Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Happy Anniversary!

This day, 4 years ago, Todd and I were married at a beautiful bed & breakfast in Berlin, OH (Amish country). 

Our wedding party consisted of 9 of our immediate family only.  Todd's parents, my father and his wife, my mom and her husband, my only surviving grandparent (Grandma), my brother and his wife.

We got married in front of this waterfall on the beautiful May afternoon with those who love us.  It was absolutely perfect.  The sun was shining and the weather was in the mid-60's.

After the ceremony, we all ate together as a family a home cooked meal of chicken cordon bleu, green beans, lasanga, salad, rolls and wine we bought at the first winery we went to together (where we both discovered our love of wine).  The gentleman who married us also made our wedding cake that was a light yellow color (fondant) with white polka dots.

When we were all stuffed from our great meal, we gathered around the beautiful family room of the B&B talking and having a great time.  Everyone had their own room at the B&B where we got up and had another meal together as a family the next morning.

Our wedding was in no way conventional, but it was perfect for us.  We had an absolute blast and were with those who mattered the most to us. 

You may wonder where the pictures of our wedding day are, and that is a great question.  They are on a disc somewhere in the house.  When I find them, I will post them.  Until then, this story will have to do.

Todd, I know the last 4 years have had their ups and downs, but I love you more today than I did the day we married.  I am so glad we have made it work and are growing together instead of drifting apart. I love you for being so strong, understanding, funny (and corny!).  I love you for being my biggest supporter.  I love you for taking such good care of our "son" while he was ill up until the last moments of his life.  I love you for putting up with my odd sense of humor, all of my crazy ideas and my OCD. I love you for loving our critters as much as I do (even though you swear that it is only by proxy).  I love that you are always willing to go on adventures with me whether it is a drive through the country or going on a train ride through the Yukon Territory.  I love you for all the hard work you've done to make our house a home and how you give your all with everything you do. I love and appreciate everything about you. I love you!!


  1. What a wonderful post :)

    (it sure is a great year for a 4th wedding anniversary;)