25 Weeks and Counting Down

Looking for date night outfits, I was inspired by the dress I wore at a wedding five years ago.
Keeping with the blush and pinks with the fascinator for the English in me. 

On the second of August, 2013 my husband and I will have been married for ten years. This weekend will be eleven years since we had our first date.  A third of my lifetime has been married  to Ryan.  So much can happen in ten years. We have been through more than I would wish on anyone to have to experience.  So much thrown at us that it almost tore us apart irrevocably. Sadly in our military community we witnessed so many divorcing and calling it quits.  Yet having come through it all it has made us closer and stronger than ever before.  So in twenty five weeks time my husband and I will be reaffirming our love as we renew our vows.  Every week I will be blogging a 'Wedding Wednesday' post as we count down to the big day.  

My husband and I in Paris last summer for our 9th Anniversary in the city of Love.
Though not taken on the day, we had been married 5 years at this wedding we attended.
This was my 'Sex and the City' Carrie inspired ensemble.
The fascinator was a DIY that I made myself out of a broach and feathers. 

'He wore black and I wore white' - Nancy Sinatra 'Bang Bang'

 I have set a new years resolution for myself and though it be February, I do not see it too late to start one.  I aim to take so many more photographs where Ryan and I are both in the frame together.  Looking back through old photographs to post for this blog I realized that we have so many of just one of us, while the other person took the photograph. My goal is to better document our love for us to cherish and look back on when we are truly 'old and gray'.

The lack of couple photographs aside there have been many anniversaries and huge chunks of time where we have not been together due to the military and other circumstances out of our control.  I do not like missing important dates or being apart for long time, let alone an evening.  I really do cherish every moment we have together for life is uncertain and far too short.

One thing that I have definitely learned in the last ten years is you cannot let the words and actions of others come into your marriage and break you apart.  You have to be team.  If you let other people, be they acquaintances or family, speak ill of your partner or do things that could cause friction and stress you have to block them out.  What I love so much about Ryan in this moment in time where we are today is that he blocks out the toxicity of others and holds me close with so much love.

* Photographs belong to Bonnie Rose and cannot be used without written consent.
** Wedding photography by Angela Alexander.
*** Fashion & Beauty images from polyvore.com 


  1. thanks for the comment on my blog, I just couldn't reply because you are a "no reply blogger". I am also a huge fan of black leggings because they go with everything and are sooo comfortable. Love the dress in this post, it's gorgeous!

    1. Oh no, do you know how I can correct that in my settings?

      Thank you for the comment and yes, I love pink so that dress quickly caught my eye.

    2. Thank you Chelsea for letting me know about the 'no reply blogger' I figured out how to disconnect this blog to my Google+ and I think that helped.



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