September 23, 2013

3 Years

All of a sudden our 3rd Wedding Anniversary happened and then it was gone.  I had to work late, which of course had to happen on our anniversary.  Our fancy dinner reservation had to get pushed back and I didn't have time to freshen up my makeup or put on something "anniversary appropriate."  We rolled into this really nice restaurant - Matt wearing a cute collared button-up while I was wearing a chambray shirt and studded biker boots.  Not what I would normally wear to a nice restaurant, but then again it is Portland and anything goes here, right?  As I freshened up in the restaurant restroom and wiped smudged mascara from under my eyes, I realized that this is exactly what life is all about.  Who cares what I'm wearing or what time it is. A late dinner on a Tuesday night with the love of my life is even more than I could ever ask for.  Our marriage wasn't about the wedding day and it isn't about the anniversary day - each and every day is equally as important as the next.  Every day should be celebrated.

To my husband: living life with you is exactly how I want it.  From doing house work to taking an adventurous trip, I wouldn't want anyone else by my side.  Happy Anniversary (a week ago).


  1. This is such a sweet post and it's so true! I think that sometimes we put too much emphasis on certain "special" days, when really, everyday is special with the right person! Also, I just moved to Portland this summer and I love how you can wear whatever you want here and no one can dress up or you can be casual, and it's fine! :)

    1. You are so right! Thanks for the sweet comment.

  2. Happy Anniversary pretty lady. This is so heart warming to see that true marriage isn't a gorgeous outfit, a fancy dinner date and anything picture perfect, Your marriage is picture perfect - just the way it is! x

  3. Congratulations, Kelley! I love this post. As a very new newlywed, I know how easy it is to get caught up in the fanfare, but what's most important is the two people in love. I hope your next year of marriage is the best yet ;)