6.28.2011

Three Years.


Last night my husband and I watched "Return to Me" as a tradition to bring in our anniversary. Its one of our all time favorite movies. One of my favorite lines of the movie is when the grandpa tells David Duchovny that "her heart truly started beating for the first time" when she met you. This has always been the way I felt about my husband. Sorry, I know getting sappy. We stayed up late talking and reflecting on the last three years. We both agreed that there is really no way of knowing to what capacity your vows really mean on the day of your wedding. Each day the vows we committed to each other have only grown in meaning and understanding. I can honestly say I love this man more deeply know than on our wedding day, and I know it will only grow deeper.
When you are dating and fall in love, there are not many life experiences under your belt. After going through serious sickness, losing loved ones, moving across the country, and having two babies, you would say it could really test the strength of your relationship. It is in each of those times though that I realized why I married my husband. Strong, selfless, devoted, faithful, and more loving than I feel I deserve. Its in the day to day life that I fall hard for him. Changing diapers, cleaning the kitchen, store runs....its those little things he does for me to help that I never thought could be so romantic;)

All in all, I am humbled to be married to such a stud. I woke up this morning with a large bouquet of fresh cut flowers by my bedside, and it took everything in me not to shed tears of gratitude for our marriage, our children, and the joy that has come with it. God is good. Oh....and what did I get him?? I finally compiled and ordered our wedding album:) But shhh....its a surprise!

P.S. All our incredible photography was done none other than our friends TimWill Photography

64 comments:

  1. so lovely! the movie was just recently on TV here, can watch it over and over again, too! and the soundtrack is fantastic, the good old classic!

    have a most wonderful anniversary lovely, you both look adorable! xoxo

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  2. aww, happy anniversary Anna!! hope you two have a wonderful day.

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  3. Aw looks like a beautiful wedding. Happy Anniversary! You two are so cute and what great role models for those who have yet to experience the joys and blessings God has given y'all. xoxo

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  4. Congrats on 3 years!! What an amazing and beautiful love you two share (:

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  5. beautiful shots! congratulations and happy anniversary!

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  6. Happy anniversary! What a lovely post about your life together!

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  7. Happy Anniversary, Anna! How blessed you are to have the one who makes your heart start beating (: Love that movie, too!
    xo

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  8. It's so true that your wedding vows really take meaning as time goes on and you go through the ups + downs of life together. What a beautiful post, happy anniversary to you guys!

    PS. love. that. movie.

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  9. Happy anniversary, Anna! What a lucky woman you are. Enjoy your special day xoxo

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  10. Happy Anniversary!! Your photos are gorgeous!

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  11. this is so sweet! thank you for sharing. Wishing you guys many many more years to come!

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  12. Congrats to you both! What a lovely blog post for your husband. :) I pray that God will continue to bless your family, marriage and life together. -dez

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  13. so lovely Anna! happy anniversary!!!

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  14. Perfect anniversary movie! Have a wonderful day and God Bless you both!

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  15. Congrats Anna, you are a lovely couple! I'm so grateful for my partner too - nearly all my girlfriends have broken up by now - so sad. After so many years i think it's so great to have someone to share a family and to feel at home with, no matter what. Cheers to love - the love that grows stronger;) xx

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  16. OH my heart! This was soooo lovely to read!!!

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  17. Happy Anniversary Anna!! Your wedding pictures look beautiful! I love what you wrote about continuing to understand the depth of your vows as you progress through marriage. We are learning though and are so happy that we are falling more in love each day!

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  18. I totally know what you mean. My hubby and I celebrate our 12th anniversary this year (we've been together for 16) and I never fail to think how lucky we both were to have found each other. Congratulations on your anniversary and here's to many, many more!!! XXX

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  19. You guys have done a lot in 3 years! And by a lot, I mean having 2 kids! :) Gorgeous pictures! It's okay to get sappy on your own blog! I love it.

    amy day to day

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  20. oh. my. gosh. you guys are tooooo too sweet and adorable. your pictures so clearly show how deeply in love you are. beautiful!

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  21. This makes me melt! Happy Anniversary! Oh and loved bridesmaid dress color....I did same :) Question, were you happy having two kids back to back? We are a month from year one and talking about t! I've got some fun recipes up for July 4th (aka pretty pictures)

    www.MrsCapretta.com
    Recipes Fashion Marriage

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  22. happy anniversary!!!!! you were and continue to be a gorgeous bride!!!

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  23. Happy Anniversary to you and your husband! Here's to marrying the man of your dreams!!! I just celebrated my 2nd anniversary on the same date, last month.

    (http://bestofthislife.blogspot.com/2011/05/happy-anniversary-love-of-my-life_28.html)

    Everyday is a blessing!
    Enjoy xo

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  24. You guys have such an intimate and sweet love. Happy Anniversary! Beautiful photos!!!

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  25. These photos are so, so beautiful!!! Congratulations & Happy Anniversary to you and your love ;) Ain't love grand???!!! xoxoxo brynn

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  26. congratulations, you beautiful girl! to you and that very loving husband of yours. thank you for sharing this ~ what an inspiration your love is to the rest of us! happiest anniversary! ox

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  27. Anna congratulations! Your pics are gorgeous, love all and especially the one of you too guys dancing!

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  28. Oh. Gorgeous wedding pictures. Holy Moly.

    Congrats on three years! And I may just have to watch Return to Me.

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  29. So beautiful. Huge congrats to you and your hubby!!

    p.s. thanks for the reminder on the wedding album, it's been 3 years for us too!

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  30. happy anniversary! you were such a gorgeous bride. i love this post :)

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  31. have a wonderful anniversary celebration :)

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  32. Happy Anniversary! You two certainly have been through lots in 3 years!

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  33. Happy ANniversary! What beautiful wedding photos.

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  34. Happy Anniversary! We are so similar-I ADORE 'Return to Me'. Love seeing your pix too-what a gorgeous dress and I love the yellow on the bridesmaids.

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  35. Happy anniversary! I've never seen Return to Me - must watch that next date night. :) Your photos are so gorgeous, love the one of you guys dancing

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  36. Happy Anniversary!! Y'all are just the most beautiful couple, inside and out!

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  37. This couldn't get sweeter! You're one lucky gal and he's one lucky guy! Happy Anniversary! How incredible your love is! Can't wait to find a love so special and breathtaking!

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  38. O, congratulations!
    Your wedding pics are lovely - you can see the happiness and excitement on your faces.

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  39. Happy Anniversary to you and your Hubs! We are getting ready to celebrate our third year anniversary in July as well!

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  40. Wow. You are a beautiful couple. Especially because of how you two seem to have grown more and more in love. I hope to have this some day:)
    Happy Anniversary.
    xo
    L

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  41. Happy Anniversary!! So happy for you both. I can feel how happy you are in your words. :)

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  42. Happy Anniversary my beautiful friend! XO

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  43. Happy Anniversary Anna, it's been quite an awesome year for you isn't it? :)

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  44. Happy Anniversary, Beautiful! You looked absolutely stunning in your wedding photos, loved your dress and hair! The photo of you perched on hubby's laugh is just so charming... LOVE it! I love a love story w/ a happy ending and I can't think of a nicer girl to star in it! xo

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  45. This is so sweet Anna! The photos are amazing and you are so beautiful in your wedding dress! I know exactly what you mean about marriage -- my husband and I are approaching 5 years, and after selling everything we own to move to a new country for 2 years together on a challenging journey to follow our dreams, our love has been strengthened to heights we never imagined.

    Such a beautiful post, love!
    xoxo
    Rachel

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  46. Happy Anniversary! I agree, marriage just gets better and better.

    You had an amazingly beautiful wedding!

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  47. Happy anniversary! Gorgeous Picts:) and I love that movie!

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  48. wow your pictures are amazing!

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  49. you were a beautiful bride! hope you had a great time celebrating!!

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  50. Gorgeous! Love your dress. Happy Anniversary!

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  51. How sweet! Hope you had a great Anniversary!! :)

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  52. SO beautiful! congratulations. marriage is so sacred. may God bless you with so many more years together!
    ps, THANK YOU for commenting on [and following!] my blog!

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  53. A BIG Belated Happy Anniversary! you are gorgeous Anna :)

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  54. Happy 3 years Anna! :) I love the sappiness, keep it going! :D

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  55. Happy anniversary!! (It's a great week for those, mine is Friday!) I LOVE that movie, and haven't seen it in a really long time--I need to rent it! I hope you have a wonderful anniversary celebration!

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  56. aww so many congratulations! he should feel humbled too formarrying such a stunner as well :)

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  57. happy happy anniversary!! you guys are to darn cute! xo

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  58. wow!!! three years? you guys have been working it! two kids down... can't wait to see where you go from here. :) xo

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  59. Anna, i saw the word "stud" and let out a hoot n' holla! you are so darn cute and these photos of your glorious day sparkle and shine. happy (belated) anniversary! be as sappy as you can, i love it all and could never get enough. especially when you're involved, honestly beautiful tribute to your love.

    i bet he'll be the one with rim fills of tears when that album arrives. xo ♥

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