Nov 23, 2010

Two Years of Marriage

A couple of weeks ago Eric and I celebrated our second wedding anniversary with a trip to Orlando. The trip was a blast (see photos here) but it is just kind of crazy that we have been married two years. I know that in the grand scheme of things, we've got a lot more years of marriage ahead of us, but at 24 years old, two years seem like a lot!

Since we've been married we have lived in five places. Yes FIVE. The man they say that when you are youg it takes a while to figure out what you're going to do and where you are going to be, and that is exactly how it was for us. Even though sometimes things were overwhelming, we have been so very blessed with each place we lived and the generosity we have been shown along the way.

So let's take a look at those FIVE places we've lived, shall we?

Place 1: We spent our first year of marriage at the camp where we met, which is kind of romantic if you think about it. This is our first (tiny) Christmas tree. We lived in a one bedroom "duplex" and we loved it. We tore down a lot of ugly wall paper borders and painted every wall - and it was all worth it!

One of the most wonderful things about living at the ranch was that our front yard was 1000 acres of beautiful trees, a creek, horses and a raccoon or two. This picture is from one of the first snows of the season.

Place 2: Then in October, Eric and I decided to move to Tulsa. I started my job October 1st and we moved in with Eric's parents for a couple of months while we looked for a place to live. They have a beautiful home and it was such a blessing to have a place to live "in between" homes, but we were ready to find our own place.

Place 3: We found a cute little townhouse in Tulsa to live. We were actually able to spend our second Christmas together there, so it worked out perfectly. The townhouse had a real fireplace which was amazing. We made a lot of fires during the winter, which happened to be one of the coldest ones in a long time. We didn't do any painting or anything, but it definitely felt like home. Eric was looking for a job during our entire stay in Tulsa so we weren't really sure how long we would be there.

Place 4: Aaaaaand six months later, Eric found a job in Norman. So we decided to move (again!). I got into grad school at OU and everything fell into place. We decided to buy a house, so while we looked we lived in a condo owned by Eric's parents in Edmond. Besides the fact we had to drive 45 minutes to work, it was a great situation because it was free and we got to look for a house! We lived there for around three months and then we moved into our house in Norman!

Place 5: We love love love our home! And the fact that we will be here at least three years just kind of blows our mind. We can hardly even imagine living in a place longer than a few months. Which is probably why we are being so dedicated to getting our house to look exactly the way we want. It's come a long way so far!

So there you have it: Five places in two years. It's honestly been an exciting and wonderful journey. I can't even imagine experiencing everything without my sweet husband. It has been a lot of fun!


  1. You guys are great. I just really like you a lot. :)

  2. We just realized that you guys have a blog, and went back and caught up on all the previous posts. I feel like I have just had a long conversation with you now. The new house looks perfect and I know you are loving it. Hope we can see ya'll soon!

    David and Rachel Rainwater

  3. so fun :) i want to come see your home soon!

  4. We are happy that your are happy in place number 5. But we sure do wish you lived in place number 1.

  5. Thanks everyone!

    Rainwaters, so glad you stumbled on to our blog! it's nice to know that far away friends are keeping up with us. You guys should definitely come visit!

    Castles, that is so funny because as I was writing this I was thinking too bad us and the Castles don't still live in place number 3!


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