Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Happy Anniversary, to Us!

Caution: This is one of those cheesy love posts. Read at your own risk!

Four years ago today I married the love of my life in the LDS Washington D.C. temple in Kensington, Maryland.

It's hard to believe it was four years ago. I guess time really does fly when you're having fun. Sadly, I am across the country visiting my family, so we are celebrating our anniversary late this year (to the tune of a Coldplay concert, not too shabby). Since I can't be with him today, I thought I'd do this little tribute to Katie and Chadwick:

Wow. We look twelve. Don't be fooled. This was actually midway through my sophomore year of college when Chad and I started dating. Awwwwww! How precious.

This photo is evidence that Chad doesn't give up. Even though one of my roommates told him I hated him, and that, I quote, "You'll never be able to date her, but if you try really hard, she might be your friend again," he worked really hard to dissolve a HUGE misunderstanding, we started dating, and at the end of the school year he convinced me to come see him in North Carolina the summer before I left for London. Looking back, I have no idea what I was thinking! I went to North Carolina to see a guy who wasn't even officially my boyfriend, and met his entire family. I should have been scared out of my mind, and I kind of was, once my plane landed in Raleigh and I really started thinking about it. I remember waiting for my luggage and wishing I could get back on the plane. Luckily, it was the best trip ever. It was after this trip that I knew I was really in love with him, that perfectly enough I was also in love with his family, and that I wanted to marry him someday.

This is us, right before I left for London. Spending a semester abroad, right after you decide you're in love with someone, creates a sticky situation. It was hard to go, but it was one of those great blessings in disguise. Remember how my trip to North Carolina helped me realize I wanted to marry Chad? I'm pretty sure me being gone for 4 months convinced Chad he wanted to marry me. It was a long semester of time differences, expensive phone calls, emails, letters, videos, pictures, and MSN messenger.

When I flew back from London, we got to start dating in the same physical space again (always a good idea, if you've already made up your mind you're eventually going to marry a person).

This was Chad and me in April of 2005, the day he asked my dad for permission to marry me. Luckily, my dad is probably the least intimidating man in the world, so it wasn't too hard.

One of our engagement photos.

These were taken on our honeymoon in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

Four years ago today I made the best decision of my life. I am so thankful to have such a wonderful man to share forever with. Four years later he is still making me smile, still making me laugh. I can't wait to see what adventure we'll get to experience together next.

Happy 4th Anniversary, Bebe Dish!


  1. Oh, Katie, HAPPY, HAPPY Anniversary. It is hard to believe it has been 4 years. Love you both lots.

  2. Happy Anniversary!
    I am so glad you have become my sister. I couldn't ask for a better one, even if she does call me from the airport last minute and want me to drive all the way there to get her. HAHA I love yoU!

  3. Sooo cute. Happy Anniversary! (Oh and I left to London right after I fell in love with someone too, but it was the wrong guy, so I just wasted my time with phone calls and emails. haha!)

  4. Happy Anniversary to a wonderful couple!! I remember being in WA. D.C and NC, and thinking you both looked so good together!!! And soooo in love!! You are perfect together!!

  5. Happy Anniversary to one of the most adorable couples I know.
    Thanks for sharing your "cheese".

  6. you two are SO adorable together. i loved seeing these photos. happy anniversary!

  7. Happy Anniversary! I really enjoyed your post and the pictures, some of which I have never seen. It was fun hearing "your story" from your perspective since I had mostly heard it from Chad's. You two are perfect for each other, and we are so glad you are now our daughter. We miss you, but hope you are having a great time with your family. Tell them hello from us.

    We love you Katie,
    Mom Reese

  8. Anonymous8:12 AM

    I'm all late with this, but Happy Anniversary!!!
    You know what I love more than your cute pics, your cute nicknames!!! I read the past post about them and thought they were all way too cute!!!
    I hope you guys had a great day :)
    we love you and miss you!!!!!!
    Hugs from HOT FL!!

  9. This was a really great post. You and Chad have lots of great pictures...I have like 2 pictures of Aaron and I. Congrats on Four Years!

  10. What a great love story! *jealous* Happy anniversary to you!

  11. Happy Anniversary!...a little late! The years go by so fast when you are having fun with your best friend! I can't believe me and Preston have already been married for over 3 years! Glad to see all is well!

  12. Congrats Katie! What a cute recap.. Totally not too cheezy. I totally remember being in our smelly room in 27 palace court and talking about this boy you loved and were far away from! Happy anniversary you two!


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