Eleven years together…

Today, June 24th 2011, Ryan and I celebrate our 11th anniversary. 

We walked down the aisle at 19 and 21.  We had great dreams and plans for our lives… We were young and in love and completely clueless…

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Now we stand hand in hand at 30 and 32.  We’ve lived a lot of life in our 11 years together.  Our great dreams and plans didn’t work out as we had hoped but the reality is so much better… 

We are older and wiser… and hotter!  😀

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We are not as young as we were back then but we are more in love. 

This man is my best friend, my confidant, he makes me laugh, he knows my heart…

We have our own language, we have a thousand inside jokes, we can have whole conversations with a look…

Our life together is a whirlwind of excitement and newness but with him by my side I feel like an Island in the storm…  Though life may rage around us we are ever steady ever solid…

“I know what it is to live entirely for and with what I love best on earth.  I hold myself supremely blessed, blessed beyond what language can express; because I am my husband’s life as fully as he is mine.  No woman was ever nearer to her mate than I am; ever more absolutely bone of his bone and flesh of his flesh.”

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If 11 years can be like this I CAN NOT WAIT for the rest of our lives together…

Courtney

 

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7 thoughts on “Eleven years together…

  1. You guys are so incredible. I look up to and admire you both, and the marriage you have, so much! Happy Anniversary to two of my very favorite people! Two amazing, loving, giving people who are true examples of exactly what love and marriage are supposed to be. Here’s to many more years together. Huzzah!

  2. Happy Anniversary you two. Hard to believe it’s been 11 years already. I know how bitter sweet this day is going to be for you though. Make it the best day you can! Love you!!!!!

  3. Congratulations on 11 years!  That is wonderful!!!  The pics are absolutely adorable.  I’m in love with the second one.  It has a sort of *old fashioned* look to it.  It could be in a magazine! : )

  4. Happy Belated Dear Hearts!  It’s so refreshing to know that there is real love and devotion in this world…besides my marriage that is!  Congratulations on 11 wonderful years, may you have 50 more!~

  5. CONGRATULATIONS, may there be many many more to celebrate, you are soul mates and are truly blessed.Yesterday was my anniversary..46 years together,,RITA

  6. Nice to meet you, too!  Thanks for stopping by.  Congratulations and blessings on your anniversary.  I trad a few entries back and it seems as if life will change for you, and your little family very soon.  Prayers for Ryan as he heads off and for you and your little one as you start a season of separation.  PS… loved the hat! 

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