Thursday, September 5, 2013

It's the Sweet Life

Today is my and Ryan's 4th wedding anniversary! 

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We celebrated last night by cooking a tasty dinner together (Chicken with lemon & rosemary, and polenta -- recipes from Michael Chiarello's Casual Cooking), followed by cannoli's, some sparkling wine, and watching a video our parents made for us before the wedding. It was lovely.

We were also looking through some photo albums from over the last couple years, and it was so much fun to see how much we have changed and grown even over just a few years. If you had told me 4 years ago that I was going to be training for my second marathon right now, I don't think I would have believed it. At that time I didn't really even think I could (or would want to) run more than 4 miles.

Both Ryan and I have become much more confident in our physical abilities through running, triathlon, and weightlifting (p90x!). We have also learned so much at our jobs and about each other. I am so grateful to have his support, but also to have him there to challenge me to push my boundaries and do whatever I really want to do. I really loved looking back and thinking about all these changes.

This weekend we will be going to Santa Rosa for a day trip as a little extra celebration. No major plans on what we are going to do there besides visit Russian River Brewing. Anyone have any suggestions?

How have you changed in the past few years?


  1. Happy Anniversary! I love your dress and your flowers :)

  2. Awww! Happy belated Anniversary! Hope you two enjoy your trip this weekend :)

  3. YeahYaaa!!! Congrats!! Have so much fun this weekend!!!
    I have definitely changed in the last 6 years living in Portland. I think all the changes have been good and for the best!! :)

  4. Happy Anniversary...LOVE your wedding dress...I can spot your pipes in them ;)

  5. Happy Anniversary :) What a beautiful couple... loved the photos!

  6. I'm a bit late to the party, but I hope you two had a lovely weekend getaway! Congratulations!!!

    I love when couples acknowledge that the person you marry isn't the same person you'll be married to in 5, 10, or 20 years. I hate the "you're perfect, don't change" kind of sentiment - because heck, we're all changing, all the time. To me, marrying someone is having faith that you will continue to love each other, even as you continue to change and evolve - as individuals and a couple.

    Here's to many more changes, and continued partnership, for you and Ryan!

    PS Love the flower in your hair! :)

    1. Thank you! I agree that we are all changing all the time.

  7. Happy happy anniversary, Kristen!!!! You both are amazing, inspirational people and even better together! :)


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