June 1, 2017
We’re saying HOLA to 4 years of marriage today! June 1, 2013–hard to forget it. Although, with our birthdays back-to-back, our first Mother’s and Father’s Day close together…I think we BOTH almost did this year! We’re about partied out. I’m honestly not sure how 4 years have already gone by. It seems like we were just prepping the barn on my family’s farm, making wooden mason jar chandeliers (the guys at least) and creating cotton boutonnieres (that was me–I’m obsessed with cotton). Our wedding was such a fun, intimate celebration with many friends and loved ones whose fingerprints were all over the details. We had so much help that it truly made our wedding day that much more memorable and special to us. Plus, we had many loved ones travel down from Dallas to celebrate in my hometown of Artesia, New Mexico!
A LOT has happened in those years (2 years of graduate school, a move to Dallas, TX, living with inlaws, getting jobs in Dallas, buying a fixer upper, renovating it, quitting SLP, going full-time with photography, etc., etc.,) , but a LOT has also happened just within our fourth year of marriage. I attempted to list 4 of the most memorable for you below, and I bet you’d never guess what the chart topper would be! 😉
I’ll save the sappy for the bottom (if you make it there).
1. The birth of our firstborn son Lucas Brent Davenport. I mean, HELLO! 🙂 We CANNOT believe he’s 5 1/2 months now! Becoming parents is the biggest honor and joy we’ve both ever experienced. It’s hard. It’s fun. It’s literally the best thing ever.
2. Shooting a wedding in Mexico and counting it as an anniversary celebration. Because the timing worked out perfectly!
4. We hosted our 2016 wedding couples at our house for a brunch, and it was one of the best feelings to have all of these couples who I’ve grown to love through their wedding experiences in the same place at once. I love these people!!
It looks like you made it to the sappy part.
4 years with Jordan have felt fast and slow at times, but you guys, I wouldn’t want these 4 years to have been with anybody else.
Jordan, you’re the best daddy I could have ever dreamed my kids having, the silliest, most serious, kindest, most talented husband I could have ever daydreamed about marrying, and I love you more every year that goes by! You’re the calm to my crazy and the logic to my feelings. You balance me better than anybody else ever could. You’re my better half. Let’s see what crazy adventures year 5 brings our way! 🙂