Friday, November 5, 2010

Happy Anniversary!

Five years ago today, CT and I got married.

Neither one of us was looking to get married.  We were both young 40-somethings living pretty full, single, happy lives.  I had absolutely no interest in getting married, so I think it came as a complete shock to our families when we got engaged after four months of dating.  12 months later we were married.
CT and I had a typical Midwest wedding... church (Catholic), bridesmaids, groomsmen, reception with dinner/dance/drink.  CT looked sooooo handsome in his tux, and I loved my dress (although no veil - PLEEEEZE, I was 42 years old, and as I told my mom at the time, I was too old to be wearing a veil and I would look and feel absolutely STUPID.  My mom thought that all first-time brides should wear veils, including me.  Eventually, though, she came around and agreed with me.)

I don't have very many photos to share, because most of my wedding photos are from the wedding photographer, and I don't own a scanner to scan the photos.  (Now, a scanner would make a GREAT anniversary gift!  Oh Honey.....)  Anyway,  I did the next best thing and called Leanne this morning to see what photos she had from the wedding.  Again, most of what she had were professional photos and no scanner to scan the photos.  She managed to find two photos.  Here's what I got:

1) Our feet.  Actually, the feet belong to me, CT, Katie, Phil Guy and Leanne.  And yes, white gym shoes.  For the record, I did wear a lovely pair of high heels during the ceremony, but I wisely changed into brand new gym shoes after the ceremony.  We took this photo right after the ceremony as we were leaving the church.  It is a classic, classic photo.

2) Me and CT (others cropped out of the photo.)  Not the most flattering photo of me with my neck turned, so I took a picture of the cover of our wedding album... here it is

We've had the best five years together, and I've never been happier.  It's so very hard to remember my life pre-CT.  It seems like he's always been part of my life.  CT is truly a good man, with the best heart of anyone I know.  I'm one very lucky gal.  Everyone should have their own CT, and I hope you found yours.  

So, to my beloved CT... Happy Anniversary Honey, I love you!  I hope we have at least 50 more!  Now, about that scanner...


  1. oh Laura! What a beautiful Bride you were! Lovely story! HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!!! HUGS!

  2. Wishing you and my dear dear brother-in-law a wonderful wedding. I know that his marriage is with YOU, but I have to say . . . I couldn't have asked for a better "Brother" in him. He is really the best, and I'm so glad he is a part of our family.

  3. I meant to say "Anniversary" above ... not wedding. (Duh!) I think I'm just in lala land thinking about how beautiful the wedding was. (I think we BOTH looked gorgeous!!!!) ;)

  4. Happy Happy Happy Anniversary. Good things do come to those who wait!

  5. Most Excellent!! Happy Anniversary dear! What a beautiful bride you are and you both make a very handsome couple!!


  6. HOW did I miss this post????? Happy Anniversary of 5 years and 6 days of wedded bliss! It WAS a fun wedding!!! So an Oatmeal Cookie Shot (or lemonicello, if CT prefers)toast, to Mr. Right and Mrs. Always Right. ;)


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