Celebrating 10 Years of Marriage

22 Oct

My husband and I celebrated our 10 year wedding anniversary on Friday! That’s right TEN YEARS of marriage. In a way it seems like the time has flown by, but also it’s hard to remember a time where I was without him. In honor of our 10 years, I went through my photos and found a photo for each year.

Come, travel with me through the years….

2008

We got married on October 19, 2008. This photo was right after we were introduced as husband and wife. I was so excited to get down that aisle that I left my bouquet with my bridesmaid (you can see in the background that she has two). I’m also cheesing SO HARD.

2009

I think this one was taken at a graduation party for one of my cousins. I remember wearing that jean skirt because I wanted to dress up a little bit and hated it the entire day. I’m pretty sure Travis still has that polo. Also, I’m pretty sure this might be my natural hair color.

2010

This was on the 4th of July when we went to Annapolis to enjoy the fireworks with my family. It’s possible both Travis and my dad (cut off on the side of the photo) fell asleep at some point. I remember that I found that dress on clearance at TJ Maxx or Marshalls for like $5 because the zipper was broken. I put in a new zipper and wore it with pride!

2011

Can you tell we are drunk in this photo? I mean, obviously. We went on a week-long cruise in part because we were starting to think of trying for a baby and I told Travis that we won’t be able to travel as much after we conceived. Jokes on him – I also convinced him to go on a babymoon cruise while I was pregnant… Also, this is the cruise where we went up on stage and participated in the Love and Marriage show. I have it on DVD somewhere and it was hilarious.

2012

I cheated and included two photos from 2012. Here’s the first one… moments after Jack was born on February 15, 2012. My mom took this photo and we were all crying. Travis looked at me with tears streaming down his face and said “I am SO HAPPY right now!”

I had to include this one. We took Jack over to my uncle’s house so he could go in the pool for the first time. I just love that tubby little belly poking out of his swim trunks and Travis’ look on his face like, “LOOK what I made!”

2013

We do love our beach time! I honestly can’t remember if this one was taken on our trip to Fort Lauderdale or in Ocean City. I’m just realizing now that all these photos totally showcase that I have had quite a sunglasses collection over the years – you know, until I break or lose each pair.

2014

This was the first time since having Jack that we went away overnight! My parents had Jack sleep over at their house and Travis and I went to a nearby bed and breakfast for a 24 hour date. Even now in 2018, we’ve never spent more than one night away from him as a couple — but I’m crossing my fingers that we will be able to go on a belated anniversary trip next summer and leave him with Mimi and Dippy for a week!

2015

This is from our trip to Disney World! Oh my gosh, that trip was so much fun. We went a week before Jack turned 3 to celebrate his birthday, because kids under 3 are free. We rode so many rides and ate so much food, and Jack loved hanging out on my back in my carrier.

2016

Another cruise! What can I say, we love to go on vacations! This photo cracks me up because we lifted Jack to fit in the ‘frame’ and he’s totally not amused by this. Cruising with a kid is basically my favorite vacation ever because Jack loves going to the kid’s camps. It’s the only vacation we’ve gone on since having a child where we get grown up time!

2017

This was our amazing trip to Universal Studios when Jack turned 5. It is becoming quite clear to me that the only time we get photos with all three of us in them is when we are on vacation… I’ll have to work on that!

2018

And we are up to this year – year 10 of our marriage! Jack took this photo of Travis and I on our first day joining the gym in July (you can see Jack in the reflection). I really like this photo because it shows just another way that Travis always supports me. I wanted to get back into shape, so he decided to go with me and do it too – not only so we could both get all fit, but as an example to Jack about the importance of fitness. Love it!

Each year on our anniversary we try to go on an anniversary trip. However, we will be going on a cruise for my sister’s wedding in December. So we are planning to see how much money we can save up after that trip and are hoping to go on a vacation to Hawaii next summer. We have talked about going to Hawaii for 10 years, so it seems appropriate to go for our 10 year anniversary! Also, if all goes according to plan… it will be our FIRST vacation with just Travis and me since Jack was born! {fingers crossed}

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4 Responses to “Celebrating 10 Years of Marriage”

  1. Nancy Rowlinson October 22, 2018 at 11:54 am #

    What great pictures! Don’t stop taking those pictures,we did, and sort of regret it now. We had an anniversary (36!) trip, and have started taking pictures again. They are nice to have, as time goes by. Happy belated anniversary!

    • Joules October 22, 2018 at 11:58 am #

      Thank you Nancy! As I was going through the photos, once we had Jack it was harder and harder to find one of all three of us! I’m hoping that we can do better this year! =)

  2. Lou October 23, 2018 at 3:59 am #

    You two (three!) are so cute! Many belated anniversary wishes and here’s to many more x
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    • Joules October 23, 2018 at 5:27 am #

      Thank you so much!

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