Friday, October 14, 2011

Five Years!!!

Five years ago today was one of the best days of our lives! Derek and I had our wedding party. It was everything we hoped it would be and more. Our three months of whirlwind planning all came together to produce the perfect day for us. I fee like five years of marriage is a pretty big milestone. We have had so many wonderful adventures in the past five years. But even more in the 12 years we've been a couple. I pulled out some of my favorite photos of our wedding to look back on and reminisce. This is just another reason why I love this time of year so much.

Dear Derek Riley,

Happy 5 year anniversary! I'm so happy to spend every single day with you. I've loved our journey as a couple so much. From awkward teens with braces, to "we-think-we're-hip-college-students", to young adults with our first "real" jobs, to newly weds with our first apartment, to home owners renovating our brick house, to parents of a tiny newborn, to a married couple with 2 (almost) kids. I've loved every single stage of our relationship. But this is the best. It really keeps getting better and better. I love our friendship and I thank God for it every day.

Love you so much,



  1. What a wonderful message to your sweet man!Loved looking back at all the pictures!You both looked so wonderful and it was a great day!Happy Anniversary!

  2. wah. bawling. and loved these pictures so much. you two really are a match made in heaven. love you both--happy anniversary.

  3. Happy Anniversary to you both!! Y'all are a special part of our family and just so happy for you and your sweet growing family!!

  4. You are one of the most wonderful couples ever! You compliment each other and encourage each other to pursue what they love. You grow as individuals.. and mature together as a couple! I love that!

    I love you both!