February 27, 2010

on our annivegasversary...

happy annivegasversary!

For the record, it took me a full ten minutes to zip up that dress. I'm all, "WHAT. How does this not fit anymore? ZIP IT, JAY! ZIP IT UP FOR THE LOVE OF ALL THINGS HOLY. And, for the record? MY LIFE IS OVER AHHHHH." And Jay was all, "Okay, it's zipped. But I think you have some back cleavage." And then I cried a little bit.

Anyway.

Jay and I were lucky enough to have our own mini-weekend this past week, in order to celebrate our four year anniversary! We spend three whole days together, which was pretty much the most refreshing thing ever. Our schedules have been very scattered the past several weeks, and I haven't been able to have much time with him at all. I can't tell you how giddy I was when we got into my car to start the drive to Las Vegas on Wednesday. I almost couldn't handle my excitement as I shimmied around in my seat and busted open the celebratory bag of white cheddar popcorn.

You should all know by now that I'm willing to find any excuse to eat white cheddar popcorn, right? Right.

Anyway, we spent two nights in Las Vegas - and despite losing pretty much all our gambling money, it was such a wonderful trip. I can't even explain how light my heart was the whole time. There's just something about being away from everything, just Jay and I. And there will always be something about Las Vegas, because that is the place we first said, "I love you". I always get this ridiculously melty feeling when we are driving to Vegas. It makes me want to listen to the entire August and Everything After album by Counting Crows - which is, of course, the CD we listened to during that first trip, over five years ago.

Every time I hear any song from that album, I'm basically 20 again. Don't you love how that is, sometimes? I love when music can take me back to a specific place in my life.

Has it really been five years since we fell in love? And four years since we were married? We've reached the point where I honestly can't imagine my life without Jay, but at the same time, I still feel like I'm the same 20-year-old girl who fell in love with a guy after dating for only a few weeks. It kind of seems like the last several years have just flown by.

In any case, our few days away were exactly what we both needed. It felt good to just run around with him until 3AM with no cares in the world. To eat too much and drink too much and laugh all night long. We took in a comedy show and had a fancy dinner, complete with tiny desserts and some fruity sake. He was the one to reach for my hand as we walked, which made me smile more than I have in a while.

I'm so thankful to have been married to my perfect fit for the past four years. I wonder if there could ever be a time when I ever tire of this wonderful man. Probably not.

four years married = happiness.

64 comments :

  1. OH EM GEE how cute are you two!??!?!?!? LOOOOVE that first pic. And I highly doubt the back cleavage. But hey, even if it's there, no one can tell!!

    Happy anniversary, y'all!

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  2. Happy Anniversary!!! You look awesome in that dress!

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  3. You guys are such a gorgeous couple! Vegas is magical to me too as it is where we went on our honeymoon. I am dying to go back. Glad you had a wonderful time! :)

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  4. You guys are too cute! So glad you had a nice break from everything :)

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  5. You're so pretty; love that dress! Happy Anniversary!

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  6. I still love reading about you and Jay. You have both come so far in your relationship and I remember when it was so new and you announced your engagement when we all worked at the "happiest place on earth." Congratulations on your anniversary...may many good ones be around the corner!

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  7. Happy Anniversary!!! You're too cute, and you guys look smashing! So glad you had a wonderful time.

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  8. This post makes me melty. Adorable!

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  9. Happy anniversary, you two love birds. :] I'm very glad that you guys got a chance to spend some quality time together. There is nothing like that, especially when it's much needed.

    <3.

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  10. What a gorgeous dress, you look beautiful! That sounds like a ton of fun! Happy Anniversary!

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  11. happy anniversary. you two are adorable. (and your husband's gangster-ish pose in picture 1 is too funny.) :)
    how lovely that you were able to get away from 'real life' and enjoy some time together. and even better that you could reminisce about the swoony, beginning days of love.

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  12. Okay, wait, have you ever had the white cheddar popcorn seasoning from Williams Sonoma? It's a tiny little shaker and it's stupidly expensive for how small it is but oh my ACTUAL CRACK. Buy it. But don't. Because you'll get addicted and then all of your Etsy money will go toward popcorn seasoning and you'll hate me. But buy it. It's worth it.

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  13. Happy Anniversary! You look two look great, I would kill to have your hair by the way! =)

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  14. Happy Anniversary! Here's to many more years together. (I actually just raised my wine glass to the computer toasting you.) =)

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  15. Happy Anniversary! Back fat? Yah right - you look hot in that dress girl! Congrats to you two!

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  16. Back cleavage. Tee hee and What-ever.

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  17. Awww, this post made me happy. Congrats to both of you!

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  18. How lovely!!!
    PS: I doubt the back cleavage.
    And I love that picture of you two in the mirror. The outfits, the "looks", the love...
    Congrats. :)

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  19. you guys are so cute. Congrats!
    The mirror picture is priceless. Gorgeous.

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  20. You guys are pretty darn cute & I am pretty darn jealous! Congrats. <3

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  21. Four! years. Congrats! name twin. (And that dress is hawt.)

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  22. I totally get the music thing - pop in Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, and I basically time travel to freshman year of college. haha. Congrats on the anniversary!!

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  23. Awww, congrats!!!

    Vegas is where my wife and I spent our honeymoon!!! Though I was only 18, so I couldn't drink or gamble, hehe! Last year we went there, to see my sisters and so my wife could meet them and this year? This year I turn 21. So we are hoping to get our butts over there and really partay! :P

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  24. Aww, I love this post. It makes me even more excited about mine and Husband's two-year wedding anniversary trip to Asheville in three and a half months. (It, too, will be just a 3- or 4-day trip.)

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  25. Congratulations on the anniversary!! I don't think you two could possibly look any cuter together. I'm glad you got a weekend away.

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  26. You guys are just adorable in every way. This post makes ME feel melty. I just love love, I guess. Glad you had a wonderful weekend and some time together.

    PS. Adorable freaking dress!

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  27. i call BS on the back cleavage, you two are adorable :) i also love that you manage to be adorable in a non-cheesy way, just a "sorry we can't help it but yea, we're adorable" way.

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  28. Happy Anniversary you two! I'm so happy that you got to spend that time together, and you both look great! (I'm sure all the other comments sound just like this one, but it doesn't hurt to hear such a great truth so many times ) <3

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  29. Oooohhhh Keerrriiii! How sweet is this post!! To make you feel better I had back cleavage in my dress on my wedding day!! Yep! Thats right! But I didn't care (too much) because I was getting married to the man of my dreams!! Isn't love wonderful! Congratulations on your four year mark and wishing you many more to come!!

    P.S. Love your pictures! Ya'll are too cute!

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  30. FUN!!! You look soooo cute! Happy Annivegasversary!

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  31. Congratulations! I am so glad you had a wonderful time in Vegas!!

    J and I got married in Vegas :)

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  32. I agree with Amy from Just a Titch - I'm all melty, swoony, and gushy from reading your post.

    you two are one adorable couple and I'm so glad that you both got to luxuriously enjoy each other's company!

    Happy Anniversary!!

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  33. How adorable. You two are so cute! I love, love, love your dress and it's great you two were able to get away and have some alone time -- especially IN VEGAS!

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  34. You two are so adorable, happy anniversary!!

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  35. Happy anniversary! I have just stumbled across your blog and think it's so beautifully written. I shall enjoy following you!

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  36. Happy anniversary! Beautiful pictures!

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  37. happy anniversary!! where did you stay? my husband & i are headed to vegas this thursday for the first time ever!! :) we're staying with a friend who moved out there, but kind of want to stay on the strip for at least a night!

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  38. You two are so cute, I just want to pinch y'all cheeks! Happy anniversary, I'm so glad you got the much deserved few days with your husband. :)

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  39. congrats girl, you guys are such a cute couple xx

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  40. So cute (LOOOOVE the dress!) Congrats on 4 years!

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  41. back cleavage is no bueno. i'm sure you looked lovely though. i had back cleavage in my wedding dress. luckily i was so blissfully happy i didn't have a melt down :).

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  42. Your weekend sounds so refreshing! Its so good to get away sometimes, especially with your hubby :) So glad you had a wonderful anniversary!

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  43. Happy Anniversary! :) you are so cute!!!

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  44. Happy anniversary! Sounds like a dreamy way to spend it :)

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  45. Happy Anniversary, Kerri and Jay! You two look so beautiful!

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  46. Happy anniversary! My goodness that first picture made me squeal, very chic!

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  47. I'm glad you two were able to get away for a few days and fall MORE in love. :)

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  48. Awww you guys are so sweet-congrats!

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  49. You guys are adorable. Congrats on the four years and wishing you man, many more.

    (love the dress, btw. And Jay and his pose; so handsome and classic!)

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  50. So cute! Yay for time together. Happy Anniversary!

    btw.. back cleavage? yay RIGHT! You look great!

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  51. Aw I'm so starry-eyed after reading this. I know Jay doesn't read The Bog, but I hope you forced him to read this post, because you are just the sweetest.

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  52. Could you two BE any cuter? (BTW, you really look like your older sister in that last pic. Did I just cross the "creepy" line?)

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  53. Happy 4th Anniversary to you two! May your love for each other only grow as the years go by.

    (I cannot wait until I can write so eloquently about someone that I love in this way!)

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  54. aw this post is all sorts of cuteness and i love that last photo of you two! happy anniversary and glad you had such a great time in vegas! :)

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  55. Your dress is absolutely gorgeous!
    Happy anniversary. :D

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  56. good grief, you get more and more adorable every time i stop by here woman!!
    i giggled when you said jay told you about your back cleavage. hahah!! you crack me up.
    happy anniversary to you two! i'm jealous of your little vegas getaway, convince my husband vegas isn't only for whores and people who are going to hell? because i seriously want him to vacay with me there. kthx.

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  57. seriously, i'm with jimaie up there. you are too too adorable. (back cleavage or not. heh.) i love reading ewwy gooey mushy lovey posts about people in love. happy anniversary! xo.

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  58. you two may possibly be one of the cutest couples ever, and your love for each other is just wonderful. And even though I've never met either of you, and don't know your husband at all, it's just so OBVIOUS that you two are 100% absolutely perfect for each other... like chips and salsa! or cheese and crackers!! Or peanut butter and chocolate!! (yes, I'm hungry right now, can you tell? hehe)

    Anyway... SO glad you got some much-needed time away together to celebrate four years. There is nothing like a get-away with the man you love. Happy Anniversary!!

    ps. allow me to join the throng and tell you that you are incredibly and increasingly adorable. <3 <3

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  59. Y'all are so freaking cute together! It sounds like a lovely anniversary weekend.

    And struggling to get into a dress? That happened to me last weekend, and it made me so sad. But happy because I could still fit into the gown...

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  60. adorable! and i love the dress. having a fun mini-vacay is always therapeutic. :) especially vegas. aaahhhh, i miss it!

    you guys look so happy!

    i used one of my mini heart baggies i bought from you to put rose petals in from my valentine's roses my man got me. :) thought you should know.

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  61. aw, you look great! even if you struggled to get in the dress...oh, I have been there....

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  62. Happy Anniversary, and you do *not* have back cleavage! You two are so schnazzy together, and I am coveting your shoes. That is all.

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  63. This makes me smile :) I know the exact feeling of getting in the car, and having a specific song and reminding you of the sweetest memory! I have a whole CD my boyfriend made for me for my birthday of songs we listened to on our way to our kind-of spontaneous mini vacation that he knew about & I didn't. We rented a cottage at a lake in N.H for a long weekend, it was amazing :)

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