Seven years? Can it be true?

The hubby and I celebrated seven years of marriage this weekend. Part of me can’t believe it’s been that long, but most of me feels like it’s been so much longer! As I look back on the times that we’ve shared so far, I’m reminded of how lucky I am to have found someone who loves me and wants such the best for me.

We’ve created two beautiful children who surprise us every day with their thoughts, ideas, talents and unconditional love. We’ve weathered storms that have threatened us and come through them with well-earned battle scars that remind us of how far we’ve come in our relationship. We’ve learned a lot about ourselves and each other as we’ve navigated the rocky roads of life. And most importantly, we’ve grown as individuals and as a couple. We are better than we were before, and that’s what this is all about, isn’t it?

I sure do love him and can’t wait to see what the rest of our lives together will bring.

Happy Anniversary


On a separate note, I know I’ve been showcasing more layouts than photos lately, which I’m not apologizing for (this is my blog, after all), but I just wanted to give a little explanation of why I’ve had so many lately. Since stepping down from being the Layout Artist Team Coordinator at Scrap Girls, I’ve had more time to dedicate to creating layouts just for me, of my own personal photos, with no requirements to fulfill. And it has been a breath of fresh air. I’ve been getting inspiration from lots of places, and hopefully putting my own spin on things that I come across. In truth, it’s just been heavenly. I feel lighter and more present. For the last few months there, I had just been tied to my computer for various duties I needed to fulfill, and now that I don’t have to be on the computer, I am enjoying it more and having more fun with it. It’s been really nice.


Christy said...

Congratulations Laurel! :) I love seeing all your layouts - definitely no need to apologize! Glad you are finding that creative joy again!

Joseph & Tracy Larsen said...

your layouts are really cute! so artistic

Caroline said...

Sending my late congratulations Laurel. I LOVE seeing your layouts lately more than ever. They are just plain awesome and I can see that you have a lot of fun with them :) You are a beautiful family :)

Elisha said...

i LOVE it. I get to see your photos AND your layouts. It's the best of both worlds for me!

Jessica Mangelson said...

You guys look great! I am so happy for you!!