Four years ago, I danced to Michael Bublé’s “Everything” in blue sparkly converses, watched my white dress hanging from a tree for the perfect lighting shot (thanks Katelyn James), and fell down during our romantic first look. Happy Four Year Anniversary, John!

It has been a crazy four years. In four years time we have traveled to three different countries, brought our beautiful baby girl into the world, and watched Die Hard about a million times. We’ve experienced the worst times of our lives and the best times, together. We’ve said goodbye to too many people to count, from grandparents to children. But we’ve also gotten the chance to welcome beautiful new children into the world (our own included).

Out of all our years together (both dating and married), this past year has been one of my favorites. I got to see you transform even more into the role of “Daddy” and I wouldn’t trade those moments for anything in the world. I know this transition has been hard on both of us. Life after children is completely different than anything I have ever experienced. And I know we struggled, and we still do at moments, but I truly appreciate that we are working towards figuring these new roles as Abby’s Parents out while not losing sight of us. Despite the fact that Abby is going through another “Daddy Phase” and I may frown when I realize she wants nothing to do with me because she sees your face, I am also incredibly proud and warmhearted just knowing how much you truly care for her and do for our family. Thank you for everything.

From the beginning of our journey

Photo by Katelyn James Photography

Photo collage of our life

Photos by Valerie Lazzari Photography

I can’t wait to keep making memories with you!