So September 6th was our 8th wedding anniversary. It's crazy to think we tied the knot so long ago! Crazy and wonderful. We actually got married at the court house but we had a beautiful and large reception once we got back from our honeymoon. This picture was taken then.
My dress was made in 1977 and was everything I didn't want in a dress~ cream colored, flowered lace, sleeves, and empire waist. I found it at a dress fair to raise money for cancer. There was a huge shared dressing room, where a handful of other girls were trying on dresses too. When my sister zipped this one up it felt like the world went silent and everyone in the room looked at me and all nodded at once. This. was. THE. dress. It was perfect.
Aaron and I have known each other since the fourth grade. He's known me (and loved me) from the time I wore my hair in a sideways pony tale, rocked neon leggins like it was nobody's business, tied my shirts to one side, only watched the Disney Channel and PBS, had terrrrrrrible acne, was convinced our dad's were "men in black" instead of nuclear engineers... clear through an unfortunate bitchy phase, came to my senses, decided to work 3 jobs during one summer, and getting super lazy. He's seen and loved me through my best and worst times.
He truly is my best friend and the perfect fit for my life. One true love. Sparkles, fireworks, butterflies, light headed-ness, weak knees~ the whole shebang.
For the first time in what feels like a life time, I dressed up to go out to dinner with him. He likes my hair in a ponytail, so I made it a special ponytail. What is that hair style called again? It has a name but I can't remember.
We went to Casa Mia, a favorite little Italian place of ours. Our server surprised us with ice cream when we told her it was our anniversary. No picture would be 100% complete without some form of hand sign from Aaron. This time it was an upside down "west-side" sign. What is that? "Married-side"?
We're not perfect people, but I couldn't be without him. He's the best husband and best daddy. I'm excited to spend forever after with him. ♥♥♥