Sunday, July 27, 2008

Happy Anniversary!

Today my husband and I celebrated our 5th Anniversary! We have known each other for a little over 10 years, and yes, many thought we would never get married (I being one of them). I guess one day he just decided he couldn't get rid of me so he might as well marry me :-)

Forgive the photos, I had to actually photograph photos - he-he! Our photographer never gave us digital photos, but he did take some fabulous pictures so we can't complain! These are just a few of my favorites.

In the photo below you might laugh at the size of my eyes. There is a little story to go with that.

You see we paid for pretty much our entire wedding. Our parents helped out with the bar and the DJ, but everything else was ours. Well, I was disappointed that we couldn't afford everything, but we had to make choices. Of course we would have liked to have had a video, but pictures were more important, so we nixed the video. But one of the biggest things I wanted was a horse and carriage after the reception so we could ride off into the night. Perhaps I have seen too many movies - but I just couldn't get this vision out of my head. It was the ONLY vision I had when I thought about what my wedding would be like. But, we had to make do with what we could afford, so no horse, no carriage. People had to eat right?! Needless to say I was crushed. I tried to find some way to make it work, but it wouldn't, so I gave up. I cried and moved on... reluctantly...

My husband and his friend spent a good portion of the day prior to ou wedding washing my car, my six-month old Honda CRV, as this was our departure vehicle. How exciting right?!

Well, after a fabulous evening, everyone left me in the reception hall (my friend Diana stalling me while everyone got outside), and when I walked out I was just about blinded by all the flashes until I came to the bottom of the steps to see...
Hence, the reason for the big eyes - I was ABSOLUTELY SHOCKED! When? How? But never why? I knew why...

To this day, this is THE most romantic thing my husband has ever done for me. He knew how much I wanted this and he made my dream come true. He ONLY wanted to make me happy, to see me smile. He obviously succeeded, and he still does :-D

Happy Anniversary! Love you!


Douglas said...

Well Honey, As usual, you eloquently put together words into a story that transcends a normal descriptive account and provide emotions and feelings that are hard to follow. Kind of like how you write vows.

The past five years has not always been storybook like a horse and buggy but you know me and my pragmatic ways, I didn't have those expectations anyway. We have worked hard and will continue to work hard. At the end of the day…or five years, what I have experienced with you is comfort in knowing that I can always trust you implicitly and in that what we are building with our family is much greater than the sum of the two parts we began with. We have branched out into a family that I love being with. You are such a beautiful wife and as a mother, you are raising our kids to develop into adults I can hardly wait for us to meet and share in their lives. Our kids are extremely lucky to have you as a mom (or Domestic Engineer) although they probably won’t fully realize it until they are in their 20’s. The future is bright and I feel so fortunate that I sometimes wonder how I deserve what I have.

Hopefully, there will be more time for us. The fact that we have already been on 2 dates this year provides that hope. I’ll start working on a way to top the horse and buggy scheme of 5 years ago, though it is hard to keep a secret from you anymore. ;-)

Love you,
Your husband of 5+ years,

Keri Lee Sereika said...

Ok so if the post wasn't enough to get me all teary eyed I click on to comment and read Doug's comment and I am totally tearing up and can't see so now I have tears running down my face...Doug sounds like a WONDERFUL GUY who really appreciates a good woman when he sees it! Congratulations on five years!!!May you have many many more!!

Mary K said...

Happy Anniversary! I wish you many more happy years together.

Sue J said...

Wow....and then you get to the comments and.....AWWWWWW!!!!

Print that one up and frame it for your bedroom. Do anniversary cards get any better than that? (Only with vellum, right?)

Thanks for sharing this wonderful occasion with us all.

P.S. You've been tagged, if you haven't already played. Come over to my blog today and check out the fun with 6 random thoughts about you....

The Patterson 5 said...

Tears are running down my face! What a beautiful wedding story and anniversary note! What a wonderful example of a loving marriage you both are giving to your children and the community! What a blessing you are just by being you!

Anonymous said...

Wow Kacey! What a romantic story! Happy anniversary.

Chatty Kelly said...

Sweet, sweet, sweet. What a blessing! That is the most romantic thing ever.

My husband's "romantic gift" was when I returned from a women's retreat once. He met me at the front door and said "I bought you a present while you were gone." He walked me in to show me the big screen tv in our living room. Hmmm. Now why do I think he wasn't quite thinking of me when he made this purchase????