Friday, September 07, 2007

5 Years of Wedded Bliss


5 years ago today I married the man of my dreams and became Mrs. Jared Ryan Thornton. In ways it seems like we've been together our entire lives, but it also seems like just yesterday I was saying "I do." In five years we've been through more than some couples go through in a lifetime, and I'm incredibly blessed to have an amazing man to go through it with. We've lived in 5 different cities & 3 different states, bought 2 houses, 2 cars & 1 puppy, endured 3 military deployments totaling 26 months apart from each other, made it through 8 months of dive school in Houston, and now here we are. With all that we've been through, I feel like our life is just beginning!!

Last weekend (a weekend early), we "got away" for our anniversary even though it wasn't very far. We went to the Embassy Suites Outdoor World in Grapevine, which was the hotel we stayed at before flying to Mexico for our honeymoon. The first time we stayed there, we didn't get to relax much because we checked in at 11:00 pm after driving from Abilene after the wedding, and then we had to leave at 4:30 a.m. to catch our 5:45 a.m. flight. What were we thinking?!? Anyway, this time was much more relaxing, and we had NO schedule which was the best part. I must be the coolest wife ever to voluntarily book a hotel that is directly attached to Bass Pro Shop. There was definitely a magnetic force pulling Ryan to that store all weekend, and I patiently waited while he bought a new fishing pole, some tackle, and got his hunting license. How romantic! We went to a few wine tastings, ate good food, shopped, and just laid around being "us". That's my favorite thing to do!


9 comments:

Natalie said...

Happy Anniversary!

crazymom said...

I cant believe its been 5 years already. I feel like I have been with you for every anniversary you have had! ha ha . I am glad to see you all got to enjoy your big day, knowing that he was safe and not going away to war once again! We miss you guys so much! We love you!

campers said...

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!!! I am glad you found a place to get away! Looks like fun!

Finally an Abrigg..... said...

Happy Anniversary! That place is down the street from our "potential" first new home. :)

andydawn said...

Happy Anniversary! Looks like you had a relaxing and enjoyable time.

Laura said...

Happy Anniversary! You have done so much in 5 years, I love that story!

Sunni at The Flying Mum said...

Congratulations! Happy anniversary!

Tiffani said...

Happy Anniversary! It looks like y'all had such a great weekend...so glad you got to relax this time!

Poefam said...

Happy 5 years you two! You deserved the best after all that you have endured! LOVE YOU BOTH!