Today we’re celebrating three years of marriage!
Three years ago today, on a chilly Saturday morning, we said “I do” in front of about 10 people (our closest family members, minus our older sisters who live out of state- but we FaceTimed them!) in the living room of the house we were fixing up. At that point we had been together five years, engaged for 11 months, and living together for 10.
Two weeks before, we had gone to the courthouse to file the paperwork. We had actually planned to get married at the courthouse, but the county clerk said there wouldn’t be anyone there to officiate it, and gave us the card of an officiant they usually use. When we called him to schedule our wedding, he was more than willing to help us out. We were on our way!
We had planned on having a big wedding with a lot of guests, food, music, the whole nine yards. But then we weighed the costs of a wedding and a new kitchen, and in the end, the new kitchen won. We wore flannel shirts and the whole thing cost maybe $75 all together. It was quiet, low-key, and intimate, and we wouldn’t have had it any other way.
It’s crazy to think it’s already been three years. Everyone says that, but it’s true, though. It’s almost scary how quickly time flies by, especially this last year. 2018 has been such a whirlwind for us, and we reminisced about it tonight at dinner. Is it true what they say, how time goes by faster when you’re having fun? Is that why this year feels like it’s gone by in the blink of an eye?
Speaking of dinner, tonight’s was our ideal date night. Because the weather was gorgeous and it was only a couple of blocks away, we walked to Cafe Roma and ate pasta, bread, lots of garlic, and a couple glasses of wine. You know how we feel about pasta and music during dinner, and Cafe Roma plays Frank Sinatra as you eat, so needless to say it’s one of our favorite restaurants in town.
We got a pumpkin cheesecake to go, and on the way home, talked about our plans for the future, our favorite houses in town, our plans for the land, and where we see ourselves down the road. We’re grateful for the last three years and hopefully all the ones to come. It’s funny, we got married only about a month after we started The Property Lovers, so in a way, we feel like y’all have been with us since the beginning. You’ve been here when we moved into our last house and when we moved into this one, when we filmed a television pilot for HGTV and when it didn’t get picked up. You’ve been there for us, asking us questions on Instagram, sending us emails, sending us REAL letters in the mail, and leaving us thoughtful, insightful comments. Where would we be without you?
We want to thank each and every one of you for your sweet well wishes on our Instagram post today. We’ve read them all and each one means the world to us. We love you more than you know. Here’s to many more years!