i married him in a garden 15 years ago today. he vowed to love “us”…all four of us, savannah, madison, emily & me…forever. he truly has been a visible, tangible, example of jesus in our family. he loves selflessly. he is never in a bad mood. he’s never raised his voice at me. in fact, if he’s ever been mad with me i never knew about. he lays down his life & his desires so many times…many times without the girls even knowing it, so they may be blessed. he adopted the three older girls & we had little caroline. i am thankful every single day for dan.

today is a busy day with a load of busy days to follow ( meaning i’ll probably be a tad mia)  but i wanted to share this quickie little flipogram of some favorite heavenly days.

often times at the ending of an email i’ll close with a line from an old led zeppelin song, hence the title to today’s post. so to my dan, i love you more today than i did on that beautiful spring day in the garden 15 years ago….and i will love you even more 15 years from today.

another thing i thought some of you might enjoy…the image below is of dan & gregg~the day i married gregg~



if you’re new around here & wonder about the back story-for a few links about our story, you can go here.




April 3, 2014 - 4:18 pm

Maria - Happy Anniversary! I hope it’s wonderful. What a beautiful story, for a beautiful family.

April 3, 2014 - 4:57 pm

Kim from 3 peanuts - Happy Happy day! Y’all are so cute and I love how much you both seem to love one another.

April 3, 2014 - 5:49 pm

Jamie Harris - So beautiful and so touching … Happy Anniversary. Thank you for sharing your stories and your photos.

April 3, 2014 - 8:50 pm

Cathy G. - So beautiful!! I think one of the reasons i’m so drawn to you and your blog is because I lost my dad when I was only 7….my mom remarried when I was 10 and I hardly talked to her husband and he didn’t talk to me…so sad…. … I will admit I was a brat and angry …so I was not so pleasant but….they started a life and really didn’t have room for me…..I was left alone a lot…….I sat in front of the tv and watched The Brady Bunch wishing I was in that family…… all that to say how wonderful for your girls!!!! My family wasn’t christian or actually didn’t believe anything…I still prayed every night for a family someday …..a loving husband and a good daddy for my kids……..I accepted the Lord when I was 19….got married at 21 and am still married almost 33 years later….with 3 kids!!! Anyways…I just love your “LOVE” story for your family……..Congrats to you and Dan!!!! Hope you go out for a special date!!! Have fun!!!!

April 3, 2014 - 9:12 pm

louise - Happy anniversary.

April 4, 2014 - 10:03 am

Linsey @ Bravehearted Beauty - Your story never EVER gets old. I love it every time and every way that you share it. xo

April 4, 2014 - 10:51 am

DeLinda H - Happy Anniversary! Beautiful pictures of a beautiful family!

April 4, 2014 - 12:41 pm

Jennifer - That is a beautiful story. You are truly blessed! Happy Anniversary. I could not agree with you more about making sure you spend time with your husband, they need it more than you think they do. I love your post, thank you for sharing you life!


April 4, 2014 - 2:37 pm

Donna - Happy Anniversary! Your story is touching & beautiful. Your Dan sounds so much like my husband. Enjoyed those pics & you guys are an adorable couple! 🙂

April 4, 2014 - 4:44 pm

Natalie - Beautiful! What a testament to God’s faithfulness to us… thankful for Dan in your life and your girls’ lives too! I know Proverbs 31 tells us that a wife of noble character is hard to find and worth more than rubies but a faithful and unconditionally loving husband… well, he must be worth more than college football season, March Madness, and the Masters week combined! 🙂 Love ya’ll! Happy Anniversary!

April 4, 2014 - 5:00 pm

Jackie - Happy Anniversary, Paige!!
What an amazing story you two have…may each year bring even more love and appreciation between you.
My Kevin and Dan seem like two peas in a pod…we’re blessed girls, aren’t we?! 🙂

April 4, 2014 - 6:25 pm

Bobbi - Happy Anniversary! Lovely photos! Thanks for sharing!

April 4, 2014 - 9:29 pm

Susan W - One word

April 5, 2014 - 7:41 am

tara - Happy Anniversary!
Every time I read your story, I’m overwhelmed.
Such goodness. Such grace. Such love.
Such care from the Father to you and him and those girls.

April 5, 2014 - 10:36 am

patty - so sweet.
happy anniversary!
looking forward to meeting you next week!
safe travels~

April 7, 2014 - 9:36 am

Christina - Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful story. What a great Flip. Happiest of Anniversaries to you and your family!

April 7, 2014 - 1:13 pm

giosmama2626 - My most favorite love story! You two are amazing. Love your story.

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