10 Years of Bliss! or something like that!

So it all began in Rexburg, Idaho a little over ten years ago when I asked Mike to dance and he said no. If only he had realized then that he would be paying for that answer all these long years later! He proposed to me on this little bridge at the nature park and we were married 4 months later.

It was a beautiful, sunny March day for Idaho and there was no snow on the ground.

We lived in Rexburg a little over a year while Mike got his Paramedic degree and I worked as a beautician. Then we moved to California and welcomed our first child Ethan.

Only 3 years after we were married we were lucky enough to buy our first home. It was definitely a fixer-upper! This is the stove/oven from the kitchen -scary! We put so much work into that house and loved being homeowners.

Mike spent 10 crazy weeks in the fire academy and still worked nights at AMR to give us an income. We were both thrilled when he became a fireman in July 2002.

Here he is after a 36 hour shift!

This is us with Ethan waiting to go into a Wiggles concert. I remember watching their shows over and over again!

After only about a year and a half in our first home, we bought our second home and 2 weeks later added another son to our family, Hyrum. Our sweet Hyrum changed our lives and tightened our bond like we never imagined. He had surgery at 1 day old and spent 2 weeks recovering in the NICU. Bringing him home from the hospital was one of the happiest days of my life. He taught us so many lessons like love, patience, faith and hope. What a blessing he is to us.

A year later we celebrated our 5 year anniversary in England, Scotland and Ireland. It was an amazing trip. We love traveling together!This is outside Kensington Palace.

We spend time every summer at the beach or the lake. It is time that we treasure with the family. Summer 2004

The boys were such good playmates and grew so fast. Easter 2005

Hyrum is definitely the mischief maker! Here he is sitting in a cat box right after we got kittens. They keep us on out toes.

We were blessed to buy a brand new home in 2005. We were so happy to not have to fix up another house. Mike prepared to become an Engineer with the fire department and passed the test the first time. He makes me so proud with how hard he works to support us.

Through the years there are the trips to Rexburg every winter for sledding and skiing! We love to go home to visit my family.

Mike and I were finally blessed with a little girl, Julia. She has brought our family so much joy and made us feel complete. I love to look at our family and think back at all we have done in the past 10 years. It is amazing how the time has flown by. The ups & downs have made us who we are today and I wouldn't change a thing. I could not have asked for a better husband to share my life with. He is my best friend and an amazing partner in this crazy life. We are spending our 10 year anniversary in Niagara Falls ( we leave next week). I am still so excited to spend time with you Mike and I love you. Love, Rebecca


Beth said...

Happy Anniversary! And you're right, graduation is the 21st - I'm going crazy!

Team Anderson said...

Awwww, so sweet! You guys are so fun, we love being around you and your kids! I never knew that he said no to you at a dance. Congratulations!

Amanda said...

How fun!!! happy 10 year! what an accomplishment!

I remember when we heard that Mike was getting married! We were all so excited!

Have a great day!

The Mills Family said...

how nice

Kara said...

That's really cute Rebecca. I hope your trip was awesome. I got to teach Audrey and Hyrum's class on Sunday. It was a great time and of course I have a hilarious story for you.

The Muries said...

Rebecca that is awesome that you have been married for 10 years now! Wow! Oh this is Becky (Royer) Murie by the way, I found your blog off of Beth's. You have a way cute family! Email me and I will send you an invite to our blog. dwrmmurie@yahoo.com