Tuesday, August 02, 2011

Happy Anniversary, Sean!!! :)

Around this time three years ago today, I was waking up in my bedroom for the very last time. I looked around, soaking it all in, and paying attention to every detail: the pink and blue stripes on the wall, my old dresser, my mismatched blankets (collected from the past four years at college, where I always insisted on purchasing new sheets and comforters). I sat there in silence for a few minutes, surprised at how calm I was. The calm before the storm, I guess?

I ate breakfast with my mom and dad, and then my best friend Brittany arrived. Side note: Brittany, what would I have done without you on this day?! I say this, because when we pulled up to the salon where I was scheduled to have my hair and nails done, there was a big ugly sign on the door which read ''CLOSED''. Apparently, nobody bothered to tell us that they had gone bankrupt and closed up shop. Awesome.

Brittany is a life saver, really she is, because she is full of ideas and always stays positive. She suggested that we try the salon she had been going to for several years now, and I have no idea how this happened but on a Saturday morning they actually had a spot open for me! We went down the street and got our nails done, and Brittany even left to pick me up a smoothie..... wow, you really are amazing Brittany!

Anyway, somehow it all worked out. I don't really remember a lot of the details, but I do remember feeling a lot of anxiety when the hair stylist suggested that I dye my hair so that none of my roots would be showing when we took pictures -- I don't usually panic about hair, but for some reason I was nervous.... maybe it was everything becoming more of a reality, who knows! But it worked out really well and my hair looked amazing :)

The rest of the day is kind of a blur. I remember eating lunch at Burger King (Double Whopper with large fries... what can I say, I eat when I'm nervous!), stopping by the art gallery to check on the decorations (it looked amazing, and fun fact.. we now live across the street from that gallery!), and finally meeting everyone at the church - all 200 of them, wowzers.

I remember my mom scolding me, on my wedding day, for sneaking champagne into the church ;) and laughing until my belly hurt while everyone put on make up and got dressed together. Having all of my best girlfriends around me was one of the greatest feelings in the world. To all of you: Gina, Denise, Mallory -- even you Allison and Ashley -- I really appreciate you making me laugh when I was freaking out, and for supporting me when I really needed you!

When I finally met Sean at the end of the isle, I just remember feeling like this was exactly where I was meant to be. I sobbed through my vows, but whatever. I was just happy to be marrying my best friend in the whole world. I honestly cannot believe that it's been three years already. It hasn't been an easy three years, or an always fun three years... but it has most definintly been three years full of love and learning and laughing and crying and just being together. I have never loved anyone as much as I love my husband, and that is the truth.

Happy Anniversary, Sean!! This is just the beginning!! :)


  1. aw happy anniversary!!! did you get married @ plant zero? i just had dinner there two weeks ago, aaahhhmaaazing food, and i wish i could have my reception there!!

  2. thanks! we actually had our reception at art works, which is right next door. we thought about plant zero... but i fell in love with art works!

  3. I am so happy for you guys :)
    I can't believe it's been three years either...i remember facebook stalking your pictures (i sound like a crazy person to anyone who doesn't know how close we are.) Anyway, I wish you guys many more years of happiness together! xoxo

  4. aw!!! happy anniversary! :D

  5. i remember 3 years ago today too! i remember how beautiful you looked and how you remained so calm & collected. you looked damn good walking down that aisle, gurrl! what a fun day! you and sean are such a great couple! i love spending time with you guys & am looking forward to watching you guys grow old together! :)

    insert old lady denise voice: get off my lawn! insert wrinkled old lady denise middle finger.

    HAHA! Congratulations Hookers!

  6. I really do remember that weekend like it was yesterday! The rehearsal dinner, meeting all of your college friends, all the girls cramming into my little condo in the fan to spend the night, the mild heart attack that ensued when we saw the closed sign on the salon, and then finally - the beautiful wedding and amazing reception :) I love you both and am so happy to have you in my life!! love you always and forever xoxo

  7. Congratulations on your anniversary. You look beautiful in that photograph and I hope you have many more years ahead of you. Thank God for female friends who can get things done!


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