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Sunday, June 1, 2008

Our Anniversary

Today marks the one year anniversary of the day I married my best friend. The day of our wedding is somewhat of a blur, but we had a special wedding. We got married in the same church I was baptized, had first communion, had first confession, AND was confirmed in. It's called the Soldiers' chapel and it's located on Ft. Campbell, KY. It's special because I grew up as an army brat, and it's amazing I was able to do all those things at the same church, much less have my wedding there! A wonderful chaplain married us just a few days before he was moving to a different army base, for that we were blessed. One day during a counseling session, we figured out that the Priest was also a part of the same sigma chi fraternity as my husband, that was a clear sign to me it was meant to be. We didn't have very many people attend the ceremony, probably around 50, but all the important people that mattered to us were there. We had a lovely ceremony that lasted about 30 minutes, then we had our reception just a few miles away at a lovely reception hall called Cole park commons. The limo driver happened to know my dad so he ended up staying for the whole wedding and driving us home even though we hadn't paid for that. Another surprise that happened for me was my wedding cake. I hadn't paid the extra 125 dollars for the intricate detail on the cake, and I guess whoever made it didn't know we hadn't paid for the extra designs, because all the intricate detailing was there! I was elated. My last surprise was being lavaliered which means I was officially able to wear my husband's fraternity letters. All the brothers who attended surrounded me and sang the Sigma Chi sweetheart song and my hubby presented me with his white gold letters on a white gold chain. It was a total surprise and I was so happy. We left the next day for our honeymoon where we spent a week in FL. It was great.
Today we celebrated by seeing a movie and going to dinner. We saw the newest Narnia movie and we both LOVED it, then ate dinner at our favorite Japanese steakhouse. We were seated with a strange lot of people, but we enjoyed ourselves nonetheless. I also received a beautiful gift from my wonderful husband. He had a special ring made for me. It has a large pearl in the middle of it which matches the pearl necklace he gave me as a wedding gift, and two very light colored sapphires which match a pair of earrings he gave me before we were married. This ring has a tone of meaning behind it. First of all the pearl-my birthstone AND stone of the month we were married in-June. Secondly, the Sapphires-Hubby's birth stone AND stone for the month we started dating in AND the day he proposed-September. I'm very happy today.
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Pictures from me getting my anniversary present

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5 comments:

As We Sail... said...

Happy anniversary. Beautiful wedding pictures, and beautiful ring.
We only had 12 people at our wedding. 20 minutes, and no reception. It's lasted 34 years so far, and more to go.

Radiant said...
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Radiant said...

I enjoyed visiting your blog, what a great couple! I found my way hear from the NFP board. Happy anniversary:)

RadiantPet:)

Michelle said...

Happy Anniversary! what a beautiful ring too!

Mommy to those Special Ks said...

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY (Very late!) I love the ring! How beautiful!!