Celebrating Seven Years Together

Our first photo together as a couple.  I remember pulling out my camera and asking for a picture.  He should have known then what he was getting himself into and that this would be one of a million more crazy photos to come! 

Today we are celebrating our seven year "together" anniversary...it was seven years ago today that we officially started this journey together...

We have had lots of adventures in our five years of dating and now our two years of marriage.  Brent gives me a hard time about celebrating our dating anniversary but I still talk him into taking me out to dinner and getting me a sweet card!

Seven years is a long time!  We joke that we can take our sabatical from each other now!  But I couldn't imagine going a day without him being by my side.

We dated what seemed like forever for a girl who wanted to quit her job and be a housewife...but in those years of ups and downs, wondering about if we had found the "one," has taught us so much and given us so much more experience in being together.

For it, I think we have had a better marriage, an easier transition, and a fuller sense that it is each other who we wanted to spend the rest of our lives with.

To some it is silly...I mean, I am writing a post about it even!  But to take a moment and look back...my heart is fuller than had I not.  Sometimes we need to stop and celebrate the little things.  To celebrate our journey.  To remember where we came from in order to see where we are at today.

Married for two years, together for seven.  I am glad we never looked back.


  1. Congrats! You both look soo happy :) My hubby and I will be celebrating 10 years of marriage this May (11 years of knowing one another)...it truly is bliss...but it took motivation, guts and a whole lot of {true} LOVE to get 10 years...haha

    Wishing you both more years of happiness!


  2. January 1st was the 30th anniversary of the first date my husband and I had. We always go to a movie since that's what we did 30 years ago. We also acknowledge the anniversary of our first kiss and our first "I love you." It's so fun to look back at those moments and know that we still feel all mushy inside for each other.

  3. Your story is so similar to mine! Shawn and I were together for 5 years too before we got married:) And just celebrated our 8 year anniversary!
    I'm with you I like to do something special on our "original" been together date!

  4. Congrats on 7 years! My hubby and I were together 6 years before we got married too, we met in high school and wanted to be sure. Soo glad we got married, it's been three years married next month :) xo Kirsty

  5. congrats to you both, and may MANY come happy years come to both of you. I think the first picture shows how perfect you are for each other.

  6. Ashley, I know how you feel. I think it's great that you have been together for so long and have had a great journey to this point in your relationship. My husband and I are going to be celebrating our 6th anniversary, but our 25 years of being together on Friday, the 21st. We decided to combine our years of being together and not together as well... I am in love with a wonderful man who has blessed me each day with his love and support.. Celebrate each day and the small things count too!!

  7. How precious! Congrats on such a sweet relationship! It's so funny you posted this, earlier tonight me & the hubs made sitter plans to celebrate our 9 year dating anniversary/Valentine's Day... Glad to see we aren't the only ones who, even though we now have a marriage anniversary, still celebrate our dating anniversary. I just can't let that date go by without making a 'to do' about it, it's where we got our start!

  8. wow how did you guys wait five years to get married!! I could barely wait one and 5 months! :P

  9. Congratulations on your beautiful relationship. You guys are the cutest couple. Enjoy many more years of loving on each other!


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