Sunday, March 6, 2016

10 Years of Selfies & an Anniversary


I know it might be strange but my hubs and I have been taking selfies with each other since before selfies were an actual thing! We didn't even have a name for it, we just used to say we had to take a picture the way that we do ha. It all started back in 2005, with a throw away camera, when we were in Vienna for Christmas. We spent the day touring the city -in, I swear, the worst snow storm I had ever experienced; really, I almost lost a foot!- and took our first selfie in the garden at Schönbrunn Palace. Since then, we've taken selfies all over the world and on special holidays and events. It kind of has become our thing and something I look forward to doing with him. And now, with the creation of a selfie stick, we can get even better photos! Here's a super fun fact... at our engagement party, our first selfie was on the cake! 

Today is the hubs and my 10 year anniversary! We got married on a Tuesday afternoon at the courthouse, one month before our planned church wedding. I know, I know, couldn't we have just waited until April to say "I do"? Apparently we couldn't ha. If you haven't figured it out yet, the hubs and I are a bit type A, he a little more so than me. None the less, we just didn't see the point in waiting an extra month to actually make it legal. We didn't even live together at the time but knew it was the right thing to do. {Did I mention he was on a work visa and needed a green card? Well, that may or may not have helped us make the decision}. We got two witnesses, drove to the courthouse, and got hitched! We laughed through the whole ceremony and had an absolute ball. It still makes my heart happy how silly the two of us pretty serious people were during our wedding. After, we drove to Quiznos, had some sammies, and went home. 


A month later, we had a church wedding and celebrated with our friends and family in California. My husband's close family and friends came from Austria, and we had a wonderful white wedding.


While planning Heidi's baptism a year later, we thought it would be nice to get married again... why not, right?! We decided to have a traditional Catholic wedding in Austria for all of our extended Austrian family and friends. It was just as beautiful as wedding number 2, only I wasn't newly pregnant like the previous year, oops! 


Anyhow, today marks 10 years and it feels amazing. Marriage can be so freaking hard at times, but also so darn rewarding. I was only 20 when I married and have basically grown into the women I am while being a wife. Having a husband is something I always wanted and being a wife is something I take very seriously. I have always felt so fortunate that my husband chose me to love and to be his partner in life. He is such a wonderful man and human... I recently told him this, but after all these years, I'm still so in awe of him. He is the smartest and hardest working person I have ever met. He's dependable, the best father to our children, and fills my life with adventure and enjoyment. I can't imagine a life without loving him and hope to never have to. 

And since I'm not a super mushy person, here's a quote that sums marriage up for me... 


22 comments:

  1. 10 years is a great long time! I wish you many more years of happiness!

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  2. Awww, congrats! So funny you write that, I did a whole post on how I created the selfie, like you I have been married a while, and we started taking selfies back in 2005 as well! So funny. My husband and I will be married 11 years in April, :) Great minds think a like right? hehe. Her's that post http://foxysdomesticside.blogspot.com/2014/09/tbt-selfies.html

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    1. How funny! I guess great minds do think alike! I love your post on selfies... did you use a throw away back then, too? It made taking selfies so much harder when you couldn't see how they turned out ha! Happy 11 years next month!!

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  3. Congrats on making it 10 years. The selfies are too cute :)

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  4. CONGRATS on ten years! That's so awesome! I love that you guys take selfies, we do the same thing. Also three weddings thats awesome!

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    1. Thank you, Angela! Selfies are the best when someone is with you!

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  5. Happy Anniversary! Three weddings is pretty special. Sounds like each of them means something and was to special to you in their own way. I personally love the courthouse and Quiznos wedding. Ha ;)

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  6. Happy Anniversary, you guys are too cute!

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  7. Congrats on making 10 years. That's a long time. I love the selfies. . Awesome post.

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  8. Congrats...such a fun post..love the wedding all 3 times..ha ha! I love your little comment at the end too...so true and Funny!!


    Valerie
    Mapleleopard.com

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  9. Very cute post! Happy 10 year anniversary! We are coming up on 36!

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  10. Love the selfies!!! Happy Anniversary!

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  11. Congrats!! I'm getting married next October and I am just constant giggly at the thought of it. I am so excited to annoy one person for the rest of my life. <3

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  12. Congratulations and Happy Anniversary! :) My husband and I just celebrated our 7th yesterday!

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  13. Congrats again! You guys have built a really beautiful life together. It's adorable you couldn't wait a month (green card or not)

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  14. Congratulations on 10 years! Marriage is such a wonderful thing! Glad you are happy! Here's to many, many more!

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  15. So sweet! Congrats on 10 years! My husband and I will be celebrating our 18th year this year! You're right, it can be hard at times, but so rewarding! It's truly a blessing to marry your soulmate!

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  16. I love this post! All those selfies are so fun Ashleigh, what great memories. And I love that you had three weddings, lol. Congratulations to you guys!

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  17. This is awesome! I think it's so cool that you have the memories of all the photos from all those years. Congratulations on 10 years :)
    ~Mattie
    www.mattiesmakings.com

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  18. This is gorgeous! I wish you both a great married life even after the first decade. Lots of love and happiness! x

    http://www.theprettycitygirl.com/

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  19. Congratulations on your 10th wedding anniversary! May you celebrate many more! I am not married yet but would tie knot soon at wedding venues Miami. Searching for wedding planning tips to host wedding in budget.

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