Wednesday, September 7, 2016


post by casey.

well...I'd normally go on and on and onnnnnn about my love for Jacob. Cause there's a lot to be said on the subject of my love for that man.

BUT I got puked on a few times this morning by Theo. I managed to get locked out of the house with my 2 eldest children...while Rocky was IN the house. And then Jacob came home puking from work. We're all alive and well. It's been a day. And I'm tired. 

BUT I did find the most magical wedding video - my nephew, Peyton, captured this and I will FOREVER and EVER, grateful to have this:) I knew it existed but then I remembered it and now it's 1AM...but I FOUND IT!!!! And so I've watched it and cried to it more times than I can count. Cause it's really all my feelings in movie-form;) 
have I shared it before!? I feel like I may apologies - nah;).

i definitely feel like every day...I'm starting over. Trying to be a better mom to my kids. Better human to other humans. And a better partner to my husband. And what makes me keep trying, is knowing that Jacob is always there...rooting me on, giving me shit, lifting me up:)

i'm married to a man who saves me every day. And I don't know if I'll ever understand how...but he insists that I save him right back.

happy anniversary, my heart.  

made by Jacob's amazing Aunt Becky:):)

we were married in La Crosse, WI. We walked from the hotel...past the restaurant - Piggy's - that we would later have dinner our ceremony site - The Pump House.

if I have done my math correctly...there were only 25 people in attendance. 
All, except 5, were immediate family:)

my youngest sister, Mallory, was ordained online and married us!:)

jacob's friend, Logan, played guitar for the ceremony:)

Why Marriage by Mari Nichols-Haining - read by Courtney

Because to the depths of me, I long to love one person,
With all my heart, my soul, my mind, my body...
Because I need a forever friend to trust with the intimacies of me,
Who won't hold them against me,
Who loves me when I'm unlikable,
Who sees the small child in me, and
Who looks for the divine potential of me...
Because I need to cuddle in the warmth of the night
With someone who thanks God for me,
With someone I feel blessed to hold...
Because marriage means opportunity
To grow in love in friendship...
Because marriage is a discipline
To be added to a list of achievements...
Because marriages do not fail, people fail
When they enter into marriage
Expecting another to make them whole...
Because, knowing this,
I promise myself to take full responsibility
For my spiritual, mental and physical wholeness
I create me, I take half of the responsibility for my marriage
Together we create our marriage...
Because of this understanding
The possibilities are limitless.

the reception was at my parents land, in our hometown:)

this will never get old and I'm not sure why I haven't made this my screen saver!?;)


  1. Love everything about this post! Happy Anniversay!!! Love you guys!!!

  2. Best wedding EVER! The love was palpable. Seeing this again has brought tears to my eyes,you guys really embody the definition of marriage. Which you get from your parents. You just get it. So young,so wise. Love you much!