5 Years Down, an Eternity to Go

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Exactly five and a half years ago I met the love of my life. I didn’t know it then, but he was my future husband.

June 2004: First date, and first time we met. I thought he was a hottie but had big eyes and was a little shy.
2 dates later: First kiss, he’s not so shy after all, I can’t believe I let him kiss me.
-A week after that: We said “I love you.”
A couple days following: We talked about marriage planned it to be 2 years from then.
Two months later: He goes away to college 3 and a half hours away. We are sad, but see eachother every weekend.
A month later: We realized long distance SUCKS and decide to move up the wedding to that year.
October 2004: We get engaged.

December 2004: We’re married exactly 6 months from the day we met.
Things I remember about my wedding day
I remember waking up at an absurd hour because we had to be at the temple about 5 hours early
I remember being tired from staying up late writing in my journal the night before.
I remember taking a shower and thinking I’d better get extra clean.
I remember wondering what our wedding ceremony would be like.
I remember NOT wanting to drive my car up to Salt Lake cause I had just been in an accident and the hood was bent.
I remember seeing my soon-to-be husband right before we walked in our sealing room and thinking “I love you.”
I remember not saying “Yes/I do” when I was suppose to, and people thinking I was bailing out.
I remember shaking a little as we exchanged rings.
I remember being so happy walking hand and hand outside of the temple right after we were sealed, and thinking my husband was the most gorgeous man on Earth.
I remember snow on the ground and people shivering, but it was the one day I didn’t complain about the cold, I wanted good pictures.
I remember driving back from the temple and thinking “wow, we’re married”
I remember my dad being the first person to use the term “your husband” and being weirded out.
I remember downing about three cans of redbull before and during our reception to stay awake.
I remember wondering why we had to stand in a line.
I remember my wedding day being the best day to date, and the first day of the rest of my life.
Like we planned, 5 years later we’re expecting our first baby, which is due to be born exactly six years (and two days) from the day we met. Boy we’ve come a long way!
Since getting married
-We went on a cruise to Mexico for our honeymoon.
-We were poor, our dining-room set was a cardboard box and two camping fold-out chairs we got as a wedding present.
-We arranged our schedules so we took four classes together.
-We got a new (to us) Kitchen set from my husband’s grandparents.
-We moved 7 times
-We cleaned toilets together as early morning (4am) custodians and fought over the iPod.
-We bought our first home.
-We spent two summers apart for work.
-We adopted Snoop.
-We moved again.
-We went on a cruise to the Caribbean.
-We started, switched and started new careers.
-We created Spawnie.
-We stayed madly in love with each other.
He’s been the most supportive, most forgiving, most loving husband in the world. He’s my best friend, a great husband, and he’s going to be a wonderful daddy.
I love you baby, and can’t wait to see what the next 5(,000,000) years hold!

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  1. What a cute story and beautiful couple! Your kids will be gorgous! 🙂 My husband and I have a similar story as far as getting engaged earier in the relationship. We will celebrate our 7 year anniversary soon. We don’t have children of our own yet, but someday soon hopefully if this dang Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome doesn’t hold us back! 🙂 Happy Holidays to you and your husband!

  2. Happy anniversary! This is such a beautiful & sweet post. I do the same thing each year on our anniversary…reflect at where we came from & how the story of us began. Love it! Thanks for sharing. Great photos too; such a cute couple!

  3. Congratulations to you and “future daddy”! Enjoy your day, and all the rest that are to come. Document everything, no matter how small the detail!


  4. Happy anniversary! My hubby and I got married exactly 21 months from our first date. It seemed like we’d been dating for the LONGEST time when we actually got married. haha. I remember some of the same things you do from my wedding day. Mainly staying up too late the night before writing a letter to my husband and in my journal and waking up ridiculously early the next morning. It’s fun to reminisce.

  5. Congratulations on your spawnie. Sounds like you have had a wonderful 5 years with an eternity to go. Coming over from SITS, it’s fun to run into a fellow sister in the gospel.

    Merry Christmas.

  6. Awww that makes me smile! What an adorable post! You and your hubby seem like a great match! You think it was cold when you got married? I got married on Feb 23, in MONTREAL. LOL Talk about cold…but beautiful. The love between the couple warms up the entire place!

    Congrats and wishing you guys many many more!

  7. Congratulations! I hope you havea wonderful 5 year anniversary! 😀 You have a wonderful story. I wish for many more wonderful years to come for you.

    Our 7 year anniversary is in 5 days!


  8. Beautiful pics! Happy Anniversary!
    We just celebrated our 16th on Dec. 17th and the time has flown. I guess it can do that when you’re having a good time!
    I’ll be back, thanks.

  9. Congratulations to you! And on an entirely shallow note; what a gorgeous couple! You are sure to have the most adorable babies.

    Merry Christmas to you both.

    B x

  10. Congrats to you both. Today is our wedding anniversary too. We dated for ever (8 years) before getting married. I love that you both knew so soon and jumped in with both feet. Best wishes for you and our growing family.

  11. Happy Anniversary!! What a wonderful story! Six months, that was fast, but I know many people who did it that fast. Eric and I dated for 5 months then were engaged for 4, so only 3 months more 🙂

  12. That is just wonderful.. all your memories are so beautiful. Most of us just remember mostly bad stuff and then a LITTLE good stuff (Why we’re STILL with our DH/DW/SO/OH.) I imagine this makes lots of us wanna go blog about what we remember that is all good. And what we hope for in the future. 🙂

    Hope you have many more wonderful memories with your newly extended family. 🙂


  13. I LOVE THIS POST!!! You two are a beautiful couple 🙂 My husband and I have been together for 12 years as of last month… I wrote a love letter to him on my blog {it took him 5 days to read it because it was so long LMBO!!}

    I am SOOOO freakin happy for you guys. Congrats again, sweetie 🙂 You’re going to be a really awesome mom!

    Kat @ For the Love of Chaos

  14. Hi! I´m visiting for the first time! You blog is great! I´m looking forward to read more! You were a very beautiful Bride!!! Did you get married in the Salt Lake Temple?

    Hug´s, Verena

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