Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Two Years Ago Today

Two years ago today... I uncomfortably accepted a gift from my fiance. He reserved a full spa treatment for me - hair, nails, makeup, massage, the works - while I was on vacation in Las Vegas. I say uncomfortably because this was a girls' trip and none of my girlfriends were about to spend all morning and most of the afternoon at the salon. I wanted to be with them. I tried to give away pieces, here I'll take the hair and you take the makeup and you take the nails, but they wouldn't accept. I was uncomfortable, but also giddy, because, who does this? Who gives gifts like this? He does.
Two years ago today... I sat in the hairstylist's chair when a friend handed me a note. From my fiance. He was here, in Las Vegas, and would I meet him this evening at the alter. I started shaking, what was going on? Another friend handed me a dress - in my size! - that reminded me of clouds: silky, feathery, soft. I remembered this dress; I pointed it out to him a long time ago, describing it as my dream wedding dress.  Then shoes were being handed to me, beautiful blush stilettos - in my size! - and now I was crying because what. was. going. on?  It took me a minute to realize the extent of what was happening. He was in Las Vegas, asking me via a love note, to marry him that very night, in this breathtaking dress and wearing these lovely shoes and holding a bouquet of flowers so perfect and fragrant. Who would do something like this? Who knows my tastes and sizes so perfectly? Who knows that this, this exact thing, would be my fairytale? He does.
Two years ago today... I walked down the aisle of a beautiful Las Vegas chapel, high up on the top floor of the Stratosphere, and looked into his smiling face. I still remember that smile. I see it every day. I said I do to him while the sun was setting and his hand was holding mine tightly. I still remember those hands. I hold them every day.
Two years ago today... I married my best friend. 



Clay and I have been together for over a decade now, married for two of those years today, and while it feels like a lifetime, it also seems like the time has gone by in a blink of the eye. That's the wonder of love, I guess; I imagine I'll feel this very same way on our fiftieth wedding anniversary, looking back on a lifetime of love and wondering, where did the time go.

We are different in so many ways, but similar in those that really matter- like family, and love, and where we want to be in one month, ten years, fifty years. Life is good and with him it's even better. And where ever this life may take us, it'll take us together. We are each other's heart, each other's home.

60 comments:

  1. I am a new follower, and absolutely LOVE this story! How amazing. Happy Anniversary!

    http://www.theadventuresofthepidalafamily5.com/

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    1. Thank you so much! For the compliment and the follow :) Following you back xo

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  2. What a great anniversary story! It really does sound like the perfect wedding day - no stress of getting prepared, small and intimate - perfect!

    I am a new follower via GFC and Bloglovin', and I can't wait to get to know you better! :-)

    Melanie
    My Imperfect...

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    1. It was so perfect. Sigh.

      And thanks for the follow! I'm following you back. xo

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  3. Thanks for co-hosting - I am looking forward to reading more about you!
    new follower

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  4. Happily following along via GFC, thanks for co-hosting... have a great week!

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    (¸.·´ (¸.·`¤... Jennifer
    http://jennsrandomscraps.blogspot.ca

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  5. That story just made my whole entire morning.

    ...also the dress. SO GOOD.

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    1. Thank you so much. xo

      Also, I just checked out your blog and it's beautiful. I'd like to comment but I can't figure out how.

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  6. What an amazing love story! Happy Anniversary.
    By the way your dress was amazing, you looked beautiful.

    Pia
    pjmscloset.blogspot.ca

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  7. What a fun story. Sounds like a great guy. Happy anniversary!

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  8. This story made my heart smile! You found a good man!

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  9. i love this story! love your blog. new follower per the link up & the fact that your blog is awesome! :D

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    1. Thank you so much! I pretty much just fell in love with your beautiful photography xo

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  10. What an AWESOME story Ami. Your husband is such a rare romantic that some of us only dream of. The random flowers from my husband is about as romantic as he gets. Happy Anniversary to you and your best friend for life. :)

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  11. Great story!
    I am visiting from the hop. Thanks for co-hosting!

    Sara @ My Delights
    http://myfinnishdelights.blogspot.se

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  12. This has to be the sweetest love story ever! Congrats!

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  13. I don't think I have read anything cuter in my entire life. The only time I've ever felt this mushy over another couple is with chuck and Blair on gossip girl and that's only because that show is intertwined with every area of my life. Such an amazing and beautiful story!
    xxoo
    Jordyn
    www.thefairyprincessdiaries.com

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  14. This will never cease to be the most amazing wedding fairytale ever. It seems like it was only yesterday. I'm so thankful I was there to witness something so magical.

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    1. I'm so glad you were, too. Thinking about that day still makes me cry.

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  15. Oh my gosh that is the sweetest proposal story I have ever heard! I seriously teared up. Love that picture of you two walking down the aisle.

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  16. What a cute story. Congrats on your anniversary!

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  17. Oh my, what a great story! And your friends were all in on it?! Awesome! And I love Vegas. We just went there this past V-day. Stop by my blog and you can read about it. Following from the blog hop! :-)

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  18. That is an amazing story. That's true love right there! That is how I would have wanted my wedding. Quick, sweet, and surrounded by my best friends!

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  19. Gorgeous dress!!Thanks for co-hosting ^^!Dropping by from the GFC Blog Hop .

    New follower with bloglovin
    GabsG(BeautyMadness)
    http://beautymadn3ss.blogspot.com/
    http://www.bloglovin.com/blog/4579613/beauty-madness

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  20. I'm a new follower!! I loved hearing the story about your wedding day :)

    Erica of
    sweet-endeavors.blogspot.com

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  21. what a fun wedding!
    now following you via GFC :) excited to read more - your blog design is GORGEOUS!

    XO
    erin

    sweetnessitself.blogspot.com

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  22. Cool! A Vegas wedding! I had one of those too :). Congratulations and Happy Anniversary. New fan from Friends Connect

    Jessica
    The Wondering Brain

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  23. New follower with goosebumps and tears in my eyes! Happy Anniversary!

    -Cristyl @ www.mychillthoughts.com

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  24. Hello!

    Thanks for co-hosting the blog hop and I'm a new follower:) Have a great day!


    Carissa
    Lillies & Silk

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  25. Happy Anniversary lady. What a fun and beautiful story. I wish you both many years of fantastic memories.

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  26. I am fairly certain I just cried as much as I did reading the original posts. Love you guys!

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  27. Happy Anniversary!

    This post is so adorable and I almost felt like i shouldn't be reading it because it is so personal and real, but I am so happy to have read that because I see that there are beautiful stories in the world and nothing is better than marrying your best friend.

    Latest follower! Hope you can check out my blog too!

    Brandy
    willbakeforshoes.com

    p.s. Love that dress! He is a keeper! lol

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  28. Omgness just found your blog. This is perfect. How sweet! You guys are my type of people. So of course I kept reading old posts and just fell in love with your family bc they are so much like mine. Is that weird? Ok good... didnt think so :) hehe

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  29. This is the sweetest post EVER. So glad I found your blog. You two seem absolutely perfect together.

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