Sunday, January 10, 2010

6 years

Our Anniversary
...6 years...

Brandon and I
(married 6 months)

Our Wedding Day
January 9th 2004

Our Honeymoon

When we were engaged

WOW, Brandon and I have been married for 6 years. Brandon and I met in April of 2003 and we were married on January 9th of 2004. We basically started dating very soon after meeting and I pretty much had him hooked from day one, or.....maybe it was the other way around. Needless to say, we were so in love and we just knew this was it. I feel like our marriage is ALOT like that Brad Paisely song, "and I thought I loved you then"
This might sound twisted to talk about when doing a post on my marriage/anniversary, BUT I have been thinking alot about divorce lately. I have SO many close friends and family members that have gone through this recently or at sometime in their lives. It breaks my heart. It makes me wish they could of had what I have. THEN, I begin to feel very blessed. I have really started to realize how special our relationship is. I have always thought we had something very special but more than ever lately. Brandon and I have been through alot and to be honest, I feel like Brandon and I are closer than EVER because of everything we have been through. It kills me to think of anyone I love having to lose a spouse to divorce or death. I don't know what I would do without my husband. He is everything to me and my children. When I think about "us" I think about us being together FOREVER. There is no other image in my mind.
I just feel so blessed to have Brandon for my husband and to KNOW without a doubt that he will be MINE forever. I have absolutely no doubts about that and I used to think that was normal. After hearing all these stories from friends and loved ones, I have realized that not everyone knows this and not everyone is as sure as I am. I am so grateful for the marriage I have and for the love and friendship and everything else that Brandon and I share.
Our love for each other has grown more and more everyday since the day we were married and I can only imagine what it will be like in 6 more years or in 50 more years for that matter.
I love him so much and I am so thankful for what we have.
Happy Anniversary Brandon!

Us today


Taylor and Jana said...

Happy Anniversary!!! 6 years, that is awesome. You are a great person, married to a great guy, with three dang cute kiddies! I hope you guys have a great day!

Sarah Keith said...

I loved your post! Marriage to your best friend is the BEST thing in the universe and I love that you love it so much and are so open about it! Love ya!

Allie Linford said...

Just wait until you have been married to your soul mate for 30 years.. It just keeps on getting better.

Amber Ferran said...

Congrats on your 6 years! Time flies when you have kids huh, I've been married 6 years too, and sometimes I stop and realize, "WHOA, I've been married 6 years!" Happy Anniversary!

Audra said...

Congratulations! Wow six years seems like such a milestone when it seems like you were married yesterday. What a great couple you two are. Cheers to many more wonderful years to come!!!

Mendy said...

WoW 6 Years that is crazy!!! We are coming up on Four!!!! my email is Thanks for your comment....I hate this stress!!!! But you guys look so cute and your boys are so adorable I think I tell you that everytime but oh my you guys make cute kids!!!!

Jenny Latimer said...

Congrats Ashley!! Its crazy that all these people from High School are married and mommies!! I love it.

Peter & Darise said...

Happy Anniversary! You two are such a cute couple and you have the most darling kids! Congrats Ashley. You're so blessed!!!

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Linny Binny

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Brandon and I with Harper at 4 months

Brandon and I with Harper at 4 months

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