Friday, 19 October 2007

Four Happy Years

Today Andrew and I celebrate four happy years together (well, we'll do the actual celebrating when he gets back in town). We may not look especially happy in the stone face picture above, but we were happy then and still are! I can't believe it's been four years. These years have flown by. It feels like we're just playing house, and I love it. I love him and love being married to him. And I just really like him. The importance of liking someone wasn't something I thought too much about before I was with him. Easily my favorite part of my life is that he's in it with me.

Before Andrew and I were married my uncle asked me what I thought was one of the best things I could say about Andrew. I didn't even have to think about the answer because I had already thought about it. I could have said a number of good things, but I gave him an answer that was really more about me and what I learned from relationships in the past than it was about Andrew himself. I told him that Andrew was the most interesting, but least complicated person I ever liked. I thought only complicated guys with issues were really interesting before I met Andrew. You know, the kinds of guys with baggage, drama, inner emotional turmoil--I used to be drawn to them--thought they could use some loving rescuing. I officially gave up the rescue effort about 6 months before I met Andrew and could finally see how great and interesting an uncomplicated (pretty much issue-less) guy could be.

And so we were married. Here are some pictures from our wedding at Virginia's in Atlanta. Virginia's is no longer in business, which makes me a little sad. But hey, it was a restaurant, and we figured it wouldn't be there forever. It's now the swanky and delicious Rathbuns.

I love this first picture of us. We were just sitting there, waiting for the photographer to tell us he was ready, and he took a sort of test shot without prompting us to smile. It reminds me of old fashioned photos when it wasn't customary for people to smile. I call the picture, "stoic couple." Then the last picture is a favorite too. I call it our "glamour shot" because neither of us normally looks this good in pictures--somehow this one just turned out good of both of us. We framed it with a wide mat and had people sign the mat as a guest book instead of using a traditional guest book. Now we always see the good wishes, kind words, cute doodles and silly drawings our friends and family wrote to us.

Love to my sweetums. Happy anniversary! Thanks for being the best.


tongue in cheek said...

Happy feast day of love!
That first picture without smiles had me worried, than as I read your post I understood; Good friends go beyond smiles, I am happy to SEE you.

Paula said...

The last photo of the two of you is so charming !!!!!!

I've been married to my best friend for 21 years now and I've never regretted one single moment. I wish that for you as well. Congratulations to you both. May you always be blessed.

LCerre said...

I love the first photo...At first glance it looked like a portrait painting. Your expressions remind me of "The Graduate". Happy Anniversary! Take care,


The Feathered Nest said...

Hey sweetie!

Happy Anniversary!!! That has got to be the most precious photo of you two...I love it! I'm sorry you can't be together but maybe you can kiss your monitor...:(

Thank you always for all the wonderful links you send me, you know what I love! xxoo, Dawn

Freshly Found said...

Congratulations! How lovely to hear your story. The good thing is, that a good marriage only gets better! After 27 years, the best part of my day is hearing my husband open the front door when he comes home at the end of the day!

michelle said...

that last photo of you two is sooo cute!