Tuesday, July 17, 2012

The Best of Mandi & David

Today is our two year wedding anniversary! If you had asked us on our wedding day where we would be in two years, I'm not quite sure what we would have said, but it certainly wouldn't have been parents of a seven month old and just moved back in with my parents.  But if I have learned anything in these past two years, it's that marriage has the ability to bring stability into even the most unpredictable circumstances.  Every night, regardless of where we are or what the day brought us, my husband and I lay down next to each other in bed and pray.  What more can I ask for?  My grandparents celebrate their 60th anniversary next month and I can only pray that David and I will someday be that blessed.

For our anniversary, I thought it would be fun to revisit all the blog posts I've written about us, a brief run down of our "love story" in the form of blog posts, if you will.

Our Catholic Match "Success Story"

Our Engagement Story

Our Wedding Cake

Our Song

A Magical Honeymoon

Open to Life

Nostalgia for Newlywed Life

My Vocation as Wife and Mother

And some of my recent thoughts on marriage as a blessing to more than just the wedded couple...Marriage as a Gift

Happy Anniversary, Sweetheart! I know, without a doubt, that the best is yet to come!


  1. Happy Anniversary. Prayers as you and your husband continue to journey toward many more years together.

  2. Thanks for sharing these! July 16 is special to my heart because my oldest has a birthday that day and you were married on July 17! July is a fun month for you. :) I love reading stories like these.

  3. Happy anniversary!

  4. Happy Anniversary!! I don't know if I ever mentioned it, but Jon and I moved back in with my parents last summer after he graduated from Ave Maria while he was applying for jobs. We don't think we would have been able for him to get a job close to home without being here for interviews, etc. We'll say a prayer for you guys to find a job. :)

  5. Happy Anniversary! Wishing you both many more wonderful, blessed years together! :)

  6. Thanks, Justine! It's worked really well so far and David has definitely had some better luck with the job search here (I haven't really been looking for a job, but one seems to have possibly fallen into my lap too!).

  7. David and I were engaged on July 16th! I love the 16th (I was also born on a 16th, my mom's birthday is a 16th, and my parents' anniversary as well) and I would have loved to have been married that day, but for logistics reasons, a Saturday was better for all the family coming out of town. July 16th certainly is a special day!


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