Our five year wedding anniversary looks a little different for us this year...


We’re actually NOT together today. This is the first time we’ve ever been away from one another on our anniversary.

I’m over in Europe on a grand adventure on a tour with my Mom and Stephen is back in California soaking in some major introvert time holding down the fort at TréCreative. We plan on celebrating as soon as we’re back together…but in the meantime we’ll have to be content with sending each other loving text messages.

I was having a conversation with one of my best friends recently thinking back on five years of marriage. I explained to her how Stephen and I have been “together” for over TEN years now which seems crazy to me. That’s a long time to be with someone and that’s a lot of growing up and growing together because we started dating so young.

She said something back to me that was powerful and I wanted to share it with you today. She pointed out that my character, like who I am today, is in part because of the way Stephen has encouraged me and loved me in the last five years of marriage and ten years of being together.

The same goes for Stephen. Stephen wouldn’t be the person he is today without me. This is such a beautiful picture of what marriage and relationships are meant to be. A loving relationship is something that makes you grow in good ways and challenges you to grow into a better version of yourself. It’s crazy how when you live alongside someone else, it can often hold a mirror up to reveal your own flaws. It’s through this refining process of learning to love one another more and more every day that we both become better individuals.

I’m so thankful for how God has blessed us in just this short time together. Five years feels so long sometimes, but what gets us excited is we’re only getting started! To see how TréCreative has grown so far and the ways we’re able to impact people’s lives through what we do is incredible. In the last five years of marriage, as I reflect on who I am, I’ve seen a much stronger, braver, and all around better person emerge because of Stephen. And he’s seen similar growth and changes because of me. It’s the same way in our business. We grow and shape one another through everything we do.

While we may be miles apart this wedding anniversary, we are both so thankful to be doing this life forever alongside one another.