Friday, January 10, 2014

5 years...

Special addition of 5 on Friday… in light of our

5 Year Anniversary TODAY!




year one

We got married on January 10, 2009 and moved to Augusta, Georgia. Andrew worked with rocks and I taught (1st, 2nd and 3rd grade all within that year). In May, Andrew felt called to go to seminary and go into "full time ministry" ( as if there is another options) and started taking online classes at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. Our first year was some serious adapting to post-college life!
Honeymoon:)
Honeymoon:)




year two

2010- For the first half of year two we lived in Augusta. Then summer 2010 we moved to New Orleans (a place I said I would never live). Andrew continued his seminary at NOBTS and I started teaching 3rd grade at Luling Elementary. God really stretched us in our faith and our perspective of what it meant to have alive committed to ministry.

year three

2011… our first full year in NOLA.  As Andrew continued in school in and I in teaching we grew in our relationships, discipleship and ministry in New orleans.

year four  

2012 brought another year in NOLA.  I feel like we really hit our stride in ministry and work… and really grew to love where we worked and did ministry.  We struggled through the lost of our first child through a miscarriage and were blessed with our second pregnancy!  We also went to Disney World/Universal :).
Disney/Universal trip :)

Baby 1- Taylor

Baby 2- Bailey Drew


Gender Reveal!

Babymoon:)

year five

2013 was all about ch-ch-ch-changes!  The birth of a beautiful daughter Bailey Drew.  Andrew graduated seminary.  Left work and ministry we have become attached to for the past three years.  A move to Statesboro and new jobs.
Maternity picture:)

First picture as a family of 3


Bailey Drew!!!:)

Newborn pic:)

Graduation (BD is so excited):)


Moved to Stateboro


5 years down… many more to come :).  Wondering where the next year will bring us!
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17 comments:

  1. Happy Anniversary, 5 years is amazing :)

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  2. What a great Friday 5 idea with 5 year anniversary! Love it and ya;; are too cute! Congrats and have a FABULOUS weekend! (ps- your honeymoon looks a lot like ours! where did you go?)

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    1. We went to a resort that was just outside cancun, Mexico... It was great!!!:)

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  3. Oh my you all are such a sweet family! We experienced a miscarriage too before this sweet little blessing now (30 weeks pregnant) The Lord is good isn't He! Happy 5 wedding anniversary, God bless you all!

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    1. Yes… God is so good! Congrats in y'all's pregnancy :) Babies are such a blessing!!

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  4. Happy Anniversary! Five years is a big deal! I love that you guys did scooby doo for halloween - that is hilarious. Bailey is beautiful, enjoy your first year as a mama! I hope you guys celebrate big and have a wonderful weekend!!

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    1. Thanks… the scooby doo thing is our go to couple's costume… I think is is because my hubbie really looks like Freddie! :)

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  5. I just found your blog Happy Anniversary!! I love that you are a teacher too!!!! Your baby is adorable. We just had our 1st baby girl 7 weeks ago. What a blessing it is from God
    http://thewilliamsjourney1.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks and congrats on your sweet baby girl… aren't girls so fun!

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  6. Wow! I'm really glad to have found your blog. It isn't often that you find someone with such a parallel story in the blog world. My husband and I have been married for 10 years and our first 5 were much like yours: seminary, baby, moving, ministry, I taught school...etc. New follower--not stalker :) Happy Anniversary.

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    1. So fun to make blogging friends!!! I checked out your blog too! :)

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  7. what a fun "five" idea :) precious family by the way.
    My husband and I actually went to New Orleans after we got married on a little fun mission trip (during mardi gras too!) ahhh! lol. I sligggghtly freaked out but it was a lifetime memory for sure. I'm so excited to have found your blog and glad to be following along now! Come say hi if you get a chance, I love making new blogging buddies! Happy 5 years by the way :)

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    1. Yep, stopped by and loved it! :) Might have to follow you now! :)

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