a rock-star!
We had a chill day with just us this year. No big party. I liked it that way, and so did she.
Lucy Ann.

We love you so much sweet girl.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Number Five

It's been
( almost always happy)
years and we're still having fun!
Happy Anniversary

February 2006 (Ben's first time to Disneyland- or as I like to say "a Disney-virgin!")(engagement pictures March 2006)

He still gives me that "look"( April 2006- Maui, our honeymoon)

and sometimes I send him naughty text messages.

So, it's fair.

We really do love each other. We try everyday to find the good and appreciate the not-so-good. We are both very determined and set in our ways, but compromise beautifully- most of the time. He says I married him for "flight-benefits" I say I married him because he's got killer dance moves. He says he married me for my independence, I say he married me because of my ghetto booty! (it's true)
We have created 2 beautiful amazing children that are all ours and we do our best everyday to help them grow into what will hopefully be strong, independent, funny, creative, happy, well-grounded, loving, in-depth people.
He used to be patient, and now I have the "one-up"
I used to be spontaneous and now he is.
I like traditional, he likes contemporary.
We both love our families and each others.
He let's me talk, and talk, and talk and talk andtalkandtalkandtalk.
Then he says, "Kristen, get to the point already, and stop using your hands so much (just like my daddy)

We are a pretty good mix of a lot of things.
Mostly: love, hard-work, determination, compassion, and fun.
Mix it all together and you get us. And "us" is pretty awesome.
We're looking forward to the next 5 years and then eternity.

Oh, and he promised that if he ever leaves me, he'll take me with him.
Pretty sweet deal I think.