Friday, August 6, 2010

10 years!!

Ten years ago on May 11th Philip and I got married!!  I can't believe it was ten years ago that we walked down the's a little trip down memory lane.

  • When we got married we were both still in college and we lived in a little house that probably had less than 400 square feet.  We spent the first year of our married life sleeping in a twin bed!
  • Our second place to live was 10 yards from the first and was only probably 50 square feet bigger, but it felt huge since it had a full size oven and a walk "through" closet. 
  • Our second summer as a married couple we spent living in Oak Ridge as we both did summer internships at the lab.
  • The next year Philip finished up his bachelor's while I got my teaching certificate.
  • In the summer of 2002 we moved up to Knoxville so Philip could get his masters at UT.  It took 8 months but finally Nashville and Baton Rouge decided to communicate and I got a job teaching science at South-Doyle.
  • Three years later Philip had a job at ORNL and we were buying a house and trying to raise two gigantic puppies who liked to eat raw potatoes and chew through immersion blenders!
  • Five years later we have done so many things to improve this house the list is daunting: vinyl siding, new carpet, paint on almost every single wall, painted the kitchen cabinets, a new dishwasher, a new A/C unit, and most recently a laundry room remodel.  (I'll post pictures of the last item as soon as Philip is done.)
  • Four years ago we decided to expand our family and now we are the proud parents of Ethan (3) and Asher (2 months).  The birth of our first son is currently the most scary and wonderful moment in our lives.
  • This last year we lived through our first high-risk pregnancy and although some aspects could be trying (6 hour infusions once a week) we made a new friend and were blessed with our first "normal" delivery and hospital stay with a newborn!
I plan on writing a whole post about our pre-baby anniversary trip, but that is for another day.

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