Three years ago at this time, I was up bright and early. Like before the sunrise early! I was hoping and praying with every bit of me for a beautiful day, but instead I was looking at facing a cold, rainy day. The extreme early hour wakeup call and the nasty weather were not going to take over my excitement though! I waited for this day for a long time and finally it was here, rain and all.
I was about to go from a Miss to a Mrs. and that is all that mattered.
I have a million pictures I could share, especially on our anniversary (but really, I'd post them all the time without an excuse since I love them so much!)
I don't need pictures to remember the sweet moments of our wedding day, but they are wonderful to have. I do love to look back at them often and see our loved ones in the pictures, catch our expressions, and remember the really small but special moments that were caught on film... like this one. We were both so, so happy!
I do! And, "I do" again, three years later!
Between being excited and giggling that I slightly messed up my vows, I had a real smile on my face!
The new Mr. and Mrs!
I loved my dress so very much. I wish it wasn't packed away so well so I could take it out often and even put it on... not that it would fit me anymore!
I love these people! As it was we had a huge bridal party, but I still wish I could have added a few more special people.
I like this picture because it reminds me of the ease of the day and the comfort and happiness of being married to his cute guy.
Here's my dress again. I had to post another picture of it. If you live in the South, or are willing to make a trip, definitely head for The White Room Bridal Salon in Birmingham, Alabama. They are amazing! Really. Trust me.
This one is special for the Hubs! He loves nothing more in the world (other than the obvious things) than milkshakes. I had a whole milkshake bar set up at our wedding for him as a surprise. So this one is for you! A great moment, a milkshake in one hand and I am happy to be holding your other hand! I wish I could treat you to an extra large milkshake today, but we will celebrate with one... or maybe two, as soon as this diet is up!
So, now that I've shared a few of my favorite pictures, now here are a few thoughts. Just like with wine, life with him gets better with time. Our life has been
wild, WILD since we got married. How can it not be wild with three babies in three years?! Marriage is not always easy and being a parent, especially to two two year old toddlers and an infant, certainly comes with very difficult days, but at the end of the day, they are all so wonderful. Some days are better than others, some crummy when we just want to get to bed to start fresh and be rejuvenated the next day, and others (most days) nothing short of being great.
I am blessed to be married to a man that loves me no matter what.
On shower-less, bad hair days.
On days when my dresser looks like a tornado dumped everything it sucked up and plopped it on there... and this says a lot. The Hubs is an incredibly organized, neat and clean guy. I'm pretty sure I've never seen someone like this, especially a guy! Some days I wonder how he chose me knowing that I'm not like that!
On the most difficult days being a mom, when my patience level is negative 20.
On the days where I have gotten nothing done around the house and dinner is not ready, yet I've some how been busy all.day.long.
On the nights that I want to watch 7 episodes of HGTV shows or a chick flick that he can't stand.
On the nights that I just want to take a nap on the couch as soon as the kids go down for a nap.
On the days I make him do the many messy dinners from my meal prep that piled up.
On the days that I make him run endless boring errands with me, many of which he has to stay in the car with sleeping kiddos.
He loves me even when it doesn't feel good.
He works hard for our family so I can stay home and raise our little ones.
He even gives up his favorite football games knowing how much I want him with me on an outing... now that's love.
Our days aren't always easy and it isn't always easy to show love, but no matter what our days are like, he is always there, he is always faithful, he always loves me. And for all of that (and more), I am grateful and blessed.
Happy Anniversary, Love!
And the pictures are thanks to this talented and lovely lady. Do yourself another favor (besides going to The White Room for your dress) and hire Megan as your wedding photographer. You won't be disappointed!