Saturday, March 17, 2012

Four.

Today marks Justin and I's 4th anniversary. That is, if you are like me and count both days that we got married. March 17th, St. Patrick's Day and April 22nd, Earth Day. Not that we planned it out so that our anniversaries would always fall on a holiday but now that I think about it, maybe subconsciously and selfishly I did. Maybe I didn't want Justin to forget about our wedding anniversary nor did I want to be the one to remind him about it.

Anyways, I thought I would share a few things that I found as I was packing up the house over the last few nights. On my list of things to do were the closets and the first one I wanted to tackle was the hall closet. It housed all my old pictures, photo albums, wedding cards, birthday cards, etc. {I save EVERYTHING} What I didn't plan on finding was the photo album to our wedding at the courthouse and my wedding planner. The I-couldn't-have-done-this-wedding-without-this-giant-book planner. Inside were two cards. The cards that we wrote to each other on our wedding day (April 22nd). I took a minute and read through each one. I won't lie, I cried. Happy tears, but tears none-the-less.

I talked about how I was the luckiest woman alive, I know-not very original, but then I spoke about how I looked forward to a future and a love like my Grandma and Grandpa Hartley's. {They were the BEST role-models when it comes to a happy and healthy marriage.} How I couldn't wait to spend the next 50+ years with him by my side. He spoke about our future with kids and he also talked about how he looked forward to the next 50 years too. And you know what, everything I wrote, remains true today. I couldn't imagine a better partner in life.

And here we are on our anniversary four years later-two kids, two dogs and we are packing things  up for the big move. Pretty sure I couldn't ask for a better day. Love you honey.



Emotional. Even in a courthouse. 

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