Sunday, September 07, 2014

Simple Things Sunday #016 | Five Year Anniversary


So, my simple moment this week, 
was actually a really big one. 

My husband and I celebrated our FIVE year wedding anniversary.

I met my husband back in 2003 
and I'm going to take the risk of sounding oh so cliche,
and say that the minuet I saw him, 
I knew he was the one I was going to marry. 

I'm not sure if it was his leopard print hair, his twinkling eyes,
or that adorable smile of his...
but I knew. 

Our love story is a good one, 
but it's not your typical meet, fall in love, get married story.

From the beginning we had ups and downs-
and even about a year inbetween where we didn't talk.
But each and every little moment brought us to where we are today.

Over the years, there is one thing I've learned.
Relationships are hard, 
and a lot of work.

We keep a lot of our lives private,
so no one will really know the struggles we've had since being married
but, if these last five years have been any sort of test as to what our 
relationship can handle,
I can honestly say that there is not one thing this world can throw at us, 
that we can't take on, and come out on the other end
stronger than ever. 


I can't believe I am here today, five years married to my best friend,
with the most adorable little man 
who is the biggest lover, and the biggest sweetie.
A family that I once only dreamed of.

We may not have a lot of things,
but we have each other.
And yes, I know it takes more than love to get through life
however
I do feel like love is what makes things worth fighting for. 
Love gives you a reason to want to do and be your best for your family.

Ryan has been everything to me and more since the day we met.
He has the worlds biggest heart,
and would do anything for his family.

I don't ever want to take a second of my life with him for granted.
Since having a baby, I know I put Jackson first in everything I do, 
but I never want a day to go by where Ryan doesn't feel how much I love him,
or see just how much I care about him.

Remember, I said relationships were a lot of work? 

It's all about making an effort to do little things to let your husband know
that even though we haven't been able to sit down and have a quite meal
together in months, 
and even though we can't afford weekend getaways to reconnect, 
and when we are home, raising our voices over Jackson's screaming
just to attempt to have a conversation,
I want him to know how much  I love and appreciate all the hard work and
sacrifices he has made for us, and our family. 

I don't know a life before Ryan,
and can't imagine one without him.
Having him by my side in this crazy, 
crazy life has been one of the best gifts of all.

Happy FIVE Year Anniversary Ryan,
I know this life is just going to keep getting better and better,
and I can't wait for all the years ahead with you by my side.

I love you forever and ever, with every little bit of my heart.





 

"Give me more loving than I've ever had

Make it all better when I'm feeling sad
Tell me I'm special even when I know I'm not
Make it feel good when it hurts so bad
Barely get mad
I'm so glad I found you
I love being around you"




 


"Give me more loving from the very start
Piece me back together when I fall apart
Tell me things you never even tell your closest friends
Make it feel good when it hurts so bad
The best that I've had
And I'm so glad I found you
I love being around you"





48 comments:

  1. Happy Anniversary. Beautiful pictures. Today is my wedding anniversary too! I had all the shades of coral for my wedding.

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    1. Thank you so much, and happy anniversary to you too! :)

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  2. We just celebrated our 30th!! And I say a big ol' YES to "relationships take a lot of work" and then I smile HUGE and say it's all worth it! Congrats on your five years - love your wedding photos. Sounds to me like you have some really strong ideas about what you need to to keep your hearts knit together. I wish you all the best!

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    1. Thank you for all the sweet words Adrienne. And a BIG congrats to you celebrating your 30th! :)

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  3. Happy anniversary! Beautiful wedding pictures.

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    1. Thank you so much Michelle, you are so sweet!

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  4. Oh wow this is beautiful!! Thanks for sharing :) I'm not married but in a long term relationship so it is always refreshing to see posts like these!

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    1. As much work as a marriage is, it's the best. :)

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  5. Happy anniversary! I love your green and orange wedding. Those are such pretty colors together!

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    1. Thanks so much Alisha! I still love that color combination!

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  6. Congratulations to five years and many more!!!

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  7. Happy anniversary! Your wedding photos are absolutely beautiful. :)

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    1. Thank you! They were expensive, but worth it, haha! :)

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  8. Wishing you many more years of wedded bliss (minus the trials)

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    1. Thank you! I'm looking forward to many, many more!

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  9. So happy for you both! Congratulations! :) Beautiful pictures and beautiful story.

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  10. Congratulations! Happy Anniversary!

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  11. Happy 5th Anniversary! Relationships definitely take a lot of work, but they are so worth it!

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  12. Happy Anniversary, you looked gorgeous on your wedding day!

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  13. Happy Anniversary! So exciting to see you still as in love as the day you first met!

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  14. Happy Anniversary! What a beautiful couple and gorgeous words. Wishing you all the best in your relationship and life for the next 5 years :)

    Katie <3

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    1. Thank you for the super sweet words Katie! :)

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  15. Congratulations! Such a stunning ceremony.

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    1. Thank you! It was so fun planning, then seeing it all come together on our special day!

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  16. Your dress is beautiful!! Happy Anniversary!

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    1. Thank you Ashley, to this day, it's still my favorite! :)

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  17. Happy Anniversary! Wishing you many happy years!

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  18. Gorgeous! And love the fall colors!

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  19. Happy Anniversary! Your photos are gorgeous. We celebrated 5 years this year too!

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  20. Happy 5 years! Thank you sharing your wedding pictures, those are my favorite :)

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  21. Happy 5th Anniversary! So gorgeous - you guys look very much in love! May God keep you always together now and forever and always in love! <3

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  22. Super cute! And congrats! My BFF is doing an orange accent too and I love the way yours looks

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  23. Beautiful pics! Congrats on 5 years!

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  24. Congrats on 5 years! Your wedding photos are beautiful and I love the colors you picked for you bouquet!

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  25. Yay for five years! Your pictures are beautiful. Love your wedding dress!

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  26. Congratulations! The pictures are geourgeous and your happiness radiates around you. Hope you will have that happiness with you every day, until the very last day!

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  27. This is so sweet! Happy anniversary to you both, your pictures are beautiful!

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  28. Just wanted to stop by and say Happy Anniversary! And your wedding photos are gorgeous.. =)

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  29. aww, Happy Anniversary!!!!!!!!! I hope that it was a wonderful day :) You two look gorgeous

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  30. Happy Anniversary to you and your husband! Here's to another 50 years!

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  31. Happy anniversary! Five years goes by so fast - here's to many, many more!

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  32. Wow! You are looking like a princess in this beautiful dress. I am also going to book a nice venue for celebrating my 1st vow renewal ceremony. I would love to buy a white gown for this party.

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