Friday, August 30, 2013

Many years of love, in pictures!

Our wedding anniversary was yesterday, on August 29th, and Adrian and I have been married for 4 years!!!  We have been together since November of 2005- obviously a great month!  A little blast from the past, looking all the way back from when we were first together, it's crazy how different we look!

UDMB Band Banquet- November 2005
Above is from the UDMB Band Banquet....one of our first big dates, right after we became an "official" couple.  We had met less than a month before at a birthday party for Jen C. We then spent 2 very challenging years in SD while I pursued my master's degree in animal nutrition.  I successfully finished my degree but not without adding quite a lot of weight along the way, mainly in the form of fast food. 

When we came home to visit for Christmas 2007 I was at my heaviest weight....and I was miserable, sluggish, lethargic, and it didn't stop me from stuffing my face.  Up until I saw the holiday pictures I was in denial about how much weight I had truly gained.  There really was no denying it after that.... I tried, albeit briefly, to lose weight but after going on a treadmill 2-3 times a week for almost a month, I fell off that completely as soon as Adrian stopped and quit that gym in shame.

Christmas 2007- in DE
Mt. Rushmore- March 2008
We came back to the east coast for good in late September 2008 and stayed at my parent's farm for a couple months.  Right before Thanksgiving, Adrian got a job at the Gettysburg Times and we moved to Gettysburg together!  I had started Curves in Rising Sun and kept up with it when we moved.  I got my job with Banfield in Feb 2009  which allowed us to start planning for the big W word.....WEDDING!!!

August 29, 2009- Married!  So happy!
Surrounded by family and friends
Honeymoon in Puerto Rico, September 2009
When we came back from our awesome honeymoon in Puerto Rico I realized that Curves wasn't going to cut it and I needed to drastically change something.....which is why I joined weight watchers on October 21, 2009.  Then the weight finally started to come off, with a strong dose of love and support from my wonderful husband!!

1st yr wedding anniversary- Rehobeth Beach, DE- 8/29/10

Adrian is always so supportive! 2/5/11- my first sprint triathlon, with Brianne

From Jen and Evan's wedding- Memorial Day 2011

PNC Park- 6/30/11

The Parrot in Gettysburg- December 2011

New Years Party- 1/1/2012

Easter- 4/8/12

from a photo shoot with Tanya- May 2012 at Fair Hill 

NHS 10 yr reunion- July 2012 with Jen H
NYC- on the ferry to Governor's Island, August 2012

Brianne and Michael's wedding! 12/23/12
We bought a house!!! 3/15/13
Tiger time! Myrtle Beach vacation- 7/5/13

Wow, we have been truly blessed with some wonderful times together! Love you, hunny! <3

7 comments:

  1. Yay, slideshow! Thanks so much for posting this, oh love of my life. :-)

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  2. This is so adorable!!! Happy (belated) anniversary!

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    1. thanks! NHS = Newark High School- where I went to high school :)

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