We were now ready for Ben to arrive!The above photo is the Mongold family on the first anniversary of our marriage! In our new house!After just a bit over a year in our new house it was time for the military to move us. We headed to Grotton Ct. in my 8th month of pregnancy with Kyle. Within a few weeks of relocating, Kyle was born in New London CT.And then there were two!6 months later - it was time to move again! Much to our surprise we were given orders to come back to Hampton Roads. We decided to bring our family to Larkspur Lane and Chesapeake! We could never have known then what a super place to live this would be for our family!
We move in February and in March we had another addition to our family. This time...I did not have to get pregnant - rather we headed to the SPCA and adopted Cali! Who is now as much a part of our family as any one of us!!The very next spring, Mommy decided to take on a little business venture and we purchase a pottery studio in Chesapeake! This also became another member of our family in the years to come.Two months after purchasing the pottery studio - that Ben named "The Paint Shop" in the first month of owning it! We welcomed little Will into our world!
And then there were three!
And here we are - just a few days shy of our 6 year anniversary - three kids, three houses, one dog, one pottery shop and 6 years later - celebrating the best and craziest life we could have ever thought possible! The Navy has called us to move again, and so we will graciously accept this new phase in our lives - this new adventure. We will move, bring home our little girl from china...and wait to see what life holds for us next!
Thank you Steve for working with me to create the most wonderful family and life. We have times where you carry the load and times where I bear it alone... and in the end we have a life that we lead together through thick and thin. We are a team and we make a darn good one in my mind! Thank you for our life and for your encouragement and patience and for putting up with all of the crazy things I get in my mind to do! You are a great man, a super daddy and a wonderful husband! Happy Anniversary! And here's to many more great years together!