15 Blessed years

Thursday, December 2, 2010
Today is our 15th wedding anniversary.  No marriage is perfect just like no person is perfect but I can honestly say that our marriage is perfect for us. I feel so lucky and so blessed. I cannot imagine life without Dave.  I cannot imagine sharing this journey with another person.  He is the perfect partner for me. And I love him so much.

We have been lucky because although we have faced very serious things in our life, we have always been standing by one another on the same side.

Dave is a GREAT husband.  He is 100% hands on and engaged in our life.  He realizes that family and marriage come first.  He wakes up every single day choosing to love me.  And I am sure that somedays it is harder than others.  But that is what love is.. a choice and a commitment.  I have written about that before.

So, this weekend we are going away WITHOUT kids!  This is the first time we have ever both been away from Kate for a night.  A very good friend is giving us the best present ever...she is watching Kate and Harry all weekend.  Will is going to another friend's house.

Kate has been asking with excitement all week about the big sleepover but I still covet your prayers that she does well.  I'd be lying if I said I wasn't  just a little nervous.  But we need this.  All couples need time alone to reconnect.  And we have not had a night away from kids in over 4 years (and this weekend we get 2 nights!)!  I am really excited.


My creation

Me and my honey

Tonight, I made a mussels in a (clarified, dairy free) butter, white wine and basil sauce over gluten free pasta.  We all LOVE mussels in restaurants but I had never made them before.  We had a GREAT family dinner and we all recounted a special family memory.  Dave shared with the kids what his parents used to do to celebrate their anniversary.  It was very special.



I know a few blog readers share the same anniversary as us.  Happy Anniversary to you!


  1. Happy Anniversary! Your wedding pictures are so gorgeous! Have a wonderful weekend away from the kids! You certainly deserve it and they will do great!

  2. We have also not been away so I am a little envious! Have a wonderful weekend!

    Happy Anniversary!

  3. Happy Anniversary!!! December 2nd must be a great day to get married. My parents are celebrating their 50th today.

  4. Happy 15 years..
    I Love the photos..and you are an AMAZING couple..
    Congratulations and have fun.. Iknow you will..
    Love ya..

  5. Happy Days, my friend. Happy Days.
    Best wishes for *another* 15 terrific years. :)

  6. Happy Anniversary!! I am so glad you're having 2 nights away! Where are y'all going? It is SO important to have time away as husband and wife! We try to go at least once a year! Have fun!

  7. Congrats on 15 happy years together! Enjoy your time away this weekend!

  8. Happy Happy 15 years Kim and Dave...Have a wonderful weekend celebrating your life together❤

  9. Happy Anniversary!!!! You still look the same as you did 15 years ago! How do you do it???? Love you!

    P.S. Praying for little Kate and your Mommy heart too:)

  10. Happy Anniversary!

    enjoy your weekend away!


  11. Have a WONDERFUL anniversary weekend!!

  12. Happy 15 years!

    Enjoy your special weekend.



  13. Happy Anniversary,
    Time to count each blessing, one by one. God bless you and your lovely family!!!

  14. Happy Anniversary! The photos are all lovely. I hope you have a wonderful time and I'm sure Kate will do just fine. It may be as good an experience for her as for the two of you. Pete and I have been married for almost 23 years and still haven't had a night away without the kids. I think we are overdue!

  15. Happy Anniversary Kim and Dave!!!!!! I pray you have an amazing weekend as you re-connect without the Peanuts!!!!

    You both are wonderful role models for all of us!

    Blessings many more wonderful years together!


  16. Happy Anniversary! Have a wonderful weekend! You two were such a cute couple at your wedding and still are simply adorable!


  17. Happy happy anniversary!! What a wonderful way to spend such a special occasion!!

  18. Happy Anniversary!! Have a great weekend together!!

  19. Happy 15th Anniversary!!! You guys still look the same!!! Wishing you a wonderful weekend w/the hubby!!! The kids will do fine!!!

  20. Happy anniversary! Hope you have a wonderful weekend.

  21. Happy Anniversary! Have a wonderful weekend!!

  22. HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!!! Evan and I just celebrated our 1st anniversary last Sunday:)

    Hope you have a wonderful time and I will be saying prayers for Miss Kate (and you too)!!

    Blessings, Ashley

  23. Have a wonderful weekend. Happy Anniversary!

  24. Congratulations on 15 years!


  25. Happy Anniversary! You both look wonderful. Your mussels look fantastic... recipe to share?!

  26. Happy Anniversary!!! Love the photos. xxxx Love Jules xxxx

  27. Happy anniversary... And, as I write this, I hope you and Dave are having a wonderful weekend celebrating your 15 years. Congratulations!

  28. happy anniversary- hope you have a fabulous weekend.

    enjoy every second!!


  29. Happy 15th wedding anniversary!!! Enjoy your time together and know your kids are enjoying theirs! Cute pictures- then and now:)

    Trying to catch up. Love all your posts and pics. Can't believe how big all of the kids are getting. Kate looks like a little lady-pretty as ever! Hope all is well! Hope you are enjoying the holiday season!

  30. A very happy anniversary!! Wow the food looks delish. I love the photo below as well. Do unto others ....
    God Bless
    Love Jules

  31. I hope your weekend was fabulous. Happy Anniversary!

  32. Happy Anniversary!!! You both look as beautiful/handsome as you did 15 years ago!! I hope you had a wonderful weekend getaway!

  33. Happy Anniversary! Wow, not a single night alone in four years?! Well, you enjoy your weekend! You deserve it. I hope we get to hear how it went.
    I also believe it's very important for parents to remember to reconnect without the kids.

    PS. A helpful tip or a know-it-all? For health reasons you shouldn't eat mussels where the shell is cracked. Maybe it cracked during cooking/stirring, but since your picture showed it I felt like advising in case you didn't know. My personal experience with eating a bad mussel compelled me to risk sounding like I'm butting in.

  34. Mia...thank you for that info. It cracked when I stirred them. I checked each one...tossed one or two that were open prior to cooking and any that were cracked. Luckily, they all opened during steaming and no one got ill. But yes, bad mussels can make one very ill f you get a bad one.

  35. Happy Late anniversary, sweet Kim
    and Dav you look beautifl as ever
    and I for one want that secret too?

    PRAYING al went well with with Kate- and your mommmy heart too-
    Love! Cindy

  36. Happy 15 year Wedding Anniversary! Sounds like it was a wonderful, blessed weekend for all!!

    Gorgeous photos...

    Beautiful then.

    Beautiful now!!

    LOVE your red dress... just stunning! :)

    Here's to the next 15 years... may they be as beautiful as the first!! :)


  37. Happy Anniversary Kim.... sorry I am late, but it sounds like you had a WONDERFUL weekend!

    So happy to hear Kate did so well!

    I feel you on the overwhelmed part..... I don't think I would have ever been ready to go back to work, but this has to be the worst time of year to have to return with all the added holiday stress. Only on day two and I am counting the hours until Friday night:)

    Happy Holidays~




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