Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Our Anniversary

Two years ago today we stood on a beautiful beach in Narragansett, Rhode Island and promised to be there for each other 'til death parts us.

We were engaged in January 2006 and planned on having a winter wedding that December. The day after attending a friend's wedding in June, we were in a laundromat talking about how we really didn't want to wait until December. I mentioned that I have a lot of family in Rhode Island and that I had always wanted him to see where my father grew up and to meet all of his side of the family. Right then and there in that little laundromat in Maryville, MO we decided to get married in Rhode Island. It was definitely not easy planning a wedding from such a long distance but I had helpful and loving cousins in RI that insisted on helping me. A little over 2 months later we were married. I still can't believe that we did it in such a short amount of time! We married on a beautiful Sunday evening on Scarborough beach, a beach that my father played on many times as a child.

We stayed in Rhode Island, along with my family from MO, for a couple of weeks. We may have forfeited our "honeymoon" time but it was worth it to be able to catch up with family that we don't get to see very often.

Exactly 1 month and 1 day later, on September 14th, I took a pregnancy test and immediately called John at work to tell him that he was going to be a daddy. We had been together since 2002, so we were ready! ;)

First Kiss

My little brother
(19 years between us)

My little sister

We did unity sand instead of a candle

This is my immediate family + my new husband
I am the oldest of 5 and yes that is my real mother and father :o)

John and his new sister-in -law

Two of my beautiful sisters

Funny story: She was getting her picture taken when
suddenly the tide came in and completely took her by surprise.

The Guests

Silly Sisters

My absolute favorite!

Beautiful Atlantic

I loved my flowers!

Hope you enjoyed as I reminisced!

Hugs & Blessings, Anna


Rosemary said...

I just came over from Becky's blog.
Happy Anniversary to you!!
You had a beautiful wedding!!
PS visit my blog sometime!

Rhea said...

Gorgeous wedding and beautiful photos! I'm so impressed you threw it together so quickly and from out of state. Really beautiful though. Congrats on two years!

GEORGIA said...

What a beautiful wedding and lovely family!
I do miss my family so much (Mom passed just three weeks after Dad)..and I thank you for visiting my blog and for the smile you provided by inviting me here at a time I really needed to smile!

Happy Anniversary and may you and John be blessed by many, many more! My DH and I have been married 42 yrs and we know that God has blessed us...we are best friends!

Visit Grandma G's again sometime and come see the vintage things I sell at


ABOUT ME said...

What a beautiful wedding and story! My husband and I also eloped to the Hitching Post in Couer d Alene almost 24 years ago! I hope you have as many happy days as we've have. He's still my best buddy. Congrats! Di

Kim's Treasures said...

Happy Anniversary!!! You had a beautiful day!!! Such wonderful photos!
Have a great day!

Traci said...

Wow! Those are beautiful pictures.....I love non-posey pictures. Congrats on anniv. we just celebrated 21 years....we were high school sweethearts. blushing...

thenestegg said...

Happy Anniversary!

Your wedding pictures were beautiful!

Rechelle ~Walnuthaven Cottage~ said...

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY! Wishing you many more years of happiness, laughter and love. What a beautiful wedding!

Adventures In Babywearing said...

Wow- how absolutely beautiful!!


Dawn-Hydrangea Home said...

Such beautiful wedding pics and flowers too!

Lallee said...

Belated happy anniversary! I had such fun looking at your wedding pictures. You were a beautiful bride and your hubby is a cutie.

Alli {Mrs. Fussypants} said...

SO BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!!!!

Congrats to you and your beautiful family!

xoxo, Alli