Tuesday, July 16, 2013

9 years

Today, we celebrate 9 married years together!

A friend had posted a pretty neat breakdown of their married life together on her anniversary, and it got me thinking about what all we've accomplished, endured, and enjoyed throughout our 9 years together...

Year One (2004-2005)
Moved Ben from Utah to Missouri
 Went to Nauvoo/Carthage, IL (temple trip)
I got my bachelor's in finance
We moved together back to Utah
We got pregnant with our first sweet baby

Year Two (2005-2006) 

Moved from a one bedroom apartment to a two bedroom
Ben got a good job
I stopped working
Front row seats at my first Jazz game
Baby Keith was born
Went to MO to see my sister graduate high school

Year Three (2006-2007)
Went to MO for Christmas
Lost pregnancy #2 at around 5-7 weeks

Year Four (2007-2008)

Year Five (2008-2009)
Went to MO for Christmas
Baby Mitchell was born at home
Bought and moved into our first house
Ben finished his bachelor's in computer science/software engineering

Year Six (2009-2010)
I drove to MO alone with two boys while pregnant to throw a baby shower for my sister

Year Seven (2010-2011) 
Baby Kiersten was born at home
Bought our first vehicle together
Went to MO for my cousin's wedding

Year Eight (2011-2012)
Ben started a different job
Ben gone for a month for job training
Lost pregnancy #5 (Taylor) at 13-14 weeks
I took the 3 kids on a trip to Oregon

Year Nine (2012-2013)
Lost pregnancy #6 (Seth) at 16-19 weeks
Started another new job
Started yet another new job

We are now starting Year Ten expecting baby "Vash" in November!

Over the last 9 years, we've lived in 2 states, 3 cities, 4 homes (3 apartments/1 house), been a part of 3 wards, had 6 jobs, 7 pregnancies, 3 children join our home, went camping at least 5 times, visited Missouri at least 4 times, sold one car to buy a minivan, had 7 church callings (2 were shared/joint callings), painted 4 rooms, 2 ER visits, a couple dozen doctors, a few thousand pictures, 9 amazing holiday seasons, 23 mice caught in traps, traveled through 10 states, 10 LDS Temples attended, watched 14 semi-annual General Conference's together, created 1 awesome budgeting website, and still counting our blessings instead of sheep!


Melanie said...

What a fun breakdown of your life together. I think I'll try something like this in October when our anniversary rolls around.

BeatlesDiva said...

This was so fun to read! Congrats on the nine years together! Here's to an eternity of happiness together!
Love ya lots!
~ Nic