6.23.2009

Happy Anniversary, Sorry for Crying on Your Steak

As many of you know, my husband and I are middle school sweethearts. In fact, on our first "date" (when his parents took us to a Braves game) we looked exactly like this:

August 6, 1999...I do not remember who won the game...but I was pretty sure (even then) that I had met the one for me.

Fast forward ten years, and we are celebrating our third wedding anniversary today...and even though our "romantic evening" consisted of going literally down the street to the local Mexican joint, chasing our chips and salsa with a plethora of pills (from a plastic baggie, no less), and me sobbing sporadically throughout the meal (because OH THE HORMONES...someone should send you home from the hospital with a sign attached to you that reads "SO MUCH AS SPEAK, and this woman will cry"), there is nowhere that I would rather be and no one whom I would rather be with than you, my love.

At least we attempted to have a little alone time today...as we were walking out the door I told him that he should feel like the luckiest guy in the world that I had mustered the energy to put pants on and dry my hair. The flowers he got me were pink, because today was little Evie's one week birthday. He is so awesome.

Happy Anniversary...You are and will forever be my Only One

11 comments:

Lauren said...

Y'all still look like that picture!! What a great couple! I miss y'all! (sniff, sniff)

Liz T.D. said...

I showed Gabe this picture and he LOVED it!

Katie Slater Photography said...

Happy anniversary guys!! What a wonderful, celebratory week you have been having!! I love that you have a photo from your first date, what a treasure - even though it's dated the year I graduated from college... ahem.

Sarah McCoy Photography said...

Oh My Gosh! That photo of you at the Braves game is too cute! Happy Anniversary!

Deanie said...

Well, I must admit, I enjoyed the date more than you or Graham!!! As though I were not already TOTALLY in LOVE with my Grand-Daughter, Little Miss Evie, the two of us shared uninterupted play-time together ... Blissfully cooing at each other ... And she smiled .... Did I mention that she smiled?!?!?! We are forever forged. I will always know her and She will always know me. You asked me, "what's wrong?" .... Not one thing ... But rather it's all perfectly right! Thank you, Graham and Ashley, for allowing me to be a part of one of the most amazing moments of my lifetime! Love you all so very, very much!

Lolly said...

Who could have guessed when we told Graham he could invite a friend to the Braves game and he invited a "girl" .... 10 years later she would be our beautiful daughter-in-law and the mother of our amazing grandaughter! love you all! Lolly

agh said...

Wow, this week was just packed full of amazing moments for you guys!

Ugh, don't even remind me of the hormones. Everytime I think about having another baby, I just think about how I cried... and criedddd.... and CRIED those first few weeks. Pain tears, happy tears, why-the-crap-am-i-even-crying tears. Eventually, it just snapped and there was a moment that I knew I should be crying according to my post-partum pattern but I actually wasn't and it was incredible

LOVE the first date pic, that is too funny/cute! And I'm so glad you guys got to have a little alone time, I bet it was nice to get out of the house after a week of being couped up indoors. :)

Troy and Amanda said...

Ashley you two are so cute and little Evie is absolutely gorgeous. I am so glad you and her came out healthy and happy! I love reading your blog and am glad to see you and Graham are doing well.

Kristina Parnell said...

Lots of tears to come in the future. I still cry on occasion - the pressure to be a great mom, the lack of sleep, the hormones... Keep the tissues close by and keep telling each other that you are doing a great job!

Orchard Cove Photography said...

Ashley - this blog is amazing. Keep it up. Have loved seeing pictures of you both and your little lady - adorable. And of course that old photo of you and Graham is priceless!

carla ten eyck said...

wow. OK, I totally got MARRIED to dave, like one month after your first date!!!!!

You guys could have totally been our flower girl and ring bearer