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Thursday, July 21, 2011

love at 35 weeks, 3 years AND 3 years =)


This past Tuesday, the love of my life and I celebrated 3 years of wedded bliss together. I am beyond lucky to truthfully tell you that I married my very best friend AND I would put my hand on the bible when I tell you that my love for him grows with each passing year and that I am excited to grow old with him as that trend continues. He is my everything and I could never imagine my life without him♥


{Can you handle all the mushy-ness?!}


On our anniversary after dinner at Buddy’s Bar & Grill:



I remember fondly that at this time last year, the day after our 2nd anniversary, we quickly came to the realization that we were ready to move on to the next step in our lives. The birth control was promptly thrown out the window and we’ve never looked back =) We are so LUCKY {and trying to never take that for granted!} to be almost 35 weeks into the journey on the same day this year.



The ticker at the bottom of the page says we’re 35 weeks along with 35 days to go – fun stuff!



I don’t know if I could ever say this enough, but God has blessed us beyond any dream I ever had for our life together.



{That’s about all I can type now on the subject as the hormones have caused a huge lump in my throat and I’m ready to burst into tears with all the happy thoughts and memories right now… seriously. I already cried at a Huggies commercial this morning and I’m still trying to keep it together!!}



Moving on… to something else that makes me want to cry – our first fur baby turned 3 years old in June and isn’t such a baby anymore.

This little creature has seriously been a light in our lives. {Laugh if you must…} We adopted him just 3 weeks into our married life and have had a blast as a family of 3 ever since!


Was he really ever that tiny?!


His little world is about to be rocked with the arrival of a little brother. This dog wants to be cuddled, carried, and FED continuously and has been our baby our entire marriage. Though I think it’s safe to say he would prefer to not be literally babied – I put him in this bassinet my mom is keeping in my room at their house and he wanted OUT immediately!

{and the scruffy homeless dog has since had a very nice haircut, just so ya know…}



We will need some willpower to not spoil our child as much as we have this dog or he will be ruined… I would prefer Houston to move out of our house by age 30 ;)


Then just as I was uploading this picture from the car’s thermometer last night on our way to church {it was 100 degrees and felt like 150!} and about to talk about how I think I almost melted into a puddle on a 20 minute walk with the dog early this morning…



I read a friend’s facebook status that put the heat into perspective for me and thought I’d share it with you since I’m betting 90% of the people reading this are in a hot climate somewhere today:

“I was going to complain about how hot it is... then I realized: 1.) It isn't 109 degrees; 2.) I'm not 5,700 miles from home; 3.) I'm not dressed in a full BDU uniform & helmet and carrying 70+ lbs. of gear; and 4.) There is very little chance that anyone will shoot at me or that I might drive over a bomb in the road today! Thanks to all who serve!!”




  1. Happy Anniversary to the adorable couple!

  2. 1) mushy= wonderful
    2) happy anniversary!
    3) I can so relate to the spoiled furbaby- I don't think we could handle kids
    4) your anniversary outfit was adorable! I would wear it everyday
    5) thank you for sharing that status- good perspective!

  3. As a long time reader I wanted to wish you and your husband a Happy Anniversary! You two are just too adorable.
    Thank you for sharing and thank you for sharing the status, keep cool and keeping it all in perspective.

  4. Happy 3 year Anniversary!! Can't believe your already 35 weeks with only 35 days to go!! You look amazing!!

  5. I love mushy! PS I love love love your outfit that you are wearing... You look amazing!!!

  6. Happy Anniversary! You guys are adorable and you look fabulous for 35's to hoping I look that fab as well!

  7. Great post!! And I love what you included at the bottom about the men and women who serve our country. I've been having to remind myself of that a few times this summer when the heat gets "unbearable."
    You're getting so close to D-day!

  8. happy 35 weeks!

    happy 3rd anniversary!

    and happy 3rd birthday to your cute little dog :)

  9. Happy Anni! you look great :) Love that status!

  10. Happy Anniversary! You and your husband look so happy and in love together!! LOVE your red top btw!

  11. Happy anniversary! Y'all are just too cute!

  12. thats a cute top! you look blooming :) xx

  13. Mushy is perfect :) Happy anniversary!

  14. You are just too cute! I have been following you for about a month and just wanted to say Hi. I am a pharmacist too (although I am in academia - couldn't hack retail!). Good luck with the rest of your pregnancy. That sweet baby will be here before you know it!

  15. Such a great post about the heat! You look so good too!

  16. Happy anniversary. You looked so cute. That outfit is adorable. God has definitely blessed you and you both totally deserve it! I also loved the status at the bottom. We take so much for granted. Sometimes we need to stop and be thankful. What a wonderful post :)

  17. This is such a sweet post! I love it. You are adorable and I LOVE LOVE your outfit. I keep writing about corals and turquoise together, so put that on a cute, pregnant gal and it makes my heart smile :)

    So happy for you! Me and my Hubby celebrate our one year anniversary tomorrow and I couldn't be happier. Best wishes!

    Hope to have you stop by!

  18. you look so beautiful!!
    Absolutely true that women "glow" when they are pregnant :)
    Happy for you and your beau.
    Also- absolutely love love love your friend's quote. I edited it a little and posted it at my status. (my fiance' will be deploying for the first time in february... so it kinda hit home for me!)
    Kind of puts life into perspective..
    Excited to meet the little one!!

    Much love!!

  19. Oh. yeah. YOUR OUTFIT IS PRECIOUS!! way to look like a little hottie while preggers :) hahaha

    much love

  20. Happy Anniversary!

    Love the quote about the heat.

  21. Wow, you have so much to celebrate, my friend! I hope you have a wonderful time soaking all this love in. You have been truly blessed!

  22. Happy Anniversary! You're looking great at 35 wks! Heidi

  23. We got married on the same day 3 years ago and I was also VERY pregnant on my anniversary last year! Happy 3 years!

  24. Aww, congratulations on 3 years! You two are just adorable and I know your little boy will be too! Also a big thanks/shout out to all those who serve our country!

  25. Congrats on celebrating 3 years and on your pregnancy! I just celebrated 3 years of marriage and a 3rd birthday for my little furbaby. 2008 was a good year! ;)

  26. SO glad I happened to find your blog! I can't wait to keep reading! Happy anniversary! I hope to one day have a marriage like yours where I always am falling more in love...too cute!


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