Saturday, October 9, 2010

Five things about marriage on our 5-year anniversary!


Five years ago today, I married the most beautiful man in the world. In honor of this life-changing event, I’d like to share five things I’ve learned about marriage since saying “I do.” (And I’ll sprinkle in a few wedding day photos for good measure.)

Warning: This may get a bit sappy. I just can’t help myself. ;)


This sign in the hall of the Bellagio announced our wedding as one of their events that day. Fun!


1. Few things are better than falling asleep and waking up next to the one you love. Everything from the way Cor’s handsome face looks as he sleeps to the sweet smell of his pillow, make this one of my favorite things about sharing my life with him.


This is the look that was on cute Cory's face when I started walking down the aisle.


2. A happy home is a full home. We live in a modest-sized house that’s rarely clean and often smells like doggie (ick), but when Cory and I are both here with our two pups, it’s the best place in the world.


Here I am moments before the big event. The necklace I'm wearing was a wedding gift from Cor. Pretty!


3. I hit the husband lottery. Did you know Cory makes me dinner every night? (He's downstairs making breakfast right now.) I can’t cook and he likes to (plus, he’s great at it), so it works for us. He also buys our groceries 9 times out of 10, helps me clean the house (when we get to it), takes amazing care of our dogs (they love him so), and supports my crafting hobby 100% even though it’s pretty much taking over our home. I'd say I'm a lucky girl.


Cor and I opted to include a unity candle in our ceremony. We each took a lit candle and used them to light a bigger and better candle.


4. Marriage is definitely about strength in numbers. The past couple of years forced Cory and me to grow up rather quickly. With things like disease and illness, death, rehab, and miscarriage, we’ve been through a lot, and it seemed to come in a short period of time. This may have been enough to break me, but it didn’t, and I know that’s because I have the strength of two people. Cory is a rock of support, stability, and love, and I couldn’t have done it without him.


With this ring, I thee wed.


5. Marriage may not always be easy, but it sure is fun. Last night after dinner, Cor pulled out our surprise dessert, a package of Halloween Peeps. He knows I love ‘em, so he decided to buy us a bag full to enjoy. Yay! We give each other little surprises like this all the time. We play games (Yahtzee is a favorite), walk the dogs, watch movies (we’re currently into The X Files series--so cool!), joke and laugh, travel, and basically just enjoy our time together. It’s like one big sleepover with your very best friend! Does it get better than that?


You may kiss the super happy bride!


I knew the events that took place five years ago would change my life, but I didn’t realize how much. I thank God for blessing me with such a brilliant, caring, strong, sensitive, funny, and down right hot partner. ;) Here's to five more amazing years!

Happy anniversary, Cory. I love!


21 comments:

JulieHRR said...

This. This made me happy today. :) Many best wishes to you and Cory on your 5th anniversary, Megan!

joscelyne cutchens said...

Happy Happy Anniversary to you both! :)

Ashley Nguyen Newell said...

Happy anniversary!

Rachel said...

This is the sweetest post ever! Happy Anniversary!

ST JOHN'S MOM said...

What a beautiful blog! I am happy I happened upon it. Would be honored if you'd check mine out - http://stjohnsmom.blogspot.com/ - I try to be a bit crafty too.... :-S

PS - how do I subscribe to you?

Thx!
St. John's Mom

*reyanna klein* said...

Aww! I loved this post! Happy Anniversary, you guys! I loved this list. I agree 200%... those are my favorite things about being married too! (And though Jeremy doesn't cook... he is getting better! ;-) )

I hope your day is super-fabulous! :-D

Wendy Sue said...

What a beautiful post, cute Megan! Happy Anniversary to you and your sweet guy! :o)

Kristie said...

Happy Anniversary!! Great pics :)

Chelle said...

Happy anniversary

juels said...

I remember talking to you about your Vegas wedding plans, at good old SU! I am so glad you are so happy. This post was fun to read!! As usual,great job!

Nicole said...

Happy Anniversary.....What a beautiful post. The love u guys have is soo beautiful. Congrats Hun and have a great Anniversary.

iona said...

What a wonderful anniversary page... We remember well your beautiful Bellagio wedding. What a handsome groom was Cory and you were just lovely!

Happy anniversary to you both!

Richard & iona

Robert said...

You know, I was at your wedding. Why are there no pictures of me? That is so unfair!

Seriously though. Congratulations! Hard to believe that it was five years ago. Time sure does fly when living life.

april said...

oh happy anniversary!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! yep, marriage makes you grow up fast. i think we've had that entire list you mentioned since we've been married, too. ack! not a fun list, but one we experienced together and helped us grow closer to one another anyway.

ps-you are a stunning bride!

natalie said...

So fun! Happy anniversary! Our 9th (YIKES!) is Wednesday. I might "borrow" your idea and do a little post in honor of H. He certainly deserves it!

You have indeed crammed a lot into 5 years... but that is so the pattern of life. And you have had someone to help you through every step of it. That is worthy of praise, for sure.

Sabina said...

So very glad you made the plunge and became my sista! I just loves ya - you cutie patootie you!!

suzyplant said...

And one more thing - you are an incredibly beautiful bride - my, oh my!!! Thanks for the reminder to cuddle with my hubby tonight! Happy A!!!!!!!!! suzy

charli said...

Congratulations! And best wishes for the next 50 years! love the wedding pics too!

Cindy Tobey said...

Happy Anniversary!

laura vegas said...

this is such a sweet post! happy belated anniversary!

Hi! My name is erica. Would you be my friend? said...

That's so sweet. Sometimes I get all mushy about my husband. Mostly when he's not around. *sigh* (His job stresses him out...and he hasn't truly been happy for years. I miss him...) I wish for you eternal marriage bliss!