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Friday, October 30, 2009

Ten years ago today........

... I married my best friend ...
... I married the most amazing man I know ...
... I married the best thing that has ever happened to me ...
... I married the man I was meant to be with ...
... I married the love of my life ...

October 30, 1999 is a day that is forever burned in my mind and etched on my heart. 
I looooooved our wedding!!! Loved loved loved it!!! It was a fun wedding. It was a big party where we were surrounded by all the people we love ... almost 300 of them!!! My Dad walked me down the same aisle he stood waiting at 30 years earlier for my grandfather to walk my Mom down to him! My brother stood waiting to cross our rings and crowns (if you have ever been to a Greek wedding ... or saw My Big Fat Greek Wedding you will know what I mean). My Mom and Kevin's parents and my grandparents sat in the front row beaming proudly at us. And our closest friends stood up with us. I will always, always, remember every little detail of this day! After the ceremony, in front of the church, flashbulbs popped in unison with champagne corks as we got ready to pile in to the limos and make our way to the reception. And we partied in to the wee hours!!! 
But you know what? Wedding days come and go so fast. What is most important is the marriage. And oh my stars I am a damn lucky girl!!! I found a man who loves me for me, faults and all. He never judges. He is always supportive, always loving, always my rock.

It has been 10 amazing years!!!

I love you Kevin, and I always will!!!
xoxoxo

(Sorry for the quality of these pictures. I don't have a working scanner right now so I took a picture of the portrait we have on our wall....I'm a dork, I know!)

16 comments:

Kathleen said...

Happy Anniversary toyou and Kevin! You were a beautiful bride, and you can see the joy on your face. Isn't it a gift, to have found your soul mate? I am thankful every day! And while I am here, Happy Halloween as well. Hugs, Kathleen

marnie said...

Happy Anniversary to the coolest couple I know!!! May you have many more years of happiness and good health together!!!
Hugs,
marn

Christa said...

I hope you both had a wonderful anniversary!! We both got the best Kevin's on earth!:)

The Toll House Cookie said...

Congratulations on your 10th Anniversary!!! Loved seeing your photos!! Beautiful!!!

Amy said...

Congratulations Kristen and Kevin!! You are blessed Kristen, and so is Kevin! Happy Anniversary!!

Cheryl said...

Aww... happy anniversary!

Connie Weiss said...

Happy anniversary! Kevin is the lucky one!

Monica said...

Cracks me up you took a picture of a picture! Sounds like something I would do!

You guys are amazing - HAPPY Anniversary!!!!

Tanya said...

Congratulations Kristen and Kevin! Happy 10th anniversary!!! The best is yet to be!!!!

Jessica said...

Aww how heartwarming to hear the lovely words you have written for your man.
Happy Anniversary! Congrats to the both of you :)

Leann said...

Happy Anniversary! You look like you are walking on air! Hears to a life full of love and happiness!

Leann

Ms Bibi said...

Congratulations Kristen and Kevin.

What a beautiful and happy couple you make....he's a tall one isn't he,lol

New England Girl said...

Happy Anniversary!!! [belated, I know]. I hope you guys had a FANTASTIC night... 10 years? Wow. :) Here's to many, many more.

We didn't make it to Salem. Mr. J was sick so we stayed at his house and I got to baby him. We ventured out for a hayride at one point, but he almost didn't make it through that, the little trooper. :) We will be trying to head to Salem next Sunday. Maybe we can make a date of it? :)

thatdesigngal said...

CONGRATULATIONS! CONGRATULATIONS! CONGRATULATIONS! That is amazing! I hope that you have several more milestones together! What a lovely pictures! YAY!

Farmgirl Paints said...

Oh happy day! Congrats...10 years something to be very proud of:)

carma said...

Congrats to you both. And what a lovely bridal photo!!