Monday, October 18, 2010

Happy Anniversary to Us!

Seven years ago...I had the wedding of my dreams.  Not because of the setting, the dress or the details, but because of who I finally found.  Steve and I were married on a gorgeous October day, much like the one we had today.  I clearly remember walking out of the doors of the old historic barn and the music playing.  Don Henley's For My Wedding.  I was fixed on him and him alone.  For a moment, I didn't hear or see anything else.  I was clear. 

Jump seven years and I have to remember that moment more often.  Stress gets in the way and you forget...I stopped in the grocery store the other day and saw a single woman getting herself dinner.  I remember those years of my life very well.  I love the freedom and had a complete world.  But I wondered if I would have a family, children, if I could trust again.  It jolted me to recall those old feelings because I now have what I always wanted.  A secure relationship with a guy who loves me in spite of me.  It is the real deal and it is okay to live in that.

I made this layout recently using a wedding photo.  Seven years ago, digital wasn't so big and my awesome photographer Andrew Daigle used film.  I am still in love with the photos he took.  He captured real moments like the one shown.  I had just joined Steve at the end of the aisle and our minister started talking about the gravity and importance of marriage.  We are surrounded by his best friends, men who are still influential in his life and mine.  The journaling tells the story.

We celebrated it in the best way possible.  With a long snuggle fest with the kids.  It is the best gift he can ever give.  And it all started on October 18, 2003.

P.S.  I told the kids this morning that we were married 8 years.  Steve called me on that one...LOL!


  1. Happy Anniversary, Stacey! Great day to get married. It's also my son's birthday! :o)


  2. happy anniversary!! i remember when guys were dating! awww!!! blessings to many more years to come


  3. Happy ANNIVERSARY!! Its my parents 41st wedding anniversary today too!! Did you know you got married on "Sweetest Day?" :):):):):):):):):):):):):):) I loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee that lo... the photo is AMAZINGLY GORGEOUS! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

  4. Happy Anniversary. I love the layout! Love the photo too.

  5. Hope you two had a great anniversary day! Love everything about your layout Stacey!

  6. super happy anniversary to you both - beautiful page :D

  7. Happy Anniversary! I love this page - so fall, I love it!! Beautiful pic too ;).

  8. Anniversaries are so special...congrats!!! Love the layout too!!

  9. Stacey you have such a gift with writing! I love how there is a story behind all your layouts and you share it so wonderfully! Happy Anniversary!


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