Our 3rd wedding anniversary

Thanks, Facebook, for the reminder!

Today is our third wedding anniversay and I am filled with a thankful heart. What a blessing marriage is! The Lord wrote our names on eachother's hearts early -- I was just 16 when we started dating. From a very young age Sean was my protector and provided an example of how to live a Christian life. How special that my sweet husband help lead me to Christ! My marriage is full of laughter, comfort, understanding and redemptive love that no other human can provide. Of course, marriage is not always sunny. There are times of miscommunication, anger and disappointment -- all of which serve as a reminder of how sinful we can be as individuals and a couple when Christ is not at the center. I am his and he is mine.

Here's a photo recap of our relationship:

This picture was in 8th grade - last day of school. Sean really liked me and I liked him too, but he was too scared to ask me out. :)

This is that same summer on a Youth Life trip to Colorado. My birthday was on that trip and Sean gave me a really sweet card and letter. lol...Sean hates this picture. It's a high school dance -- look how short his tie is! And what's up with my makeup?!

We were so fortunate to attend college together at Mizzou!
We attended a lot of sorority parties -- this is a formal from freshman year. Sean proposed on Good Friday in '07 -- he sent me on an easter egg hunt all over Mizzou's campus, complete with a friend in an easter bunny costume. I'll post on that soon.

We both finished college a semester early -- just in time to get ready for the wedding.

We said our wedding vows on March 15, 2008. The whole day was so wonderful!

We honeymooned in Mexico

We lived in Branson for a short time before moving back to Columbia so I could attend grad school.

Visited Chicago for our 1st anniversary

Had a great week together out at Sean's family cabin in Colorado.

I finished graduate school

Went to Aruba last summer -- so beautiful!

We moved to Razorback Country for Sean to complete his masters in athletic training.

and we added Wyatt to our family!

That brings us to today -- we have no idea where we will be in a little over a year and are so excited to see what the coming year will bring. God has been so faithful in our marriage that it's almost overwhelming. What an awesome God He is! Our marriage is also supported by a great network of family and friends and we are ever so grateful for that. Looking forward to many more years to come with my sweetheart.


  1. Aww - this post makes me so happy! Congratulations Sean and Nicole!
    P.S. the dress in your graduation picture is super cute!

  2. I cannot believe it has already been 3 years. Love you both!

  3. I love that the 8th grade photo is all cut up. So typical middle school. This is a really sweet post, and I learned some new things about you two!

  4. so sweet!!!!! happy anniversary guys!!!!!

  5. Happy Anniversary! (Sorry I've been a total blog stalker for a while now ... I love your sewing tutorials!)

  6. I haven't checked your blog in so long! Great idea to go back through your relationship in pictures. So fun to see. Can't wait to see you both again.