Saturday, December 27, 2008

Five Amazing Years!

This past week on the 27th Mario and I celebrated five years of marriage. We decided that getting married was hands down the best decision either of us has ever made. It's hard to believe that we have come so far since meeting 5 1/2 years ago. We have built a wonderful life together with 2 little boys and lots of love. Mario is a wonderful husband who works very hard and always puts his family first.

The day started off with gorgeous long stem red roses from Mario. Those were our wedding flower so it was really sweet. Mario had to work all day so I got to play with my family who are visiting. We went shopping so I got a new dress and shoes to wear out to dinner. After Mario got home from work he took me out to dinner while my parents watched the boys. We went out to Mt. Ashland and ate at Callahan's. It is now my absolute favorite restaurant! It is a log cabin resort buried in piles of fresh snow. The restaurant is surrounded with windows to watch the snow fall and our table was right in front of a roaring fire. There was even a very talented guitarist playing love songs. It was very romantic and the only word for it is magical. Plus we figured that since the 5th anniversary is supposed to be wood, eating dinner in the woods would count. My gift however was much better than wood! Mario gave me gorgeous pearl earrings to match the necklace my parents gave me to be married in. I absolutely love them! I gave Mario a white gold tie clip, which he really liked. After dinner we came home and had cake with my parents and siblings.

This is the back of the lodge. Imagine it covered in fresh snow. It was so nice!

The evening was amazing with the beautiful fresh snow, delicious food, jewelry, and of course Mario. I have been so blessed with a wonderful husband that I get to spend eternity with! Only now I told him that if he made our five year so special he better start planning already for our 10 year!

Our first anniversary was spent in Ecuador. This picture is actually Christmas Day on the beach (2 days before our anniversary).

Our second anniversary we had just graduated from school a couple weeks before and had just moved to Washington. This is in Seattle with our friends Jeff and Lauren and Mario's mom and sister. Adam was just a few months old.

Our third anniversary was in 2006 and we had just moved to Medford, Oregon. We went to Washington for Christmas and I think that Mario had to come back early to work so we weren't together on our anniversary. This picture is from Christmas and I love it because Mario kept trying to tickle me during this picture.

Our 4th Anniversary we were in our new house here in Central Point. We both had work that day so I think we just went out to dinner. I was also pregnant with Tyler and pretty sick, but look how big Adam had grown!

Five years later we are a family of four and couldn't be happier!

Everyone has grown so much in five years! Thanks for all your love and support. We have the best friends and family a couple could ask for.


Tana said...

That's so beautiful! I'm tearing up here!

Anja said...

Happy same day anniversary! How fun is that? We are celebrating ours next weekend...I'm glad you had fun!

The VanderHoevens said...

Happy Anniversary! We missed you guys this year at Christmas, but I am sure it was nice to spend it with your family. - Love, Aunt Valerie and Uncle Jeff

Josh and Kate said...

You two are so cute. I guess Josh and I need to be a little sweeter to each other like the two of you. Callahan's is were Josh and I spent our Honeymoon night so I know what you mean by a great place. We plan to spend this year there for our anniversary, our one year it was burnt down so we couldn't then Josh was gone for our two year! Congrats on 5 years!

Bob and Karen Lutz said...

Happy Anniversary Linda and Mario. Time has gone so fast it's hard to believe it's been 5 years. We miss you guys!

Chris and Caitlin Sirrine said...

Congratulations... although it's not really an accomplishment to have stayed together when you guys so obviously love each other! Happy Anniversary! I hope Chris and I can be as happy as you two. -Cat