This Thanksgiving we have extra reason to be thankful because five years ago today we were married! Of course we weren't married on Thanksgiving, but it's fun every few years to share our anniversary with such a fitting holiday. Here we are exiting the Manti Temple and first presenting ourselves to the world as Mr. and Mrs. Orton. So young, happy and full of optimism for our life ahead.
Today we're not quite as young, still happy and even more optimistic of what is to come. We've both added some meat on our bones (me moreso than Matt) but have gained so much more than that, namely some unforgettable experiences and our own little 25-pound "turkey". :-) Five years doesn't seem like that long because it's gone by so quickly, but we've got our pockets full of fun and life-changing moments to keep adding to.
Being the sweet husband he is, Matt had a dozen of assorted long stem roses waiting for me when I walked in the door from work yesterday. We celebrated by having Thanksgiving dinner with Matt's aunt and uncle in Issaquah followed by pie and games with Jen's sis Gerilyn and family in Bothell.
Oh, and I couldn't end without another photo of our little turkey himself.