Friday, September 9, 2011

5 Years

We've been married for 5 whole years! Can you believe that?  Wow, I mean, Wow.

I woke up this morning and everything seemed normal.  I looked and looked but everything seemed the same as yesterday. hmmm... I was certain that something would have changed.  Come on, this is 5 years we're talking about.  Then I thought about it and it hit me.  Something had changed.  Tyler and I.  We had changed! I just can't explain it, I love him so much more than I did 5 years ago. We have grown and learned so much. It has been so much fun.  

Take a look at this picture... Aren't we just adorable?  So young, so beautiful.  {sigh}  
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I love Tyler's smile in this one... so happy.  He is one seriously handsome guy, if I do say so myself. 

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I was 19 when I got married.  19 freakin years old!  That is young, very young.  Too young to be getting married, at least that's what everyone told me.  But you know me and my hard head.  I knew what I was supposed to do.  I knew how to follow the spirit.  I knew that Tyler Payne was "The One".  What a leap of faith.  More like a free-fall.  


As we were making the drive from Georgia back to Texas yesterday Tyler and I listened to one of those ibook thingys.  It was, "Men are from Mars and Women are from Venus". It was incredible!  That guy was so spot on.  Tyler and I laughed the whole time.  And there was a whole lot of "Yes, yes! That is it! That is exactly what you do!", "Do you really think like that?", and, "Really, that is all you need from me?".  Haha.  It was a great time.  


Tyler and I haven't had the perfect marriage. I don't think that exists.  We've yelled at each other, and we've said bad words. I think that's a given when you marry a 19 year old that think she knows everything. This past year hasn't been easy.  It's been a rough one.  But, we're still cruising along and learning to enjoy the ride. I am so proud to be Mrs. Tyler Payne.  I am so glad that I entered the Houston Temple and on the morning of September 9, 2006 knelt over that alter, looked into my best friends eyes and said, YES!

This morning we took our girls on a long bike ride.  We had so much fun. Maggie held on to her apple for the whole ride and Rachel kept poking her head out of the wind protector thing, her pigtails were going crazy!  Tyler and I kept smiling over at each other .  It was a perfect morning, as perfect as it was 5 years ago. Life has changed, and it is so much better.

Happy 5 years! 

5 comments:

Nathan and Holly Larson said...

Oh my gosh! How wonderful!! :) Happy Anniversary!! You guys seriously are adorable! Congrats congrats on the beautiful life you've created together!!

Sutherland Family said...

Oh my. Happy Anniversary!! Your post made me cry...did you mean to do that?! Isn't growth fun? It really is okay in hindsight :). I sure love you guys. And I love your learning you share with me.

Britney said...

Happy anniversary! I was 19 when I got married, and now I think that's so young! But I knew what I was doing, and I would do everything the same all over again!

Heather said...

Happy Anniversary to you guys!! I laughed at the part about the book you guys listened to, because it reminded me of the time that Ryan and I came over for pizza at your place before we were married. You guys told us some ways that marriage really was and how guys and girls want very different things when it comes to showing affection. We laughed and thought,"No way, it won't be like that." Now 2 years later, I can't tell you how many times we've laughed and said "Tyler and Jessica were right." You guys are an amazing couple and you have such a great family! Congratulations on 5 years!!

Mary Anne said...

Happy Anniversary! You guys are so cute together. Loved this post!