Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Two Years Ago Today

Two years ago today, I became a wife.
A wife to a man who will forever be a boy at heart.

Two years ago today, I walked down the aisle to the bright and unknown future ahead, hand in hand with my sister.
My sister, a forever friend, bonded together through loss and love.
Unconventional without my parents present in the physical, but not lost on everyones minds.

An intimate setting beneath the oak trees, with the buzz of downtown Austin in the distance, reminding us that life goes on.
The hum of my friend and sister in the bond playing the violin, the giggles and happy tears of my bridesmaids and best friends, the cheer of the crowd as my sweet baby B approached the altar, and then, the forever moment.
A stream of tears falling from my grooms face. Happy tears.  
Tears of joy, excitement, anticipation, patience, and most importantly, unconditional love.

Love that changes with the times, like that fall October night before us.  
Love that started so purely beneath the stars at the age of fifteen.
Once just friends, and now, best friends.

Sharing a life together.  
Growing our family in the future, with hopes of giving our children a life our parents gave us.
Always with caution though, knowing that neither of us is guaranteed another day here on this Earth.  
Until then, we will live to be our best selves, side by side.

Two years ago today, we vowed to love and honor one another.
Today, two years later, we are still learning and growing.
Learning about ourselves and each other.
Only twenty-four years of age, but a world of experiences and love to fill a life.

(you can thank this reflection of our second anniversary to a sleep deprived seventeen hour flight)

Not only did we have a wonderful celebration of our second anniversary in Singapore and Phuket as you saw, but we came home to an even better surprise!  
Good news….Teddy is now safe and sound in his new home!
We picked him up on the way home from the airport fresh off our seventeen hour flight from Dallas!  Needless to say, we were a little delirious…which turned into tears and an argument with our cab driver who got us lost for thirty minutes and then proceeded to try and charge us $50 for using his phone for five minutes (which we were using to call the quarantine to help us find the place since he was of no help and our phones were dead).  We almost thought we were never going to see Teddy!  But, it was all worth it in the end.  

Yesterday we spent our actual anniversary acclimating Teddy to Aussie life...
 Brunch at a sidewalk cafe. 
Corn and zucchini fritters with bacon and green tea...yum!
 Play time at the beach!
 Ferry rides and walking trails along the water with views of the city.
Picnic at the park.
Champagne by candlelight to end the evening.
I think Teddy can get used to this.  

We are still on a high from getting to see our friends and family in Dallas.  Everyone made us feel so special and it was as if we had never left.  I will share some pics from our past week soon! 

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