Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Happy 3 years to us!!

Wow, 3 years, has it really been this long, then again it seems like we've been together forever!! Wonder if that happens when you have kids!?! We will both admit that it's been testing, but we're learning how to get through it and how to get used to being apart due to his military training.
This has been a quiet anniversary, our 1st was 3 days after the girls were born and I was still in the hospital. I remember it like it was yesterday, it was the 1st day I got to go outside in over a week!! There were a lot of fires that year and the air was filled with smoke, the sky was yellow/orange and it was like 100 degrees out! Needless to say we didn't stay out long. :)
Our second anniversary was very memorable, for a couple reasons. The girls had their 1st birthday which was a lot of fun. It was great to watch the girls make a mess out of their cakes!! We had planned an anniversary trip a month prior and my parents were going to come up and watch the girls for us. Well, a week before the girls birthday, my dad was outside cutting wood with his chainsaw. It was his last log before he was calling it a night. Right as he was starting to cut it, the chainsaw hit a knot and kicked back and cut the top of my dad's shoe and almost cut his big toe off!! So they were unable to come up for the girls 1st birthday and stay for our anniversary. Mat's parents agreed to watch the girls for us. Mat and I went to Phillipsburg, which was a blast and we want to go back soon. We stayed in an old hotel, went to Gem mountain and panned sapphires. We got quite a few 'perfect' ones. We also drove up a mountain and visited a ghost town that was started in the 1800's. We were so eager to get home, because we hadn't been away from the girls that long since they were born. :)
This year, there was no chainsaw accidents and my parents were able to be here for the girls 2nd birthday. We had it at our house this year. My parents and siblings, Aunt Steph, Kim and Tiff, Mat's parents and sister and her family and my neighbor, Cari and friend, Sara were here also. We had a very crowded house and it was loud!! :) For our anniversary, my mom was able to stay for a couple days and watched the girls for us. We stayed close to home and went to Harlowton. We fished and spent the night and then fished some more. We also drove to Miles City where Mat's new unit is located. Then we came back home and spent time with my mom and siblings. :)
Can't wait to see what God has in store for next year!! :)