Saturday, August 4, 2007
HAPPY 6TH ANNIVERSARY!!!
This year our anniversary lands on a Saturday --the same day of the week we were married. This morning we celebrated by attending a Spanish Temple session. It was very peaceful and so enlightening. We saw a young couple right before their wedding cermemony and we couldn't help but picture ourselves in their shoes six years ago. This evening, we'll dine at our favorite restaurant in downtown Portland, Mother's Bistro and then afterwards we're going to the movies to see Bourne Ultimatum!
A lot has happened in six years and the best part of it all is how much we have progressed as a couple and individuals. Marriage and all that it entails has proved to be the greatest teacher of life lessons, gospel principles, and true love. We're both better people today than we were six years ago and we'll continue to improve and progress even more in the years to come.
I loved my husband the day I married him and now six years later my love is 50 billion times greater than what it was that day. The milestones and progression spiritually and temporally which we've achieved together as well as the struggles in varying areas have all enhanced our marriage. Ryan is the most diligent and sincere person I've ever known. He's strong and sensitive, he loves me back. I can't imagine my life without his friendship, love, and dedication.
Together we've become parents, something that has been monumental and key to our spiritual growth. We cherish our daughter, Sofia, and can't imagine our lives without her. We can't wait to have another little one. It's definitely a goal for 2007-2008 and we know he or she will come in the Lord's time.
Here's to SIX YEARS of a marriage filled with love, dedication, trials, and lessons learned. I love you, Ryan, you're my dreamboat.
Below is a fun look back over the last six years...
Portland Oregon Temple (where we were married)
and this picture is gorgeous...
Michelle and Peter Bradford's Wedding Day
I was 9 weeks pregnant here and had just been
discharged from a 3-day hospital stay the day before!
Whoa! Hogle Zoo, Salt Lake City, Utah (May 2004)
I'm 8 1/2 months pregnant!!! This is where we
Our precious Sofia made her entrance into the
world on June 10, 2004
Sofia's baby blessing, July 2004
Oregon Coast, September 2004
My heart stopped when I saw this picture....I
can remember this day as if it were yesterday...
this one too!!!
Family Picture, November 2004
Christmas Time 2006
Sillygoose...Easter Egg Hunt 2007
April 2007-Colonial Heights
Building Grounds (this is where we
had our wedding reception)