Sunday, May 1, 2011

7 Year Anniversary Today

Seven years ago today I married my high school sweet heart and my best friend.  The years have gone by fast in so many ways and then in other ways they have gone by slow and I don't mean that in a bad way.  Joey and I have enjoyed many adventures to Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic and to so many states and various national landmarks.  We both love traveling and look forward to getting back in the game now that Daisy is a little older and easier to travel with.  I'm eager to explore Asheville, Georgia, Florida, Hawaii, Europe and Mexico!

From our days of flirting back in our keyboarding class as Juniors in High School, Prom drama, getting our first cars, cell phones, jobs, getting married young (I have NO regrets), getting cats and a dog and tons of tropical fish, making tons of new and wonderful friends, leaving our cozy home state of CA and moving to the unknown NC, buying our first home together, going through a hard loss of Joey's father shortly after moving here, waiting 6 years to have our first child, battling a long fight with depression AND through it all seeing just how glorious, faithful, loving and GOOD our God is.  He has kept us steady, strong and on the same page through it all...sickness and health, joy and sorrow.  Marriage is certainly not a perfect thing but, if it is nurtured right, it is a beautiful thing.  It needs lots of care, attention, sacrifice, flexibility, growth, maturity, patience and most of all love.  I love my husband.  Joey is so handsome (isn't he!) which is an added bonus but, what I love most about him is his love for Jesus.  I love the phrase, "Real Men Love Jesus," and I especially get a smile when I see a tough guy driving around town with that big bumper sticker plastered on their beefy truck.  Our common ground and our bond is built on our shared love for Christ and on learning more about Him together.  It's awesome!

Here's to 60+ more years baby! You rock my socks off! xoxoxo 

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35 comments:

  1. oh my goodness your dress is so pretty and those baby shoes...gahh!! You are a gorgeous family and congrats on 7 years!

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  2. oh and I don't remember if I thanked you for yours sweet comment :) It meant a lot! by the way, where do you live in NC? I live in Charlotte!

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  3. I love where you wrote, "marriage isn't perfect but it is beautiful"...Happy Anniversary! And, those little toes? Please, I want to eat them, so stinkin' CUTE!

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  4. Happy Anniversary! Adorable pictures, my daughter has those same shoes :)

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  5. Happy 7 year Anniversary! What a sweet post. You have a beautiful family :)

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  6. happy anniversary and many blessings to your family! what a doting daddy he is!

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  7. Happy Anniversary!! Hope you have a fabulous day! You have a gorgeous little family. :) Daisy is so stinkin' cute! (It's also our 7 year...it was funny to find someone else with a May Day Anniversay. My husband said, It's like may day! may day! - the sign of distress. I told him, No, it's the holiday where you leave flowers at people's doorsteps. :) )

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  8. Happy Anniversary! Beautiful pictures, your family is precious. (Hope you are all doing well...)

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  9. Happy, Happy Anniversary!!! Such a sweet post! I love seeing those bumper stickers, too. :) I hope you guys have a wonderful day together!

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  10. Love the pictures! Great family shot!
    Happy Anniversary!
    I'm a new follower.
    Amy's Life @
    www.amyclairejacob.blogspot.com

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  11. Happy Anniversary!! Love the family photos! We just celebrated our 5th on Friday!!

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  12. Great family photos, happy anniversary! My older sister got married exactly 7 years ago too on May 1st, how crazy is that?

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  13. haha! This is a laughter of happiness! What a beautiful family you guys are, specially because you guys have built your foundation on the ROCK, Lord Jesus Christ!

    HAPPY ANNIVERSARY! <33

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  14. Happy Happy 7 years! May this upcoming year be full of happiness, laughter and wonderful memories! Your family picture is WONDERFUL!!

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  15. Happy Anniversary! These pics are awesome. You guys are a beautiful family!

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  16. You guys are so great! Happy Anniversary!!!!!

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  17. Cute photos. Happy Anniversary!

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  18. Such a cute couple!
    My husband and I also got married young and also waited a long time (8 years) to have a baby {trying now}. That's definitely the way to go.
    We just celebrated our 8th anniversary in February!
    Congrats!

    Elena
    www.prebabyblog.com
    www.selfiemagic.com

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  19. happy anniversary!!! you have such a beautiful family! cheers to many more happy memories!!!

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  20. You guys are so cute, Congrats my dear. To many more...

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  21. Beautiful family! Congrats on 7 years!!! :)

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  22. Happy anniversary!! Y'all are just amazing, adorable, and inspirational!!

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  23. awww ~ ~ ~ happy 7 years :)

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  24. WOW how wonderful! 7 years is a long time, congrats you two!

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  25. Can't think of a better looking family- seriously - you guys look like a Ralph Lauren ad. Happy Anniversary! That is so special!

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  26. Congratulations! Gorgeous pictures! Also, I LOVE the pictures you and Ashley took of one another.

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  27. happy 7 years to you two!!!
    i remember how beautiful you were, how hot that day was :) congrats my friend!!

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  28. Happy Anniversary!!! We are almost at the 7 year mark. Congrats to sticking it out through thick and thin.

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  29. awesome pictures!!
    our seven year anniversary is this may too (may 30th), what a weird coincidence!

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  30. I'm a little late to the party on this one, but CONGRATS! :D

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  31. happy anniversary! i love how much you love your hubs. he's such a blessed man. here's to many, many more years of wedded bliss!

    oh, and your post from today with daisy's 13mo update? so freaking cute! i love how you did the photos and was completely entertained reading through them!! :)

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  32. happy anniversary!! :) I love the last picture, her toes are so cute! :)

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  33. Happy Anniversary!!! Praise God for your marriage and how you have honored it in this post.

    On a side note, Daisaroo and Beester need to be high school sweethearts :0

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  34. Happy Anniversary! I loved reading what you wrote about your wonderful husband!!
    Jessica

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  35. SO sweet!! Love the last one :)

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