Thursday, May 22

Five years... and eternity to go!

Five years ago today, Dennis and I were sealed in the Logan LDS temple. It was one of the most amazing days of my life (along with the days each of our children were born). I remember knowing then - as I do now - that he is who I want to stand with throughout all eternity.

The top 5 reasons I love Dennis:

1. He is my best friend. Growing up, I always wanted to be married to my best friend. That's what my parents always said they had. I am sooo happy to say that is exactly what I have. Whenever one of the kids does something new, or I have exciting news, or even when something sad has happened, Dennis is the first one I want to share it with. I found a quote that I love: "A happy marriage is a long conversation that always seems too short." This is exactly how I feel. I always wish we had more time to talk.

2. He is very fun to be around. It doesn't matter how sad or discouraged I am, Dennis can make me smile. When he is relentlessly teasing me, he says, "You'd be bored without me!" He is 100% right! Eternity is a long time if you don't have someone by your side to make you smile.

3. He'll give the shirt off his back... and he has literally. A couple of years ago, Dennis and I went to the temple together. It was in the winter, so he was wearing a wool dress coat over his white shirt and tie. As we met going out, I realized I couldn't see his shirt collar under the coat. When we got to the car, I asked him about it. In usual Dennis fashion, he avoided my curiosity until I dragged it out of him. He noticed another guy there whose shirt was getting pretty ragged, so Dennis gave him his and zipped his coat up tight!

4. He is a hard worker. Dennis grew up on a farm, and loved it! To me that shows what a hard worker he is. You can't love farming if you can't work with the best of them. He always puts his heart into whatever he's doing, and I'm so grateful that he supports our family so that I can be a mom.

5. He is an absolutely wonderful father. When Dennis first visited me in Utah, I realized how good he was with kids. I added that to my growing list of qualities he had that I admired. He hasn't disappointed as we've had kids either! It's obvious that Sarah and Emma adore him, and it's only a matter of time before Andrew becomes his little shadow. Dennis can make the girls laugh like I only wish I could.

I wish it were our ten year anniversary because I could list so many more reasons why I love this guy.

Happy Anniversary to us!

15 comments:

Katie Jane said...

Congrats on five awesome years! You guys are so great and have a beautiful family! I love how much you love each other! I am so happy for you on such a loving and successful marriage.

Aleese and Scott said...

Happy anniversary! That is pretty exciting five years! You two seem like such a great couple. That is so sweet about his shirt, Scotty is like that to and it means so much to me also. You have such a beautiful family! Have a fun day!

Woodyatt's said...

That was very cute. Congratulations on 5 and many more to come.

Jon and Melissa said...

Hey that is awesome that it has already been five years! I remember sitting in my cabin at Camp Vega for girls and reading a letter from you telling me about Dennis and his brothers. Man that seems like another life-it feels so long ago. How fast time flies and now you have three beautiful children. I am so happy for you guys- hope you were able to celebrate in some way!

Eric and Jenny said...

Happy anniversary to you guys! That is so great five years, and I love that picture of you guys, you look beautiful. What sweet things to say about your husband he sounds like such a great guy. What a wonderful family you are. Oh and thank you for telling me about your friend in Logan that would be so wonderful to already know someone there. It's always a little scary trying to make new friends in a new place.

Janna Jean said...

Awww... I loved reading your reasons why you love him. It is great to have someone to make you laugh. I think that is so important. And I think marriage is so much easier when you are married to your best friend!

Congratulations to you guys!

P.S. My great-grandmother lived down the street from the Logan Temple... 3 doors down. And my parents got married there. So, even though I've never been in the Logan Temple it has special significance to me. Hopefully I can go there someday!

Janna Jean said...

weird... i just noticed that you have the same anniversary date as my parents. only they were married 34 years ago!

TEAM BOWMAN said...

Congrats! I hope you guys do something fun and make sure you get something "wooden" for the 5th anniversary:)

RichFamily said...

Happy Anniversary! Time sure flies doesn't it!!

Jennie's bunch said...

Congratulations!! I'm so happy for you guys! We just love your family!! Time flies doesn't it?!?:)

Ash, Dev, and Hunter said...

Happy Anniversary! You two are the best couple! Denis sounds like a wonderful husband. You look beautiful in your wedding picture. I am so glad that you are so happy!

suds2004 said...

Congrats! You are a darling couple!

Emily said...

Congrats! That is so fun! It is the best being married, I love it! So, our plans now are Brian will spend the next three months studying for the bar so that he can be an actual lawyer. I hope it goes by fats!!!

Ashley Dickman said...

Congrats Congrats! Hope you had a wonderful day together!

Brea Marie said...

Happy Anniversary! I loved the story about the shirt of Dennis's back! What a gentleman!