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5 Years + A Pause

Today, Scott and I are celebrating our 5 year wedding anniversary – and 10 years of being together. The best years of my life.

It’s always fun to look back one year – two years, five years, ten years – and remember where we were then: The start of our should we move? debate, living in our 675 sq ft condo, hopeful to expand our family with a puppy or sharing a six pack on the stoop of our college-day apartments. What’s even more exciting is looking forward, discussing our ideas of what’s to come, where we’ll travel next and wondering, what will our every day look like in the coming year? In twenty years? When we’re old and gray?

Living under construction the last couple of months has been more challenging than any amount of daydreaming could’ve realized (mentally, physically, the good, the bad and every in-between), and as a gift to each other, we’ll be unplugging for one week. Pausing, recharging. Spending time together, allowing ourselves to breathe and rest and – maybe most of all – just be present. (I can’t say, think or type those words without thanking our friend, Jess.)

The contractors are thisclose to tying up every loose end, and once their last tool is loaded back into their big white van, we’ll be in the best place possible (so to speak) to hit the ground running. In the meantime, if you’ve been fighting the urge to take a little time for yourself, we encourage you to seize the day (a day of rest!) for yourselves, and we’ll be back soon – as they say, with bells on! This house has no idea what’s coming.

PS… Both the Print + Pet Shops will be open and accepting orders as usual, but please allow an extra 3-5 business days for orders to ship. If you’ve missed the boat on custom pet portraiture this holiday season, we still have 2014 Pre-Orders and Gift Certificates available! Visit the Shop to see which one is right for you.

PPS… Our wedding photos.

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  • Molly K11.8.13 - 6:16 AM

    Wow! Congratulations! My husband and I just celebrated our 5th wedding anniversary and we will have been together 10 years as of December 1st. What an adventure, right?

    Loving the renovations! If you two can make it through that you’ll make it through anything! Haha.ReplyCancel

  • Rachel11.8.13 - 7:17 AM

    Happy happy Anniversary! Hope you get some nice time to rest and recharge. Looking forward to hearing more when you are back :-)ReplyCancel

  • Hannah K.11.8.13 - 7:29 AM

    A well deserved rest! Enjoy it, you too! Can’t wait to see the completed construction!!ReplyCancel

  • Jane @ The Borrowed Abode11.8.13 - 7:56 AM

    Congrats, Kim and Scott! Enjoy your break!ReplyCancel

  • misie11.8.13 - 8:37 AM

    happiest of anniversaries guys! whoop whoop!ReplyCancel

  • Laura at RatherSquare.com11.8.13 - 10:43 AM

    What a wonderful gift to yourselves! Happy anniversary!ReplyCancel

  • Happy Anniversary!ReplyCancel

  • Happy anniversary! Enjoy your time off!ReplyCancel

  • katharina11.9.13 - 6:33 AM

    Congrats to you! Enjoy your digital detox!
    some private time is such an important thing while beeing stuck in a renovation!
    you deserve it!

    from Vienna with love,

    • Kim11.9.13 - 9:44 AM

      You all are so very sweet! Thank you for the well wishes. We can’t wait to get back at this!ReplyCancel

  • Cait11.11.13 - 8:47 AM

    Congrats on five years! We just had our five years in October. We’ve also been doing a bit of digital detox lately, and it’s been nice!ReplyCancel

  • Jodi11.11.13 - 9:00 AM

    happy, happy anniversary!!ReplyCancel

  • Helen11.13.13 - 1:10 AM

    Congrats to the best blogging couple ever. You still look the same from the wedding photos! Enjoy your highly deserved time off!ReplyCancel

  • Kim11.14.13 - 8:49 PM

    You’ve made our week :) Thank you, everyone!ReplyCancel

  • Janet8.17.16 - 6:59 PM

    New reader! Enjoying your archives. Out of curiosity, what did the both of you take in college?ReplyCancel

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