Saturday, July 23, 2011

Fifteen


Fifteen years. Fifteen years ago BSD and I said, "I do" at sunset on our favorite beach. In Hawaii. 

It was a tiny ceremony. We made all our own food. We even baked the cake. And when we noticed the big gaps between the tiers, we decorated it with poisonous plumeria from our yard. 

Luckily, no one died.

Fifteen years later. We are still hanging around the beach. In Virginia. Minus one uber cool black lab. Plus two ballerinas.

Fifteen years. That's a pretty long time. To spend with one person. 
Definitely a cause for celebration. And we did celebrate. Quietly. Just the two of us. Nothing fancy. A stroll on the boardwalk. And a nice dinner. Simple. Just like our wedding.


Anniversary Highs and Lows
  • Bad: The extreme heat and humidity.
  • Badder: Fighting over getting change for the parking meter.
  • Worst: Feeling your hair take on a life of its own. Hence, the lack of pictures.
  • Good: Driving through our favorite neighborhood checking out the homes for sale. Then realizing you're more than happy just where you are.
  • Better: Love texts exchanged over dinner.
  • Best: Knowing there is no one else in the world you'd rather have sitting across the table from you on your anniversary.

26 comments:

Sheryl said...
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Sheryl said...

That's how I like things. Simple, quiet, happy. Perfect.

Gabe said...

love this. . .you haven't aged at all! amazing!

love the highs and lows. . .so very normal and everyday and wonderful!

Happy Anniversary and 15 years is a huge milestone!

Nicolle said...

Happy anniversary sweet friend!

Love the wedding photos. Sounds like the most perfect wedding in the world. :)

lol on the poisonous plumeria.

Corey Schwartz said...

Wow, fifteen years. That's the exact time it took from when my husband first met me at the beach till he called me for a first date. ha!

Beautiful pics, Kim!

Jennifer Thompson said...

Happy Anniversary!
Cheers, to many more happy years!

Kerri said...

Happy Anniversary you guys!
LOVE the beautiful wedding pictures!

Stacey said...

Happy Anniversary! I love the wedding pictures. :)

Andrea said...

Happy anniversary and gorgeous photos. It sounded like a perfect day xo

mandy said...

aw! so sweet. happy anniversary!

Kim said...

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karren said...

you are a cute couple then and now. I LOVE the comment a bout the cake and the poisonous decor you put on it!

{ T G L } said...

Nice to see your old wedding shots (and that cake looks impressive, including poisonous bloom :)). Happy Anniversary - may you have many more happy anniversaries ahead of you!

Blessings,
This Good Life

Lisa @ lists in my pocket said...

Happy anniversary Kim!! Love the simplicity, sounds perfect.

Bridget said...

Happy Anniversary!

Kyria @ Travel Spot said...

Happy Anniversary! That sounds like a perfect day/date to me!

Kristin said...

I love this post! It is so full of love and nostalgia and love and some more love! Your old wedding photos are wonderful and the pic of BSD is awesome. Why is is that men look better and better with age! NO fair huh! Your wedding and anniversary sound just like my cup of tea; it's all about the moment and the emotion that the pomp and circumstance right! Glad you had such a romantic evening and here's to wishing you many, many more!

Cindy S said...

Congratulations!

Jen said...

So sweet! Love the simplicity. Sounds perfect..you made the cake. Love it all!
And seriously....You have not changed a bit.
Congrats!

My Interior Life said...

Love your beautiful, simple wedding! Perfect! And glad no one died from the cake. Hilarious. You've got a year on us - crazy how time flies. Here's to a happy lifetime of anniversaries - Congratulations!

Pam said...

Aww. So sweet...love that you made your own food/cake. Wow. What the heck was in the big blue package with gold ribbon? Married in Hawaii...that's too cool. You looked beautiful by the way! :)

sloan said...

happy anniversary, friend! love the story of both the wedding day (gorgeous!) and the anniversary highs/lows ;-) i had to especially crack up over the plumeria - do your girls by chance watch the disney show 'good luck charlie'?! they just had a hawaii episode and there was a whole storyline involving plumeria - funny coincidence! Anyway, congratulations on 15 happy years!

Bring Pretty Back said...

Kim, HAPPY ANNIVERSARY. That is wonderful. Your wedding soundslike it was so special.
And the anniversary celebration ... the same.
Except for the parking meter incident! haha- that's real life isn't it! Along with the hair!
Have a PRETTY day!
Kristin

Dani said...

I love this. Congrats on your 15 years of togetherness...and many more to come.

Amy said...

Love these! If we could do our wedding over again, we'd do it like you did-simple. Happy (belated) anniversary!

Melissa said...

hi lovely...

congrats on 15 years...so precious!
your wedding day looks gorgeous...includ the poisonous flowers- when your young & in love you do crazed things like that...and it makes for a great story!!

aren't we lucky to look across the table all those years later and still smile with our whole heart...

enjoy this next year together...your girls are looking more and moe lovely as they grow...and your photos are beautiful of them dancing on the beach...

it's good to be back after my few weeks away...

melissa xx