Updated: Mar 2, 2020
It’s hard to believe that 5 years ago we were in Las Vegas with 70 of our closest friends and family about to embark on the biggest day of our lives so far.
While our first years together weren’t always easy, they were always worth it. With every challenge life through our way we conquered it and came out even stronger. I am grateful for these challenges for making us the team that we are now today.
15 years ago we started this journey together and I used to envision the day when we would one day be married with kids (I just didn’t think it would take so long haha). Our marriage the last 5 years has been an incredible journey, sometimes it feels surreal that we are here living this life together. I’m not sure why I’m feeling so sentimental is year! Maybe it’s because, like any relationship, we crossroads that we aren’t sure where they will take us so this milestone feels like such a huge accomplishment.
Maybe it’s because in a world where everyone believes the grass is always greener on the other side, we always believed the grass is green where you water it. Or maybe it’s because we now have 2 beautiful babies of our own and our little family feels complete. Whatever it is that has me feeling these feelings, I want you to know that you are an amazing husband and father. Thank you for being my best friend, I am so grateful for you and I couldn’t imagine doing life without you by my side.
We have both said over and over again that we have just ONE regret from our wedding day, not writing our own vows. So this year as the FIRST part of my gift to you write these vows to you.
I promise that you will always be as important to me as coffee, as chocolate, and as all the episodes of Grey’s put together.
I promise I will love you even on the days I don’t like you.
I promise to always let you rearrange the dishwasher before I turn it on, well at least when you’re home!
I promise to support you and your crazy ideas even when I know my way is totally better!
I promise to let you grope me and I’ll continue to pretend that deep down I really don’t love it.
I promise to never start an argument as long as you’re cleaning or doing some other household chore.
I promise to always start tasks that you will end up having to finish.
I promise to be your co-pilot, your navigator, and to bring snacks on our road trip through life.
I promise to take care of myself so I will continue to age with grace and confidence by your side.
I promise to never watch the next episode without you.
I promise to try things, even though I am sure I will not like them, just because you say, “try this!”
I vow not to take any of your annoying habits personally, even though I really want to push you out of bed sometimes for snoring, and I would love it if you could learn to fold the towels my way!
I vow to always say yes to any crazy adventure as long as it’s with you.
I vow to always fight for us, our dreams together and individually.
I vow to be your spell checker, grammar friend, and tell you when things need hyphens.
I vow to rewash your clothes as many times as it is necessary when you leave them in the washer for 3rd time in a row.
I vow to always stick my finger in your mouth when you fall asleep on the couch.
I vow to still grab your butt even when you are old and wrinkly.
And of course, I vow to love the shit out of you.
I love that you always try to put a smile on my face even when I feel like being a grouch.
I love that you support me even if you don’t always understand what it is that you are being supportive of.
I love that we share the same love for rap music.
I love that we can have such a great time together even if it’s just grabbing Starbucks and wandering around home depot.
I love that you are my person and I get to grow old with you.
I will love you even at your worst – give me your grumpy days, empty gas tanks, your burnt coffee, lost keys, broken cell phones, forgotten tasks and even the man flu, give me your every day and I will give you my love to make it alright.
And last but not least I love you, I appreciate you and I won’t ever give up on us.
I can’t promise that I can fix all your problems, but I can promise you won’t have to face them alone. Let’s make bad choices, eat all the junk foods, spend money we don’t have, take the wrong turns, and then let’s tell great stories about our great adventures, the same ones – forever and ever until no one can stand us but each other.
Now the SECOND part of my anniversary gift to you! We recently talked about how we wish we had done this for our wedding. Our very own personalized brick at our wedding venue. So every time we go back to Las Vegas we can visit the Flamingo and our very own wedding brick.
Happy Anniversary to the love of my life, thank you for getting all dressed up and doing these photos with me, I can’t wait to see what the next 15 years have in store for us <3
A HUGE THANK YOU to Stacie Lynn Photography and Jordan Doak Photography for venturing out with us and capturing these beautiful photos that we will treasure forever!
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