August 16

A year ago today, I woke up early in Nashville, Tennessee. Bart and I spent the day driving a Budget truck with our car behind it towards Pittsburgh, the last stop before we arrived in Boston.

During the drive that day, we listened to The Hunger Games, discussed some of the logistics of moving in, and daydreamed about what life in Boston would be like.

It was also our fourth wedding anniversary.

Today is our fifth wedding anniversary. We’re back in Texas, and our family looks a little different now.

I think it looks even better.

 (Photo by Bethany Jackman)

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  • Reply TheMoncurs August 16, 2010 at 3:52 pm

    There have not been NEARLY enough Enna pictures as of late.

  • Reply heidikins August 16, 2010 at 4:00 pm

    Happy Anniversary! Happy Texas-ing! And Happy Enna-ing!


  • Reply Isabel August 16, 2010 at 4:00 pm

    Happy Anniversary you crazy kids. It's amazing what five years can do, right?!

  • Reply Lisa August 16, 2010 at 4:02 pm

    Happy Anniversary to a lovely couple, a lovely family.

  • Reply Tamsen August 16, 2010 at 4:14 pm

    Happy Anniversary!

  • Reply Carly August 16, 2010 at 4:18 pm

    So happy! I've been thinking about you making all the big moving changes and hoping that all was going well. I hope life settles down a little for the next bit! Enjoy that sweet girl 🙂

  • Reply Jess August 16, 2010 at 4:24 pm

    Happy anniversary! Your family looks WONDERFUL.

  • Reply artemisia August 16, 2010 at 4:46 pm

    Happy Anniversary! This is a very, very sweet post.

  • Reply Lexilooo August 16, 2010 at 4:47 pm

    beautiful! hope the move went well and happy anniversary to you and Bart! here's to many, many more!

  • Reply amber waves of grain August 16, 2010 at 5:01 pm

    Happy Anniversary! Enna is an adorable addition to the family!

  • Reply Packrat August 16, 2010 at 5:33 pm

    Happy anniversary and happy "mommying".

    Random nosiness: Have you found a permanent place to live, or are you going to rent and search?

  • Reply Lady Susan August 16, 2010 at 6:27 pm

    Glad you made it to Texas seemingly o.k. Very cute family picture. Happy Anniversary!

  • Reply The Food Librarian August 16, 2010 at 6:32 pm

    Happy Anniversary and best wishes to your beautiful family! – mary the food librarian

  • Reply emandtrev August 16, 2010 at 7:44 pm

    How exciting! What a year it has been for all of you. I love the picture. What a sweet family. And…may I just say that you look incredible?!

  • Reply Marie August 16, 2010 at 7:51 pm

    So sweet. Have a great day!

  • Reply Peaceful Reader August 16, 2010 at 7:58 pm

    Happy Anniversary! Life is filled with miracles.

  • Reply Elsha August 16, 2010 at 8:31 pm

    Happy anniversary! Beautiful family picture.

  • Reply Jenny August 16, 2010 at 9:25 pm

    Five years looks GREAT on all of you!

  • Reply Brianna Soloski August 16, 2010 at 11:17 pm

    Happy Anniversary. Today's my birthday so I think it's a great day!

  • Reply The Liddells August 17, 2010 at 1:41 am

    Happy Anniversary!

  • Reply Mrs. Doolittle August 17, 2010 at 1:50 am

    Wishing you a wonderful anniversary and many more. What a lovely family picture. Glad to see that your husband arrived safely.

  • Reply ~Jill~ August 17, 2010 at 1:51 am

    I think it looks amazingly awesome! Happy for you!

  • Reply Mia August 17, 2010 at 2:15 am

    Welcome back to Texas! People don't seem to leave this state for long. Hope the little one enjoyed her short stay in Boston.

  • Reply Sara August 17, 2010 at 2:52 pm

    Happy happy happy anniversary! Congrats on 5 years! Your family is gorgeous!

  • Reply Hawke August 17, 2010 at 3:58 pm

    Happy Anniversary to you both! I love to see you guys with your sweet baby. You look great Janssen!

  • Reply Kim August 17, 2010 at 5:08 pm

    I don't think I realized you lived out in Nashville! Shoot, too bad I didn't know you then, it would have been fun to meet 🙂

    How is Texas, are you enjoying it? I can imagine it's pretty hot out there right now.

    Love the family picture – sooo cute!! And you are back to being as tiny as ever 😉

  • Reply Chrissie August 17, 2010 at 6:04 pm

    Such a sweet post and picture. Hope you guys had a wonderful anniversary and are enjoying your time back in Texas. Looking forward to hearing more!

  • Reply hollyhs August 19, 2010 at 6:00 am

    cute pic! happy anniversary. love the longhorns binkie! 🙂

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