Sunday, July 27, 2008

Six Years and Counting

Today Matt and I celebrated our six year wedding anniversary. I don't think too many people who read this blog were there to celebrate with us that day, but if you were, thank you for being a part of it!

The first two or three anniversaries we had we made sure to pull out our wedding video and watch it, but we hadn't done that in a couple of years. Last night we pulled it out and watched it with our children. It was really fun to see again, and it was especially fun to watch with Harper who did a pretty good job of recognizing who everyone was. It sounds completely cheesy, but we had a great time getting up and dancing in the living room during the reception portion of the video. I couldn't help but look around and think how far we'd come. It hasn't been all sunshine and roses, but Matt and I have managed to build a pretty good life together.


We had a large-ish, relatively traditional wedding and I loved every minute of it. The weekend we got married was probably one of the most fun weekends of my entire life. We got married where I grew up, in Wisconsin, but I was already living in Ohio. This meant that my mom did the lion's share of the planning and I was probably one of the least stressed brides in history.

Our reception felt like the huge celebration that we meant it to be - no worries, and a crowded dance floor hours into the night. I'm sure there were things about our wedding that weren't everyone's cup of tea, but we had a blast. One of the best decisions? Instead of having people tap their wine glasses for us to kiss, we had people get up and sing a song with the word "love" in it. We have most of the performances on video and they are equal parts hilarious and touching. You have to have a certain type of guest to play along with that sort of thing, and, wonderfully, we had many.


Six years in I'm happy to say that I think our marriage is living up to the wedding that we started with.

P.S. We celebrated today by taking Harper to see WALL-E, which we all really enjoyed. Then Matt and I dropped her off with his parents (who already had Michael) and went out for a completely delicious, decadent dinner courtesy of a very generous gift card we'd been saving.

16 comments:

Mimi said...

Congrats! My husband and I celebrated our 6-year a couple of weeks ago too. Time does fly!

KNJ said...

congrats... Six years is a great beginning!! You & Matt seem made for each other. I would've guessed you've been together a lot longer ;)

Giselle said...

Congratulations! It's a wonderful thing to be part of a happy marriage...I'm so glad you are enjoying yourselves. Here's to 6 times 6 more happy years!

Swistle said...

I love wedding pictures! Happy anniversary!

Mommy Daisy said...

Happy Anniversary! That's very exciting. It sounds like your wedding and reception were so much fun. And I love seeing the photos.

My 8th anniversary is Tuesday. ;)

Anonymous said...

I would imagine that the 101 "love" songs were classified in the "hilarious" category (as opposed to "touching"). Especially the one during which we accidentally socked your dad in the nose with the microphone. Oops.

I was thinking of you both yesterday, and am glad you had a wonderful day! love, Tracy

Anonymous said...

Your wedding weekend was absolutely perfect and one that will be remembered always. May you and Matt celebrate your 25th anniversary with a love that has grown stronger each year. You are a wonderful wife, mother and daughter in law!!! Be happy.
love
ann

Pam said...

Happy 6th Anniversary!
Sorry to announce but I tagged you. No pressure - I'll totally undertsand if you are all "tagged out"

Erin said...

YEAH! Six years is awesome. And you two make me believe the the goodness of marriage. I was so honored and happy to be a part of that day. I was also very drunk.

Lil Mouse said...

arent you guys cute?

Emily said...

Ahhh...I've never seen your wedding photos before - so pretty! It sounds like such a memorable day, and a classic video! Congrats!!

Cam said...

Congratulations Kelsey! What a wonderful tradition. Did you Harper enjoy WALL-E?

Laura said...

What beautiful wedding pictures! You look just gorgeous as a new bride!

Congratulations on 6 wonderful years and best wishes for many happy years and memories still to come!

Astarte said...

Happy anniversary! I love that you danced to your video in years past - how cute!

Anonymous said...

He's got your little dimple!!!! i love it!
-Goobs

samantha jo campen said...

Happy belated anniversary! We celebrated six years this May--yeah for weddings in 2002! :-)