Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Four Wonderful Years

On February 19, 2009 Jason and I celebrated our 4th wedding anniversary!! Marriage just keeps getting better and better every year! I continue to fall in love with Jason daily! He keeps me laughing, is very sensitive to my needs, completely servant hearted and tells me numerous times a day how much he loves me...starting as soon as the alarm goes off in the morning until we drift to sleep at night. We seem to always have some funny saying or inside joke! Just for fun I decided to look back on pictures from our wedding day and thought I'd share a few with you!
Our Wedding Party!

Mr. and Mrs.
My handsome groom...complete with his Nike Hat and Oakleys! :
My Bridal Portrait
We try to do something special each year to celebrate our anniversary and this year we went on a big trip to Hawaii! Here's what we've done the other years with a few pics from each anniversary. 
Honeymoon: We went to Jackson Hole, Wyoming and stayed in a little cabin surrounded by snow and the Grand Teton mountains....one of our favorite places!
1st Anniversary: We stayed at a bed and breakfast in Wellborn, Texas called 7F Lodge for a long weekend. We enjoyed hanging out in College Station and got to spend time with the Prochaska's. A very special family who adopted me as a student. I admire them very much and we still keep in touch!

2nd Anniversary: We stayed at the Westin Hotel at the Galleria in Dallas for a couple nights and enjoyed relaxing, shopping, eating out...but staying close to home.

3rd Anniversary: We went to Colorado to visit Jason's brother, Eric and his family for a weekend. They live in Brazil but were living in the states for a short time. This was my first time to meet my sister-in-law, Andrea and their twins, Lucca and Mayana, who were celebrating their 4th birthday that weekend. Jasons mom and step-dad met us there as well. Here we are with our niece and nephew:

4th Anniversary: We traveled to Hawaii (with me just entering my 3rd trimester) and stayed on the Big Island. We enjoyed relaxing, reading, going on drives, wonderful food, fresh fruit, site seeing, the resort pool, and whale watching. I'll post pictures from that trip soon!

And next year we'll have an 9 month old baby as we celebrate...crazy!!

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Happy Valentines Day!

We don't go all out celebrating Valentines Day because our wedding anniversary is February 19th! So, we tend to focus on that more! However, we do make dinner at home and enjoy a quiet Valentines day. Our very first Valentines day together (when we were dating), Jason made me dinner with homemade rolls. So, we make the same meal each year. However, this year Jason surprised me with a card...again, usually we just get anniversary cards. He saw this card and "had to get it" because there is a funny story behind the words on the card (although it might only be funny to a few of us). Two of our best friends, Sean and Mary got married 6 months after us and we enjoy spending time with them. One night after we were all married we were at their house. Sean and Jason were going to run an errand and Mary and I were staying at the house. When the guys were leaving Jason kissed me goodbye. Completely joking around I said "bye, I'll miss you" when he was only going to be gone for 30 minutes. Well, Sean and Mary picked up on that and have NEVER let us live it down. So for years the four of us have been saying to each other "love you, miss you" constantly! They like to tease us about how mushy we are but now we just exaggerate it to tease them back. :) So, here's a picture of the card....
The inside says "like crazy"! We now have a new line to our little saying...kiss you! :)

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Meet the Stevenson's

Well, since we will be adding to our family in a few short months I decided (after a little coaxing/encouragement/training from my friend Mary) to start a family blog! That way our friends and family can see/read updates on our growing family! This picture was taken at 26 weeks pregnant!