The Monday Snapshot – Wedding Anniversary Thoughts

Last weekend Charlie and I took a quick weekend getaway with the kiddos to celebrate our 6th wedding anniversary. It’s incredible to think that we decided 5 years ago (on our first anniversary) to try to start a family, struggled & worried for nearly 2 years that it would never happen, and then 3 years ago I was pregnant with Stella on our anniversary, last year I was pregnant with Harvey on our anniversary, and now 10+ years after our first date together, we have this… our family.


From the outside it looks so easy and perfectly planned. One girl, one boy, born almost exactly 2 years apart – just like so many people out there envision for their life plan. Ha! It’s a good lesson to not judge a book (or a family) by its cover.

I know I say this all the time, but I mean it from the bottom of my heart. We are so blessed.


  1. mcmissis · · Reply

    Picture perfect! No matter how you got there 🙂 Even more beautiful when you know the whole story.

  2. Yay for weekend getaways! Love this pic – so much mischief and life and goodness captured in this one moment.

  3. Beautiful family Josey! 🙂

  4. Happy anniversary guys! It is funny, how from the outside you are the perfect family. I’ve often smiled at strangers with their cubby cheeked toddlers and precious newborns perfectly spaced and wondered if they might have had struggles too, or what bumps in the road they are dealing with.

    Your vacation looked just like one we would have taken! We always need a second room and everything is centered around naps! And we are always up too early for businesses! I love what you ended up doing the second day. I love going for drives.

  5. St. Elsewhere · · Reply

    Happy Anniversary and wishing you many many years of wedded bliss.

    (There is something else I want to say on a more important thing you mentioned but don’t have the apt words for it, and so would rather just stay mum.)

  6. […] just never been a reason to leave her for longer than one night at a time. When we take vacations, the kids tend to come with, and that works for us. Her first overnight away from me was at 9 months old for 1 night, and she […]

  7. Happy anniversary! You have a gorgeous family!! xx

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