Friday, September 25, 2015

It's the Everydays

Today my husband and I are celebrating our 4th anniversary. I don't pretend to be an expert on marriage, but I know definitively it is all about the everyday life you build together. There are moments of romance, quiet, sorrow, joy, anger, silliness and those moments all add up to form a bond, a history and a unique love story. We start each day not knowing what life will bring. We end each day knowing we faced it together and tomorrow we will do it again.

Here are some of our 4th year everyday moments through my eyes...I could not love that man more :)





This to-do list I wrote during our flooring project sums it up...somewhere in the middle of all that needs to be done we need to remember to take time to focus on each other.
When I look at the next two pictures I am flooded with a jumble of emotions. Ten months ago, we were in the midst of the greatest joy I could have ever imagined. We knew I was pregnant, but had not yet shared it with everyone. These moments were followed by the deepest sorrow imaginable. I am grateful for all our everyday moments that had strengthened us as couple and give us the courage to go forward after a most devastating loss. We will always have that irreplaceable joy hidden deep in our hearts.

We wish our niece a lifetime of love and adventure as she comes up on her first anniversary and awaits the birth of her first child. We are looking forward to being the best grand uncle and grand aunt ever.

Which brings us back to our wedding day. The most perfect September day filled with family, love and laughter.

There are so many moments in a marriage that make it unique. I love the the special language couples use that is unique to them. One of my favorites is when we are planning a movie night and my husband will "get the nest ready" - which means set up the movie, take drinks/snacks in, fluff the pillows, etc. I love that he refills the soap dispenser (for some reason I hate doing it) - even when he just adds a little water to stretch it and it comes flying out of the pump at me. I love that he said his goal was for me never to have to mow the yard again (he may regret that on sweltering August days, but I am here to help him achieve his goals). I am looking forward to a lifetime of starting and ending all of my "everydays" together with the most loving husband imaginable.

P.S. If you want to read a little more about our love story (and see many more wedding pics) you can find them on this post from our 3rd anniversary post.

22 comments:

  1. Aw, man, happy tears. Happy anniversary to you two lovebirds!

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  2. So beautiful! Happy, happy anniversary!

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  3. Happy anniversary! My DH & I always say it's not enough to love the person you are with - it's just as important to like them. I think you and your DH have got the like part nailed down. Wishing you many more happy "everydays"!

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    1. Yes, you definitely have to like and love them :)

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  4. Awww, happy anniversary! I love this post so much, and thoroughly enjoyed looking at the pics from last year's post :) May you have many more happy years together!

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  5. This brought tears to my eyes. You guys are truly meant to be together and I love seeing how much you love each other. Happy anniversary!

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  6. Happy anniversary. What a wonderful testament to marriage and how it works! Or rather I should say how TRUE LOVE works!

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  7. Aww beautiful post, Anna! Happy anniversary to you both.

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    1. Thanks, Des. We found some good nerdy husbands, didn't we?

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  8. Happy Anniversary to you both! What a beautiful life have made together. May your love continue to grow and may you forever be happy!

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  9. Happy Anniversary to you both! What a beautiful life have made together. May your love continue to grow and may you forever be happy!

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  10. Happy Anniversary! I loved looking back on the pictures of your wedding day. Just beautiful!! I hope you had a wonderful day, with many more years to come :)

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    1. Thank you! We did have a pretty perfect wedding day and location :)

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  11. Sorry I am late, but happy anniversary! I love looking at your pictures, there is always so much love there, and I always feel like you guys have fun no matter what you're doing. And the picture of Millie getting a bath...as my grandmother would have said, she looks madder than a wet hen.

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    1. Thank you! It might be cause I "forget" to take pics when we are grouchy :) Yeah, Millie definitely lets you know baths are not her thing - she much prefers a stinky pond.

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  12. Sorry I am late, but happy anniversary! I love looking at your pictures, there is always so much love there, and I always feel like you guys have fun no matter what you're doing. And the picture of Millie getting a bath...as my grandmother would have said, she looks madder than a wet hen.

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