Friday, August 5, 2011

anniversary/belly pic

I've heard it said that one of the hardest things on a marriage is to start your own business.

Also commonly stated is that one of the hardest things on a marriage is to have a child with special needs (why does no one ever talk about this?)

Aaron and I are blessed to claim both of these "marriage obstacles".

Why do I bring this up? Today we are celebrating 5 years of wedded bliss, and honestly? Every second hasn't been perfectly blissful. Marriage is a lot of work, especially aggravated by such "hard times"

I'm not a sappy person, but I just want to say that even though at times things have been tough, I love this man so much more than I did 5 years ago, and am overwhelmingly thankful that through every struggle we have come through stronger, ready to face whatever might be next. Through every step, the Lord has provided for us- through all of Addison's surgeries and paying to keep oxygen in our house 24 hours a day for 9 months to allowing Aaron's business to expand to the point where I can stay home after the birth of our second child.


We certainly have more struggles ahead (2 kids under 2, anyone?), but I can't think of anyone that I would rather face them with.

Happy anniversary to my wonderful husband!

On a side note...the only thing really bumming me out for this year's anniversary?

How much skinnier I was August 5, 2006 than I am today...
36 week belly shot...

An update on the glasses:
Thank you so much for all of your wonderful suggestions and ideas. I am especially taken with these glasses:
since they are made out of flexible plastic and hopefully will be much more durable for a learning to walk toddler. I called back the eye place this morning, and the lady who helped me was right next to us yesterday, listening in on our entire conversation. She was SO NICE and offered to do all sorts of extra paperwork to get our insurance to pay for these glasses and lens even though they weren't on the insurance's list.

The biggest question on my mind now is...what color should we go with?

please excuse the simplified post..I spent all day painting watching my mother-in-law paint trim and such for the nursery and I am exhausted.....


  1. Happy anniversary! I love the belly look amazing!!!! You're in the home stretch, enjoy the next couple of weeks as a family of three!

    As for the glasses, they are perfect and I think I like the lavender!

  2. Happy anniversary!! We recently celebrated our 5 year anniversary as well :-)
    You have the most perfect belly! So adorable!!

  3. Happy anniversary!!

    Glad you find glasses you like , as for color I would go with strawberry ice, name just sounds so cool. :)

  4. Happy anniversary!!

    Glad you find glasses you like , as for color I would go with strawberry ice, name just sounds so cool. :)

  5. Our daughter has had the pale pink version for more than a year and they haven't been destroyed yet. I was tempted by the red (and since you already have a pink pair, they might be the best choice for you), but she had so many pink outfits t the time, so pink seemed the most practical. I'm really surprised that your eye doctor suggested getting multiple pairs...just seems like a waste of money because she's going to grow so fast. These glasses are super tough and can take toddler abuse.

  6. Happy anniversary and congrats on finding glasses. :)

  7. Personally, I think you should go for the "Rascal" ones, since it suits her behavior :D

    But I think probably the pink will go with more of her adorable outfits . . .

  8. oh! Your belly is so so so beautiful! And if you ask me you are just as skinny (minus the belly of course) as you were in that photo at your wedding. =) And I am not just sayin' that. And happy anniversary! Regarding the glasses I say go with pink. They are sooooo cute and girly. Second choice is red because she is a firecracker and that will really stand out. But the pink glasses to me just will be so super cute.

  9. Happy Belated Anniversary! And Addison will be beautiful in any color you choose.


  10. Happy Anniversary and may you be blessed with many more!

  11. Preggers does not equal fat! You are stunning!

    A very happy anniversary to you.

    (btw, the autism community is very aware of the divorce rate a special needs family.)

  12. Happy Anniversary, Deanna! I think you look fantastic! Thanks for sharing your life and your beautiful little girl with us! Addison is such a precious gift! Our lives are richer because you share her with us. WE are blessed by you!


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