It’s My Anniversary

September 26, 2012

Warning: if you only come here for pretty photos and inspiration for parties and weddings, you should stop reading now. The photo below may scare you away forever.

Today is our anniversary. We’ve made it 4 years! Holy crap. Logan and I are heading into our 5th (5!!!) year of marriage. I can’t believe how fast time has flown. I still remember our wedding day. Logan’s grandpa was the man who officiated our wedding. He was so wise and had so much love to give. We knew we wanted him to marry us and he had come out of “retirement” to do us this special favor. And on our wedding day, he was about 25 minutes late. If you know me, or any other bride for that matter, you know that I freaked. This was my wedding day!

“Was this a sign?”

“Am I supposed to get married today?”

“Did something happen to grandpa?!”

These are the thoughts that were running through my head. I didn’t know what to feel. I just knew that I was freaking out and that this had to be a sign. And then, I just started thinking about why I spent the last several months planning what I had planned. I started thinking about what I woke up planning to do that day. And I calmed down. I honestly don’t know how I was able to relax because I’m a total basket case. (My mom probably slipped me something.) But remembering why I was there, and who I was about to marry just had such a calming effect over me. Logan’s grandfather had cancer. The man was very ill. And he had mustered up enough strength to get to the wedding and be a part of the thing that mattered most in the world to us.

Now, you may be thinking, “Lexy! You made a sickly old man with cancer get out of bed to marry you?!? You selfish!” But if you could have seen the man that day. He was tall and strong and you would think he had just come away from a day’s work on the farm. He was alert. And he was honest. And it was special. And the things he said to me that day will stay with me always.

Fast-forward to today and my life has been filled with adventure. Logan and I have moved several times. We’ve started new jobs and lost others. We got a dog. We grew closer. We fought. We laughed. We dressed up. We cried. We dressed up some more. We traveled. We fished. We dressed up again. (We love costumes, you guys.) We have had to depend on each other so much for so many things. We’ve been through a lot. We’ve been through a lot of things that most young couples don’t have to go through. And we’re better and stronger for it. And I don’t think that I could have gone through it all with anyone but him. He’s pretty great.

 So, Logan, if you happen to be reading this today, you’ve made my life. Thanks a million.

In a nutshell: Grandpa showed up. We got married. And the rest is history.

40 thoughts on “It’s My Anniversary

  1. Haley Wilson

    Happy anniversary Lex! I love reading your story. I remember your beautiful reception like it was yesterday. You were such a gorgeous bride and Logan looked so handsome. Congratulations and here’s to many more years of happiness!

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    1. Lexy Post author

      Awe, thanks hay! The reception seems like it was so long ago! Logan looked handsome for sure! We’ll be old married friends forever!

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  2. Meagan Briggs

    Happy Anni you love birds!!!! I looooove that first dress up picture. Holy cow!!!! So hilarious!!!!

    Your wedding dress, hair, pearls combo kills me every time. Makes me want to redo my whole wedding look to be your twin.

    Excited to see what year 5 brings to you guys!!!

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    1. Lexy Post author

      You have to imagine Logan in the dress. He embraced the female persona so perfectly it scared me! And thanks for the comments about the wedding! I loved YOUR wedding! The tea sets? Are you kidding me?!? I’m excited to see what year 5 brings as well. :)

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    1. Lexy Post author

      Thanks, Joy! I cry every time I look at the first photo. He was just too good. He LOVED that costume. :) I just love that you know both of us!

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  3. Maggie

    Happy Anniversary Lexy! John and I are celebrating our 3rd wedding anniversary today too! He brought me out for a pancake breakfast! Thought you might like that!
    -Maggie

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    1. Lexy Post author

      Ah! Mags! Happy 3rd! Jealous that you got a pancake breakfast! Logan works downtown and I work in Highlands Ranch so we are far apart today! :( HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!

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  4. Wendy Stanger

    Happy Anniversary Lexy! We are so lucky to have a wonderful sister like you in our family! Just wished we got see you both more often!

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    1. Lexy Post author

      Thanks, Wend! I love being in your family! Best decision I ever made. :) I wish we saw more of you guys, too. We’ll always have Christmas!

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    1. Lexy Post author

      You sweet thing. Happy anni on the Sunday! How are you adjusting to NYC? Livin’ the dream. I need to see some pics. :)

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    1. Lexy Post author

      Awe, thanks Julia! We should trade places because I love you guys just as much! The cake will be coming tomorrow. :)

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    1. Lexy Post author

      Thanks, Nicole! Logan wasn’t too keen about the first picture being on the internet, but he got over it quick when he realized how much everyone loved it! :)

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    1. Lexy Post author

      Awe, Ash! I’m glad we’re sisters, too! Can’t wait to see you at Christmas so we can get our bake on in the kitchen. :) We love you!

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  6. jess naylor

    whoa dude!! my sister and her husband are celebrating their 4th anniversary today too! hope you guys have a killer time at dave and busters. happy anni!!

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    1. Lexy Post author

      It actually does. We keep getting the “it’s been four years! Where are the babies?!?” I’m sure you’re getting that, too?

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      1. Maribeth

        Have mercy, have we ever. Mostly from our friends who all have babies. I say that once the baby comes the baby stays…so I think we’ll take our sweet time.

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