Today Christopher and I celebrate 12 years of marriage. It has been an exciting ride! The Lord has blessed us with 6 beautiful children, and a 7th coming in just under two months. Together, we worked hard to purchase our 1st home (which will be ours after 355 more payments *wink*). We have learned things about one another (Christopher likes mariachi music, no joke!), and have grown to appreciate the things that are different in our tastes (I'm a homebody). We have worked through some difficult times, seen next to nothing in our checking account, lost loved ones, and travelled some bitter months when we couldn't seem to speak the same language regardless of the topic! However, we are still madly in love with one another, and continually marvel that it really wasn't just yesterday that we took our vows. God has been gracious to us, giving us the opportunity to embrace our romance through thick and thin; and the din of children's voices arguing over who is going to surprise us more with their version of anniversary bliss.