the first five.

We had such a great anniversary. I can't believe it has already come and gone, and we're moving on to more celebrations ahead, like baptisms and birthdays. Such good stuff around the bend.

But, before I let this milestone fly by, I wanted to share with you this snapshot of our first five years. I nearly thought I could just copy Minted's genius Heart Snapshot Mix and do this on my own, but when you know the quality of its printing and products, it was silly to even go there. So, just a week out from our anniversary, I uploaded my favorite 30 photos from our biggest moments as two, three and four in the last five years, and here's what it looks like.
Minted framed it beautifully with reclaimed barn wood (there are so many pretty framing options!), and it is hands-down one of my most favorite things in our home. I'm embarrassed to say that five years later, we don't even have our wedding album completed, but at least we have this to greet us at our door every single day. 

Note: this is in no way a sponsored post. I just love Minted's custom artwork and wanted to share it with you, thinking you might be inspired to make a heart, too.

Photos by Amy + Stuart, Jenna Beth Photography and yours truly. 


friday foto: five years later.

You and I are more than you and I because it's we. e.e. cummings
Five years later, this photo captures the very best moment of my life.

It is the photo I wake up to and the memory I day dream about. Rooted right here on the steps of our church and the porch of our faith, this picture very literally symbolizes the happy and hopeful foundation from which we stepped in union, into the great, big world, for the very first time. 

Happy anniversary, Eddie. I love you.

Photo by the amazing duo of Amy + Stuart. More of our wedding here.


friday foto: easter egg repeat.

This isn't really a new photo, but it's about that time of year, isn't it?

I have to admit that I feel so accomplished just remembering to dig up last year's post on our little all-natural easter egg dying experiment so that I can attempt it again in a couple of weeks. It's making me feel a little ahead of the game in a week that was both challenging and rewarding and definitely fried my brain.*
I think this year, I'm going to stick with cabbage (turquoise), orange peels (buttery yellow), grape juice (lavender) and will try beets (light pink) again. More hints, tips and links from last year's project here.

Happy first April weekend. I just love this month!

*Thank you for your kind and caring notes of encouragement this week. Every word has meant so much. I'm happy to say that my first week back to work was pretty a-okay, but I'm sure glad it's coming to a close. It feels really good to remember how good Friday feels.

For more Friday Fotos, start here.