Today is the day.  Five years of having the BEST. WIFE. EVER.  Thank you so much for everything, Mel–I love you so much!

We’re still amazed at how quickly the time has gone.  It seems like we were getting married a few months ago, but at the same time, it’s been forever.  We couldn’t be any happier, and are thrilled looking forward to the next five years!


Check out that rad shirt.  “With bump. Not plump.”  Mel was worried about the awkward “is she pregnant, is she not” stage… and one of our brides, upon hearing about her worries was absolutely fantastic and ran out right away and got this shirt for her!  Thank you so much, Claire!

We’ve got multiple requests for a belly shot.  Here you go.  Me, poking [insert yet-to-be-determined-awesome-name here].



On another note–we have a ton of thank you’s to send out!  All of the comments you leave on our blog are wonderful, and greatly, greatly appreciated.  It really does make our day to hear from everybody out there, and we are over the moon thankful to all of you.  To show our maximum thankfulnessocity*, we’ve got several $10 iTunes gift certificates going out, today.  And many more to come…  Here goes:

*thankfulnessocity (n.) feeling or expressing gratitude; usually accompanied by the level of that gratitude, ranging from “minimal thankfulnessocity” all the way up to “maximum thankfulnessocity”


  1. Dustin on July 26, 2008 at 6:26 pm

    I FEEL SO MUCH PRESSURE TO BE THE FIRST TO COMMENT! very cute! you guys are awesome,but my pizza storage area is bigger than yours.

  2. mel on July 26, 2008 at 6:31 pm

    hahaha! Thanks Dustin but I have to tell you, you’d be absolutely shocked at the capacity of Sean’s pizza storage! :o)

  3. sean on July 26, 2008 at 6:32 pm

    haha–it’s more of a pizza disposing unit than a pizza storage unit. I’m absolutely ridiculously thin for the amount of pizza I pack away. Now I’m hungry. Off to get pizza!

  4. Katie Torres on July 26, 2008 at 7:06 pm

    You look GORGEOUS Mel! We are so happy for you both. Thanks for the pics…that is always fun to see.

  5. mary crow on July 26, 2008 at 8:39 pm

    I would like to adopt you two!
    Happy Anniversary!

  6. Becka (Studio222 Photography) on July 26, 2008 at 10:06 pm

    That shirt is so adorable! Congrats you two! Ps. SHE IS GORGEOUS!

  7. adrian hitt on July 26, 2008 at 10:24 pm

    happy 5 years together guys! CUTE shirt and pics!

  8. Audrey Phillips on July 26, 2008 at 10:27 pm

    Happy Anniversary you guys!!! That shirt is rockin’ and you guys look so cute.

  9. Mel Watson on July 27, 2008 at 12:34 am

    Love the new pictures guys… Mel you look radiant… Sean you look radie… I mean tuff! ;) Seriously guys… you are too cute. Happy Fiveyearaversary! You are two of the most wonderful people we know. :)

    PS: Sean you do have retarded pizza consuming capabilities… scientists should study you… then make diet pills out of you.

  10. Bradford Watson on July 27, 2008 at 12:35 am

    Holy cow!! That’s two fine pics you got there partner! I’m jealous Mel 2 got to visit with you all a few months back! January has been too far away. Thanks for the iTunes gift certificate!

  11. K. Crafton on July 27, 2008 at 8:24 am

    Happy Anniversary!!!!

  12. Claire C on July 27, 2008 at 8:33 am

    What an exciting week! You two look absolutely stunning. That’s one lucky little baby boy in there! Look forward to hanging out again soon!

  13. esm on July 27, 2008 at 9:40 am

    After having searched high and low I have discovered that there are no words that express my joy regarding the last two posts. Hope you don’t get tired of hearing how much I love you both and, now, how much I love you three. What wonderful times these are!

  14. Jennifer on July 27, 2008 at 10:26 am

    LOVE the pictures – you two are just way cute! Can’t wait to see that precious baby!

  15. DoDaDay on July 27, 2008 at 10:27 am

    May I direct your attention to the Baby Boy, Ladies & Gentlemen! What sort of parents did the wee one pick. Daddy Sean’s IQ reported as 165 on a bad day when he wasn’t paying attention. From time spent with the two___There are indications that Mel’s may be even higher. So much for the brains department. Now then, Mel’s a gifted artist and Sean ain’t bad. Children gravitate to Mel’s magnetic charm & Sean is willing to follow her lead on what to do with “them”. Sean’s musical prowess goes beyond a talent that few comprehend. Both are pretty, cute, attractive, handsome, stunning, and other adjectives found in Roget’s Thesaurus. Neither of them are football players (that’s good) chew tobacco, drink, spit, or swear (not much)! Both have an incredible eye for beauty symmetry, color, lighting, setting, eclecticness, the unusual, the daring, exploring the unexplored,
    superb quality. Both are acutely aware of the rapid passage of time and respect every second. Both have an obvious spiritual fragrance and believe in God…Big time. Both know what’s really important in life and eschew anything remotely resembling pettiness. So, Baby Boy…congrats!!!
    YOU picked some “rompin-stompin” cool care givers as home companions & The Best Mema & Doda you could possibly choose__to fill in any voids not covered or mentioned above.

  16. Rebecca Schlieman on July 27, 2008 at 10:48 am

    Happy Anniversary!! And seriously, the shirt is awesome! Though I don’t think Mel has anything to worry about – she’s a beautiful pregnant lady! Congrats on 5 years! And all the best for the next 5 and beyond!

  17. mel on July 27, 2008 at 10:51 am

    Thanks Katie! :o) Hopefully we’ll make it down your way to see you and Chris soon! Aw – Mary – we could be up for adoption! ;o) We come with a few grandparents and a very protective uncle but we could always use one more! Thanks so much Becka and Adrian! Hey Audrey! Hope you and Ben are doing great! Thanks Mel! You and the Bradford are pretty great too. :o) and Brad- we way miss you! You should come visit! Thanks Kate! Looking forward to our road tripping this afternoon! Hey Claire! Thanks so much again for the shirt! Can’t wait to see you guys soon! :o) Hey Mema – we love you too! Jennifer – thank you! And DoDa – what a recommendation! :o) We love you too.

  18. mel on July 27, 2008 at 10:52 am

    Hey Rebecca! You left your comment while I was writing I guess. Thanks so much! I think I’m finally getting past the questionable stage. Now if I can just keep from ballooning! :o)

  19. Jeremy Dean on July 27, 2008 at 12:57 pm

    Happy Anniversary guys! can’t wait to see mini Sean….

  20. miranda on July 27, 2008 at 5:40 pm

    mel you look amazing!!!!! absolutely stunning! i’m so happy for you guys!

  21. Courtney D. on July 27, 2008 at 7:42 pm

    Mel, you look amazing, you have the “Glow”, ooohh babies…I just love em! Happy Anniversary you two!

  22. Lindsay Gaskins on July 27, 2008 at 9:36 pm

    Mel you have got to be the cutest prego I have ever seen!! And so love the shirt!
    Ya’ll are so adorable. You’re happiness and love just radiates from the both of you!

  23. LC on July 28, 2008 at 5:41 am

    Happy Anniversary! Mel – you look beautiful! Make sure Sean buys you something really good for your anniversary, and I’m not talking about pizza. Lol. :) Y’all are so cute!

  24. Ariana on July 28, 2008 at 11:42 am

    Congrats on 5 years! That’s wonderful and so exciting. Mel, you look absolutely radiant! If only we could all be so lucky.

  25. Emily Beaty on July 29, 2008 at 10:15 am

    hope you both had a great anniversary! mel, your shirt & baby bump are adorable!! :)

  26. rickiford on July 29, 2008 at 1:57 pm

    dude these images rock just like all of your images do!! Thank you so much for the itunes card!!!!

  27. Jacqulyn on July 29, 2008 at 6:41 pm

    Happy Anniversary you guys! Mel you look adorable! We’re so excited for you guys!!!!

  28. Ashlee on July 29, 2008 at 6:48 pm

    I just love you guys!!! You 2 are just so freakin adorable!! Makes me smile!! :)

  29. CONI & STEVE on July 29, 2008 at 6:52 pm


  30. April (Sharon's sis-in-law) on July 30, 2008 at 12:11 pm

    CONGRATS!!! I am so excited for you!!! You look great!

  31. Rachel on July 31, 2008 at 11:56 am

    I am SOOOO happy for you two!!! I cannot WAIT for a bebe shower!

  32. Dellicious on July 31, 2008 at 1:37 pm

    I love this…I want to put it on my fridge.

  33. mel on August 1, 2008 at 10:10 am

    Hey Jeremy! Thanks! Miranda, Courtney, and Lindsay – aw shucks! :o) Thanks so much! Ariana – you have nothing to worry about – you will definitely be a radiant and beautiful preggo! :o) Hey Emily! Thanks! Crazy how this belly keeps expanding huh? It’s finally moving toward actual baby bump :o) Ricki – thank YOU for being such a regular on our blog! Jacqulyn, you really must let us know when you and the Bradster are going to grace us with your wonderful presences! :o) Ashlee, Coni, and Steve – thanks so much! We love you guys too! :o) We will add the beatles to the name pool – ha! Hey April – thank you! Rachel and Dellicious – hey girls! Can’t wait to see you again!

  34. david & kimi b ~ ohana photography on August 1, 2008 at 5:38 pm

    gosh we’re in hawaii and just had to say happy anniversary you guys are just waaaaaay too hot for words!!! love the bump love yours too mel ;)

  35. Lisa Marie on August 1, 2008 at 10:21 pm

    I come here to your blog for inspiration as many do, and realized when I saw this image I have been away toooo long! Congrats and many blessings on your baby.
    Lisa Marie (from B’ham..I attended the David B seminar at your hopme)

  36. Critsey on August 4, 2008 at 10:28 pm

    Congrats guys! You are the best couple! Mel you look so cute!
    Okay Sean, you look cute too!

  37. Eddie Bojorquez (Studio 512) on August 14, 2008 at 5:49 am

    A hu-normous congrats! I can’t imagine what kinda cool ‘Image-is-found-esque’ baby photos you’re gonna have. Have belated 5th!

  38. Rita Frickin Wiebner on August 21, 2008 at 5:09 pm

    OH MY GOD!!!! This is what I get for not keeping up on my McLellan goodness – you two are sooooo amazingly adorable! Sean what is with the shaggy do? Literally?!? You look like Shaggy from Scooby Doo. And Mel – oh my what a dazzling pregnant woman you are!!! Can’t wait to see you guys again! And hey, our 5 year anniversary is this coming Sunday! :)

  39. Sean on August 21, 2009 at 2:45 pm

    Wow, Rita. What IS with that hair? I’m looking at it right now, thinking… what was I thinking? and the answer is… obviously, I wasn’t.

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