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Here’s to Nine Years

2013 May 30
by Becky

It makes me feel old just saying it, but yesterday marked NINE years of marriage.


This happened nine years ago?

wedding pic


So much has happened in the last almost-decade. We’ve lived in three very different cities, owned three homes, traveled to see family and friends and even fit in a dream trip to Itay! And we’ve tackled countless projects and challenges together.


Of course our greatest accomplishment to date is Ethan. Hard to believe he’s only been here for the last two and half years.

We don’t typically do a lot on anniversaries, just a glass of wine and Stu always brings me Gerbera daisies. This year we did manage to sneak out while Grandma Johnson babysat the Little Man last weekend, having dinner at Pasteria in Clayton…it was delish. The pizza and gelato took us right back to the streets of Rome.

And since we were in the celebration mood, the big 1-0 coming up next year, we decided to REALLY treat ourselves…to a trip.


In six short months we will be eating turkey with Stu’s dad, stepmom, sister, brother-in-law, and our niece in beautiful Maui over the Thanksgiving holiday. Ten days of perfect beaches and all the sand Ethan’s diggers can scoop. It’s something we’ve been talking about since we met (that’s around the time Stu’s sister went to Maui and never came back!) and we figured now’s the best time to do it. Ethan is at a fairly manageable age to sustain the INSANELY long trip and we aren’t toting any other children (which we hope will change within the next year).  Plus, Ethan and his cousin Annette are only one month apart so they will be perfect little buddies to run rampant all over the island.

So while it’s a little early, I think we’ll be considering this big trip our ten year anniversary blow-out!

Till then, I’ll be dreaming of palm trees and oceans.


5 Responses
  1. Shannon permalink
    May 30, 2013

    Happy anniversary! Beautiful wedding pictures. You will have a blast in Hawaii! I went 4 years ago and can’t wait to go back one day.

  2. Linda Johnson permalink
    May 30, 2013

    I loved watching Ethan while you and Stu went out for your Anniversary. I cannot believe its been 9 years!! I’m so excited for your trip to Hawaii for some R&R and playing tourist.
    Love you all so much.

  3. May 30, 2013


    We went to Hawaii with a 3.5 year old and it was awesome. We had no trouble on the flights – I think they were both nighttime ones, and she was the only one that slept. We were wiped out by them, though. :)
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  4. May 30, 2013

    Congrats V-fam!

  5. May 31, 2013

    Congrats!! Hawaii sounds awesome!
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