Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Our First Married Anniversary

George and I celebrate a lot of anniversaries together.  We have a family anniversary--the day Andrew and I moved to Pittsburgh and we became a family of 4.  Our "moon-iversary" when we knew we were falling in love. The anniversary of the date we met in person.  Our engagement anniversary. You get the idea.

Our wedding anniversary comes at the beginning of a couple other important celebrations in our lives...George's birthday and of course, Lily's birthday.  We apparently just do it big. :)

We had planned on a lovely fall wedding and that was "the plan".

In all reality, we got married last summer because it was important to my husband that we be married before our daughter was born.  He asked my mother for permission and told her he wished he was able to ask my father too.  There was no mistaking that I was 9 months pregnant and we wanted something private, just for us.  Our witnesses and the reverend who married us were (are) dear friends of both of ours who have walked beside us in some of our darkest days and it was only fitting that they be part of this intimate, special time for us as well. We're grateful for them in our lives still.

We do still plan on having a public ceremony in the future in which we will celebrate with our children as well, as the only child present at our private wedding was Lily (in mah belly).   We're very much looking forward to that.

It was hot.  Not quite as hot as this year, I don't think. But, 3 days before being induced and 4 days before Lily's birth, I just remember feeling swollen and sweaty! :)  Aside from that, I cried throughout the ceremony. I was pregnant overcome with love and emotion and just cried...he made me laugh.  It was simple and sweet. We didn't dress up--we probably would have had heatstroke. 

I. wouldn't. change. a. thing.

Happy 1 year anniversary to my husband! I am so proud and honored to share your name and your life.


  1. happy anniversary!!!! xoxo

  2. <3 Happy Anniversary to the two of you!! You're both wonderful people and I'm very happy for you and your family.

  3. I love the picture! Happy Anniversary!

  4. I love that picture, and I LOVE that t-shirt. I expect in 20 years to still see George in that t-shirt at all the most important events in your lives. LOL