JAKE AND I HAVE BEEN MARRIED FOR FOUR YEARS! (here's a fact- first anniversary we have had where I am not pregnant.) What?! I know. Crazy. And what an eventful four years it has been. But before I get into that, I am going to share all about how we celebrated!
So for our actual anniversary we were in GA at the Merrill Family Reunion which was so fun. On the 8th (the actual day) my brothers rented a boat and jet ski so we spent a lot of time doing that. Also, I took a nap. Probably my favorite part of the day. The boat and jet ski, not as much. I am terrified of water. Like oh geez I am going to drown just by being too close to the water terrified. The only thing that scares me more- deer. But more on that later I am sure. A rant about that has happened once or twice. Anyways. So the boat was great. Mikey fell asleep on my shoulder and it was wonderful. He never does that anymore and it is so sweet when he does. The tube behind the boat- terrifying. I only went on it because Jake asked me to but now I am done with those, probably forever. The jet ski was scary but so fun. Jake is not a great driver on it but I'm sure with some practice he would be great. I, however, am not planning on ever learning how to drive one.
Since we were traveling on our anniversary and Mother's Day, Jake said that we were just going to move the celebrations back a week. Which is pretty exciting. So last night, Abby babysat the boys- we took Natalie, yay for her first anniversary celebration!- and we went to WingShak in American Fork which is so good. Oh man, they have these hot parmesan wings and my mouth has pretty much been watering for them since I finished. They are incredible! If you haven't tried them, do it now. Seriously. You'll be a better person for it. ;) After the delightful dinner we went and saw The Amazing Spider-man 2. It was so good. I cried. Twice I think. But still, amazing! (haha, get it? Punny pun pun!) Then of course, we stopped at Walmart because we always have a list a mile long of errands we need to do. But it was such a fun night! It was relaxed and a total throwback to when we were dating/engaged- except last night I was nursing a baby a lot, that didn't happen while we were dating. :D
Okay. Here is going to be a highlight list of the last four years. Ready? Well probably more like the last 5 but still. And we are off!
September 2009- we met at work at BYU. I thought he looked familiar, he was excited because the new girl was pretty (that was me!)
October- he sent me a package for my birthday. I had been trying to get him to come to my party but he wouldn't. I remember getting home from class and my roommate Annie was totally freaking out because there was the package- She had spent the better part of the last two months trying to convince me Jake was interested in me.
November- we started dating. He took me grocery shopping and to the Pizza Factory. I said something stupid about the wall looking like a topping-less pizza when I realized that he was hoping it was a date. Awesome.
December- I went to Hawaii to meet his family. :D
January 2010- he proposed- on my mom's birthday. It was very sweet and special. And I was completely floored. He told me that he couldn't get the ring for at least another month and then later that week, he proposed. What!?
February- He went to Alberta to meet my family. Well, he has already met my dad.
May- we got married! In the Provo Temple. We had three receptions- ridiculous, by the way. One in Alberta, one in Utah, and one in Hawaii
June- Jake started a new job- it was sad to no longer work with him but it was okay because I got to LIVE with him. :)
August- we went to Disney World for our honeymoon. 12 days of wonderful. I loved it there- minus all the humidity- blech.
December- Our first Christmas. Plus we found out were expecting our first baby!
March/April- (I can't remember for sure) We found out it was a BOY! And on the way home from the ultrasound I said, Jake we are going to name him Michael Ma`iola after you and his grandpas. Jake looked a little surprised but I stuck to it and that's what we got!
May- one year. it was seriously exciting. But don't ask me what we did, I have no idea.
August- Mikey was born. 39 weeks and one day. It was the best and most terrifying experience I had had up to that point in my life.
November- went to GA for thanksgiving to see Jeff and Whitney. That was pretty fun. Mikey was so little and I remember it being so hard to have baby but now looking back, I think I was crazy. Mikey was such a good baby and so easy. (unlike his sister. geez man)
December- we went to Hawaii for Christmas and to see Jake's brother get home from his mission. Gideon told us that Christmas that when he left on his mission we weren't even dating yet and when he got home we already had a baby. haha. We're awesome like that.
April- I started my internship at the Springville Museum of Art. And I found out I was pregnant again. And we were so excited, but also kind of tired.
May- Two years. :D
August- we walked for graduation! It was so exciting to get to check that off my life goals. I know that sounds silly but man, it was pretty great. We had so much family here because James was getting married so the Merrill's came and Gideon was getting married so the Logan's came.
September- went to MO for my grandpa's funeral which was so sad but it was so nice to get to see some many of my family. Also, it was really sweet to get to tell people we were naming our baby Adam (my mom's maiden name was Adams and it was her dad that passed away so the name seemed more special somehow)
October- Jake started his new job at Moki Networks LLC, which later became MCubed Labs. His first big kid job. We were so proud.
December- Jake finished at BYU. And Adam was born! December 29 at 4:08a. 41 weeks prego. Our little Adam Poki`i. (I use the word little as an ironic twist) Also, we had a Logan Family Christmas- Utah edition. It was so fun but honestly, I was miserable because I was 40 weeks pregnant on Dec 22 and Adam wasn't born until the 29th.
April- I officially graduated from BYU- BA in Art History. :D
May- went to Calgary. It was so great to take my boys to Canada! Celebrated three years! Wahoo!
June- went to Ward Camp in Hawaii. Oh yeah, I also found out I was pregnant. Again. I already knew though, it just became official because I peed on a stick.
September- we bought a house and moved. What! I know, who does that so young? Turns out, we do. Crazy. Also we found out Logan #3 was a girl! And oh man, did we ever have a hard time picking her name. Geez. We went through Haley, Isabell, Natalie, Emma, Isabell again, Ryley, Skylee, Paige, and then finally landed on Natalie Paige. It was tough.
January 2014- Natalie graced us with her presence. 39 weeks and a day. Natalie Paige Kapilialoha. She came out screaming and has pretty much not stopped in the last 4 months. (oh, so Ma`iola (mikey's middle name) is a blessing of generous posterity, Poki`i means beloved brother, and Kapilialoha means daughter of many nations- just an fyi) My dad and step mom stayed here while I was at the hospital which was wonderful. Because then Jake got to stay at the hospital the whole time.
March- Jake lost his job because the company wasn't doing well. BUT! No fear! He got a new one in two weeks. Way to go babe!
April- Started at AndSeven. Plus we went to St George for training. It was delightful.
May- went to GA for a family reunion. Celebrated 4 years. Go us!
We have had a great few years with lots of ups and downs and so many new experiences, honestly, most days I feel like it's been enough to last us a lifetime. But I know that we have many more to come.
What a great life!
Thanks for reading!