Just two (really young/wrinkle-free/selfish/innocent) kids back in 2005.




Nine years today.

We’ve been married for exactly 9 years.


As I was looking through pictures for this post (and wishing we had taken more), the tears just flowed.  Growing up, I never really worried about whether or not I’d find a husband.  It just wasn’t something that crossed my mind.  What I DID pray for was the right kind of husband.

A man that would be my head.  Someone who would lead me with compassion and gentleness.  Someone who could make me feel wanted, needed.

I distinctly remember writing these words in my prayer journal before we met.

Lord, give me someone who will humbly listen to you in all things.

And He did.

And it was (is) Travis.

He humbly listens as God directs this family forward.  And he loves me in a way like no other.


Today we leave for Park City for our third year of hosting BlendWe.  He’s always by my side, supporting these silly ideas that turn out to be grand adventures.

Nine years, three kids, two mortgage payments, ups and downs, blessings and heartache.  With a very grateful heart, I say, “MORE!! MORE!! MORE!!”

More of this good, good thing.

QUESTION:  Are you married?  If so, for how long?


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  1. We’ll have been married 9 years on the 18th. We met a little over 14 years ago not far from you thru hiking the AT:)

  2. Congratulations on 9 years! I met Mark in April of 2005, but I was with my HS sweetheart at the time. We became good friends (the best!) and he was my shoulder to cry on when I was dating college boyfriend shortly after (December 2005-2009ish) … and then I realized the best thing I could have ever asked for was sitting right next to me the whole time. We aren’t married, but there have been talks …

  3. Well, since we discovered that we were married a week apart, I guess you know my answer ;). Happy Anniversary! It is so wonderful to see the ways that God has blessed your marriage. Have a great time at Blend (wish I could be there!!!). Hope y’all get a little romance in too ;)

  4. That’s awesome – congrats! My husband and I will have been married for 9 years as well in about 6 days! I can’t believe how fast the time has gone by!

  5. Aw – congratulations guys – I can’t wait to hug you both this weekend!! :) And Kirk and I will celebrate 13 years of wonderful marriage in August, my how the time flies. I’m so glad we are both blessed with amazing husbands. :)

  6. Congrats on your 9 year anniversary :) So sweet! I love looking back at old photos. My husband and I dated for 8.5 years and just got married 5 months ago, I don’t feel like a newly-wed because we’ve been together for so long, haha.

  7. Happy Anniversary! This is such a beautiful post, and I hope the Lord blesses your day today! My husband and I have been married for almost five years, and I, too, always think, “More, More, More”! Safe travels today and I can’t wait to meet the both of you in a few days!

  8. Aww, such a sweet post! Happy Anniversary to you!! My husband and I have been married for almost 3 years (in August). I’m so grateful the Lord brought me a guy who leads well, too. We’re blessed ladies :)

  9. Hi Lindsay! I found your blog recently and I have really been enjoying your posts! This is so beautifully written. I really resonate with the way you feel and write some of the same kinds of things in my journal in the years before I met my husband :) We will celebrate 10 years of marriage in a month! I can’t believe it… The time has flown by in a blur of happiness. Congrats on your anniversary and those beautiful babies!