All Because Two People Fell in Love

This weekend is my 13th wedding anniversary. Some say that 13 is unlucky, but it's my hubby's favorite number. So I'm holding out for the best year ever!

With my anniversary approaching, our past, present, and future has been on my mind. I started going through our photo albums - both scrapbooks and everything digital. It's been fun to reminisce, to see how much we've grown (both in numbers, spiritually, and personally). I wanted to put together a brief photo collage - just one or two pictures of our family from each year. I'm such a visual person. This is what happens when two people fall in love . . . I can't wait to see what the next 13 years bring!

August 20th, 1998
I married my very best friend, John Ferguson.
He makes me laugh, curls up with me when I cry, and loves me perfectly.

Christmas 1999
Our first child, Isaac, was born in August.
He was such a happy little guy and made us into a real family.

August 2000
Isaac turns 1 year old!

Fast Forward to Fall 2003
I don't have my pictures scanned for the years between.  =)
Isaac (3) and his sister MJ (2) playing together at the Pumpkin Patch.
This was one year after Isaac was diagnosed with autism. I was so grateful he had MJ, his very best friend and favorite person to play with.

 August 2004
We welcomed another little boy to the Ferguson Clan - Rob!

Rob (2 weeks), Isaac (5) and MJ (3)
Isaac graduated preschool and started Kindergarten. 
MJ started preschool.
Mom and Dad stressed, but kept up their weekly date nights!

A trip to Washington coast for a week as an anniversary trip . . . 
and lots of fun museum visits with the munchkins!
Isaac (6), MJ (4),  and Rob (1)


Isaac (7) and Mom at the zoo.

MJ's Preschool graduation.
MJ (5) and Rob (2)
One December 27th, we buckled up and moved to Kansas!


Our last little girl, Anna, was born in February.

Anna (hours old), Rob (2), Isaac (7), and MJ (6)

Isaac's baptism (with Aunt Lindsey).
Isaac (8), MJ (7), Rob (3), and Anna (1)

Our first 5K together as a family (with Jill Hessler & her son).


MJ's baptism on January 23rd
Isaac (9), MJ (8), Rob (4), Anna (2)

 Isaac (10) and MJ (8)

Rob (5) and Anna (2)


We *heart* Special Olympics!
Isaac (11)

First Daddy-Daughter Dance
MJ (9) and Dad

Rob's Kindergarten Hoe Down (gotta love Kansas!)
Anna (3) and Rob (5)


Isaac (then 11 - just turned 12!)

MJ (10)
 Rob (then 6 - just turned 7!) and Anna (4) at the Primary Talent Show

So many gorgeous, wonderful blessings. 
All because two people fell in love . . .

Happy 13th Anniversary, Sweetie!

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Tristi Pinkston said...

This is so great - thanks for sharing these memories! Happy anniversary!

RaShelle Workman said...

The pics are Fabulous, Danyelle!! I love the last one - of you and your husband - super cute. =D Happy anniversary.

Rebecca Talley said...

LOVE this!! Happy Anniversary! You look very happy!

Donna K. Weaver said...

I love all the pictures. Happy Anniversary!

Your husband looks SO familiar to me.

Danyelle Ferguson said...

Hey Donna - you've probably met him at Storymakers. =) I saw you live in Orem. We used to live there too. Maybe you guys knew each other then???

Joan Sowards said...

Happy anniversary, Danyelle and John!

Christine said...

SWEET! I love seeing you guys and the kids as the years progressed. Happy Anniversary!!

kbrebes said...

Wonderful! Brought tears to my eyes!

No and Jen said...

This is so sweet!! I will be getting married in December.. Can't wait. I'm so excited and I hope our life is as blessed as you and your husband! Congrats on choosing to love one another daily! :)