Monday, May 9, 2016

Our life the past few months...In Photos.

Just out enjoying the nice weather. What daddy does, Emma does.

Easter 2016

Electricity outage and blizzard day! We tried cooking and making hot water on our stove. Besides a big mess. (bad choice to make queso when you have not water to clean it all up! However, we do not think we would have wanted it any other way. Delicious!)

Sunday Snuggles.

Just an evening bike ride.

Emma has two face expressions.
Her mean ornery one, and her smile. We have to capture both to let her see later.

All said and done, I would say we are pretty blessed.

Saturday, May 7, 2016

5 Year Anniversary: The Wooden Anniversary

I know I am a little late on an Anniversary post, but I feel it is so important because this year marked 5 years in our marriage!

It was a good, long, and prosperous 5 years, and I look forward to many more with Nathan. I have learned so much and I know I have so much to learn as we have new adventures, challenges, and blessings a long the way.

Nathan and I splurged and went back to Della Terra Mountain Chateu. We absolutely love this place and highly recommend it! I love breakfast in bed, the private hot tub, the warm tile floors, and the exceptional customer service.

I love that 5 years is the wooden anniversary. I feel like God really has carved our marriage and shaped it into the one he wants us to have. We are being shaped into what he wants and I love that we are working as a team to allow him to do it. Last year, we decided to do couples devotions together. It has been amazing.

Having a child in a marriage stirs things up a bit! Not necessarily bad, but you have to make sure you are still focused on one another. We had to work through this as we were up at night with our baby, and trying to fulfill all of her needs. I fall more in love with Nathan every time I see his smile shining at his baby girl. It melts a mama's heart!

Well, issues big and small in 5 years have been so worth it. I can say that marriage is the hardest and loveliest thing all at the same time!

Here is a flashback at 5 years ago....March 12, 2011 to this year March 12, 2015.

Della Terra Trip 2016. Year 5:

Day One: Adventure Awaits!
On the way up to Estes Park, Colorado, we enjoyed a yummy shake and walked around Fort Collins. After, we drove up to Estes and had an appetizer at Nicky's Steakhouse. If you have not been to Nicky's, we highly recommend it. That is if you like the 1960's feel. We love going there because it is such a cool mom and pop steak house. We are always greeted by Nicky himself.

Day Two: Date Night.
I honestly do not think we really have photos from the entire day of reading our books, getting in the hot tub, and just enjoying ourselves!!

We enjoyed a dinner at Twin Owls Steakhouse our second night.
We were given a private table on the upper level and were able to listen to live music.
They gave us free dessert for our anniversary. It was fantastic and highly recommended!!

Day Three: Our Last day...
We took advantage of our 11 AM Check out and stayed in the hot tub a while.
We had a blast and I treasure every minute we get together.