A Valentine’s Day Montague

Oh Valentine’s Day. You come every year whether or not we want you. I’ve never been a huge fan of the Hallmark holiday because I think you should express your love daily, but it is fun to make valentine’s and celebrate with my little family. Here are a few images from the day:

Surprise from Josh:


Valentines for the teachers:

teacher valentines

Valentines for Ella’s classmates:

Ella's valentines

Me actually putting myself together a bit:

Jess V-day

Ella’s silly face at her V-Day party:

Ella V-Day Bag

Ella’s friends (man she looks small in this pictures):

Ella and school friends

My little valentines:

Ella and AJ Vday

A little more sibling love because it’s so sweet:

My big Valentine:

Jess and Josh v-ady

Cards from the kiddos (we have no idea what that sign me up part of Ella’s card means):

kids valentines

Perfect end to the night:


Five Years Later

I remember watching the sunset over the ocean from the balcony of our bungalow in Belize and talking about what we thought we’d be doing in five years.

I remember saying that┬ámy goal was to be able to fit into my wedding dress. Shortsighted much? We had no idea where we’d really be a few years later. We thought maybe we’d have some kids, maybe we’d travel a bit, move to another state or country.

Here we are, five years later.

We haven’t made a big move and there is no way I could zip up my wedding dress right now. We have however, traveled and have two beautiful, healthy babies.

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We’ve had some sad times, some mad times, some frustrating times, but more times that have been filled with love and happiness than I could have imagined on that balcony.

I still look forward to Josh coming home at the end of the day, miss him when we have to travel apart, and am 100% sure I picked the right man to spend my life with. These past five years have been pretty amazing and I’m so blessed.

I love you Josh. Happy 5th Anniversary!