Thomas Rhett and Wife Lauren Celebrate 5 Years Married: This Year, We 'Laughed and Loved Harder Than We Ever Have'

"If this is 5 years, can't wait to see what forever looks like," Lauren Akins captioned a throwback wedding photo of herself and husband Thomas Rhett

Five years down, a lifetime to go!

Country singer Thomas Rhett and his wife Lauren Akins used social media Thursday to express their affection for one another, celebrating half a decade of marriage with sweet coordinating Instagram posts.

“5 years of marriage with this beautiful woman. A lot has changed since our last anniversary,” the “It Goes Like This” singer captioned a family photo featuring the couple and their daughters Ada James, 9 weeks Saturday, and Willa Gray, 23 months.

“We have cried a little but have laughed and loved harder than we ever have,” added Thomas Rhett, 27. “Love you baby! Here’s to so many more. You + me😍”

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Lauren, 27, posted a throwback snap of the twosome in their wedding-day garb, sharing an intimate moment in front of a gorgeous tree-lined landscape. “5 years ago tonight babe 💛 if this is 5 years, can’t wait to see what forever looks like 😘,” she wrote. “I love you so much 💛💛”

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The new parents of two have definitely had their hands full over the past six months, but they wouldn’t have it any other way. Opening up to PEOPLE for an exclusive interview and family photoshoot in September, Lauren and Thomas Rhett admitted they were a little overwhelmed — but determined.

“The moment we look at our calendars, it really does stress us out,” said the musician of balancing family time with the promo schedule for his new album Life Changes. “But if Luke Bryan and Jason Aldean can do it, we can do it!”

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The family of four paid a special visit to Ladder Co. 25 on the 16-year anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, paying tribute to the FDNY on Instagram. Willa even got to wear her own plastic firefighter hat and sit in a firetruck.

“Meeting some of the men and women who serve our country, some of them who even served our country on that day 16 years ago, and seeing the photos of those who lost their lives from Ladder 25 on 9/11 was so surreal,” Lauren captioned one Instagram post featuring herself and Willa.

She added, “God bless the first responders of New York City and our country,” thanking Ladder 25 for “having us and showing our girl around.”

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