1 Year Anniversary {Give Thanks}

thank you.
...a conversational expression of gratitude. thanks - an acknowledgment of appreciation.

{Disclaimer: if you are NOT Billy, you may be bored by this post}

Our 1 year anniversary is this upcoming Sunday and since we are heading to Boston to celebrate, I wanted to write a special post to Billy.

Dear Billy,

We are almost 8 years into dating and 1 year of being a married couple. That is amazing! I can honestly say I'm so happy and pleased with myself that I stalked you that first year I met you...no matter how much shit I've got about it over the years. I knew exactly what I wanted; and that was you. You are finally off the market and I couldn't be more thankful to have you as my husband. You are my rock, my best friend, my love, and my other half. I'm still just as much as in love with you as I was the night I first met you and you were wearing your grandpa's 'Viper' jacket and had red Timbalands on to match {ew}. I know that at times I can forget to say "thank you" everytime I should, or to let you know how thankful I am for you, but I really am.
I hope this helps to show you that I am.
You are my world.


THANK YOU for....

treating me like a princess every year on my birthday
..and understanding that it just has to be the biggest event of the year.

putting up with me even when I drive you CRAZY...

just being so cute.

being adventurous

taking posed pictures with me even though you get annoyed with them


for all the wonderful vacations we've been on

for trying new things that I enjoy {like wine} even if you are a beer kinda-guy

for our FIRST HOME!
We have created so many wonderful memories here and I love having a place to call "ours".

loving me unconditionally.

 being best friends with MY best friends.

 being silly and goofy.

planning fun activities for me that you know I love

for being fun & loving with all my nieces and nephews

understanding my die hard love for Ohio State football & for giving up many of your Saturdays to spend them with me tailgaiting.

being my "SPIDERMAN" year after year.

being an amazing fur-Daddy to Rocky
...I know you'll be an amazing father one day.

for holding me & cuddling me
when I'm happy and when I'm sad.

...and most importantly...
for marrying me and making me the happiest woman <3

I love you & am so excited to celebrate *us* in Boston!

To all my favorite bloggies--

I apologize I haven't been able to return emails or comments lately. I promise I am still reading your blogs and will be a better blog g/f when we get back!!

***Today I am guest blogging for my girl Chelsea at Life is a Sunset about 3 of my favorite things so go check it out & PAHLEASE leave me some lovin' over there because Chelsea is awesome/amazing/the best! I would looovee it. xoxo***


  1. Girl, you are one of the lucky ones : )


  2. You two are adorable!!! :)

    Happy anniversary and have fun in Boston girlie!!

  3. very sweet!! love the photos of you two have a great time celebrating your 1 year! it flies by doesn't it?

  4. Thanks so much for the amazing post babe! we've had a ton of great times together and I couldnt ask for a better person to be with. Love you, and cant wait to celebrate our Anniversary in Boston

  5. Aww! Congrats you two! Super cute post Katie! You two are so blessed to have one another! Can Billy guest post soon??! Have so much fun in Boston!!

    xox, Jess

  6. I love this!! Could you two be any cuter?? My husband and I just celebrated our 2nd anniversary! Happy Anniversary to you two. Have so much fun in Boston :)

  7. Such a cute couple!!

    Happy Anniversary, have fun in my favorite city!!

  8. Katie that was so sweet...I hope you and Billy have a great time. Keep making great memories with one another. Lots of love to the both of you.

  9. Aww you two are too cute! Our (one year!) annivery is this Sunday too!! :) Love all the pictures in this post! So sweet :)

  10. Happy Anniversary!!! Such a sweet tribute to your husband and your relationship! Loved seeing all your cute photos!! :)

  11. This is super sweet! Happy anniversary-I hope it's wonderful!


  12. This is the sweetest post! Happy 1 year! Have an awesome time in Boston! :)

  13. Congrats on your one year anniversary coming up this weekend! My husband and I just celebrated our first anniversary on August 7! :) Enjoy this time! It's so special! Thanks for sharing all these sweet memories from your time together! Have fun in Boston! :)

  14. awwww :) Happy Anniversary!!! I hope you have a wonderful time in Boston! Wishing you both the rest of your years together be filled with even more happiness and love!

  15. Awe! Such a cute post!! Congratulations on one year to you & Billy!! Have so much fun in Boston!


  16. omigosh, i teared up!
    HAPPY ANNIVERSARY to you and Billy!
    have a WONDERFUL time on your trip! Can't wait to hear all about it! xoxo!

  17. Major brownie points for that cute post! I am sure the hubs really appreciated it :-) Hope you guys are having a blast in Boston!!! Can't wait for the recap when you get home :-)
    P.S. You should send the picture of you in that wedding dress to the designer. It's like it was made for you. STUNNING!!

  18. so stinking cute! Love y'all! Happy anniversary!

  19. Congrats on your 1 year anniversary :) I will also be celebrating with my husband our 8 year anniversary of being together and our 1 year of anniversary on September 25th!

    Too many years of marriage!!

  20. This is the sweetest post!! Enjoy your trip together :)

  21. Loved this post. You two are adorable. Have a fun trip!

  22. I think I threw up a little in my mouth from all the mushy lovely dovey pictures. LOL I wish R and I took more together....i spend so much time BEHIND the camera I often forget to take some of us!

  23. Aaaw! I love this post! :)


  24. This is adorable - Happy Anniversary!
    (Also, your hubby is hot!) First time on your blog, I stopped over after seeing your guest post, so hi! :)

  25. this is so presh! i love it- happy anniversary!

    and i MISS your face too! once i get my computer back i promise we will revive our in-touch-ness! :)

    XO, A

  26. KAaaaaaaatttttttttie! :) This warms my heart! Love you both!! I hope you're having wild passionate love making in Boston right now hahahaha!

  27. This truly is love. This made my night, it really did. Love DOES exist.

  28. your wedding pictures are beautiful! such a sweet post.

  29. Awah, this brought a tear to my eye... Sooo cute and Congrats!!

  30. Happy Anniversary!! Wishing you many, many more!

  31. awwww....that's such an awesome tribute!

  32. This is such a sweet post. Congratulations on one amazing year! You two are so cute together.


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