Aww! Yesterday wasn’t Throwback Thursday, but Real Housewives of New Jersey alum Jacqueline Laurita shared a blast from the past anyway, perhaps to honor Chris Laurita on Man Crush Monday.

On June 23, the now mother of three shared the photo shown below, which was shot in 2001, when she and Chris realized they would be having their first child together.

"This special moment @CarolineManzo's house was taken months after Ashlee&I had moved to NJ.Pic was taken the day I found out I was newly pregnant w/CJ &told @chrislaurita."
 

Credit: Jacqueline on Instagram Photo: Jacqueline Laurita and Chris Laurita in 2001

Look at how happy they are!

Jacqueline’s daughter from a previous relationship, Ashlee Holmes, was born in 1990 so she would’ve been 10 or 11 at that point. CJ — aka Christopher Laurita Jr. — was born in 2002, and the couple welcomed their second son, Nicholas, in 2009.

Jacqueline continued to post on her Instagram photo, sharing more updates from the time period, including that the image “Discredits those morons that made up their own theory that I got knocked up in Vegas&had to move to NJ. I had already moved to NJ with plans of getting married & starting a family after being engaged for over a year, when I found out I was pregnant. We wanted a family right away. It's what we both wanted. You can see the happiness in Chris's face. It was the best news for us both!! Glad it's caught on tape! We had video'd it too! :0)”

Jacqueline also shared this personal note: “When I got pregnant with Nicholas, I had already had 5 miscarriages so I was so afraid I would have another one. In the beginning, I was told they couldn't find his heartbeat on the sonogram and I may have lost him. A week later, we saw his beating heart!! We never gave up on him then and we will never give up on him now! He is our miracle baby.”

How sweet. They really are a lovely little family — and it had to give Jacqueline the nostalgia warm-and-fuzzies to revisit this beautiful memory, captured in time. Their lives have changed so much from this 2001 moment, with plenty of ups and downs for the family, but we can’t imagine they regret any part of the journey.

Catch the Real Housewives of New Jersey Season 6 premiere on Sunday, July 13, 2014 at 8 p.m. ET.

SourceJacqueline on Instagram