Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Two years

Two years of marriage down, 50+ more to go! Yep, that's right... two years ago, on October 1, 2011, I was signed, sealed, and delivered to the Mr.


Truthfully, it amazes me how quickly time can fly by. But then again, my parents always said, "time flies when you're having fun" as I grew up. And I definitely believe that now. The days may go by quicker, but at least I have my better half along to enjoy the ride.
This second year of marriage to my husband has been the best yet. We have not only gotten closer, but our relationship has proven to rise above the trials and tribulations. In the second year, I have found more comfort than I could have ever imagined. Family takes on a whole new meaning when you live your life dedicated to marriage.
Here's a few bible verses that we live by:

Wives, submit to your own husbands, as to the Lord. For the husband is the head of the wife even as Christ is the head of the church, his body, and is himself its Savior. Now as the church submits to Christ, so also wives should submit in everything to their husbands. Ephesians 5:22-33

Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and hold fast to his wife, and the two shall become one fleshEphesians 5:31

He who finds a wife finds a good thing and obtains favor from the Lord. Proverbs 18:22
That being said, there are two essential lessons that I've learned in the second year of marriage.
+ Savor every moment of marriage; just the two of us.
There will be a point in time when we have more than just a family of two. As in... kiddos. Such an important lesson that I've learned in our second year is to cherish these times together, just the two of us. I love being able to just do whatever we want, whenever we want. Like randomly planning a vacation. Or those times when we want to put our boots on and go two-stepping. Or when we decide to get obnoxiously drunk for no good reason. I have learned to see the beauty in our little family of two.
+ Above all else, my husband loves me the most.
I think it takes a certain amount of time for newlyweds to truly learn the significance of marriage. Throughout the first year, I think we struggled to find "how our marriage should operate." The second year was our defining moment when we found the perfect path. This year has been ALL about Ross and I. And he has proven, in many ways, just how much he loves me. There is absolutely nothing more comforting than a  feeling of overwhelming love.
I am really looking forward to 50+ more years of marriage. I think it helps that we're best friends and we know how to have a good time together! I can only imagine how our future babies will turn out. I'm sure they'll be the perfect mixture of Ross and I.
Finally, I had to include the lyrics from our wedding. This puts into words exactly how I feel about my sweet husband. Our wedding song was "There's no Way" by Alabama.
There's no way I can make it without you,
There's no way that I'd even try.
If I had to survive without you in my life,
I know I wouldn't last a day.
Oh babe, there's no way.


  1. Happy Happy 2 years lady!

    This post is so sweet and really fun to read as I'm a newlywed of almost a month. I am loving the newlywed bliss but am looking forward to true strong marriage love that's to be found in the future. It's so fun reading how other couples view marriage and your pictures are so pretty!

    Congrats again!

  2. I love y'alls pictures! They are great!! Happy Anniversary!!

  3. Happy happy anniversary!! I hope y'all have a fabulous time celebrating TWO years of marriage!

  4. Congrats on two years!!! Have a very happy anniversary!!

  5. Look at you two! Happy anniversary to a beautiful couple! I love, love, love the way you talk about marriage. You're an inspiration and I hope when (if) I find the man I'm going to marry we have a marriage half as beautiful!

  6. Happy Anniversary!! You too looks so cute!! Enjoy celebrating!

  7. Beautiful pictures!! Happy Anniversary wishing you many many more

  8. I love love love these pictures!!!!! Happy Anniversary you two! Enjoy your getaway together ;)


  9. how how how do you get him to pose for nice pictures? my farmer won't do it. he won't! he hates it.

    such a sweet post.


  10. these are gorgeous!! happy happy 2 years!

  11. Such an incredibly sweet post ;) Happy 2 years and cheers to many many many more celebrations together. I can SO relate to the things you said in this post- we just celebrated our 2 years in May and it's SUCH a great thing, being a family of 2 :)

  12. Such an awesome post!! Happy anniversary!!

  13. Beautiful pictures. Congratulations and Happy Anniversary! :)