Today marks four years since we were married on October 7th, 2007.
Tyler and I met in Chicago in November 2006 where we were both living at the time. I was in my final year at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Tyler had just moved from Minneapolis to Chicago… to seek better things.
We met through a mutual friend. We had a lot of fun. We spent Thanksgiving 2006 together. We built forts and went on adventures. We worked as ushers together at some of the theaters downtown.
In May we took a trip to visit my aunt in San Antonio. Tyler asked me to marry him by the pool her in backyard.
In September 2007 we left Chicago and moved to Minneapolis.
And then on October 7th, 2007 we were married in Bellevue, Iowa after a long hot drive without air conditioning. And then the starter on our car broke. But we made it.
A few weeks later we went on our “honeymoon”. We went to Uganda where we stayed on an island in Lake Bunyonyi for a couple of days and then headed to a small village by the name of Kishanje to work with Juna Amagara Ministries.
We lived in an apartment in Minneapolis for a couple of years. It was the third floor of a big old mansion. The stairs were a fire escape.
We had some fun doing some things. But we realize now this may not be where we belong. I wish I could say we’ve made the most of it but I’m not sure if we have. At least we looked like we had some good times. And, we did.. don’t worry.
Then we bought a house in the summer of 2009. In the fall we got a dog.
In the summer of 2010 we found ourselves pregnant and had little Olive on February 20th, 2011.
And here we are… four years of being an elf! ;)
I love you Tyler dear pie snuggle butt face cuddle puff!