Ryan & I

If you would have asked me five years ago where I would be now, I could never have dreamed how wonderful my life would be. I was starting my senior year at the University of Wisconsin – Madison and had just started dating Ryan, who recently moved from Madison to New Berlin. We kept dating despite his move, which turned out to be the best decision in my life.

 

First Family Picnic

Ryan and I celebrated our three-year wedding anniversary (September 6, 2011) with a weekend full of adventures. We took Mylo on his first picnic at Weborg Point in Peninsula State Park. Even though it was Labor Day Weekend, we were still able to find a peaceful, private spot under some trees. Regardless of the fact that our picnic ended up getting rained out, we really enjoyed some special family time.

First Swing

First Swing

 

In addition to his first picnic, Mylo went for his first swing. Ryan and I got him a swing for his baptism and we happily strung it around the large, old maple tree in our backyard.  Mylo liked swinging and hated to stop.

After becoming members of and having Mylo baptized at the Ephraim Moravian Church on August 28, 2011 – almost three years after we were married there, I feel more in love now than I was on our wedding day – something I thought impossible. Nothing compares to the joy of being a wife and mother.

 

Looking Towards the Future on Our Wedding Day

I can’t imagine my life without Mylo, whom I wouldn’t have without my wonderfully fantastic husband, Ryan.

Looking back, I realize there was always something pushing me in the right direction. It’s like the pastor said to us during a service at the St. John USVI Moravian Church on our honeymoon, “you are where you’re supposed to be.” I know that Door County is where we were meant to be because God reminds me everyday how truly blessed I am by my amazing family.

These past three years have brought me unsurpassed happiness and I look forward to years yet to unfurl with hope that the love and adoration I feel for my family today will continue to grow exponentially!