8.28.2012

TWO Years...


Today is our 2 year wedding anniversary!
(this week also marks 8 years of dating)


My first thought is: Where has the time gone? It has gone so fast!
My second (and the most important) thought is: How did I get so lucky?
and that is honestly how I feel today.
No, Billy isn't paying me to say all this. 
Although... kidding.

I feel so grateful to have this man by my side.

Two years ago, I woke up to realize I would be living my dream that day.
I'd have my Dad to walk me down the aisle, I'd get to have my best friends and family beside me, and most importantly-I realized I'd finally get to marry the man I've been crazy about since I started college. Sure, I was excited to put on my dress, to have my makeup done, to see all the little details we worked so hard on come to life, but what I was the most thankful for (and am today) is that I'm living my life with my best friend. 

I'm most thankful for you, Billy.
That we found each other and get to spend forever making memories.
I know what we have is so special and that we were meant to be together. 
Some people say I'm more athletic than you are (me), that I crack the better jokes (me), and that I have more talents (okay... just me, again), but I assure you just the second one is true this isn't the case. 
You are my better half. 

...so, let's celebrate us big time this week, ok? Let's go all out.
Maybe we could just stay in Cali and ship Rocky out there to join us and not come back for a month or two? 
I joke.
I'm stretching it.

I love you, babe.
Happy two years..
and many more to come!






















all photos credit Banks Photography.
Please do not copy or use without permission.

{you can read Billy's surrpise anniversary post to me from last year: here}

xo.


47 comments :

  1. Happy Anniversary! Have a WONDERFUL vacation!!!

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  2. 2 years 8 days =28th!!!!!! AHHHHH HAPPY TWO YEARS!!!!!! so in love with you two and so happy ive gotten to meet you both and experience the amazing love you both have for eachother!

    living your life with your best friend! gave me CHILLS! :-)

    those pics are just stunning and so beautiful and EEEE i just want to squeeze you both! Have the best day together today! I know you will!! :-)

    xoxo LOVE LOVE LOVE

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  3. and WOW i totally meant that to say 2 years 8 years LOL im so dumb...but yeah that makes 28 which is TODAY!

    k ignore me haha!
    muah!
    xoxoxo

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  4. Happy Anniversary, pretty lady. Your wedding pictures are absolutely gorgeous, but I would expect nothing less from you! :)

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  5. Love the post so much babe and i couldnt be more happy to have you in my life. You are truly the best wife and friend i could ask for. I love waking up next to you everyday and knowing that i have my whole life to spend with such an amazing person. Thank you for being the person you are, i love you so much!

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  6. Happy Anniversary!! Have fun celebrating:)

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  7. Happy Anniversary to one of the most gorgeous couples around!

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  8. Happy Anniversary you two!!! :) Absolutely amazing knowing you're married to your best friend! May you celebrate another 95 anniversaries together :)

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  9. Your wedding pics are gorg and everytime I see your dress I love it more! :)) happy anniversary you too!! and have so much fun on your trip!!!!
    xo, Ashley

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  10. Happy Anniversary! Enjoy it.

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  11. Happy Anniversary, lovebirds! Enjoy every moment of your trip!!

    xo ~
    Mendi @ Her Late Night Cravings

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  12. Happy Anniversary! Your photos are beautiful!!

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  13. Happy anniversary and have a great trip!

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  14. Happy Anniversary!!
    You two seriously are the CUTEST!!! I remember reading Billy's post last year when I first started blogging and thought how freaking sweet and adorable that was. Love your pics. Y'all look amazing!! xo

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  15. You guys are so cute! HAPPY ANNIVERSARY! :) Have fun in Cali!

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  16. Happy Anniversary! What a cute post. And I love those shoes!

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  17. Happy anniversary! Your dress was stunning on you :)

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  18. Happy anniversary you two, you guys are just the cutest! Have a great trip!!

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  19. Happy Happy Anniversary♥

    We are 1 year & 6 days apart from sharing the same!

    LOVE your wedding pictures! You and Billy {& Rocky too} are just too cute!

    Xo

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  20. ... okay, and I just saw Billys comment = total heart melt.

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  21. Happy anniversary love!! Your wedding looks so pretty and you two are just gorgeous!

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  22. What a sweet post. Happy Anniversary. LOVE all your photos. Have a great trip!!

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  23. Happy Anniversary! Today is also my wedding anniversary, we were married 3 years ago today! Have a great day!

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  24. Happy Anniversary! I love your dress!

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  25. So sweet! :) Happy anniversary!!

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  26. Doh! <3 Happy anniversary girl! So happy for you two!! Y'all seem like you have such a happy life together! Love your picture too!!

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  27. Happy Anniversary Pretty Lady!! You two made a stunning couple 2 years ago!! xo

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  28. happy anniversary, anniversary twin!! you looked stunning!! (still do, just sayin' in that wedding gown...stunner!)

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  29. Happy Anniversary!!!! You pictures are SO beautiful!

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  30. I couldn't wait to read Billy's comment because I'm clearly a creep ;) You guys are perfect and so in love and it's adorable! Have a wonderful VACA!!

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  31. Ok...Billy's post from last year. Just LOVE it.

    Hope you have a WONDERFUL vacation full of many memories you will cherish for a lifetime!!

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  32. Happy Anniversary to you and your hubby sweet friend! I love the wedding photo recap. Enjoy your trip together! :)

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  33. happy anniversary! loved looking at all of your wedding photos, you were a stunning bride!

    xo brie

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  34. Happy Anniversary! Hope you have a great trip!

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  35. happy anniversary!! you were a beautiful bride!

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  36. Happy Anniversary!

    Such a sweet post. I'm getting ready in September to celebrate my 4 yr anniversary to my college sweetheart- um, yeah time flies by! Enjoy it!

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  37. Happy Happy 2nd Anniversary! Enjoy Cali!

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  38. You're hysterical. I'm dying. Congratulations to both of you!

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  40. HAPPY ANNIVERSARY! Happy two years together. I'm glad you're still so happy after two years together and I hope that you still feel this lucky way after forty, fifty and sixty years together :)
    Happy anniversary you two :)

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  41. This warms my heart so much!! Friend to friend...you and Billy truly have a marriage I've always admired! Beau and I have learned so much from y'all (from the whopping 2 times we've been together) and they're things we probably wouldn't have learned on our own. (Like how Billy ALWAYS tells you how pretty you look...ya...Beau IS working on that thanks to Billhead!)

    Love y'all so so so much! Wishing you 2HUNDRED more years of bliss!!

    xoxoxo

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  42. Awww happy 2 years!! I love all the wedding pictures, you two look so happy!

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  43. Happy anniversary, Katie! Your wedding dress was beautiful. & your photos are gorgeous!

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  44. those are some gorgeous wedding pics lady!

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