Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Three Years Ago

I was going to wait until the morning to post this blog entry, but since it is after midnight, it is technically August 1st. So here goes!

Three years ago today, I married my best friend. Where has the time gone? It feels like just yesterday I was walking down the aisle towards the man of my dreams. My husband is literally the best thing that has ever happened to me. I feel incredibly lucky to be with him. We've been together for a total of six and a half years. In that time, we got our first  home together - our condo - and had our first experiences with remodeling projects. We both graduated from college. We adopted our dog Sadie. We have been apart numerous times due to military schools in other states and a year-long deployment to Kuwait and Afghanistan. My husband left the Army after almost 13 years of service - huge sigh of relief! We've been together through the loss of three of my grandparents and the loss of our cat Chewy. My husband put up with me during my year and a half long venture with adult braces! And one of our most fun experiences is that last year we became an Aunt and Uncle to the cutest human alive! 

We are looking forward to the memories we will share in our new forever-home. This is the first - and hopefully the last - house we will have together. It makes it so much more special that we literally picked out just about everything about it. From the builder we chose, the community and lot we fell in love with, to the model we selected, and then all of the upgrades we added on. This house has our own personal touch and it is exactly the way we dreamed it would be. Sure, there are things we will add later, like a media room for my husband and a patio out back, but this house will be perfect to us from day one. It has even been fun to pick out our furniture, appliances, and home decor to add an even more personal touch to our home. For our first two wedding anniversaries, we celebrated by going skydiving. It was something that my husband had always wanted to do. I surprised him the first time we went. We had planned on keeping up the tradition every year but since we are building a house, we decided that was all the excitement we would need! We close on our home in five days and I cannot think of a better way to celebrate our anniversary together!

Happy Anniversary John! I love you with all my heart! 

Now for the photo montage! 

2006 - The year we started dating.

January 2008 - Saying "Goodbye" for a year.
Last name removed for privacy.
Reunited at last!

Last name removed for privacy

2009 - A family pic! That's Sadie! The closest thing we will ever have to a child!

2009 - On our honeymoon taking a Canopy Tour

Our first wedding anniversary.

You can't see it but my shirt says, "Army Wife Est. 1 August 2009"

October 2009 - Military Ball

2011 - Me with braces!
This picture almost makes me want to chop my hair off again. Almost!

January 2012 - Our first cruise to the Bahamas!

March 2012 - Starting our journey in building our home.

May 2012 - Our Nephew's 1st B-day party. It had a nautical theme.
Also, check out my brace-free smile!

Cutest human ever. Our nephew, James <3

I know this stuff is irrelevant to most of my readers but I write this blog primarily for myself. I plan on saving this blog and looking back on it in the years to come. It is a fun way to document my memories!

P.S. We are visiting our house today. I may post a house-related blog entry later!


  1. Oh my gosh! You two are so cute. The "Reunited at last!" photo got me teary eyed. I just did a photo shoot with two soldiers returning from Afghanistan and I just can't imagine being away from my loved ones for so long. I LOVE this post. It makes you more real....and that's awesome! :) You are such a strong woman. Your husband must be so proud. Thanks for sharing!

    1. Oh yeah...and CONGRATS!!!!! Three years and a house to boot!

  2. Happy Anniversary! What a great way to celebrate (both skydiving and building a house)!

  3. Awww Happy Anniversary!! Love the pictures!!!

  4. Happy Anniversary! Great pictures!


  6. Love it! Happy Anniversary. And big thanks to your hubs for his service - and to you for your own sacrifices! My sister in law is married to an Air Force man - I know it isn't easy for you guys.

  7. Happy anniversary!!!! Congrats! August is a great month--ours is next week!

  8. I am so proud of you both and hope you enjoyed your anniversary celebration. The pictures are priceless and brought back many memories and tears as well. I'm excited for you both and can't wait to help you get settled in your new home!

  9. Thanks everyone! We had a great anniversary and we spent it visiting our house!