Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Eight Years

Eight years ago....


...the engagement pictures had been taken and submitted to local newspapers





Eight years ago...


...I spent the morning with my ladies at the salon


...I slipped into the white dress that was perfect for me


...my groom got dressed in a tux and watched a football game on tv




Eight years ago...

...we had 5 minutes of alone time before pictures started

(the most memorable 5 minutes ever)

...we smiled alot








Eight years ago...



...we did a lot of kissing for the camera











Eight years ago...


...we had the most adorable ringbearer and flower girl


...I told my father, "Thank you for everything and I love you."





Eight years ago...


...I walked up a long aisle to my groom surrounded by 12 awesome people



Eight years ago...




...we took a trolley ride to the beach and boardwalk for some fun pictures




Eight years ago...


...we had an awesome reception


...we were surrounded by 400 of our closest friends and family


...we danced





...and laughed







Eight years ago...


...I didn't have a clue at how much work a marriage is
...I didn't know I could love someone so much and want to strangle them at the same time
...I thought life would be easy and fairytale-esk
...I didn't know the working definition of the word "respect"
...I didn't know I could be more proud of him than I was at that moment

...I didn't know I could actually love him more than the moment I married him

Eight years ago...
...I knew I was marrying the man that God had made for me
...I knew I was the woman made for my husband
...I knew that regardless of what was in our future, God would bless us






...and He has.



Happy Anniversary, my love.

5 comments:

MannMom3 said...

Happy Anniversary!! That was sweet.

Thomas and Jamie said...

Very sweet! Congratulations!

Kathy said...

Awww, that was so sweet!! I'm crying, and I'm sure it has nothing to do with all the hormones. ;) Happy Anniversary to a couple who truly understands what marriage is all about! Cheers!

Heidi said...

Happy Anniversary!

Rach said...

so sweet Sandy! love the old pics!! Happy Anniversary