Twelve years ago today, I married the love of my life. It’s a little dizzying, thinking about everything that we have been through in 12 years of marriage.

  • We’ve moved five times.
  • Lived in 3 different states.
  • We’ve lived through times plenty and times of just scraping by
  • Celebrated five babies.
  • Mourned the loss of one of those baby’s in a miscarriage.
  • We were foster parents to three wonderful kiddos who will always hold a piece of my heart.
  • We endured the pain of the news about Annabelle’s heart.
  • And we fought together with our daughter for her life.

We’ve had tons of celebrations, and had tons of times were we probably just wanted to strangle each other. I think that is pretty typical of EVERY couple.

But we’ve endured. We’ve laughed in spite of our pain. We’ve loved in spite of our fear.

We’re having a low-key day in celebration. I LOVE having kiddos who are starting to get older. They surprised us with “breakfast-in-bed” which was (cold) waffles, syrup, and milk, and homemade cards from each of them. It meant more to us than all the grand breakfast buffet’s in the world.

We skipped church this morning. Not our best moment, but church is during Annabelle’s feeding time, and since I slept in an hour (till 7 instead of 6!) I couldn’t feed her early like I usually do. So, we sang praise and worship music together, read a chapter in the Bible, and the girls did a Karalynn sponsored Sunday School activity. (They made crosses out of popcycle sticks.)

We HOPE to go to dinner tonight withOUT our kids for the first time in a LONG time. It’s the first time leaving Annabelle with a family member though, so we are playing this by ear at the moment. If I’m even the slightlest bit worried about Annabelle, we’ll stay home and just veg out here.

That said…

In Denver for our 10th Anniversary!

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY, my sweet, wonderful, handsome, cute, lovable, goofy, sexy, awesome, weight-losing, hardworking, lawn-mowing, trash-taker-care-off-er, great kisser, daddy-of-my-children, HUSBAND, Scott Phillips!

(Note: The above is an inside joke… that I will explain. Scott and I met online in a chat-room, back when chat-rooms were still half-way cool. Like, the You’ve Got Mail days. Anyway, whenever we would write “snail mail” to each other, we’d end the letter with, Sincerely, your ______ and we’d try to write all the things we want to be to the other. It came like a competition of who could include the longest, silliest letter ending. We continued it occasionally after we got married… but it’s been a while. Sorry for the slight PG-13-ish part! HA!)



  1. Have a wonderful anniversary and thanks for sharing your wedding pic 🙂

  2. Happy Anniversary, Krista and Scott. You deserve a peaceful day to celebrate!

  3. I love the wedding picture! Happy Anniversary.

  4. Happy Anniversary, Krista and Scott. What thoughtful girls you have. Also, loved the wedding pic, too.

  5. Happy anniversary, Krista and Scott. 🙂 May you have many many many many more!!! 😀

  6. Ah! What a lovely post! Happy Anniversary Scott and Krista!! May you many, many more!!

  7. Happy anniversary! Love seeing the wedding pic. =)

  8. Happy Anniversary! Hope it works out that you two can slip away for a few, you've certainly earned that privilege!

  9. I LOVED hanging with you two in Denver and think you're such a special couple. Congrats on 12 years!!! That's awesome. I hope you have a lovely day together. 🙂

  10. Happy Anniversary, Krista…I think the last year and a half count as dog years(in an upbeat way of course!), so it's your TWENTY=THIRD anniversary, really.

  11. To quote a well known song…Your love amazes me! To each other, to your family, to kids who needed you,to other families at the hospital you have come in contact with, and to others you have yet to meet but through your blog you have touched their lives…you have blessed us all! You are a rare gem in a world filled with rocks, I know you make your family proud! Happy Anniversery!!!!!

  12. Happy happy Anniversary….and many more!

  13. Happy Happy Anniversary! May God continue to bless you with love, strength, faith and hope. Krista, you made Scott very happy 12 yrs. ago and I can still hear him singing the song he wrote for you. You are a rose among the thorns! Love to you both from us!

  14. Happy anniversary! Hope you got to go out on that date! 🙂

  15. Aw!! Happy Anniversary! 🙂 Hope your day was super special

  16. One of my college friends baby born Sept 14th has Double inlet left ventricle. He is in need of prayers. He has a facebook page. His name is Drake Barlow.

  17. Congrats and Happy Anniversary!!! Wish I were there to help watch the kiddos and Annabelle too!!! Be blessed and ENJOY!!!

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