LETS CELEBRATE US
On Thanksgiving day we celebrated 6 perfectly-imperfect years of marriage. Six years ago we became husband and wife at only 20 and 22 years young. Although we didn’t have a traditional wedding at all but a simple trip to the courthouse- that’s okay. My wedding day isn’t plagued with any sense of regret. Sure, it would have been nice to have had a beautiful wedding, with my dream dress surrounded by all my family and friends. And it would have been wonderful to have a room in our house full of beautiful pictures of us on our wedding day to look back on. But one day does NOT define our marriage. It will be the years to come…and in the future I would love to have that religious ceremony as we plan to renew our vows with God as our witness with the company of our kids. I will tell you this- what has defined this marriage has been the laughters and tears, the good days and the bad.
For instance on mornings I am too tired and you wake up and get our son ready for school without making a noise so I get to sleep in an hour or two more, or on the days I have to work and you make sure you get all three kids showered and ready so I can drop them off ready and already fed, or days that you are off and make sure I wake up to a ready breakfast by the time I walk to the kitchen. Or when you decide to go grocery shopping after work and surprise me with a trés leches cake when you get home (you know the way to my heart so well). Even the small things you do make me smile; like a phone call on your break or setting up a date night for just us two without me knowing (because you know any time away from the kids is always needed) or when its late at night and you’re arriving home from work and I am a hot mess with tangled hair in a bun and baby spit on my shirt yet you still reach over and squeeze me and kiss me. Everything you do never goes unnoticed. I mean it when I say I would be lost without you.
THANK YOU FOR EVERYTHING
“Marriage is about becoming a team. You are going to spend the rest of your life learning about each other, and every now and then things blow up. But the beauty of marriage is that if you picked the right person and you both love each other, you’ll always figure out a way to get through it.”
I am sure there’s been a lot of things I’ve done wrong in our marriage but I am also confident enough to know I have always tried my best to make things right and to always try- no matter what. But despite those mistakes I am proud of where we are, what we have accomplished together so young and what we will continue to bring in the future together.
You are my strength, my equal, and my biggest supporter. Happy Anniversary Gustavo, I am so blessed and couldn’t be more proud to be your wife.
A special thanks to David Trinh Photography for this session. David did a beautiful job. Thank you for capturing us once again.
This is such a beautiful post. Happy 10 years!!!! And stunning photos!
Thank you so much Shannan
Wow happy anniversary! Such stunning photos
Thanks Eryka! Always great to document every year with photos
Oh My Gosh Erika! These photos are gorgeous and this post was so beautifully written. Congratulations on 10 years! Cannot wait to see you in February!
I can't wait for February, thank you so much Chanel. So glad we will finally get to meet soon
Beautiful photos! And happy anniversary
Beautiful couple! Happy anniversary! We had our sixth anniversary earlier this fall and I agree with so much of what you wrote about marriage!
Glad you can relate as well. Happy belated anniversary to ya. It sure is a beautiful ride of ups and downs.
This is such a beautiful post Erika! I loved reading it… and how stunning are your photos!!!! You guys make one gorgeous couple!
Thank you Jessica. I appreciate it so much
Happy, happy anniversary! What beautiful photos to accompany such a lovely post! And a man who brings you a trés leches cake is definitely a good man! ?
Very beautiful Erika!
Thank you Esme, and for taking the time to read my post.
Beautiful post and beautiful photos!
I absolutely love these photos! You look gorgeous! What a great photographer!
omg this is sooo beautiful. Thank you for sharing this with us. and the photos are gorgeous. how did your husband react to ur letter? 🙂
You should print and frame this! So lovely 🙂
Thank you so much for your kind words.
Thank you so much!
This was simply beautiful Erika! You guys sound like you have an incredible relationship!
Thank you for your kind words Chelsea!
I love this! We have been married 11 years and there are definitely ups and downs but, I have found an amazing man to spend the rest of my life with! 3 kids later too, I love him more than initially! Happy Anniversary!