As of April 2nd, Dave and I have been married 10 years! (We were high school sweethearts, though, and have actually been together closer to 17 years.)


“wedding” day at the St. Paul County Courthouse


meeting up after 3 months of Officer Candidate School in hot, muggy Pensacola, FL


From his days at boot camp, when I would make him mix CDs he probably never got to listen to (I remember putting “Trapped” by Bruce Springsteen on one — it seemed apropos to his situation)

… and mail him dozens of Hershey bars, hidden inside those stiff white-cardboard photo mailers (he shared them with his roommates) …..

to now, a decade later, with three kids and six military moves under our belts — it’s been an adventure. (Hard to believe we’re still only halfway through the military phase of the adventure.)



But he’s been worth every second and it’s been a good ride.


IMG_3495(Looking as delighted as if he just found that baby under the picnic table! If only it were that easy.)