On an anniversary.
July 28, 2010

Donald and I were wed in a garden.

There were wood chairs and a band playing Louis Armstrong and an unfathomable heat.  There were black tuxedoes and green vests and pink dresses.  There was my father, laying down wood planks to create a walkway, and there was my uncle, pronouncing us man and wife.

There were children laughing and bees buzzing and wind whistling in the breeze.  There were flower petals and congratulations and there was the cake a seven-year-old selected.  There were daisies and tulips and watering cans.  There were the clicks of camera shutters and the stomp of dress shoes.

There was Donald.  Tall and handsome, waiting patiently, smiling.  And there was me, ivory gown and pink laces, pearls about my neck.  And then there was us, just the two of us, saying we did.  There were his arms around my waist, there was my breath atop his lips, there was our future upon the horizon.

Three years today.  The best three years of my life.


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  1. By Mallory on July 28, 2010

    Happpy anniversary! I hope you guys are having a good day (or evening when Donald gets off work).

  2. By on July 28, 2010

    Congratulations…  And uh…  Pictures please!

  3. By lceel on July 28, 2010

    Happy Anniversary, Sarah.  And many, many, more.

  4. By on July 28, 2010

    Happy Anniversary! Continue to enjoy one another and your very own family. It keeps getting better. We’re celebrating 21 years next month. Amazing.

  5. By Laura on July 28, 2010

    Happy anniversary :0

  6. By Sarah@Crazy Love Gamble-Style on July 28, 2010

    Beautifully written, only missing some photos.  We are invested, we deserve a few : )

    Happy Anniversary!

  7. By Krista @ Not Mommy of the Year on July 28, 2010

    I agree. Where are the pictures?  ;-)  Happy anniversary to both of you.  Wishing you many more…

  8. By on July 28, 2010

    Happy anniversary!  How about some pictures? :)

  9. By Cynthia Krajcarski on July 28, 2010

    Love!

    Happy Anniversary!!

  10. By christy on July 28, 2010

    HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!!  3 years of marriage and a 1 year old child.  Life doesn’t get much better!

  11. By on July 28, 2010

    Sounds absolutely perfect!  Congrats to you!

  12. By MandeeFoFandee on July 28, 2010

    what a loving post… beautifully written! happy anniversary!

  13. By beyond on July 28, 2010

    happy anniversary! here’s to the next three happy years… and many more to come!

  14. By The Urban Cowboy on July 28, 2010

    Congratulations, and Happy Anniversary to the both of you!

  15. By on July 29, 2010

    Happy Anniversary!  Here is to many, many more :) Can you imagine what the next three will bring you?!

  16. By Heidi on July 29, 2010

    Happy anniversary!  Enjoy your day!

  17. By Katie on July 29, 2010

    Swoon…  So sweet.  Happy anniversary!

    ~ Katie
    http://www.marriageconfessions.com

  18. By Christy on July 29, 2010

    Happy Anniversary!!!

  19. By Cynthia A on July 29, 2010

    Happy Anniversary Sarah!  I feel the same about my hubby, the best years!!  To many more…

  20. By on July 29, 2010

    Gosh, Sarah, we have so much in common it is starting to scare me.
    We were married Aug 11th 2007, also coming on 3 years and Wonderful world was also at my wedding.

  21. By kayla messineo on July 29, 2010

    new follower!! happy anniversay! i am really excited to learn more from you!

  22. By on July 31, 2010

    Happy anniversary!  We got married on the same day as you.  We’re now expecting a little girl, and I class reading your blog as preparation time.  Thanks!

  23. By Amber @ Nater Tot on July 31, 2010

    Congratulations! We’re on a very similar time line - your Charlotte is about 6 weeks or so older than my Nate and I will have been married to my husband Dave for three years in November. I saw on twitter that you are going on your FIRST post baby date. It made me feel better, since Dave and I have only gone out once as well. I hope you and Donald have a wonderful time on your date!

  24. By Heidi on August 11, 2010

    “And then there was us, just the two of us, saying we did.“

    Beautiful, austere sentence.

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