Christian and I were married eighteen years ago.
It was a BEAUTIFUL day in every sense of the word
(and totally HYGGE).
On Sunday evenings after church (and church meetings),
we sat down at the dinner table with candles and
pretty lights to celebrate our family's 18th birthday.
I set the table and hung large doilies that looked like
snowflakes from the ceiling above the dining room table.
I used my Christmas china and lit candles throughout the house.
I wanted this birthday dinner to be extra special for our family.
This was, after all, a celebration for all of us.
We toasted to the future, then retold (for at least the eighteenth time)
our wedding day from start to finish (well, not everything).
The girls wanted to talk about my dress, the flowers, who came to the wedding,
the weather, and the food we ate at lunch.
It was so much fun to reflect on the day together, and the
the best part for me was sharing my love for Christian in front of my children,
and the love and gratitude for the temple.
I love this quote by Richard G. Scott
"It is so rewarding to be married.
Marriage is wonderful. In time you begin to think alike and have
the same ideas and impressions. You have times when you are
extremely happy, times of testing, and times of trial, but the
Lord guides you through all of those growth experiences together."
I love Christian.
I love our life and what we have gone through.
I love what we've learned together and what we are
I love our past,
I love our present,
and I love our future- whatever it may be.