Ten Years Ago

On October 27, 2001, after almost 4 years of dating, I said “I do” to my very best friend.
It was a little over one month before my 20th birthday and one month after his 21st.  He was a Lance Corporal in the Marine Corps and I was a sophomore in college. After we got married, we moved to our first duty station: MCAS NEW River in Jacksonville, North Carolina. We didn’t have much money but it didn’t matter because we were together. It wasn’t always easy, but I can say without a doubt that is was all worth it and I wouldn’t change a thing.
Since that day ten years ago, a lot has happened!
-lived in North Carolina, Africa, and The Middle East
lived in an apartment, a duplex, a one-story home, a two-story home, and a villa
-been through 2 deployments and multiple separations courtesy of the Marine Corps
-bought two homes and sold one

-drank a few beers and done lots of barbecuing
-bought our first new car
-celebrated lots of birthdays and holidays
-adopted 2 precious pups-Oscar and Grace
-graduated from college and grad school
-worked at several different jobs- some good, some not so good
-made, and said goodbye, to lifelong friends

-traveled to Jamaica, South Africa, Germany, Burundi, and the UAE
-bought and learned to ride Harleys
-laughed and cried

- fought and made-up
-lived- and most of all, loved

And now, 10 years later, we have welcomed a baby girl into the world,
and we have finally become a family of three. I can say without a doubt that I am the happiest I have ever been!
Emerson Week 19 027-1
Thank you babe for being the best husband for me and the best Daddy for Emerson.  You have always supported me in everything I have done and I couldn’t ask for a better person to spend my life with. It means the world to me to be able to stay home with Emerson and I am only able to do that because of you.   You are my best friend and my soul mate and I am blessed beyond measure to have you as my life partner. We may not be perfect, but we are definitely perfect for each other. I love you with all my heart and soul.
 Happy Anniversary babe!
Nicole said...

Happy Anniversary! You guys look like you have so much fun together! Here's to many more years of love and happiness!

Lauren said...

What a sweet post! Happy Anniversary! You guys look like you've had so much fun over the last 10 years! Wishing you many more.

Michelle said...

Happy Anniversary!!! What a cute post!!

Michelle said...

Aww, I love all the pictures. Happy Anniversary!!!!! Here's to many more :)

Ashley said...

awww!! LOVE all the pictures! Happy Anniversary!

Rebekah said...

Happy Anniversary! You guys have been through so much and it looks like it's been a great 10 years. :)

The Jeffcoats said...

Awww, I love this post!! Happy 10th anniversary to my very best friend!! I loved seeing all of the "old" pictures and I love that we've been friends since right after you got married!! Here's to your next 10 years full of love, adventures, travel, and more blessings like Emerson! :) Love you guys!!

Mateya said...

This is so sweet! You guys enjoyed a lot of time together before Emerson! How special!

The Jeffcoats said...

Oh yes, and I forgot to say that I love that on your anniversary post last year you announced your sweet baby girl was coming!! :)

Anna & Kirby said...

Happy Anniversary! I love this post... I feel like I learned more about you :)

Lindsay said...

Happy Anniversary!!!
What a sweet post! Love looking at all your photos from the last 10 years, so much fun :)

the workaholic momma said...

Happy Anniversary!!! This is such a sweet post and I LOVE all of the pics:)

Natalie said...

wow, 10 years!!!
Looks like you guys have had a wonderful decade of marriage!
Happy Anniversary-I hope you enjoy it to the fullest!

Darlene said...

Beautiful post and beautiful story. Happy Anniversary!!

Anonymous said...

Happy 10th anniversary! What a wonderful celebration.

Kelly said...

Happy Anniversary, what a great post! Great pictures that show your life together!

Courtney B said...

Oh my lanta! This is the sweetest post ever :) You two really have been through so much together, and in just 10 years! I can't wait to look back on 10 years with my hubs and see what we've accomplished :)
Your family of 3 is so adorable!!

ajs {of MN} said...

Happy anniversary To you and your hubby! you two are so cute together and have been thru a lifetime of awesomeness! i was most impressed by the harley venture!
here's to many many more happy years together!

Pamela said...

Love this!! So sweet!! :) Yall are too cute! Happy (late) anniversary!

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