Wednesday, April 11


Our first date was to the fair. Just the two of us.
The lights blinking on the rides, and the music. I felt silly participating in the hypnotist show, but it was okay because you were doing it with me.
We rode the Ferris wheel for a long time, and I wished already that I could hold your hand and lean in closer.
After that I saw you every week, a couple times a week, and I loved it.
We went to concerts, basketball games, ballets, and haunted houses. Movies, hikes, special dinners, and late night stargazing in the grass.
Lots of talking though, that's what it really was about was being able to just talk. Sometimes we would stay up till 3 in the morning, even though you had work just a few hours away.
Then there was the night of the concert, and I got to spend the whole trip just you and me. After the show, making our way through the huge crowd to the outside steps, that was the first time our fingers locked together, and I was in heaven. 
No one could make me laugh like you could.
You taught me how to waltz in the snow.
We played frisbee, and drew faces. 
You brought me flowers for no reason, just because.
Than the time came for your trip. A month you would be gone, and I was so scared and nervous that maybe you would come to your senses while you were away. But than our lips met for the first time the night before you left, and I knew that everything would turn out all right.
I fell so in love with you while you were away.

I had to return from my vacation when I found out you were home early.
My heart never beat so hard or so fast, and the butterflies in my stomach never let up even if it was just a brush of your arm against mine. You held my hand all the tighter after you came home, but the night you proposed you still took my breath away. 
As cliche' as it sounds, I couldn't even think or move. I couldn't believe what I was hearing. How could a girl be so lucky? I knew I didn't deserve you, but I couldn't bare to lose you again, not even for a second. 
I said yes of course, and the soft snow came again as you held me. I'd never been so happy.
Two months later we were man and wife, starting our life together. 
Those months of dates and courtship were long and short all at once, being filled with so many wonderful memories of friendship and a growing love.
I treasure those moments, because they brought us together. They turned you from a nice acquaintance, to my best friend, and into the love of my life and so much more.
And these past years of marriage have stood for the most wonderful times that I never could have even imagined. I feel sometimes like we've been married for 50 years when I see how far we've come in such a short time. I know that this life we have made together will only get better every day, as it has done ever since that first date at the fair. 

Happy Anniversary sweetheart. I love you.


  1. Aww, so sweet (:
    Happy Anniversary!

    xo Kayla

  2. So. Seriously. Sweet. I love this post and how it just exemplifies your loving marriage! Thank you for sharing :)

  3. AWWWW!! I love this post. All of those pictures are WONDERFUL!!

    Happy Anniversary!

  4. This is such a beautiful post and you two are beautiful together :)

  5. Oh goodness so sweet! Happy anniversary to you guys!!! Have a super romanic day! :)

  6. That is such a lovely post, I think I nearly cried! It totally made my day better. Happy Anniversary to the two of you! :>

  7. I think I just witnessed a fairytale in words and pictures. Yours is every girls dream. So beautiful, I love it.

  8. This was so sweet, happy anniversary!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

  9. Ok--sweetest thing EVERR!! You guys are such an attractive couple. Happy anniversary!

  10. thank you all for the sweet comments!! It's been a wonderful day so far, and we're looking forward to a movie date tonight!

  11. i'm about to cry because that was sooo sweet! I'm so happy for you <3

  12. I have always said, whoever you end up with should feel like "home".

  13. WOW Such a tender post, you guys are so adorable and I love hearing about peoples "beginnings". Happy Anni!

  14. Hi Emily! You managed to comment on my blog when it was under reconstruction! I just make it official tonight, our new blog.

    Thanks for stopping by. I am LDS and all of the children are mine and the other funny thing is that I just announced to the blog world that we are having our seventh! Amazing huh? Also amazing is three kids in three years. Congratulations to you and your sweet family.

    BTW, you look just like Jessica Alba. Take care,


  15. This is beyond adorable. I love it! So happy for you :)

    Love your blog! So glad you found me.

  16. Beautiful, you made my heart happy reading your story... thank-you for sharing it.